Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Katie

We always have a Chinese Auction
at Curves every year.. This year, my
contribution was to paint a portrait.
The winner's name was Pat and she
decided she wanted me to paint a
portrait of her Granddaughter on her
Christening day...Katie is dressed in
the traditional Christening outfit from
Vietnam. She is a beautiful little baby
who now is 10 years old. I loved
painting Katie and was so happy that
her Grandma loved the portrait.

86 comments:

  1. That is awesome, Hilda. So beautifully done.

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    1. thank you so much CAROL!!! She was so much fun to paint! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. It's easy to see why Grandma was pleased with this! A fine job, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much, DEAN for that nice comment! It's so nice when the receiver likes the painting!!

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  3. This pastel painting is just fabulous, look at that little happy face, adorable!

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    1. thank you so much JANE!! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on Katie!! She does have a happy face, doesn't she?

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  4. What a lovely gesture to offer a painting. Halo shining brightly I see!

    This is precious and I love the way you handled the glow of the skin.

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    1. thank you JULIE for stopping and commenting! I thought it would be a good idea to do a painting but then you wonder and hope that they like it!! But she was a pleasure to paint.

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  5. It is so precious and I bet she did love it. You did a beautiful job, really really nice.

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  6. thank you BARBARA for those encouraging words..I appreciate it so much. I enjoyed painting Katie and glad she had her Christening outfit...it made it even more special.

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  7. What a beautiful baby girl, she's a sweety smiling angel. Your work art is gorgeous! Hugs.

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    1. thank you CAROLINA for your nice comment on Katie. I appreciate it so much!!

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  8. Hi, Hilda,
    Oh, really, really a lovely work!! My heart has melt away. Congrats!! Particularly, I love the baby's face expression. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful work.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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    1. thank you so much SADAMI for that lovely comment!! I appreciate you stopping by! She does have a sweet face..I truly enjoyed painting her!

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  9. This is absolutely heart-melting. What a beautiful baby and so sensitively painted. I love her expression and those delicate flowers in her hair. Gorgeous! :0)

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    1. Thank you so much SANDRA for your comment! I was very happy when she gave me the photo to paint! The flowers on her head was just the frosting on the cake!!!

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  10. Quite a gorgeous little girl and a wonderful portrait! I love the soft colors, so perfect for babies.

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    1. thank you SHERRY for stopping by and for your lovely comment! You just made my day!!

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  11. Vous êtes ma chère une grande portraitiste... je suis heureuse à chaque fois que je peux admirer l'un d'entre eux et ce dernier est absolument magnifique... J'aime cette petite lueur qui brille dans son regard... une lueur d'innocence et de joie enfantine ... Merci pour ce partage.
    Gros bisous à vous

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  12. thank you so much MARTINE for your very appreciated comment!! I'm so glad you like this portrait. You just have to smile while painting her!! Hugs!!

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  13. What a nice little baby, and what a beautiful portrait you did, Hilda! I love her expression and the magnificent colors you used! Ciao!!

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  14. thank you TITO! I appreciate your comment!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  15. What a lovely portrait Hilda. It's wonderful and she looks so cute.
    What goes around sure comes around. Glad you got a commission. xx

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    1. thank you DORS for leaving me such a nice comment!!. I appreciate it so much.

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  16. You are such a creative blessing my friend! Katie and her Grandma will be so happy with this beautiful rendition.

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    1. Hi TRUDY, thank you so much! You're so kind. I am so thankful that Grandma liked the portrait..

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    1. Thank you so much MYRA for stopping by and commenting on Katie!! You just made my day!!!

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  18. Wow...what a beauty..gorgeous soul...amazing work of art yet again! you astound me Hilda!!Truly beautiful and so special!
    hugs..you are such an inspiration!
    victoria

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    1. thank you VICTORIA for such a wonderful comment.!! I appreciate your encouragement!!

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  19. Such a beautiful painting of this sweet baby girl!

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    1. thank you so much THERESA for stopping by and for your lovely comment. She was a joy to paint!!

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  20. Such a beautiful job, Hilda! I love how you painted the flowers in her hair. She looks so soft and dainty.

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    1. thank you CAROL! for that lovely comment!! Since I don't paint flowers, I was happy to have just the 3! LOL Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Hilda, this is gorgeous!!! Her grandma must be so thrilled to have this. What a prize to win!!!

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    1. Thank you JOAN for stopping by and for your nice comment!! Her Grandma was incredibly happy to have won! Very sweet lady!! I hope you're outside painting on this beautiful day!!

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    1. thank you DIANA!!! I appreciate your comment! It does make her look angelic, right? Glad you stopped by!!

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  23. Very sweet--great job--little ones are so difficult to do.

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    1. thank you so much STEPHANIE for stopping by! I've always had problems with little ones but I've been practicing and really enjoying it.

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  24. She is just darling! No wonder Grandma loves the portrait!

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    1. thank you so much SUSAN! I'm glad you like Katie!! I appreciate your comment.!

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  25. I certainly see why she likes it. She is beautiful.

