Friday, May 4, 2012

Mother's Day Portrait

I have two beautiful daughters....both amazing
Mom's.  This is my youngest, Jennifer, holding
Lexi just a few days old.  I wanted to paint a
portrait for her for Mother's Day.  I took this
reference picture when Lexi came home from
the hospital.  It was a candid shot which to me
is sometimes the best.  There is nothing more
beautiful than the love between Mom and child.

88 comments:

  1. Soooo beautiful Hilda. Proud grandma, hey!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for your lovely comment..I enjoyed painting her!!!

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  2. Oh Hilda, So touching. She will love and treasure this.

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by BARBARA. I appreciate your nice comment.

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  3. Une merveilleuse maternité... J'aime cette tendresse maternelle nouvelle qui naît en même temps que ce petit bouchon...
    Je comprends ton sentiment de grand-mère.
    Magnifique et précieuse oeuvre.
    Gros bisous

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    1. thank you so much MARTINE for stopping by and commenting...yes, as a grandmother you know how tender that moment is.

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  4. Una pintura maravillosa llena de ternura y sentimeinto para el dia de la madre

    Wonderful painting full of tenderness and sentiment for the mother's day.

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    1. Gracias JULIAN por tu comentario. Lo agradezco! Estoy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura de mi hija y nieta!!

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  5. Hilda, this picture holds a charm that captures a rare moment. It's a picture that will become a family heirloom.

    You must be very proud, it shows through the picture.

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    1. thank you JOHN!! I appreciate your comment.! I'm very proud of my two daughters and how they are bringing up their children..it makes you smile knowing I did "something" right!! LOL

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  6. You did a fabulous portrait of the perfect love between mother and child, your daughter must be so proud. Have a nice weekend !

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    1. thank you JANE! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  7. Lots and lots of love in that portrait. I dont know how you put all that love into this work.

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    1. What a nice comment, PRABAL! You just made my day.!!

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  8. Hilda, both mom and baby are beautiful. I think Lexi looks like Mom, at least in this portrait. How did you manage that? Exquisite!

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    1. thank you SHERRY! for that nice comment! Yes, she does look a lot like her Mom!!

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  9. This is such a beautiful gift to her passed though your gift of talent. Happy Mother's Day to you also!

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    1. thank you TRUDY for stopping by and commenting!! Its so appreciated. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  10. You have painted a treasure for the ages. This will be passed through the family line for generations to come. Priceless!

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    1. thank you JULIE for that wonderful comment..I truly appreciate it!!

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  11. I love the way you captured this tender moment. What a treaure!!

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    1. thank you JOAN for that wonderful comment!!! When that special moment came my way, I was thankful for my camera being close to me.

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  12. What a beautiful, touching image! Lexi's hair seems SO real, I could almost touch it! :0)

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    1. Thank you so much SANDRA! What a nice comment! You just made my day!

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  13. enhorabuena, hilda, me parece muy bonita y tierna obra.
    un abrazo

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    1. Gracias JOSE por tu comentario!! Lo agradezco! Un abrazo!!

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  14. Beautiful and you certainly have captured a mothers love. Perfect.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment..it's so appreciated!! With Mother's Day so near, I thought it was so perfect.

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  15. Hi Hilda, what a touching painting! You are certainly right, nothing is more tender than the love between a mom and her child. I am sure that this painting will become a sweet memory for a lifetime! Have a nice week end! Ciao.

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  16. Thank you TITO for your nice comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  17. This is such a beautiful painting. The love shines through this amazing piece. A treasure indeed.
    Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you SO much DORS for that lovely comment. I really appreciate it!!

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  18. Ciao Hilda,
    beatiful and very sweet work! I think that you have painted really what you think with great success!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. thank you FLORIANA for stopping by and for your beautiful comment!!! Have a wonderful day.!!

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  19. Oh how sweet. There is just nothing like holding and loving a new born baby. Wonder job I know she will love it.

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    1. Thank you ANGELA for that lovely comment..you're right..there's something about holding that innocent baby for the first time!! Immediate love!!

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  20. Hola Hilda,
    es precioso. Una pintura llena de belleza y amor.

    Un abrazo

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

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  21. Abro tu blog por casualidad y me encuentro un mundo maravilloso y hermoso lleno de pinturas que me llevan a pensar si son fotos o no.
    Felicidades,tienes unas manos con un don especial.
    Te sigo para poder venir a admirar tus creaciones.
    Cuando quieras estás invitada a vernuestro blog principal "Dale Al Pincel",serás siempre bienvenida.
    Besitos desde España.

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  22. Gracias, CONCHI por tu comentario!! Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado!!! Bienvenida!!!

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  23. You are completely right, Hilda! You just can't beat a candid shot. Your daughter and granddaughter are beautiful!
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  24. thank you so much DEAN for that sweet comment!! Lexi looks a lot like her Mom! and another thank you for the Mother's Day wishes!!!

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  25. Oh my, this really touches close to the heart! This is a beautiful painting!!! Hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
    P.S. Sorry I missed you at Brath and Hughes - I would have loved to have met you in person!!!

