Saturday, July 29, 2017

Tangerine still life

I don't do too many still life paintings but I needed a change, so I decided to try one again.  I actually enjoyed painting this but would have loved to have painted it looser.  The only problem is that I have no idea how to paint looser..lol  I painted this with sanded paper which I'm enjoying more and more because it's the perfect paper for texture.  Now that my daughter is recuperating so beautifully, I can concentrate so much better on my Art.

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  1. Loose or not, this painting is just beautiful, Hilda!!

    So happy your daughter is so much better. What a relief for you!!

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    1. thank you so much Chris.. you are so kind. and yes, my daughter gets better with each day that passes.

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  2. I agree with Chris, Hilda, this is a very beautiful painting!

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    1. thank you so much Linda. I appreciate your words.

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  3. I am with you on the controlled approach. Always too much detail I think too, it it is what it is. Beautiful work on the white with all the embedded colors. Should be more still life's in your future

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    1. thank you Nelvia. I always liked still life paintings but never do too many but I definitely will do more in the future.. always a nice change.

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  4. This is simply beautiful, Hilda. It shows that you enjoyed doing it.
    Some things should NOT be painted looser. These items have grace, and that is how you treated them. They are not stiff at all.
    I especially love the way you did the design on the vase and picked up the reflective color from the oranges on the other one.
    That is such good news about your daughter.Yea!

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    1. thank you Julie...I truly enjoyed painting this and so happy you liked it!! My daughter is healing so beautifully and you would never know that she had a stroke!!

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  5. Hello Hilda!:) It's very skilfully done, and I agree with Julie on the treatment of the still life objects you chose. The finished Still Life is beautiful Hilda. If you had chosen a more rustic looking vase and tureen, then another approach might have been fun to try. Have a good day!:)

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    1. thank you Sonjia for stopping by! I have so many rustic pieces that would make a nice painting.. I will do another soon! enjoy your day!

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  6. Beautiful, Hilda. Glad to hear your daughter is doing well. Enjoy your day.

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    1. thank you Carol...you're so kind. I appreciate your words. Have a wonderful day!!

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    1. thank you Ash, for such a nice comment!!!

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  8. This is just gorgeous. Perfect technique and detail. I’m waiting for the next still life!

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    1. thank you Jo for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it so much. I definitely would like to do another one someday!!

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  9. A very beautiful painting. Love the colours !!!

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    1. thank you SO much...I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!! Enjoy your day!!

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  10. This is truly beautiful, Hilda. The shadows on the white ceramic pieces are perfect, and the fruit looks so life-like. Very classical looking. Your design on the tall, white vase is worked with such fine lines. That is not easy in pastel, but you certainly have mastered that! You are such a wonderful artist!

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    1. Carol, you just made my day by leaving me such a nice comment!!! Thank you!!!

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    1. thank you so much Judy! I look forward to seeing your next painting... Enjoy your day!

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  12. I can see you enjoyed painting this Hilda! It has a peaceful quality, I think it is the white porcelain. It is just lovely!

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    1. thank you Celia. I really did enjoy painting this one and I will paint another still life soon...hugs....

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  13. It must be a huge relief that your daughter is on the road to a full recovery... Thank goodness!! And oh my... the painting is stunning!! Your realism is incredible... I could almost touch it!

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    1. You're so kind Sandra. I was totally devastated when my daughter had her stroke...not knowing or understanding how the recovery would be...but she's doing so beautifully and everyday she gets stronger.

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  14. Dear Hilda - I think this is just beautiful the way you painted it. Am amazed at how it feels so real and touchable. I so enjoy seeing your pastels Hilda. Glad too that your daughter is recovering so well. Hugs!

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    1. thank you so much Debbie. I don't do too many still life paintings and I was surprised to see how much I enjoyed painting this. Carin is doing so beautifully.. the damage is done to her eye but she's adjusting very well..

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  15. Lovely piece!!! Glad to hear that your daughter is doing well.

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    1. thank you so much Joan!! And I'm so glad for my daughter as well that she's doing so well!!!

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  16. Lovely work Hilda. Sandpaper is hard on the fingertips if, like me, you are used to 'finger blending' pastels! Glad to hear your daughter is recovering well. Suex

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    1. thank you Sue for stopping by to comment. Sandpaper is so interesting and yes, it "could" be hard on the fingertips..so I was careful..lol Carin is recovering beautifully..thank you.

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  17. So good the hear that your daughter is on the recovery road, truly it makes a lot of difference to the minds of others at home. Love this new and different attempt from you Hilda!

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    1. thank you Padmaja for your comment.. After she had the stroke I didn't even have the time to paint... when your children hurt...we hurt and I couldn't think of anything else.

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  18. This is lovely, Hilda! If you want to paint looser, you have to squint a lot.

    So happy to hear your daughter has recovered.

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    1. thank you so much Carol for stopping by to comment...I'll try squinting next time..lol My daughter is doing so well. thank you!!

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  19. This painting is perfect as it is - very realistic and so beautiful - don't change a thing! Great news about your daughter!!!

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    1. thank you Connie for your comment! I appreciate you stopping by. You're SO kind! And Yes, everyday my daughter gets stronger and stronger and I get happier and happier!! hugs!

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  20. Beautifully done, Hilda! I love the light you captured!
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