Thursday, July 19, 2012

First time Dad

A Father's Love

A father is respected because he gives his children leadership...appreciated because he gives his children care...valued because he gives his children time...loved because he gives his children the one thing they treasure most....himself..
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My heart melted when I was painting this..the love between Dad and son is so obvious.  You can see how proud he is of his baby boy..holding him so tightly and so lovingly.  I enjoyed painting this portrait as I did my previous "First time Mom"....This is the second commissioned painting I did and Mom and Dad will receive them on Saturday!!

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  1. Goodness me - I actually get to be one of the first in your comments.
    The is another beautiful and emotional painting. I get a special feeling of sharing a private moment of unconditional love. This is amazing.

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    1. thank you JULIE for stopping by and for your lovely comment! I had such a wonderful reference picture, so it made it easy to capture that special moment.

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  2. Hilda, this is brilliant! You have so beautifully and intimately captured this wonderful moment. BRAVO!!

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    1. thank you KATHRYN! Your comment is SO appreciated!!

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  3. Hi Hilda, esta obra es maravillosa, por como la has realizado y porque has sabido captar el amor que hay en la imagen de un padre con su pequeño, felicidades!! un beso y feliz fin de semana!

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

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  4. An infinite sweetness comes from this
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    Memory of an extraordinary moment for ever!Wonderful done,Hilda!

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    1. You are SO kind RITA!!! thank you for that lovely comment!!

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  5. Such a moving portrait, Hilda! As was the other one!

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    1. thank you so much JUDY! You're so nice..thank you for that lovely comment.

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  6. Again a WOW work Hilda.. That bonding is just so great there..

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    1. Your comments always make me smile..thank you so much PRABAL!!!

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  7. A lovely and fitting partner for the 'Mom' portrait Hilda. Beautiful work :-)

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    1. thank you SUE for stopping by and commenting...they will find their new home tomorrow!

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  8. Ah, he is going to be an ecstatic dad!This is lovely, as all your portraits are;the father is holding the baby so protectively...I love it!

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    1. thank you so much ARTI!! You just made my day..!! I appreciate your comment.

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  9. This is gift that will always give, Hilda. The two pieces together are just amazing. I love how this dad is already protecting his son. I love the joy and delight in mom's face. What a lucky family!

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY for stopping by and commenting. They are definitely a happy family now. Enjoy your day!!

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    1. thank you CAROL for your kind comment!!! I really appreciate you stopping by...

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  11. These portraits are SO touching! I LOVE this! Such a beautiful image :0)
    The moustache made me chuckle ;0)

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA!! It's always touching when I see a Mom or Dad holding their precious baby. He certainly has the full moustache, right? Enjoy your day!!

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  12. These portraits are beautiful! Both evoke the feelings of parental love. Great job!

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

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  13. This sets the bar so high. it's as beautiful as the mom and infant. Lots of love in these portraits Huxo. The tiny sweet innocent babe nestled in the burly, robust arms of the dad is priceless.

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    1. thank you LINDA for your sweet comment. I don't think there's anything better than a baby cuddling with Dad...you're right, its priceless.!

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  14. Again a fantastic work, Hilda. These two portraits are so touching and beautiful, both tell the deep love of a parent for her/his son! Hug!

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    1. thank you TITO for such encouraging words. I'm so glad you like this portrait! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  15. Hi, Hilda,
    Really a wonderful and sensitive work as good as the mother's work below. Your talent is amazing!! Congrats! I'm sure the father would be so happy.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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    1. thank you so much SADAMI for stopping by and for your beautiful comment. I'm SO happy you like this portrait...and hope that the new parents do as well!!!

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  16. Another beauty filled with tenderness and love!!!

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    1. thank you SO much JOAN!!! I'm so glad you like it!!!

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    Aw, This is so sweet. I can really feel the father's love to his child. It stirs a lot of emotion to the spectator.

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    1. thank you MISCHY for your very nice comment. I appreciate it!!

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  18. Hilda, these two works are just so beautiful and capture that loving bond. Like you, I can never match the feelings I had when I had my first child. The family will just love these works. Your pastels are awesome.

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    1. thank you MARY!! I appreciate your very beautiful comment. I hope that when they receive these paintings that it will help them remember this day.

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  19. very beautiful - and expressive!

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    1. thank you MYRA. I'm glad you like this portrait. Thank you for stopping by!!

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  20. May their relationship be forever blessed. Both works are priceless - love your work.

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    1. You are SO kind, TRUDY!! thank you for stopping by!

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  21. I'm sure they will be delighted to receive these wonderful paintings Hilda.

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  22. thank you so much ERIK!! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!!!

