Thursday, December 8, 2011

John

My husband didn't have too many
pictures of himself as a young boy,
but this particular one was one of
my favorites..he was one of six boys
so by the time they got to him..well,
I guess they were tired of taking
pictures..LOL. As you can see, he had
his little Navy outfit on. This was
originally in sepia but I thought it
would be nice to colorize it..It's been
many years since this picture was
taken, but he's still my handsome
boy!!

76 comments:

  1. the boy is awsome... what a smile... love to follow you

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  2. Hi Hilda, what a beautiful portrait! Your husband will be happy to have a so nice portrait made by you! Great work indeed. Ciao!

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  3. thank you so much LAMPROS for that wonderful comment.

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  4. thank you TITO!! I appreciate your kind comment!!

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  5. Bonita obra, me gusta mucho el retrato, te ha quedado muy bien.Besitos.

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  6. Gracias por tu comentario, CARMEN. Lo agradezco mucho!

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  7. thank you so much CAROL for stopping by and for your comment!!

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  8. OLIVIA...thank you so much for your comment!!

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  9. One very handsome young man. Great job Hilda. It's just beautiful. I bet this is hanging on your wall in a favourite place already.

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  10. He's so cute, I'd think they would have photoed him often! What a caring, loving piece.

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  11. Wonderful portrait! How thoughtful, I'm sure your husband will love this!

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  12. What a beautiful portrait, and so meaningful to both of you. You always paint the most thoughtful lovely portraits, to be cherished and passed down through the family. Is this a Christmas gift by any chance?

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  13. Un beau petit garçon!!! Un portrait magnifique et un présent précieux... Il doit être fier de vous. Tant de délicatesse ...
    Gros bisous

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  14. He really was a handsome little chap wasn't he! He must be thrilled with this!
    I love how you paint such beautiful, sensitive portraits. The skin is so life like I can almost see the warmth radiating from his cheeks! And what soulful eyes :0)

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  15. Hi Hilda.
    You are an amazing Artist, especially with Portraits. Your latest portrait is wonderful. Well done Hilda, and I`m glad that you were reunited with your old friend. All the best.
    Vic.

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  16. Hilda, he is one handsome boy indeed! My mom used to say that they just couldn't afford the photos after the second kid came along. I suppose add in the busyness of more than one child and that camera just falls by the wayside! You've done a beautiful job!

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  17. Thank you DORS...I will be hanging it soon. I need to mat and frame it. Since its pastel I need to protect it right away.

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  18. thank you PAM for your nice comment...I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  19. thank you LORI. He really liked it! He said he looks like his brother Bob!! Which he does.!

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  20. thank you CLAIRE!! for stopping by and commenting. Actually, I want to keep this one so it's part of his Christmas gift..LOL

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  21. Thank you MARTINE, for your lovely comment!! I have already started on your handsome Nathan....

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  22. Thank you so much SANDRA for your kind words. He likes it very much...he is now my critic since Dad passed away.

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  23. thank you VIC for that wonderful comment. I appreciate it so much. Yes, I am so thankful for the reunion with my friend...we see each other at least once a month!!

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  24. thank you so much SHERRY!! Yes, its true..life gets too busy when you have a large family. Thank goodness for digital cameras now. It makes it a bit easier to take photos and store them away.

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  25. You have captured his charming and wistful expression so well. This is a beauty and what a challenge to create it from sepia tone...very well done Hilda!

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  26. WOw this is a very special portrait!I am learning to handle pastels..I guess you could hand me some tips at pastel portraits!

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  27. I really like how you've captured the sense of a time past. This looks like a colorized photo from that time. I love it!

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  28. Thank you so much MARY..for your comment. I wasn't sure of the color of his shirt but I imagine it being a light blue since he was only about 4.

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  29. thank you ARTI for stopping and commenting!! I don't think you'll have a problem with pastels..you're amazing with portraits !!

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  30. thank you NANCY for that nice comment!!! I looked at a lot of past photos to compare color...and this particular blue looked perfect for the time!!

