Friday, July 29, 2016

The American Eagle

When I saw this reference photo in the computer, I really wanted to paint it.  Every time I look at it I get the goose bumps.. I have painted the Eagle before but never with the American Flag as the background.  I used Unisom reds since its very vibrant as well as the white.  I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed painting it.

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    1. Thank you SO much Olivier!!!! 💕

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  2. Hi Hilda, this is so beautiful! Fabulous painting. It is one of the best pieces I've ever seen. Have a great day.

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    1. You just made my day with your comment Carol!! Thank you so much!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!!

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  4. Wow!!! This almost looks like a photo, Hilda! You outdid yourself. Wonderful colors!

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    1. Such a nice comment Joan!!! Glad you stopped by to comment on my Eagle!!

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  5. Thank you so much Judy!!! (:

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  6. Wonderful piece Hilda. A great representation!

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  7. Muy bien Hilda. Está perfecto!
    Un abrazo.

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  8. Muchisimas gracias Josh! Un retrato diferente Verdad?
    Un abrazo!

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  9. That is stunning Hilda ... very well done!

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    1. Thank you for such a generous comment Sue!!! I need to visit you to see if you have any new paintings!!! Glad you stopped by!!!

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  10. This painting is wonderful, Hilda! It should be made into a USPS stamp!!

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  11. This painting is wonderful, Hilda! It should be made into a USPS stamp!!

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  12. What a nice comment Theresa! I really enjoyed painting this... I'm so glad you liked it...you just made my day!

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  13. Excellent work Hilda! You really captured the eagles strength in his look, I love it!

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  14. Thank you so much Celia! My husband says he looks so angry....but this is how they appear....lol. To me he looks proud! I'm glad you stopped to comment...SO appreciated..💕

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  15. Hello Hilda!:) Nice to see you again! I love everything about your painting. It has such depth, and is in every way a brilliant piece of art work. It gave me goose bumps too, I always get this feeling when I see something that moves me with it's great beauty, and and in this case both beauty and what it stands for, greatness and strength. A truly superb
    painting. All the best.X

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  16. Thank you Sonjia for such a nice comment!!! Greatness and strength are the perfect words for the American Eagle!! Glad you stopped by to comment!!!

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  17. It's a real stunner Hilda! Absolutley beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! You're so kind and I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the evening!!!

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  18. Ongelooflijk zo mooi heel knap gedaan Hilda lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment!!!! Have a wonderful evening!!! 💕

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  19. Oh Hilda this gives me goosebumps too. Must share this with my husband. He will love it. Just gorgeous. Hugs!

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  20. Awwww! Thank you SO much Debbie!! you just made my day! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!💕

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    1. Thank you Lata for your nice comment on my eagle....I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!!

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  22. Sorry for my late post, Hilda. This is truly stunning! Very majestic subject painted beautifully! Love the way you did the head feathers! I can see why it gave you goosebumps!

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    1. Thank you Carol! The eagle does look majestic...they look very proud! I'm glad you liked him!!💕 Enjoy the rest of the evening!!!

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  23. Oh boy, glad I found this as I was scrolling past - since I was lazy last week. I would have missed a MASTERPIECE. Just love this Hilda, so well done. I like the suggestion to use for a stamp - maybe you should investigate that.
    I haven't tried the Unisom, but looks like they give great color and coverage. But first I want to get the iridescences and give them a try. Always something for us to spend $$ on - oh well, you can't take it with you, right?

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    1. What a nice comment Nelvia.....don't forget I copied this beautiful Eagle from a photo on line so I wouldn't be able to do anything like this. But I enjoyed painting him! They're such beautiful birds! Thank you for stopping by! And we CANT take it with us like you said so let's go shopping! Lol

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  24. This is lovely, Hilda! Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you SO much Diana! I value your comment! Have a nice Evening...💕

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  25. Hilda, this is really beautiful!

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  26. Thank you so much Linda! I appreciate you stopping by!!! 💕

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  27. Welcome back Julie!!!! I missed you! Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my eagle!!!! SO appreciated!!!! 💕

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  28. He looks really fierce and proud, beautiful painting Hilda.

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  29. I'm so glad you liked this eagle....Loved painting him....

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  30. Great painting, hilda. I always find drawing the stars the hardest part: they all look slightly different when I do them.

