Sunday, June 3, 2012

Nikolas

This is my 8 year old Grandson, Nik.  I told
him that I wanted to paint a portrait of him but
I needed to take some reference pictures of
him first...he agreed and started to smile... I
told him that it would be better if he didn't
smile since I really don't like to paint teeth!!!
so he posed so seriously after that and
started to laugh!!  When he calmed down,
I took some nice shots but now he looks a
bit depressed.  LOL  I enjoyed painting
my handsome little man...

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  1. Great job on him, Hilda. I wouldn't say he looks depressed, just a bit skeptical...LOL. Has he seen it yet?

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    1. thank you for your comment, CAROL! I guess skeptical is a good word! He hasn't seen it yet...maybe tomorrow! Have a wonderful evening!

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  2. Terrific portrait! He doesn't look depressed, he looks like a little boy who is perhaps guilty of something and is getting scolded. I knew three little boys who looked like that on more occasions than I care to remember.

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    1. You're so funny, LINDA!!! thank you for that comment!! He does look like he's a bit guilty. LOL. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  3. A great expression like this shows a lot of the character of the boy, Hilda! He may look a little apprehensive, but that's what makes this a winner in my book!
    Those eyes are fantastic!

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    1. Hi DEAN! thank you so much for your wonderful comment..I appreciate it!!

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  4. Brilliant! I think you've got so much going on here, that the picture develops a whole lot of character. He seems to be saying, 'How much longer?"

    Love it when you pose him because you don't like painting teeth :0)

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    1. Thanks JOHN for stopping by...I do try to avoid teeth, however, I'm doing a portrait now "with" teeth...so we'll see!
      Have a wonderful evening.!

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  5. Es un retrato muy hermoso. Tu nieto no se ve deprimido, está pensativo esperando que le digan alguna cosa. Es un niño guapísimo y tu pintura está llena de expresividad.

    Un fuerte abrazo

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    1. Gracias ROSA por tu comentario.. Lo agradezco !! Eres muy amable!!!
      Un abrazo!!!

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  6. Se nota que le has puesto pasion y sentimiento.
    Enhorabuena y un saludo.

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    1. Gracias JOSE por decir que te ha gustado el retrato..lo agradezco!!
      Un saludo!!

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  7. Such character shows in his expression. You've captured it beautifully!

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY for your wonderful comment. Welcome back! Hope your vacation went well!!

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  8. Oh this is so nice. His expression and especially his eyes are captivating

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    1. Hi ANGELA!!! Thank you so much for your nice comment..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  9. Such a good job and yes, teeth are a real challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much SUSAN! I'm so glad you like him...I'm still working on perfecting teeth...definitely a challenge. Enjoy the rest of the Evening.

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  10. So many things to like. Yes, the obvious, wonderful expression in his eyes, but I also like the lighter shade under the bill of his cap, the plaid of his shirt and the perfect harmony created with the background color.

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    1. thank you so much JULIE for such a generous comment. I appreciate it!!!!

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  11. Wonderful portrait, Hilda! He really is a very handsome lad - beautiful eyes. And your story is priceless! You have captured that "I want to grin, but I have to be serious" look so well.

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    1. thank you KATHRYN for stopping by and commenting on Nik!! Your comment is so appreciated!!

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  12. Fantastic portrait, and you caught the 'trying to be serious' expression so well...just as Kathryn said. Gorgeous light too!

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    1. thank you so much JANE!!! I appreciate your encouraging words!! Have a nice day.

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  13. Ah, I love the story! And what a great portrait! Those eyes are gorgeous!
    I've also been wanting to paint my son for a long time but our modelling sessions have proved difficult too, lol! :0)

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA for that nice comment!! I hope to see a portrait of your son someday in the future!!

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  14. Ciao Hilda,
    It has been hard but you found an expression really interesting and lovely!
    Your grandson is serious but his eyes speak.
    I haven't the impression of depressed but as a work for you! Beatiful! Beatiful!
    (I know how is to paint teeth...bad)
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. thank you so much FLORIANA for stopping by and for your lovely comment!..You always make my day!!

