Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Antique Colander

Let me start off by wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.  It's been a heck of a year..two shoulder surgeries and my daughter having a stroke!  So let's just say that 2018 will be wonderful!.  I decided to start the New Year with a still life.  The colander is an antique that belonged to my mother-in-law.  I always loved it.  It looked so nice when I put the peaches inside it.  I used  colorfix paper which is perfect when you want texture in the fruit.

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  1. Wow, you had a rough year, I'm so sorry. I hope 2018 will treat you better! Beautiful painting!

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    1. Thank you Theresa...I will be hoping for a good year for me and all of my blogging friends. I'm glad you liked my painting!

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  2. Beautiful painting and memories with the old colander. Hope 1018 treats you marvelously! Hugs.

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    1. thank you so much Jo. I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!! :)

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  3. Gorgeous still life, love the colander! I hope this new year will be fabulous, Hilda!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy...you're so kind...I'm so happy you liked this painting...

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  4. OH, my goodness! I love everything about this one... The draping of the tablecloth... the shine on the grapes... the color of the peaches... the sentiment of the colander... even the leaves and background... Very nice!

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by and for your very generous comment..So appreciated!!!

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  5. Lovely light in this painting Hilda. Happy New Year to you - I hope 2018 will be magical. Suex

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    1. thank you so much Sue! I value your comment..Enjoy your day!

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  6. Beautiful! I love the glow around the peaches. Sorry 2017 wasn't a good year...hopefully 2018 will be great!

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    1. Thank you so much Joan for your comment. I hope it will be a wonderful year for all of us!! Enjoy your day...

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  7. What a beautiful painting, Hilda! I would love to rub my cheek on that soft peach fuzz & then eat one.
    Hoping 2018 will be your best year ever (no more trips to the hospital for you & your family).

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    1. Thank you so much Chris for your lovely comment...NO...I will be praying for no hospital visits! lol

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  8. Good enough to eat, Hilda, so nicely set-off by the colander.

    Happy and Healthy 2018 with plenty of Art

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    1. Thank you so much John..I appreciate your wonderful comment!

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  9. Happy New Year Hilda. Can’t seem to get this post through.

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    1. Happy New Year, my friend...Glad you stopped by to comment.. it went through.. I've been having problems lately with Google!

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  10. Hi Hilda, this is soooo pretty. And it's great to use an object that you love. Happy New Year to you and your family. I am anticipating all good things.

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    1. Thank you so much Carol.! I'm gad you liked my still life... 2018 is going to be a good year for all of us....

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  11. A beautiful still life with fruit looking so real , beautiful colors and set up. After such a tough 2017 I wish you and your dear ones a super 2018 ! Hugs.

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    1. thank you so much Jane..you're so kind. I would like to do more still life paintings..I really enjoyed it..

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  12. Very wonderful stil life painting !!!
    Happy New Year 2018 !!!

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by to comment.... I appreciate it!! Happy New Year.

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  13. What a fabulous start to the new year. This is simply a gorgeous and glowing painting. Hope that is how this year is going to be for you ALL!
    I treasure our blogging friendship, Hilda, and sending loving wishes for a great year.

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    1. We have been blogging for many years Julie and I always value your comments...thank you for your lovely comment on my still life.

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  14. Claro que sí Hilda, el 2018 será maravilloso. Ya lo verás!! Has pasado un año malo... muy malo, pero eso ya está, ya pasó. Ahora a vivir el nuevo y afrontarlo con fuerza y será fantástico. Seguro!
    Tu pintura es tan real que me dieron ganas de alargar la mano y comerme algún melocotón. Una extraordinaria pintura. Bravo!
    Un fuerte abrazo y ánimos para el 2018.

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    1. Muchas gracias Josh por tu generoso comentario. Realmente tuve un mal año, pero tengo fe en que 2018 será maravilloso para mí y para todos mis amigos aquí. gracias por animarme siempre con mi trabajo. Eres un amigo maravilloso.
      Un abrazo fuerte

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  15. Hello Hilda!:) Thank you for your visit, so nice to "see you".:=) The light and colour in your painting is just beautiful. Using the antique colander also makes it so special. I'm so sorry that you and your daughter had such a rough year, and send love and best wishes for a healthier 2018. All the best!:)

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    1. Thank you Sonjia for your lovely comment on my still life. So appreciated. I have faith that 2018 will be amazing for me and my blogger friends..

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  16. Dear Hilda - this is so beautiful. Peaches look so real...I can almost feel their fuzzy skin. I do pray that 2018 will bring you so many blessings. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. I'm so glad you liked the still life. I would love to paint another one soon. and yes, I will be praying for a wonderful 2018 as well. sending hugs...

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  17. Beautiful and soft peaches and color! Happy New Year Hilda, wishing you and yours all the best!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary! I truly enjoyed painting the peaches.. The sanded paper gives it beautiful texture!! Here's to a wonderful 2018!

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

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