Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Sister

She is your mirror, shining back
at you with a world of possibilities.
She is your witness, who sees you
at your worst and best, and loves
you anyway. She is your partner
in crime, your midnight companion.
Someone who knows when you are
smiling, even in the dark. She is
your teacher, your defense attorney,
your personal press agent, even your
shrink. Some days, she's the reason
you wish you were an only child...
my favorite quote from Barbara
Alpert.

52 comments:

  1. I love that quote!! And what a fabulous portrait and tribute to your sister! So beautiful! I'm getting caught up on your blog and the last few paintings are so terrific! That truck is just fabulous, lucky that your husband saw it! And the painting of the light house is just wonderful.

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  2. It is a fabulous job Hilda!
    It is a special feeling when you paint your loved ones.. especially your sister..
    My sister used to sit for hours patiently for me to paint when we were younger..you made me go back to those days!

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  3. De très jolis mots pour honorer une soeur et une belle peinture pour mettre un visage...
    Je suis certaine qu'elle doit être fière de vous...
    Un magnifique travail;
    gros bisous

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  4. A beautiful portrait! I like the smooth skin tones and the realism of her eyes.

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  5. Thank you CARRIE so much for your comment as well as your comment on my other paintings. It's so appreciated.

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  6. PADMAJA..thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm so glad it brought back those memories. Sisters are wonderful!

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  7. thank you MARTINE, for that beautiful comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  8. thank you so much JOE, for stopping and leaving me such a nice comment.

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  9. Beautiful portrait Hilda! She looks like such a sophisticated lady, you've done a wonderful job. And the quote is great too! True about my sister. :)

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  10. Wonderful quote and wonderful painting!

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  11. Thank you CRYSTAL for stopping by and for your comment. She's a great sister and it was a lot of fun painting her.

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  12. thank you KIMBERLY for your kind comment. I appreciate it so much.!

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  13. Beautiful quote and painting Hilda, both showing us just true love

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  14. thank you TRUDY!. I appreciate your comment on my sister.

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  15. thank you CHRISTABEL. I appreciate your kind words on my painting. She is definitely very special in my life.

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  16. Beautiful portrait. So smooth and real

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  17. Thank you so much Angela! You're so kind.

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  18. What a lovely post. Sisters are truly wonderful. Nice to see this painting. I would think your sister would be very proud of this painting?

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  19. A wonderful portrait and certainly a fun and intriguing post about sisters...nice job!

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  20. Thank you RUTH for your comment. She did like her portrait. She was quite surprised.

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  21. MARY, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it.

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  22. Such a wonderful painting, and an exceptional accompanying post. I have two little grandaughters who are only 21 months apart, and my dearest wish is that they will always be as close as they are now.

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  23. thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, CLAIRE. My sister is 20 months older than I am...we're closer now than ever before. I'm sure your granddaughters will remain forever friends.!

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  24. The texture of the hat is extremely realistic! It contrasts wonderfully with the skin and hair.

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  25. Beautiful portrait and beautiful words. Well done.

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  26. DEAN.. thank you for stopping by and commenting on my sister. I appreciate it.

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  27. thank you JOAN. I appreciate your comment. You made my day.!

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  28. thank you so much MYRA for that wonderful comment. I appreciate you stopping by.! Love your work...!

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  29. Thank you so much BONNIE for your kind words and for stopping by my blog!

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  30. Hi, and now I see that we have an interest in HATS in common! Lovely works on your blog!

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  31. thank you MARIE for stopping by!. I appreciate your comment. Looking forward to your next hat! Have a nice day!

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  32. nice job Hilda. Loved your Days work over. Kinda the way I look after a full day anymore. Thanks for your kind comment on my art blog.

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  33. thank you GARY for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it!! Have a wonderful day.

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  34. A beautiful portrait and I love the quote. My older sister will be 60 tomorrow, I told her she needs to stop growing older, she's taking me with her, lol.

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  35. thank you so much BARBARA for stopping by and commenting. !

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  36. Wow Hilda, what a beautiful portrait and the sentiment in the quote compliments the beauty and serenity. Well done!

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  37. thank you CLAIRE for commenting on my sister. You're so kind!!!

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  38. Hi Hilda.
    What a brilliant portrait. As I have said before, you certainly know how to paint a face.
    Masterful. Well done Hilda and all the best.
    Vic.

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  39. Realmente hermosa la modelo. Tu hermana tiene una mirada muy expresiva. Un trabajo extraordinario, Hilda.
    Besos

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  40. Beautiful portrait! You are so talented.

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  41. thank you VICTOR for stopping by and commenting. I love painting portraits and especially enjoyed painting my sister.

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  42. muchisimas gracias, CARMEN por tu comentario. Para mi, es facil para pintar uno de mi familia. Besos

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  43. thank you so much CAROL for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. I truly appreciate it.

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  44. Precioso retrato. Su hermana estará feliz de ver este magnífico cuadro.
    El sombrero es un complemento que embellece a la persona que lo lleva.
    Un abrazo.

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  45. Gracias JOSH. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura de me hermana!

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  46. Wonderful portrait, Hilda - I feel as if she could speak to me. That's how realistic it is. Beautifully done!

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  47. CONNIE..thank you so much! you made my day with your comment.

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  48. Incredibly beautiful! Your sister is gorgeous and this is simply a very touching and powerful piece..strong presence! I have three older sisters and they are my best friends! It is so wonderful looking at all of your posts Hilda..and I cannot wait to see what you create next!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you so much VICTORIA. Sisters are SO incredibly special! and she is my best friend as well!!!

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