Monday, May 14, 2012

"Carlyle"

Did you ever see a person who you really
needed to paint?  Recently,   I went to
Carlyle Fairgrounds in PA, to see the car
show.  This man was walking with a friend
and had "that face" that called me!!   So of
course, I took his photo.  It was such a
beautiful day so the light hitting his face was
perfect with all those wonderful shadows..
which later I saw in the photo...AHHH!!!!
The little things that make me happy...

145 comments:

  1. Hilda this is fabulous! So beautiful. :)) ANd yes I've felt the exact same way! Your interview with Carrie was so great by the way. :)

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    1. thank you so much CRYSTAL! You're so kind and it was so nice being interviewed by Carrie!

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  2. I'm not sure if this is the photo or the painting!

    I think it's the painting because of the background ... it should be hanging in a really good gallery, it's totally off the scale brilliant!

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    1. What a nice comment..thank you JOHN! I really enjoyed painting this man!!

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  3. Magnificent portrait Hilda. The light is very subtle and beautiful. He's got a great character and wonderful hat!
    Happy Painting.

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    1. thank you NORA!! I'm so glad you like this portrait! Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Sencillamente perfecto,me has dejado encantada con este retrato.
    Ojala que todos aprendieramos a disfrutar de esas pequeñas cosas que la mayoria de las veces son las que nos hacen más felices.
    Besazos.

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    1. Gracias, CONCHI por tu comentario!!! Lo agradezco !!!

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  5. Hello hilda! Happens what you say but I am timid to ask if I can photograph! A wonderful portrait for a face full of character!
    PS:Often photographing flowers is so... convenient!

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    1. thank you so much for your kind comment RITA!! I appreciate it...I only wish that I can paint flowers!! very difficult for me.

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

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  7. Wonderful job!!! I love the light on his face. Glad you had a camera to capture it and paint it.

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    1. thank you JOAN!! I'm so glad you like this portrait...I loved painting this one! In the past, I've regretted not having my camera with me.!

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  8. Beautifully done Hilda! He does have a face that begs to be painted.

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    1. thank you TRUDY!!! He did have that perfect face, right?! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. thank you so much LAMPROS for stopping by and commenting on my portrait...its so appreciated...Have a good day.

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    1. thank you CRISTINA for your comment. You're so sweet. I appreciate it so much!!

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  11. A wonderful portrait!! Love the skin tones and shadows!! Can't wait to see your next. :)

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    1. thank you so much CAROL!! I really enjoyed painting him...and glad you like it!! have a wonderful day.!

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  12. This really is wonderful Hilda! You have captured the warmth and light of the skin tone so beautifully! I have seen people I'd love to paint but felt like I couldn't ask a stranger in case it seems rude! :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA! So happy you like it!! Sometimes when you see someone you'd like to paint..you find the nerve to ask. They can only say "no"..Yikes!! Have a good day...

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  13. Es un retrato con mucha fuerza y expresividad. Me gusta mucho Hilda.

    Un abrazo

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    1. Gracias, ROSA por tu comentario!! Lo agradezco. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado..

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  14. Fantástica pintura al pastel Hilda!! No me extraña que te haga feliz estas cosas. La luz y las sombras están magníficamente pintados.
    Te felicito.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura, JOSH. Lo agradezco tu comentario! Un abrazo!

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  15. Ce portrait de profil est sincèrement merveilleux... Une capture sublime... Vous avez travaillé avec beaucoup de subtilité la couleur de la peau et la lumière.
    MAGNIFIQUE...
    Gros bisous

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    1. thank you so much MARTINE for that very generous comment!! I appreciate it so much!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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  16. muy bonito Hilda. se notan tus progresos y que cada vez el trabajo es mucho mas suelto. enhorabuena y sigue asi.
    Un saludo.

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    1. Gracias JOSE por tu comentario muy generoso! Me gustaria pintar mas suerto!! Un saludo!!

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  17. Fantastic portrait Hilda !! The faces that 'call us' always come out the best. I really admire your work ! xx

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  18. thank you for that beautiful comment JANE!! You're so kind and I appreciate your words..

