Monday, July 18, 2011

Skye

I took a picture of my granddaughter
at her dance recital which inspired
this pastel painting. I struggled with
getting her to look her age. The makeup
she had on and the fact that her hair was
pulled up didn't help much either. She's
only 10 but looks 16! I like the painting
but I'm ready for your input!

23 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, Hilda. And such a lovely name, too.
    Carol B.
    P.S. I've started our project....:)

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  2. Love the body language that you caught here, she definitely looks a ten year old kid to me,, lovely, very lovely Hilda!

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  3. This is so sweet, Hilda. Your color choices are so perfect for the subject matter. I think you managed her make-up well; she doesn't look "overdone" and what a beautiful grand-daughter you have!

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  4. J'aime beaucoup l'attitude de votre petite-fille. Elle est pleine de grâce. Vous avez capturé magnifiquement bien ce qui plaît, son charme, sa délicatesse et sa finesse.
    Gros bisous.

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  5. Beautiful work Hilda. Love it. She is a very pretty girl.

    Great Job.

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  6. Hilda, she's beautiful. So elegant and you haven't made her look to old for her age. Lovely!

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  7. Tienes una nieta muy hermosa, seguramente la más guapa del mundo, como sucede con la mía y con todos los abuelos. Has capturado la pose y su expresión. ¡Una pintura genial!. Me encanta.

    You have a very beautiful granddaughter, probably the most beautiful in the world, as it happens with mine, and all grandparents they have one. You captured the pose and her expression. Great painting!, I love it.

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  8. Hilda, a beautiful treasure for Skye to have when she's older. I think you did a fabulous job. My little princess had to wear makeup for her first recital this year - she was five! Sad the producers feel it's needed.

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  9. thank you CAROL for your wonderful comment. I have started our project as well. Her name was a shocker at first, but now I love it.

    thank you PADMAJA for that comment. I really had a tough time with this one.

    thank you SANDY for that beautiful comment. I appreciate it so much.

    thank you MARTINE for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

    thank you DORS. You're so nice..thank you for stopping by.

    thank you so much CARRIE. Your lovely comment is so appreciated.

    gracias JULIAN. Un commentario muy generoso. Lo agradezco mucho. Es verdad que los nietos de uno son todos guapos en los ojos de los Abuelos.

    thank you so much TRUDY. I will put this one aside for Skye. Maybe someday when she's a mom she will display it in her little girls room.

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  10. She is a doll you captured the essence of the mood lovely

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  11. Thank you PRABAL! for stopping by and commenting on my little dancer.

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  12. Thank you ANGELA ..I appreciate that comment.!

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  13. thank you SKIZO. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

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  14. I would never have guessed you struggled a bit on the beautiful painting. You've captured the innocence and grace so perfectly!

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  15. Thank you so much Gwen! I do struggle with portraits even though I truly love to paint them. She loves to pose for me. Hopefully with practice and constant measuring, I'll get better.

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  16. Excellent painting! You have a beautiful granddaughter and you have captured her beautifully. It's such an elegant pose and I love the composition.

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  17. Thank you Theresa! You made my day!

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  18. Estoy seguro que ella estará orgullosa de esta pintura... y más si se encuentra un poco mayor de lo que es.
    El cuadro es precioso.
    Un abrazo.

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  19. Muchisimas Gracias Josh! Lo agradezco tus palabras. Ella le gusta esta pintura mucho...pero, pueda ser porque soy su abuela!?? ha.ha..

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  20. Beautiful! I love the dramatic diagonal you've created...

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  21. Thank you so much Diane...I appreciate your kind words.

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