Sunday, December 2, 2018

Bethpage Horse

In October, I went to Old Bethpage Village Restoration with my family and took some photos of this beautiful horse which I decided to crop.   209 acres of land  recreating a living museum with so many historic structures. They have costumed actors that provide demonstrations of 19th Century life... SO interesting.  This is a pastel portrait...

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  1. Wow, beautiful. I love horses. Make me want to pet him.

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    1. Thank you Jo!!! I love horses as well. We have a horse rescue farm about an hour from me...they have a few horses that they rescued...,and take care of them until they're adopted out. Glad you liked him....

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  2. Amazing work! Sounds like an interesting museum!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! It really is a nice place to visit...unfortunately it's only opened during the warmer weather....

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  3. Wow Hilda, this is a true masterpiece !! Love how you focused in on the eye, just gorgeous !!

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

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  4. Just an eye so deep tells a lot! Amazing!

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    1. Thank you Padmaja. I truly enjoyed painting this horse...he was a beauty!!! Glad you stopped by!!!

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  5. Another stunner, Hilda! Love it!
    And I just love the way you cropped it :) Very effective.

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    1. Thank you so much, Chris!!! Cropping a painting has always been a favorite to do.... I appreciate you stopping by to comment...💕

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  6. Te felicito Hilda!! está perfecto!! me costó esfuerzo saber que está pintado al pastel. Parece una fotografía!!! Increíble.
    Un fuerte abrazo!!

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    1. Muchas gracias, Josh, por pasarte y dejarme un comentario tan agradable. Me encanta pintar caballos, especialmente la melena donde hay tanta textura. Tengo otra foto de referencia que tomé de un caballo, creo que fue en Montana. Me encantaría tratar de pintarlo. Cuida de mi amigo. Espero ver tu próxima acuarela. enviando abrazos

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  7. Sencillamente admirable. Como dice Joshemari, parece una fotografía. Se acerca al hiperrealismo. Te felicito. Un cordial saludo.

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    1. Qué bonito comentario, Antonio. Muy apreciado. Disfruté pintando este caballo y enfocándome en el ojo fue algo que me gusta hacer. Ten una maravillosa tarde. un saludo

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  8. Oh Hilda - what a beautiful portrait. Immediately my eye was drawn to the sweetness you captured in this lovely animal's eye. The cropping really adds to the painting. Truly gorgeous friend. Hugs!

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    1. What a nice comment, Debbie!!! so appreciated. I have to admit I like painting the horses eye...I have another reference photo that I would love to do... Enjoy the rest of the evening...💕

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  9. This piece is just stunning, Hilda! Such a gentle depiction of the horse and the design is excellent - you should enter this painting in a show!

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    1. Thank you so much Connie...such a nice comment. I will definitely enter this in the next exhibit. I value your comment, my friend!

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  10. I love the idea of cropping this!!! It really makes you focus on his eye and the wonderful shading. Well done!

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    1. thank you so much Joan. I enjoyed cropping the horse... I thought it would be a bit more interesting. Your comment is so appreciated, my friend...

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  11. Hilda, How beautiful this is! I grew up with horses but have not had the pleasure of their company for many years. This moves me so that I feel very nostalgic.
    Great composition.
    Steven

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    1. thank you so much Steven for stopping by to comment on my horse. SO appreciated. I would have loved to have grown up with horses. We try to go out West once a year since we love it so much. Most of my reference photos of horses comes from Montana, Wyoming and Utah.....

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  12. I love the crop! Those big, brown eyes are so fascinating as well as the tiny, thin hairs of his mane! Love living museums. Educational and impressive!

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    1. thank you so much Carol!! Yes, the live museums are so wonderful... the costumed workers really enjoy their jobs..it definitely is educational. I'm so glad you liked my horse portrait, Carol. It means a lot to me.

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  13. look the eye... a lot of things to tell.

    have a great day

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    1. thank you Tanza for stopping by to visit and for your lovely comment. I appreciate it !!!

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  14. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    J'ai l'impression d'être observée ! Quel joli pastel !
    Il n'y a rien de plus émouvant que le regard d'un cheval. On pourrait y lire son ressenti... sa sensibilité...
    Tu as su magnifiquement bien capturer du bout de tes pastels son âme. Bravo ! C'est une oeuvre fantastique.

    Gros bisous à toi

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    1. Merci pour votre commentaire ... vous êtes toujours aussi gentil. J'ai toujours aimé peindre des chevaux et je vais en peindre un autre bientôt. Je suis content que tu sois arrêté! envoyer des câlins ....

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    1. Thank you so much, Danielle... I always appreciate your words!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening.

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  16. This is brilliant, Hilda. I've not been on my blog much lately, so I missed this lovely work, your latest post. It's all beautifully rendered, but I especially admire the complex reflections you've captured in the eye -- so well done!

    (Thank you for your kind remarks on my skier painting -- it was a new subject for me.)

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    1. I'm so glad you liked him Helene. I enjoyed painting him so much. Enjoy the rest of the evening....

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  17. Totally blows me away, Hilda. I know the eye is perfect but the way you handled the mane hanging around the eye is nothing short of fabulous!! Talk about 3-D!

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    1. You always make my day with your comments Julie.. thank you so much for stopping by to comment.

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  18. Hilda I love all of your work, this is magnificent. Love it, take care my friend.

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    1. Awww! thank you Joan. I'm glad you stopped by to comment. I enjoyed painting this guy...especially cropping him...Have a wonderful evening...

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