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  19. You really nailed this, Hilda. Fantastic painting!

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    1. thank you so much for that wonderful comment PAT. You just made my day!! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  20. I love this...he reminds me of so many people you meet and talk to and they just leave an impression on you. I bet he was fun to paint. Did you sneak the photo or ask him for one?

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    1. thank you so much LISA for stopping by and for your sweet comment. I did enjoy painting him and it was a sneak photo since I didn't want him to smile ..a natural painting is so much nicer. Have a great day!

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  21. Hilda, he is quite a handsome guy and you did a fabulous job on this piece. I find myself wondering what he and his friend are talking about.

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY for your nice comment..you're right, he had a great face for a portrait...you do find yourself wondering what they were talking about!! Have a good day!!!

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  22. Oh WOW.. I am dumbstruck by this portrait. It is just FANTASTIC.

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    1. thank you so much PRABAL!! You just made my day with your comment!! I truly enjoyed painting this stranger...he had the face we all want to paint!!

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  23. It should make you happy, it is magnificent!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL!! I appreciate your wonderful comment!!!

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    1. You just made my day JOAN! thank you for that nice comment and for stopping by..

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  25. Un excelente trabajo. Enhorabuena!

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    1. Gracias TINA por tu comentario...lo agradezco!!!

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  26. I think this is your best YET! You just keep getting better and better. Can you "feel" it. Are the painting Gods guiding your mind, heart and hands?

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    1. thank you so much JULIE...!!! You're so funny...When I see a person with that "perfect" face, I just know that I need to paint them...again, you just made my day.!!

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  27. Wow, wow, wow again! This one is a stunner! I agree with Julie - it is fabulous! I am amazed at your skill with pastel - its magic in your hands!

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    1. thank you SUSAN!!! What a nice comment..I appreciate it and so happy you like it!! I feel the same about you and the rest of my friends in blog land!!!

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  28. Wow!! This is stunning! You are so good at portraits!

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  29. thank you SO much THERESA for that wonderful comment...I'm so happy you like it...glad you stopped by.!!

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  30. Hilda...This is indeed a great face to paint. Great head adornment too! You did a super job!

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  31. thank you so much DEAN for your nice comment, I'm glad you like it.... Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

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  32. Fabulous!!A stunning piece..gorgeous face..stunning shading..and love the light and shadow on his hat and clothes..magnificent work!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you so much VICTORIA. I appreciate your wonderful comment!!. I really enjoyed painting him.!

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  33. Wow!! Fantastic work Hilda, every detail in his face is really amazing, congrat!
    I can see that you write/speak spanish very well.. :)
    Besos!

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    1. thank you so much MARI JOSE for stopping by and commenting on my painting!! It is so appreciated!! My Dad lived with us for 13 years before he passed away and we always spoke spanish even though he knew English....now, I don't speak the language at home and I don't want to forget so I take advantage when I can so I don't forget the little that I know.! Un abrazo!!!

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  34. It is a stunning job by you Hilda, fabulous details to enjoy!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA..!! I'm so happy that you liked my painting! Thank you for stopping by ..and have a wonderful day!

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  35. Ciao Hilda,
    I understand your interest for this person, I too think the same and your work tell that you amuze yourself for the subject and for the result.Very very good!
    I would like thank you for your very nice comments on my blog and say that I like your works very much!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Hi FLORIANA! thank you for stopping by and commenting on my painting. I have always enjoyed seeing your beautiful watercolors..I'm glad you like this one..Have a good day!!!

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  36. Hello Dear Hilda,
    tones have been spectacular, really is a very special face, a perfect profile to be portrayed. You've got a very trained eye! Rosehug.

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  37. thank you CAROLINA for stopping by and for your nice comment. He did have that special face that you look at and want to paint..I enjoyed painting him very much. Enjoy the rest of the day.!

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  38. WOW!! HILDA this is perfect!! hope you are well, thank you for caring.

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  39. Oh Suzanne...so happy you stopped by..I have missed you and think of you often. thank you so much for stopping by and for your incredible comment...hugs.

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  40. Hilda, This is really wonderful! You really captured it, the color, the pose, the gesture! Perfection!