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  26. That innocent smile is worth a million! Lovely job Hilda!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for that nice comment!

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  27. Beautiful painting of a beautiful little girl, Hilda! It always amazes me how you get such beautiful, smooth skin tones with pastel - how do you do that?

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE!! I apply all my values with soft pastels first and blend it slowly with pastel pencils..then add the darks and lights again and blend until the transition is perfect. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  28. Hi Hilda.
    Unbelievably brilliant. You are a master of portraits. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you so much VIC..I appreciate your kind words!! You made my day.

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  29. Hilda, Your work just continues to grow. Great job on all your recent posts.

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    1. thank you so much GARY for those encouraging words...I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  30. How generous of you to give away one of your portraits. The winner was VERY lucky!

    The painting, like all your paintings, is marvelous. I am sure the image is spot on and it has so much life. I especially love that it is in traditional garb, it tells a sweet story. She must be one happy grandmother!

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  31. thank you CAROL for that nice comment! I think she knew she was lucky, but I felt quite lucky as well, since it was a nice basic portrait to do and not a complicated one...I also asked for a clear picture which she did give me...and when I saw the beautiful picture..it made my day to make someone happy.

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  32. What a fantastic contribution you made! Very generous. Lovely portrait.!

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    1. Thank you so much NORA!! I appreciate your comment. I won't be able to do it anymore...just found out my Curves moved out to another location!!

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  33. Super wonderful Hilda! She is a sweetie and you've really conveyed such excellent personality and life. Beautiful and so generous of you.

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    1. thank you MARY for that nice comment !! It was a pleasure to paint her portrait.!

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  34. I like your latest work, and this is very sympathetic : )

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    1. Thank you so much SADEU for that nice comment..I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  35. So kind of you to donate this sweet portrayal.

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    1. thank you for stopping by JILL!! I enjoyed painting her portrait..she was such a cutie!

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  36. Babies and childeren are quite hard to 'get right' in my experience but you did a great job!

    x

    Marielle

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  37. Thank you MARIELLE for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. I appreciate it!!

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  38. Hilda, you are a master of baby portraits. They are so difficult, yet you make them look like babies. Brilliant.

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    1. Thank you so much JOAN!!! I really enjoy doing babies lately..and I truly appreciate your very nice comment!!!!

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  39. Hello Hilda, I've just linked in from Sandra's blog. How on earth you manage to produce such perfect portraits I just don't know. Stunning!

    I tried pastels for a whole day, once, it took two days to clear up after me. I've stuck to pen & ink ever since ;))

    I hope you don't mind, but I've become a follower.

    Bye for now.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful comment, JOHN. I appreciate it!! Pastels can be messy but its so much fun! Pen and Ink sounds like a wonderful medium...I'll have to check your blog out..Welcome to my blog!!

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  40. Oh Hilda - you did it again! So soft and so sweet! What a fortunate grandmother and how generous of you to donate a portrait!

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    1. thank you so much ROSEMARY!! I'm so glad you liked her. I enjoyed painting her beautiful expression.

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  41. Wow Hilda! Another beautiful and sensitively painted portrait of a special little person, for someone cherish always. A wonderful gift!

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE!! I appreciate you stopping by and for your lovely comment.!!

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  42. Hilda she is beautiful!! I just adore your portraits, they are full of empathy for your subject and heart. Love it. :)

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  43. thank you so much CRYSTAL for that beautiful comment...I appreciate it!!!!

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  44. I have been so busy lately that I have not had much of a chance to visit some of my favorite blogs that I follow. I sure missed some GORGEOUS paintings from you! I love this, and can only imagine how happy they were to have this incredible painting!

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  45. Thank you so much CLAIRE for that beautiful comment! I love to do portraits and really enjoyed painting Katie. I fell in love with her expression. and Grandma was "very" happy to have her granddaughters portrait done.

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  46. Hilda, la abuela debe sentirse muy orgullosa, no solo por la carga emotiva también porque este retrato es genial.

    Un abrazo, amiga

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  47. thank you SO much CLAIRE for such a nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by..the grandma truly loves her portrait and it was so much fun to paint....Have a great day...

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  48. Wonderful baby, wonderful portrait, Hilda... bravissima! Ciao!

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  49. thank you CRISTINA!! I'm so happy you like her..her sweet face was a pleasure to paint!! Have a wonderful day.

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  50. This portrait is so pretty! I really admire how you did this! I also like the painting of the house fronts with the flowers, that's a really unique and appealing composition! Wow! Your work is so exciting!

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  51. KATHERINE!!! You made my day! Thank you.

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  52. Hi Hilda, Thank you so much for your donation of this gift, the portrait is gorgeous and Pat absolutely loves it and her children are very happy! As usual you've done a great job!!
    Love,
    Linda
    Curves

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  53. thank you so much LINDA for your comment!! Its always so nice to hear when someone likes a painting. I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  54. What a beautiful portrait Hilda. I can see why her grandma loves it.

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  55. thank you so much NANCY! I enjoyed painting this little beauty! I appreciate you stopping by to comment.!

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