    Such a strong image

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    1. Thank you John for your visit and for such a nice comment !!! Actually I did have problems with the stars so I went slowly...I guess because it was so small!! But I loved doing this painting!!

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  31. ¡Qué bonita imagen del águila! Impone, ciertamente. Saludos, Hilda.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Antonio por Un comentario Muy amable!!! Lo agradezco!!! 💕 Un saludo!!!

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  32. My friend this painting Is fantastic. I have got to give you Full marks my friend.when you look at this painting, you immediately See America. Brilliant Hilda. All the best.

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  33. What a nice comment Vic! I have always loved painting an eagle...something about the way they stand....an attitude! Proud! I'm glad you stopped by my friend...I appreciate your visit!

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  34. Absolutely stunning Hilda ! What a great work you did on the eagle , but also on the flag and the movement you gave it, a true winner ! xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Jane! I appreciate your comment! You're so kind! 💕

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  35. Perfection, Hilda, absolute perfection!

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    1. Thank you Connie!!! I really enjoyed painting this eagle and I'm so glad you like it!!!!

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  36. Outstanding Hilda. Hope to see you at the Conklin House this year. You have so many beautiful paintings to show.

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    1. Thank you my dear friend for such a nice comment! I don't think I'm exhibiting any of my paintings this year...my paintings are all over the Island and some in a boutique in Malverne but I will exhibit them next year for sure!!! I'm glad you stopped by to comment....I appreciate it!💕

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  37. Beautifully done, Hilda! Your portraits are also exquisite. I was so impressed with the Asian woman whose spirituality you definitely captured but the others are equally lovely!

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  38. What a nice comment Lorraine! Thank you!! I especially loved painting Ling....a beautiful Lady ....I love painting portraits and she truly was the perfect model. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!!

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  39. Wow it is a wonderful image and you did a perfect job reproducing it in paint.

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  40. Awww!!! Thank you SO much Barbara! I appreciate your nice comment! 💕

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  41. Beautiful piece and exquisite reds!

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry! I appreciate you stopping by to comment....hope you're well!!!💕

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  42. Hello Hilda! I am still out here buddy! This could be my second comment. Having trouble with my computer and may have posted a response earlier. Anyway I wanted you to know that I so love all your fantastic work! This particular fine painting could be my favorite! However I am smart enough not to have favorites! I love all your great work! You are the most talented pastel painter! Bravo Hilda! Another gem!
    Take care buddy!
    Michael

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  43. Such a generous comment Michael!! I truly enjoyed painting this Eagle and it's probably one of my favorites as well! I'm so glad you feel the same.... I hope you're well and painting again!! Take care my friend!!💕

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  44. You are so talented! It is stunning ♥

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  45. Thank you so much Summer for taking the time out to comment !! I appreciate it and so happy that you liked this painting!

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  46. Hola Hilda: que puedo decir de tu pintura: Belleza y perfección!!!!!Felicitaciones y un abrazo!!!

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    1. Un comentario muy amable Mercedes!!! Muchisimas gracias!!!

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  47. So nice catching up with your blog and beautiful work. I love this very patriotic piece. You portrayed two of our American symbols in such a heartfelt and beautiful way! Happy Labor Day!

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  48. A beautiful comment Carol!!!! Thank you so much!!... I appreciate it! Enjoy this weekend!

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  49. You have done an excellent job with the eagle!! The flag behind him works so well and I love the whole piece!!

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  50. Lovely to be back blogging and see your beautiful portraits and other subject matter

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  51. Lovely to be back blogging and see your beautiful portraits and other subject matter

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  52. Lovely to be back blogging and see your beautiful portraits and other subject matter

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  53. Thank you so much Page!! I'm so glad you're back blogging!! Enjoy this beautiful day!!!

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  54. Hilda - this painting is just perfect. It gave me a rush of pride and patriotism when I saw it. Your mighty eagle shows such strength and determination that he gives me hope in these very turbulent times.

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    1. Beautifully said Susan!!! Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment! It means so much! I will be visiting you soon to see if you posted a new piece!!!!

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  55. Re-visiting this stunning piece. My favorite of your work.

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  56. Awwwww!!!! Thank you SO much Carol! It's definitely one of my favorites as well!!!!! They always stand so proud.....

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  57. This one is simply great no words to say i love his posture. Visiting your page after long time realising how much I have lost

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  58. Thank you so much Anu! You just made my day!!!

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