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  41. thank you so much LORI!! I appreciate your very generous comment!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  42. ¡Extraordinario manejo del pastel! Mi enhorabuena

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    1. Muchas gracias ANTONIO por tu comentario muy generoso...lo agradezco!!!

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    1. thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by!!! have a good day..

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  44. I've only just seen this (don't know how I missed it before) so everything has already been said. Wonderful work Hilda ... its the sort of reference photo/face that I'm always looking out for - but only see if I haven't got my camera to hand :-(

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    1. I really appreciate your comment, SUE!! Thank you for stopping by and so glad you like it..yes, we really need to carry that camera with us.

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  45. Wow, amazing work. I can completely understand why you wanted to paint this. I see faces all the time that I would love to paint but most times don't have my camera.

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    1. I'm so glad you like this painting, BARBARA! thank you SO much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment.

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  46. Dear Hilda,
    Another masterpiece following Mother's day "special" one!! How many masterpieces are you going to creat?! I love your eyes to the subject. Certainly feel your love towards human beings. How wonderful lady and artist you are!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  47. What a beautiful comment, SADAMI! thank you so much.! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  48. Just wonderful, Hilda - another gorgeous work! You handled the light so beautifully - and the painting has just the right amount of detail - I love it!

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    1. thank you SO much CONNIE for that nice comment..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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    1. thank you SO much DIANA!!! I'm so glad you like it..I appreciate your comment!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend...

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  50. Hmuxo - this is amazing; the proportions are perfect and the way you have portrayed the light of a super sunny day is astounding! Thanks too for you very kind comments on my blog at this time - it's very much appreciated.

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    1. thank you JERRY for stopping by and commenting!!. I was lucky enough for a beautiful day creating his shadows and his expression. Enjoy your day!!!

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  51. Wow! One of my favorites. Love the view and the skin tones are just right.

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    1. thank you ANGELA for stopping by and for your nice comment. I was just on my way to visit you. Glad you like "carlyle"..Have a good day.

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  52. Greetings from Spain, I hope you visit my 3 blogs and I hope that you like.

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    1. thank you so much RON for that wonderful comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  54. Hilda this is super! I'm a bit behind with blogging and trying to catch up! I love this piece - the face is wonderful and your color choices right on! Great job! Also, your self portrait as a child is delightful - what a pretty child you were! The Mother's Day portrait is truly special. You captured the love and warmth! Your portraits have so much depth of feeling - What a talented artist you are!!

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    1. thank you SO much ROSEMARY for that beautiful comment! I appreciate it and you've made my day!

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  55. Lovely complimentary color scheme, Hilda!! This is one of my favorites!

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    1. thank you SO much DIANE for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I'm so happy that you like it.!

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  56. This is soooooo great! He would love it- you should enter it in a show Hilda!

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  57. thank you so much MARY!!! What a nice comment! I might enter it in September..I don't know if you remember "Elizabeth"...I just received the Merit award for her. I was so happy!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  58. I love the shadow from his glasses on his face. Great job Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much ERIK for stopping by and for your nice comment! I'm so glad you like him... Have a good day!!

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  59. !!!!!!SSALUDOS, GRACIAS POR LOS COMENTARIOS RECIBIDOS ES UN PLACER SIEMPRE LA VISITA A TU BLOG!!!!!!!

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  60. Gracias NATIVIDAD por tu visita...Lo agradezco mucho.

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  61. Fabulous painting Hilda. He's definitely a wonderful subject with his funky hat, glasses and earring. A very nice piece!

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    1. thank you CLAIRE for that wonderful comment.! He was such a great subject wasn't he? I'm so happy you liked him...Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  62. Hi Hilda, this is really, really, FANTASTIC!! WOW!! Bravissima!

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    1. thank you SO much TITO for stopping by. I'm glad you liked him... You made my day with your comment!!!

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  63. Great face full of character I can see why you painted him, I bet it was fun to do!

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  64. Thank you DIANA for your visit and for your nice comment.! He definitely was a fun subject. I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  65. I love this Hilda. You've captured that wonderful light and color in his clothing and I can see why you wanted to take his picture. What a great face and pose.