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  23. Completely wonderful! Do I keep saying that? Probably...because they are :)The contrast of dad's size,dark mustache etc. against that sweet baby is a story in itself. Another gem Hilda :)

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    1. thank you so much MARY for such a lovely comment...I love how he looks like such a gentle Dad with his baby.

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  24. Another magnificent piece Hilda! Just marvelous!

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    1. Thank you so much NORA!!! You are SO kind!! I appreciate you stopping by...

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    1. thank you DIANA for stopping by and commenting...truly appreciated!!!

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  26. Una felice domenica per te...ciao

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    1. thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by !!! Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  27. I think these wonderful comments say it all. Obviously these images of parents and children really touch our hearts. Doug

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    1. thank you so much DOUG for your wonderful comment!! It touched my heart just painting this portrait...seeing the love they have for this little boy.

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  28. The love that overflows in this one feels almost tangible, Hilda!! Wonderful!

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    1. thank you DEAN!!! You're SO kind...I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  29. Oh my goodness, Hilda ...this is brilliant. You never fail to amaze me with the emotion you can get into a picture. I'm not qualified to say how good your technique is ... but I don't have, others will tell you every time they see it.

    Loved this post.

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    1. Awww, thank you JOHN! what a nice comment!! Glad you like it..I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  30. Muito lindas tuas pinturas! parabéns! Tu as fazes com grande maestria. Estou encantada. Um abraço.

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    1. thank you VALIERIA for that sweet comment! Glad you stopped by! Hugs

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  31. Once again just beautiful work Hilda. How wonderful these will look hanging together and I know they will love them.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA!!! I just got a call from my cousin and her friend loves the portraits...I am so thrilled!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

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    1. thank you so much DIANE for stopping by and commenting....truly appreciated!!!

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  33. Very touching and sensitive portrayal of a new father, the way he holds the baby tells a lot and you did great justice to this sentiment Hilda!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for your lovely comment. You're so kind!!!

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  34. Preciosos los dos, son muy emotivos.

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    1. Gracias TINA!!! lo agradezco tu comentario muy amable!!!

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  35. So well done. Yes I can see that he takes this dad thing seriously. great painting.

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    1. thank you so much ANGELA!! I'm glad you like it!!!

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

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  37. Such tender emotion! No wonder you enjoyed this commission so much - what lucky clients you have. They will treasure these two portraits forever!

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    1. thank you so much Susan for your lovely comment. They both loved the painting which makes me so incredibly happy!!!

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  38. ganz lieb dein eintrag .Und das bild dazu ist wunderschön.Ich bin ganz stolz auf die guten Väter,,,,,
    lieben gruss Christa

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    1. thank you CHRYSOULA for stopping by and for your very nice comment!! I am very glad you like it!!

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  39. Fantástico Hilda, fantástico!! Otro de la misma serie del anterior, pero con papá. Que tambien respira amor. Te felicito.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, JOSH por tu comentario muy amable. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado!!! Un abrazo!!

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  40. So beautiful, Hilda! Such a wonderful job with the skin tones! I know they will treasure them forever.

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    1. thank you CAROL for that nice comment. I really appreciate it!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening...

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  41. Hilda, you have managed to connect the physical execution to the emotional in this painting. Beautifully done!

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    1. thank you so much PAT!!! I'm so happy you like this painting. Have a wonderful night!!

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  42. Wow! Wow! Wow! So touching & beautiful!

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  43. thank you KIM...you just made my day! I appreciate you stopping by.

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    1. thank you SO much CELESTE for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

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  45. Awww these portraits are beautiful and will be treasured.

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    1. thank you so much CARRIE for your generous comment ..glad you like them!!!

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  46. sorry---my comment got deleted? Well, I did not mean to do that. What I wrote was...:
    Just right!
    Great job

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  47. these portraits of father and mother have much feeling, I like : )

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  48. thank you so much SADEU for that beautiful comment! I truly enjoyed painting both mom and dad!! Enjoy your day!!

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  49. I would bet that they were extremely excited to receive these beautiful works Hilda! Wow...you did a phenomenal job!!! The love for their baby is so evident...how impressive to be able to capture this human emotion in a pastel painting. I am in awe.

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  50. Thank you so much LISA for that beautiful comment. You just made me feel so good. It also makes me feel wonderful that they loved the paintings!!!

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  51. Hi hmuxo. I see you are a good blogger. I love your portraits. It's just amazing to see something unique and wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed exploring your blog. Keep it up!

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

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  52. Wowness..so beautiful..I love gazing through your works and discovering gems I missed..outstanding as always! a very special tender moment!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you so much VICTORIA for stopping by and commenting on First time Dad! You're so kind!!

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