Monday, May 22, 2017

Golden Mane

I painted this horse awhile ago and I thought I posted it...
I really love painting horses and I'm looking forward to visiting the Baiting Hollow Horse Rescue Farm on Long Island this year.  Seeing all the horses being treated SO well after some of them were abandoned is a definite treat.
By the way, it's also a wonderful Winery which donates part of the sales to the Rescue Farm.
This horse wasn't a rescue horse....I took the reference photo of him somewhere in Montana.











45 comments:

  1. Precioso Hilda!! Felicidades!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Josh! Tu eres muy agradable.....lo agradezco!!!!
      Un abrazo

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  2. Beautiful...and so realistic. I've been to the rescue farm...an interesting place to visit.

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  3. Thank you Joan for stopping by to comment! It's definitely the perfect place for you to sketch!!!!

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  4. I clicked to enlarge the photo of your artwork, Hilda, and was blown away by how beautiful this piece really is. The eyes, the mane, the coat - stunning!!

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    1. thank you so much Chris, you're so kind. I enjoyed painting the mane very much...I'm so glad you liked this painting.!

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  5. Beautiful painting, Hilda - I think horses are not easy to do, but you nailed it! Even the mane is great - looks so real!

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    1. thank you so much Connie!! I appreciate your comment. I have so many reference photos of horses taken all over the country. It's always hard to choose...lol

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  6. Bravo Hilda, it is very beautiful painting !!!

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    1. thank you so much for your lovely comment! SO appreciated!

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  7. This is a real stunner Hilda, the horse looks totally real, absolutely beautiful !

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  8. Was just looking again, and can't believe how you did that mane WOW !

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    1. thank you so much Jane! I loved painting the mane...layers and layers of pastels! so much fun!

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  9. You know I love horses! I love the eyes.

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    1. Yes, Jo...I know how much you love horses..lol..I'm glad you stopped by to comment! Thank you so much.

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  10. One of my favorites, love this painting. We may meet out there this summer.

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    1. thank you so much Joan! I'm glad you stopped by to comment! I will definitely meet you on Long Island before Summer ends!!

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  11. Wow! Jaw-droppingly beautiful, Hilda! He is beautiful in his rich brown coat and blondish mane. Once again your talent in depicting hair shows itself! I hope you get to see the rescue horses this summer! Horses are magnificent animals, and my heart always stirs when I'm close to them.

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    1. I'm SO glad you liked this horse. I really enjoyed painting him...and yes, I will definitely visit the rescue farm this year.. I always feel so bad for them and yet I shouldn't since they're so well taken care of. thank you for stopping by!

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  12. Wow - another wonderful horse painting, but the mane is extrordinary - so well done, so real.
    Hope you are doing well, my friend.I was catching up on all you have gne through and then I see this beauty and I know you will be back to this level in no time flat. have a great week.

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  13. Thank you SO much Julie for stopping by. Your comment means so much to me! I love painting horses and have another reference photo that I would like to do some day. I never realized how difficult my surgery would be but I'm almost back to where I was...enjoy your day!!!

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  14. I really love the mane, in this painting, Hilda. Stunning!

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  15. Thank you SO much Carol!!!! I enjoyed painting him and so glad you liked him!

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  16. Another beauty! I love your attention to detail. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Darla!! I'm so glad you liked my horse! Enjoy this beautiful day!!!!!

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  17. So lovely and that hair looks so soft.

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!!!! Glad you stopped by to comment! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  18. Hilda wat heb je dit schitterend gedaan zo echt je kan hem zo aaien lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thank you SO much Danielle for your very kind comment...SO appreciated!! hugs!!!

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  19. Very good portraits my friend. And lovely horse portraits. Sorry I have'nt been around. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you so much Vic for your visit...miss you and miss your work!!!

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  20. Dear Hilda - what a lovely portrait of such a sweet looking horse. It is good to know that there are people who still care about these abandoned horses. Hope you have a lovely week friend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie for your visit!!! I'm so glad you like this horse... I'm a country girl at heart..lol. Enjoy the rest of the evening! Hugs!!

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  21. Querida Hilda: Un poco alejada de los blogs, llego para admirar este maravilloso trabajo que un talento como tu puede realizar tan perfectamente. Felicitaciones y un abrazo

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura, Mercedes!!!! Tu eres muy agradable!!
      Un abrazo!!!!

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  22. Really amazing portrait,Hilda! I love the way you rendered his mane and his eyes are so beautiful.
    It is wonderful to know there are places that help abandoned horses.Hugs!

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  23. Thank you Celia!!! I'm glad you liked this horse and yes, thank God they have places for these beautiful animals to live! I really enjoyed painting him! Have a wonderful day!!!! Hugs to you.....

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  24. This is beautiful Hilda! I can almost feel the fur!

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    1. Thank you SO much Sandra!!! I'm glad you stopped by to comment!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ash!!! I appreciate your comment!

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  26. I love animals, Hilda, and am very happy that animal rescues exist! And this painting deeply touches my heart. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent.

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  27. Such a beautiful comment Linda! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!!! Hugs!!!

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  28. He looks very fashionable with that lovely mane, great job Hilda!

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  29. It is a beautiful painting!

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