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  66. thank you so much NANCY for stopping by and for your wonderful comment. I'm glad you like him...he was definitely a fun subject!!!

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  67. Hi Hilda.
    Amazing portrait. What can I say but brilliant.
    Hilda, you are not only a brilliant Artist but an amazing person to answer all the comments that you receive. God bless you Hilda and all the best.
    Vic.

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  68. Thank you SO much VIC for that wonderful comment!. I feel that you guys are so nice to take the time out to comment..that is the least I can do to answer everyone. thank you again, and enjoy the rest of the day....

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  69. Excellent painting Hilda! I have been enjoying your portrait work.

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  70. thank you BRAD!!! I'm so glad you like him.! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!!!

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  71. Hi Hilda,
    Thanks so much for you positive comments and mostly for understanding my need to be with my parents right now. It's an emotional time. Thank you, Claire

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  72. Es ist erstaunlich, wie gut Du Porträts malen kannst. Sie sind so weich und echt.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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    1. thank you JANINA for that very kind comment. You have just made my day!! and of course, Welcome to my blog!

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

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  74. Hi there Hilda!... A lovely and spontaneous "stolen" portrait...HA HA! Great shadow and lighting working in concert to create a very attractive and interesting study!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. thank you BRUCE for your nice comment!!! I guess I did steal the shot!!! oh,oh!! But I couldn't resist it! LOL Glad you stopped by!

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  75. Hilda - I live just south of Carlisle, PA! You were within a stone's throw of my home and studio. I LOVE this - you have done a magnificent job with the skin tones. He probably would have really enjoyed seeing what you have done here!!!

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment, Claire! I appreciate it! Next time I'm in your area, I'll stop by your studio!!

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  76. Wow! What a fine portrait. Love the shadows.

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  77. thank you SUZANNE for that nice comment. I really appreciate you stopping by!!

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  78. Beautifully done! If you ever feel like you need to paint me...feel free! Lovely job!

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    1. thank you KIM for stopping by and for your nice comment!! I'm so glad you liked him.

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  79. Felice weekend per Te....ciao

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    1. thank you for stopping by GIANCARLO!! I appreciate it!! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  80. Very beautifully done...Bravo!

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  81. thank you so much ARTI for that nice comment. I appreciate it!! Have a wonderful day....

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  82. What a PERFECT face for painting, Hilda. Interesting and unique! I love the angle at which you have him...a profile from the back. The cap, expression, skill with which it's drawn...everything make this an outstanding painting.

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  83. thank you SO much for stopping by CAROL. and for your wonderful comment! He was definitely an interesting subject!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  84. Greetings from Barcelona Hilda. Nice works. This portrait (Carlyle), is luminous.
    If you like are invited to visit my blog
    Regards

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  85. Thank you for your nice words, BLANCO!! I appreciate you stopping and commenting. Welcome to my blog!

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  86. This is a stunning portrait! Magnificent! The light you captured on his face against that beautiful grayed background is what I live for! I need to get braver in photographing interesting strangers; posed people just don't convey all the beauty and complexity that is within them.

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  87. Beautifully said, LORRAINE!! I agree...a candid shot is an artists' dream!! thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment!!

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  88. Es ist schon alles geschrieben. Ich finde den Schatten von der Brille einfach genial. Solche Details machen die Bilder perfekt.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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  89. thank you so much for that lovely comment, JANINA!!! I was happy to see the shadow of the eyeglasses in the picture when I was painting it. Those extra details seem to make a difference. Enjoy your day!!!

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  90. Ahhh, yes...the faces that call us! They are getting louder and louder! I love the exquisite work you did on the shadows.....

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  91. thank you SO much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it!!!

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  92. I have really enjoyed scrolling through your work and visiting with you. I really like all your work, but here I stopped and stared... this is one amazing piece! Composition, light, character - it has it all! Thanks for visiting me, and I'll be back too!

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  93. thank you so much MINNEMIE for stopping by and taking the time out to comment! You're very kind!!

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  94. what a good painting...light infused!

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  95. thank you so much CELESTE for commenting on Carlyle....I really enjoyed painting him.

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