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  31. Oh yes, handsome indeed. You are amazing and would have thought you painted this portrait from life. After reading your post, I was truly impressed, you are one gifted lady.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  32. thank you so much JOAN!! You are so kind. You made my day.!

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  33. Wonderfully painted, Hilda! A perfect expression.Great colorization.
    I recall those sailor suits. :)

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  34. thank you so much DEAN!! Glad you like it. I Hope I got the color of his sailor suit right.

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  35. John parece un buen chico. Supongo que seguirá siéndolo. Bonita pintura.
    John seems a good boy. I guess he will continue being.
    it's a nice painting

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  36. Wonderful work Hilda! You have such a talent for portraits. Skin tones are remarkable, as is your palette. Love this one.

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  37. Gracias JULIAN por tu comentario!! Lo agradezco mucho!!

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  38. thank you TRUDY for stopping and commenting!! I really appreciate it.! I love the challenge of painting portraits and trying to get the likeness of the person.!

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  39. Mom, I love the way this picture came out!! His expression is dead on and I love the tilt of his head. Dad looks so innocent...ahhh how things change. HAHA

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  40. Thanks CARIN for commenting on your Dad. I'm so glad you like it!!!

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  41. thank you so much SADEU I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on John.

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  42. Wonderful portrait of a very handsome boy, such a sweet expression :-) Well done Hilda!

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  43. thank you JANE!! I appreciate your nice comment!

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  44. This is just great.You really captured a great look of a young child.

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  45. thank you DOUG!! I'm glad you like him...I enjoyed painting him!!

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  46. just so beautifully done hilda! and such a sweet thing to say!

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  47. Hi Hilda,

    What an undertaking from a sepia photo!! You are amazing! It is a beautiful portrait.

    Sue

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  48. He was a cutie! You did a beautiful job on his portrait!

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  49. thank you SUZANNE!! I really appreciate your kind words!!!

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  50. thank you SUE for your comment. I appreciate it. I was hoping to get the actual colors that he had then so hopefully I chose the right one.

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  51. thank you so much THERESA for your lovely comment!!! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  52. Beautiful job!!! You did a great job going from sepia to actual color.

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  53. thank you so much JOAN...for stopping by and commenting. I really appreciate it.!!

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  54. Beautiful work Hilda. The skin tones are amazing. I bet your hubby loved it.

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  55. thank you so much BARBARA!! My husband was definitely pleased with it...which makes me happy...Thanks again for visiting!!

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  56. This is just lovely, Hilda! You captured the innocence of a young boy so beautifully.

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  57. What a special painting. I bet your husband is pleased, too.

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  58. thank you CONNIE for your kind comment!! Capturing the youth of a child was always difficult for me so I was pleased how it turned out.

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  59. thank you so much DIANA for stopping by and commenting. Happy to say, he was very happy with this painting!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  60. precious and so is the sentiment.
    I love the sweet expression. Very well done.

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  61. Hilda, this is just a stunning portrait. The skin tones are so warm and authentic-looking, and you've captured a wonderful expression. What a treasure this is for you and your children!!

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  62. thank you so much MARY! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  63. thank you CAROL!! I'm so happy that you like this portrait. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  64. I also enjoy working from vintage photographs. You still managed to keep a wonderful vintage feel to the painting!

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  65. thank you so much MARIA!!. I value your opinion!! After the Holidays, I would love to go into my Dad's old photographs for some great reference pictures!

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  66. Beautiful expression. Love it.

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  67. thank you ANGELA for stopping by and commenting on John. I truly appreciate it!!

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  68. Another wonderful portrait! Love the skin tones, the way you handled the eyes and hair. A fab job Hilda :-)

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  69. La expresión de éste niño enternece. Pienso que va a ser una gran persona. Emite dulzura y cordialidad.
    Un saludo,
    Rosa María Milleiro

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  70. Tu eres muy amable..estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato de mi esposo... es verdad....el es un gran persona ahora!! Un saludo!!

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