Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Moment in Time

My Granddaughter Lexi was only about
two months old when I took the reference
picture for this pastel painting. I can't
believe 4 years have passed by already!
Last week, I went to an Antique shop
and saw a picture of a baby girl and it
inspired me to do this painting. I can
still smell the baby powder!!

98 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much KAREN for your comment..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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    1. Thank you so much MARIA for your nice comment!!

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  3. how serene and angelic :) so sweet, really complementary pink colour scheme, Jules

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    1. thank you JULES for your lovely comment!!!

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  4. Your use of color is soft and beautiful. Perfect for a baby. Wonderful work, Hilda.

    Sue

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    1. Thank you so much SUE for commenting on Lexi. I appreciate it !!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the way you achieved the "pillow cheek" as we used to call it. It seems like chubby cheeks are made as little pillows!

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    1. thank you so much PAM for stopping and commenting! I LOVE the pillow cheek! That's probably why they sleep so well.!

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  6. Sweet and lovely Hilda, you've created such a memory here!

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    1. Thank you MARY for stopping by and for your beautiful comment! I'd like to keep this painting and give it to Lexi when she grows up!

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  7. Oh yes, some smells stay with you forever...very sweet painting!

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    1. thank you so much JANE!! for that nice comment...I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  8. Oh how peaceful. You have created a feeling of peace and tranquility. Love this..

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    1. Thank you so much PRABAL for stopping by and that beautiful comment!!!

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  9. Beautiful pastel painting Hilda - a lovely memory to treasure

    My Grand-daughter was born on Halloween 2010 (much to her Mum's horror - she was trying so hard to avoid that date)! She has just started walking and its amazing how quickly they grow from baby to toddler to little girl isn't it?

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    1. Thank you SUE for stopping by and commenting on Lexi...that's funny! Born on Halloween! That could be so much fun on her birthday..celebrating with costumes every year!! Yes, they grow up too fast!

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  10. This is SO beautiful! I am looking at the softest skin and that fluffy hair... She must be thrilled with this! :0D

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    1. Thank you SANDRA for your lovely comment. My daughter hasn't seen it yet but I hope she likes it...Her hair was so light and fluffy so it was fun to paint!

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  11. She looks like a little angel!Very divine beauty in this one Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA for stopping by and commenting! I enjoyed painting her so much!

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  12. So beautiful, Hilda! Lexi is a gorgeous baby. Love how you handled her hair.

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY for stopping by and commenting on Lexi. I had so much fun with her "spiky" hairdo !!

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  13. So sweet! The overall use of pinks in the painting is just stunning! And her skin glows. Beautiful painting!

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    1. thank you so much VIRGINIA for stopping by and commenting...I liked the idea of just painting with one color ...different shades for this painting.

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  14. Oh! This is so beautiful and sweet! I can just smell the baby powder too. You've done a beautifuljob hereI love her soft cheeks. :)

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    1. thank you so much CRYSTAL for your nice comment..I appreciate and value your opinion.!

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  15. Awe, beauty at rest. I love the soft colors. Your palette always inspires.

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    1. Thank you so much TRUDY..for stopping by and giving me such a nice comment!!

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  16. Además de bien pintado, seguro que es la nieta más guapa del mundo. Yo también tengo la nieta más guapa del mundo.

    In addition to being well painted, I'm sure she is the most beautiful in the world. I know it, because I also have the most beautiful granddaugther in the world.

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    1. Gracias, JULIAN por tu visita y tu comentario comico!! Lo agradezco mucho!

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  17. Oh Hilda! This painting makes me want to tip-toe all around my studio so I won't wake Lexi. You have beautifully and so lovingly captured that perfect moment in time! Thank you for sharing your talents and precious grand-daughter with us.

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    1. Thank you so much SANDY!! for stopping by and your beautiful comment!! You made my day!

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  18. What a lovely picture, you definitely captured the moment here.

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    1. thank you so much FRANCES for your nice comment...I appreciate it!!

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  19. Precious! This is a wonderful piece Hilda! Such a beautiful baby.

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  20. thank you so much BRAD! I appreciate your kind comment!!

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  21. Hi Hilda, what a lovely and sweet portrait! I'm impressed by your ability in using the pastels, the way you paint the skin is fascinating me. Great job!! Ciao.

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  22. thank you so much TITO!! This is how I feel when I see all your beautiful watercolor paintings!! Thank you for visiting and commenting!!

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    1. thank you so much JANET!! I appreciate your comment!!

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  24. Es maravilloso Hilda, me parece que has realizado una gran obra, entrañable, sensible y muy acertada, se nota que le pusiste mucho corazon.
    Un saludo

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    1. Me alegro que te gusta, Jose!!! Te agradezco tu comentario!!! Un saludo!!

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  25. Hilda, it's beautiful. We both have 4yr. grand daughters. What a thrill for you to capture this beautiful baby. A treasure that will be handed down generation to generation.

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    1. Thank you so much JOAN for your comment! I'm so glad you like it...I hope to see a portrait of your granddaughter someday! I enjoyed painting her..

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  26. Hi, Hilda,
    Really wonderful. Masterpiece! So precious.
    BTW, recently, a friend gave me a box of pastels. I'd like to challenge it soon. Ah, if you are a next door, you could teach me!
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  27. Hi SADAMI!! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting...I don't think you would have a problem with any medium you choose. I would love to see you dabble in pastels!. I know you would do beautifully.. Enjoy your day!