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE for stopping by and for your kind comment!! Yes, I am sorry that I didn't get to meet you..next time, but glad I saw the Gallery. Very impressive! A wonderful Mother's Day to you...

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  26. It must be the best gift, Hilda.Such tender expression, you did it beautifully.

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    1. thank you ARTI for your beautiful comment! I appreciate you stopping by and look forward to your next portrait! Have a nice day!!

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  27. Hilda! This is such a touching piece of your daughter and granddaughter. Simply precious.

    Happy Monday to you! I hope the weather is fair and sunny in NY.

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  28. Hi LISA...thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment!! I appreciate it!! Happy Monday to you, as well!! New York is one big cloud today...hopefully it'll be better tomorrow!!

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  29. Hilda, this is the most moving event in the life of a woman... how tender moment you captured with your fine brush! much joy, love immensely.
    Hope you spent a lovely Mother's Day.
    Hugs.

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  30. thank you so much CAROLINA!! I'm glad you liked it! I appreciate you stopping by...Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

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  31. This is so moving. It will be so meaningful to your daughter and your granddaughter!

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  32. thank you so much CAROL. Normally, my daughter is a tough critic..but thank goodness she really liked this one and I enjoyed painting it. Enjoy the rest of your Evening!

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  33. Hilda, your work always has me amazed at the wonderful way you convey emotion! This is so lovely and sweet! Who wouldn't love this charmer!

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

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  34. What a beautiful and special Mother's Day gift! She will cherish it forever!

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    1. THERESA!! thank you so much for your comment!! I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!

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  35. Hello Hilda,nice meet you,this morning!Welcome to my blog!I love your beautiful works!This portrait touches my heart to the same feelings when my daughter is back with her baby! Soon, in late summer, it will happen again! Becoming a grandmother was and still is an emotion!Rita

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    1. thank you RITA! for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment!! and Congratulations on soon becoming a grandma again! Its always such an exciting time!

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  36. Hilda, what a beautiful, loving moment frozen in time. Beautifully painted.

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  37. thank you SO much PAT!! Such a nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  38. Such a wonderful, tender moment - perfectly captured!

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    1. thank you SUSAN for your lovely comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  39. A wonderful, poignant portrait.

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    1. thank you LIZ for stopping by and taking the time out from your trip to comment!! I appreciate it so much!!

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  40. Beautiful painting Hilda, and what a lovely heart felt gift. I also love your nostalgic paintings from black and whites that you've colourized. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for visiting and your very kind comment. Cheers Claire

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    1. thank you CLAIRE for that nice comment and for your visit! I appreciate it!!

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  41. Hi Hilda, your daughter have a fantastic mum as well, :) the portrait is so sweet and beautiful, congrat!

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    1. thank you so much MARI JOSE for visiting and for that beautiful comment..you're so kind!!

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  42. Hi Hilda.
    Amazing portrait, Beautifully painted. Well done again Hilda and all the best.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you so much VIC for stopping by and for your kind comment!! I appreciate it so much.!

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  43. Hi Hilda!

    What a beautiful, unique way to mark Mother's Day! It's a lovely portrait!

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    1. thank you so much TERESA for stopping by and for your kind words! How is that handsome little Colton? I hope to see updated photos soon!!

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  44. This is just magical. It has such a softness about it and beautiful coloring. What a thrilling painting for Mother's Day! I just read your amazing interview on Carrie Waller's blog site which showed several of your beautiful paintings. It was so nice to read your background information and hear more about your process. Well done, Hilda!

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    1. Hi CAROL!! thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. It was wonderful to have been asked by Carrie to do the interview. Carrie is such an amazing artist and it was such a pleasure to do.

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  45. I just read your interview on Carrie site and am so happy to have found you! I love this touching portrait! So beautifully done.

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  46. thank you SO much MARIA for that wonderful comment! I appreciate it! Welcome to my blog!

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  47. Beautiful Hilda. I'm sure she'll love it!

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    1. Thank you NORA for stopping by and for your comment....I'm so happy that she likes it! WHEW!!!

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  48. Aww, this is so beautiful! What a gift, to preserve that moment for your daughter and granddaughter. Your love for them is so evident in the way you painted this!

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    1. Hi KATHERINE! thank you so much for that lovely comment. I enjoy painting family so much and especially when they're pleased with it. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  49. So very special..pure love..beauty and bliss..so touching!
    Victoria

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  50. I'm so glad you like Mom and child, VICTORIA. That special moment had to be painted, right?
    Enjoy your day....

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  51. Dear Hilda,
    What a beautiful painting and a brillinat post!! They are all so true. I'm certain "There is nothing more
    beautiful than the love between Mom and child." So your work is one of them. Congrats!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  52. thank you so much SADAMI for that lovely comment...I appreciate it so much!

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  53. Che tenerezza, la mamma con il suo cucciolo! buona giornata...ciao

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    1. thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by and for your lovely comment. I was glad I caught that beautiful tender moment between Mother and child.!

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  54. This is such as sweet picture! Very well done. :)

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  55. Thank you so much HEATHER!! I'm so glad you like it!!!! Enjoy your day.

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