Monday, December 20, 2010

PAPI

My Dad who will be 99 in March waits by the window for
the bus to pick him up and take him to spend the day at
the senior center. Of course, this was a great time to grab
my camera.

51 comments:

  1. Hilda, what a touching portrait. You will cherish this forever. And what a perfect opportunity, natural lighting is always the best. I want to wish the best Holiday Season! I enjoy our bloggy friendship:)

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  2. That is just lovely Hilda. Such sensitive and emotive work. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. :)

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  3. This is amazing!! You have captured so much in this moment.

    Wow! :)

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  4. Hilda, your do such good work, I want to be like you when I grow up.

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  5. Very good portrait Hilda. You can see the wisdom and curiosity in his face. I wonder what your Dad said about this portrait :)

    Great job!
    Thank you for sharing the moment and your art.
    Irina

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  6. Thank you blogger friends. Your comments mean so much to me. Dad liked his portrait and wanted me to hang it up in his room. He's my biggest fan! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  7. What a tribute to your Dad. I wish for you a merry little Christmas and a long winter's nap!

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  8. Thank you Trudy! Happy.. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  9. I had tears looking at this wonderful portrait for zest for life.. that one look says a lot about life for me.. Happy Christmas Hilda!

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  10. Hi, Hilda it's a great portrait, one difficult art. I hope the next year, you can obtain all your artistic and personal objectives, and now one Happy Christmas with your family.

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  11. Thank you Padmaja and Julian for that kind comment. It is so appreciated and makes my day. Happy Holiday!

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  12. What a wonderful portrait Hilda! So soft and sentimental. A great heirloom to cherish. Happy Holidays! Colette

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  13. Thank you Colette! So nice of you to stop by. Happy Holidays to you!

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  14. A wonderful painting and your love shows in this paining Hilda.
    Thank you for your comment on my art blog and I do wish you and yours a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and look forward to the great work you will be doing in 2011

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  15. Hilda, this is a wonderful piece. Your love of your wonderful Dad comes shining through.

    Thanks for encouraging me on my pastel journeys.

    Hope you are having a wonderful family time during this holiday season and I look forward to your work in 2011.

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  16. What touching portrait of your Dad! 99, God bless him! Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year!

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  17. Thank you Gary for your kind comment and for stopping by.

    Mary, thank you for commenting and leaving such a kind compliment. I really appreciate it.

    Lori, thank you for stopping by. I thank God for Dad's health. He's been with us since my Mom passed away...and a pleasure every day.

    Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you.

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  18. Wonderful work, Hilda! Your dad must be very proud of this beautiful portrait.
    Have a great holiday season!

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  19. Thank you Akiko. My Dad is my biggest fan and my biggest critic. Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.

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  20. Hi Hilda, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing your great portrait of your Dad. Your work is wonderful and you have captured his anticipation waiting for the bus. What a handsome chap!! Keep up the great work and happy painting for the New Year!!!

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  21. Thank you Roby for stopping by and making my day. Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  22. So happy I finally had time today to stop by your blog. I really enjoyed looking at your posts. How wonderful that you still have your Dad. I miss my parents everyday.

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  23. Dear Hilda,
    Your portraits are very interesting and touchy for me. Not only models, but the works tell me how wonderful, caring and honest artist you areʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ !! Me, too, do portraits. May 2011 will be a wonderful and productive year for us.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  24. Thank you Mary Beth for visiting my blog. I know what you mean..I miss my Mom everyday and its been 12years that Dad is with us. He keeps busy and has lots of friends at the senior center..now its my turn to take care of him.

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  25. Thank you Sadami for visiting and for those kind words. I so look forward to seeing your paintings in 2011.

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  26. Beautiful portrait Hilda,have a wonderful new year.

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  27. Thank you Anu...and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.

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  28. this pastel is wonderful! you have captured details and emotions so well!

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  29. Thank you so much Myra for that nice comment.

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  30. Wow: ninety-nine! What great genetics you got.

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  31. This is a beautiful Character painting. I is a gift from God to have a parent so long. nancy

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  32. Thanks Diana for stopping by. Yes, he has strong genes in his family...hopefully it continues on..

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  33. Hi Nancy,
    Thank you for that nice comment. It definitely is wonderful having him around. Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  34. I can see that a lot of love went into this portrait! Very well done, Hilda!

    My blessings to you and your Dad.
    I pray that you both have a great New Year.

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  35. Beautiful work Hilda and how wonderful that your Dad will be 99! Your love shines through on this portrait. All the best for a Happy New Year.

    Sue

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  36. Thank you Dean and thank you Sue for stopping by and giving me such a kind comment. Happy and Healthy 2011 !!

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  37. What a wonderful painting of a wonderful subject! 99 years old! That really does need to be commemorated in a painting. Beautifully done Hilda, and a treasure for all time.

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  38. Hi Claire, Thank you ..I appreciate your comment. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished WIP of City Stroll. Looks great already.

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  39. Beautiful pastels Hilda, what a great expression youve captured here, I wonder what hes thinking and what tales he has to tell...and 99 years old wow!

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  40. Thank you Sam for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Dad does have a lot of stories to tell..so much that he started a journal a few years back.

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  41. Très émouvant que ce portait. Tout votre amour transpire sur cette oeuvre.
    Merci pour votre visite et votre gentil commentaire laissé sur mon blog.
    Bisous

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  42. Thank you Martine for your kind comment and for visiting my blog as well.

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  43. Thank you Bonnie.. and for stopping by my blog!! Congratulations on your retirement...isn't it wonderful?!

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  44. Hilda, this is absolutely wonderful, and a painting you will treasure forever.

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  45. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment Claire. It means a lot to me.

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  46. Hi Hilda, the portrait of your dad is full of tenderness and sensitivity. There are paintings that touch us in particular and this is one of them. Great inspiration!

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  47. Thank you Carmen for leaving such a nice comment...

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  48. I was positive I had already commented on this wonderful painting but guess it didn't make it. I was so taken by the vulnerability of this piece...really moving!

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  49. Thank you Gwen. That was so nice of you to comment on this painting!!!

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