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  28. Oh that hair - and that sweet little nose! This may be Lexi's new favorite painting! Fabulous work!

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    1. thank you SO much ROSEMARY..such a sweet comment..I appreciate it so much!

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    1. thank you so much EDWARD for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it!

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  30. Oh my, this made my heart contract. It is obvious that the love you have for this little angelwing was in every stroke of pastel that you applied to the paper. Stunning - and so full of love.

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    1. Thank you CLAIRE! I appreciate your sweet comment! I truly did enjoy painting her! Someday, I will give this painting to her.

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  31. IMO children are the hardest subjects to paint. You did a great job Hilda, love the softness.

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    1. Thank you so much ERIK for stopping by!! It was a bit challenging since I tend to make them look a bit older than they are..but I took my time with this to make sure I get the likeness.!!

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  32. Beautiful!!! You captured that baby soft look to her skin and the roundness of her cheeks. Great job!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for that nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  33. What a sweet beautiful moment you captured:) They grow up to fast!

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    1. thank you so much CARRIE! You're so right! They grow up so fast..I say..take time to enjoy them and "try" to remember those special moments..

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  34. You really captured the soft sweetness of a baby. Very hard to do.
    It brought back memories of my own granddaughter and I thank you for that because they grow so fast I had forgotten how small and soft she was...now a tomboy!

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  35. Thank you JULIE for stopping by..I wish we can hold on to the memory when they were babies..unfortunately, they grow up so fast!!!...and there's nothing wrong with being a tomboy!! Just another beautiful time...that passes by so fast...!

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  36. Soft and sweet...Beautifully done, Hilda!

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  37. Thank you DEAN !! I appreciate your kind comment!!! Have a wonderful day....

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  38. Hilda, this is about as precious as they come. So tender and soft-looking. What a beautiful baby! Lovely skin tones. Definitely a treasure!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL! for stopping by and "making my Day"! I appreciate it..

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  39. So, so sweet and beautifully done, too. She is precious!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE!!! Babies are precious, aren't they?

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  40. Muy bien hecha esta obra, me encanta, el bebé tan relajado y el pelillo muy conseguido jeje.Felicidades.Besos.

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    1. Gracias M CARMEN por tu comentario!! Lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo!!

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  41. Beautiful work Hilda. What a precious moment to capture. It's truly lovely.

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  42. Thank you so much DORS for stopping by and for your encouraging words!! I appreciate it!!!

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  43. Ciao Hilda, che tenerezza e che morbidità!
    Davvero un'immagine molto coinvolgente ed emozionante. Riesci sempre a dipingere delle cose incredibili con i pastelli e per me, che non li ho mai usati, sembra quasi impossibile...
    Ciao, a presto, Floriana
    p.s. ti seguo sempre, ma hai così tanti fedelissimi che a volte mi sento un po' intimorita ad aggiungere un altro commento.
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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  44. Thank you so much Floriana for your beautiful comment! I feel the same when I see your watercolors..You make it look so easy and yet I could never! I enjoy seeing other mediums and so glad you follow me! Have a wonderful day!

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  45. This is very sweet...You have so captured this child

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  46. thank you so much PAGE for your kind comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  47. Hilda, gorgeous use of color to suggest that smell of baby and baby powder.

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  48. thank you MARY for your very kind comment!!!

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  49. Such soft beautiful skin such a beautiful pose.

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  50. Hi ANGELA!! thank you so much for visit and your kind comment. I appreciate it!!

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  51. thank you DIANA for your comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!!!

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  52. Wow Hilda!!..everytime I visit.. your magic astounds me.... all I can truly say is "wow"..and I deeply admire the artist in you!
    Beautiful!
    victoria

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  53. thank you so much VICTORIA for that beautiful comment.!! You made my day!

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  54. This is just precious! You did a beautiful job on this!

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  55. thank you so much LORI for that sweet comment. I appreciate it !!!

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  56. Oh this is so beautiful. You have captured all that glorious babyness! I can just smell that milky breath. This painting will grow more precious as your granddaughter moves through her life.

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  57. thank you so much CAROL!! I have it hanging in the spare room and I smile every time I pass by. It brings back so many memories of my own daughters !! I will give it to Lexi when she grows up. Thank you again for stopping by and commenting!

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  58. Oh she is so nice! She reminds me of my daughter... eight years ago, but it is like today... sigh! Wonderful portrait, Hilda, a precious memory of a moment in time... a big hug!

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  59. thank you CRISTINA for stopping by...and leaving me such a nice comment! We always forget how small they were and they grow up so fast..thank goodness for pictures!. Have a wonderful Evening.

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  60. What a precious painting of your granddaughter! You captured her sweet, delicate quality beautifully! I can smell the baby powder, too!

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  61. thank you THERESA!! Babies are so sweet and I enjoyed painting her...I really don't want to let go of this one.!

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  62. You've captured that beauty and softness that only babies have. Your portraits are really wonderful Hilda.

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  63. thank you so much NANCY!! You just made my day!!

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  64. Hello Hilda,
    How are you and the angel is looking cute and sweet.I love her hair and the color.
    How does she look now.

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  65. thank you SO much ANU for stopping by ...and for your lovely comment...I've missed you.! She's five years old now and still a cutie! I will have to paint her soon again...Have a wonderful day!!!

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