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  15. Nik is indeed handsome. Look at those gorgeous eyes!

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY! I appreciate your beautiful words!! Have a good day!!

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  16. hi Hilda
    a very lovely story,and this portrait is so beautiful.Bravo!!!I am happy to find you.A very good work-)))))))))))))
    Christa

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comment!! Welcome to my blog!!

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  17. This is a priceless expression by Nick. You must be so glad to have captured it.

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    1. Thank you PRABAL for stopping by and for your comment! Isn't it wonderful to be able to get that perfect reference picture? Sometimes children can be difficult...LOL

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  18. Hilda, this is such a cute post! I love the way he is looking and I feel like pinching his cheeks and make him smile:-) Love your work!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA.! You just made me smile with your comment!!! So many times I go shopping and see that little baby with the perfect face for pinching. LOL

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  19. Hilda, wonderful, love his expression. Okay, you definitely inspired me to try to paint my grandchildren. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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    1. thank you so much JOAN!! I hope to see a painting of your grandchildren someday..I know it will be beautiful! Thank you for stopping by.!

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  20. These days my granddaughter is 20 months here!
    no much time for blog and little time for painting, but what time for joy! I tried to make sketches for a portrait but it is in mo tion constant . The portrait of your nephew is
    interesting . Children sometimes laugh in his portraits as "mannerism" wants
    but is nice to have other views, such as this,Hilda, more personal!I love this portrait!

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    1. thank you so much RITA for visiting and for your very nice comment!! Yes, children are constantly moving so that is why I only work with photos. I have done live portraits but I don't do well with it... I'm sure you would!.. Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  21. He's precious! As usual, a wonderful portrait.

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    1. thank you MARY!!! You're so kind..I appreciate your comment!

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  22. Hallo Hilda. Das Bild ist sehr gut geworden.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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    1. thank you JANINA!!! I appreciate your comment!! Have a nice day.

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  23. Depressed?? No! He looks introspective. :)) I love it HIlda. ANd do you know I ask my models the same thing, I HAAAAAATE painting teeth. And I think it kills a lot of feeling in a portrait. Great for photos, not paintings.

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    1. thank you CRYSTAL for that wonderful comment!! I'm doing a portrait right now "with" teeth but I'm taking my time with this one..Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

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  24. Wow..totally beautiful..what a sweet soul, pensive and deeply soulful!
    Love it!!
    wowness!!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you VICTORIA for stopping by...he does look a bit pensive or guilty like Linda said!! He definitely is a good boy!

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  25. Hi Hilda, wonderful portrait, I really like his expression. I would not say taht he is depressed, to me he looks very careful to whom he's talking about. Great job! Hug.

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  26. thank you SO much TITO! I really appreciate and value your comment!!! Have a wonderful day..

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  27. And handsome you've recorded him Hilda! You've caught what might have been the slight annoyance that most models experience and reveal sublimely! HA HA!!!

    A lovely portrait ... very sensitively handled as usual!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. thank you so much BRUCE! he does look annoyed, doesn't he..HaHa!! I appreciate you stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

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  28. Excelente retrato. No lo veo deprimido un poco serio, pensativo eso si. Felicidades por la obra y por el nieto!

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    1. Gracias, TINA!!! Lo agradezco tu comentario!! Deseo que tienes un dia bueno!!! Un abrazo.

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  29. He does have quite the serious look on his face. You really captured his look . I know your family will always treasure it.
    Doug

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    1. thank you so much DOUG for your kind comment. I enjoyed painting him!! Enjoy your day!!

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  30. Oh he seems serious,alright! Handsome guy :)
    You are lucky that he agrees to pose for you.My son doesn't oblige me easily. When I asked him to sit for a portrait study recently, he told me that it won't be 'free'..and that I would have to pay him his 'fees'!

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  31. ARTI! That's a funny story! Your son is a business man already!!! Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comment and enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  32. This came out really well! It is hard to get kids to "pose" without smmiling.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for your wonderful comment. It definitely is hard getting them to pose, but I took a few reference shots...after a few minutes..he was gone!!LOL

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  33. Hello dear Hilda,
    funny anecdote. Your grandson is very handsome, & his eyes clear is the highlight of your beautiful creation. It is a beauty and a pride!
    Big hug.

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    1. thank you CAROLINA!! Your comment made my day. Thank you for stopping by..and enjoy the rest of the Evening...hugs

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  34. Wow, that's fantastic Hilda. He's lovely. He's got a curious but calm expression on his face. Just wonderful.

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    1. thank you NORA for stopping by and for your wonderful comment on Nik.!! I truly appreciate it!!

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  35. So nice, Hilda. Teeth in a portrait often just look strange... you were wise to pick this one for a study.

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    1. Thank you DIANA for your lovely comment. This one was the best expression that he was going to give me! And believe it or not he liked the painting...Thanks for stopping by.

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  36. Very charming! Actually I think he's looking very attentively, concentrating on not laughing perhaps? Lovely picture as always!

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  37. thank you so much JERRY for stopping by and for your kind comment!!!

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  38. Oh those eyes! What a precious little boy! You worked your magic and created an heirloom! Love the palette, the crop - everything about this one is spot on! Bravo!

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    1. thank you so much ROSEMARY for your lovely comment! Nik is a wonderful boy and I enjoyed painting him!! Enjoy your day!!

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  39. Can't blame you for not wanting to paint teeth:) Fabulous portrait! He looks seriously handsome:)

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  40. thank you SO much CARRIE for stopping by and commenting on Nik!!! I value your opinion...Enjoy your day!!!

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  41. Wow, this is so wonderful. I love that brighter light on his cheek. You are a popular gal, every time I get here you have like 70 comments, lol. Maybe I am a slacker, lol.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA!!! You're funny...I appreciate your kind comment...Have a wonderful day!!

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  42. Wonderful portrait...I love his eyes and expression!

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    1. Thank you so much CAROL!!! I'm so glad you like this portrait!! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  43. Hi Hilda. Nice pastel and eyes "words"

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    1. Thank you Blanco for that very generous comment!! I appreciate it so much.!

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  44. Thank you MYRA!!!! You just made my day with your comment!!

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  45. He is indeed a handsome little man! I've been gone and missing out on your recents. Excellent, as always Hilda!

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    1. thank you SO much MARY! I enjoyed painting this one! He's such a special little boy!

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  46. You painted such a beautiful portrait of your grandson! I'm sure he will treasure it forever!

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    1. Awww...thank you so much THERESA for that nice comment...I loved painting this one.

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  47. Hi Hilda, amazing portrait, your painting are fantastic! as always..
    Hugs

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    1. thank you SO much MARI JOSE for that beautiful comment...I appreciate it!!!

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  48. Nik is a very handsome guy. The lighting in this is beautiful Hilda.

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    1. Thank you NANCY for that very generous comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  49. Hilda, he is just adorable - and so serious! I love this portrait!

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    1. thank you SUSAN for that nice comment!!! He was serious for the moment! LOL I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  50. He is adorable, Hilda, (although he probably wouldn't appreciate that description) and once again, such a beautiful painting!

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

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  51. Dear Hilda,
    I looooove this work so much! Definately, a masterpiece!! I particularly love his face expression. You captured his mood and personality so well. Congrats!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  52. thank you SO much SADAMI. You just made my day with your comment...

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  53. What a handsome young man, and your rendering of him in his baseball cap is outstanding. The eyes had me right away, and you manage to create beautiful skin tones. The transitions in shadow and light are so smoothly done. The painting just glows!

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  54. thank you so much for that beautiful comment, CAROL!!! I appreciate it SO much!! He's such a sweet boy as well...and enjoyed painting him.

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  55. This is powerful.
    He is a handsome guy!

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