Friday, July 13, 2012

First time Mom

I will always remember how I felt the first moment that my daughter was given to me by the Nurse.  The instant love is so strong that you just never forget that moment.  There isn't anything better than becoming a Mommy for the first time.  My cousin commissioned two paintings of this beautiful family--one of this bundle of joy with mama and the other is of the little one with his dad.  She will receive this portrait next week...so I think it will be safe to post it..I will post the second one soon..   Originally, I wanted to paint this with oils but who am I kidding?  I wasn't sure what colors to use.  After staring at all the beautiful colors that I would have used in an oil portrait, I took my pastels out, since I feel more comfortable with pastels..better idea..LOL!! I hope she likes this as much as I enjoyed painting her handsome little  boy!!

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  1. They will love it. Of course you are a master with pastels but I have no doubt you could do it in oils too!
    Doug

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    1. thank you so much DOUG for that nice comment. I appreciate it.!

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  2. This is just so sweet, Hilda....wonderful!

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    1. thank you CAROL for stopping by and for your comment!!!!

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  3. it's beautiful AND it looks like an oil painting!

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    1. thank you so much MYRA. You have just made my day!!

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  4. She's gonna' love it!! Impossible not to with the wonderful tug of happy emotion pouring out... so wonderful Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much MARY!!! I hope she likes it as well...she'll receive it next weekend.

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  5. Hilda, this is perfect! How wonderful and beautiful!! The parents will love your portraits. :)

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    1. thank you KATHRYN.!! I appreciate you stopping by and for your lovely comment. I hope they like them as well!!

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  6. One word: FANTASTIC. I love the pose. I love the palette. I love the composition, I love the subject. You are an inspiration, a force that keeps me plugging away.

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    1. thank you so much LINDA!!! You just made my day!!!

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  7. The moment of course is very special and etched in the mother's mind for life time and you brought out that essence here in this wonderful portrait, this is one of your spectacular works Hilda!

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    1. I appreciate this wonderful comment, PADMAJA. Thank you!!!

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  8. You have done it again! This is a wonderful pastel, Hilda.
    You really have a gift for capturing the essence of the emotional content of your subject matter. In this case, a mothers love.

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    1. thank you for that nice comment, JULIE!! It's so appreciated.

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  9. Hello Hilda! What a beautiful portrait, great composition, color and expression. This portrait transmits tenderness and joy!
    Exactly these joy and tenderness that comes
    when you have newborn in your arms!

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    1. thank you RITA for your generous comment. I appreciate it so much.!

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  10. Gorgeous (as usual) Hilda. You've captured the emotion perfectly.
    Is this on a dark paper or did you add the background. It certainly makes the subjects stand out.

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    1. thank you so much SUE!! I appreciate you stopping by and for commenting...I painted this on Canson paper/grey...and painted the background dark with a mixture of black/purples/red/. I never use black alone. (too harsh) Enjoy your day.!

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  11. Hola Hilda, claro que le gustará, es un retrato magnífico, lleno de ternura y de vida.

    Un fuerte saludo. Buen verano

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    1. gracias, ROSA por tu comentario!! Lo agradezco!! Un abrazo!!!

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  12. Hilda, what a wonderful portrait!

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    1. thank you so much JUDY for stopping by and for your comment!!

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  13. felice fine settimana a te...ciao

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    1. thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by!!! I appreciate it...have a good week!!

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  14. Oh, oh! Cuanta hermosura y ternura!!!
    Y...mucho amor! Fantástico!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, JOSH por tu comentario muy generoso...Lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo!!

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  15. Hilda, this is just beautiful. They will love and cherish these portraits forever. I too remember when I first saw and held my babies. That was the instant I knew without a doubt that there is a God and it is all true.

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    1. I do hope they love it SHERRY!!! Thank you so much for your confidence. I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  16. emana tranquilidad, belleza y suavidad en la ejecucion, enhorabuena y un saludo.

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    1. Gracias, JOSE..Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado este pastel...lo agradezco tu comentario.
      un abrazo.

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  17. Hilda! This is amazing! I love the expression you captured on the mother's face. It brings back memories of holding my two sons when they were babies. Beautiful work Hilda...I can't wait to see the other painting. I would have done the same thing...stick to what I know. :)

    I am so amazed at the detail you get with pastel...it seems so so difficult!

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    1. thank you so much LISA for that lovely comment. I appreciate it! When I first saw the reference picture I fell in love with her expression and I was hoping to capture it with my pastels. I find painting the details easy but I would have a lot of problems with oils, I'm sure.!

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  18. Wow!!! You captured that joy and tenderness so well. Beautiful job!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN!! I'm so glad you like it...I appreciate you stopping by.

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  19. excellent ..you've captured a lovely moment!

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

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  20. Applause.. Take a bow on this one..

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    1. Wow!! thank you SO much for that one, PRABAL!!!

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  21. Oh this is SO beautiful!! I just love the expression on Mummmys face! The love between Mother and baby is so obvious in your painting. She will be so thrilled! :0))

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    1. thank you SANDRA for stopping by!! You just made my day...I was hoping to capture her beautiful expression!! I do hope she likes it!!

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  22. What's not to love? Beautiful moment captured.

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    1. thank you TRUDY!!! for that lovely comment.!!

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  23. Hi there Hilda!... As is always the case in your fine pastel portraiture... you capture the "
    "essence" of human feeling... as well as the physicality of the moment!

    The kind of love that you have frozen in spectacular fashion here... is essentially the element of a mother's unconditional love which can shape us forever... as fine and giving human beings!

    A fine masterpiece!

    Good Painting and Happy Summer!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Your words are so beautiful, BRUCE! Thank you for that wonderful comment.

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    1. thank you SO much PAM for your lovely comment. I hope she likes it also.

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  25. I cannot even imagine anything more treasured by a new parent than a portrait such as this! Just look at the JOY on her face, and the loving position of her hands as she holds the new baby. Talk about a "forever" gift! Exquisite and touching!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL ..you have just made my day. I'm glad you like it.!!

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  26. Wow! Hilda...she will absolutely cherish this great painting of love! Excellent!

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    1. thank you DEAN!! I really enjoyed painting this new Mom!! Glad you stopped by.!

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  27. This is just beautiful!The expression on Mom's face, her crinkled nose...even the baby seems to be responding to it.I am sure the family will cherish it forever.It is safe to go with the medium you are comfortable with, when it comes to commissioned portraits.Isn't it!

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    1. Thank you so much ARTI for stopping by and for your beautiful comment. I was so happy to have received a good reference picture...and yes, if its a commissioned portrait, I needed to be comfortable with the medium.

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  28. Such a touching scene Hilda! You've done a great job with this one.

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    1. thank you HELEN for you very kind comment!!

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  29. Hi Hilda, I have no words for this painting......is so beautiful! She will love, no doubt!! Bravissima! Hug.

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    1. thank you TITO!! I'm SO glad you like it. Have a wonderful day!

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  30. A wonderful portrait, so sweet. It's a precious moment between mother and son, shows tenderness and love. Hugs!

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    1. thank you CONCHI...for that very kind comment. I appreciate it!!

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  31. Lovely! What a great subject too!

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    1. thank you ALINE for that very generous comment! I appreciate it!!

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  32. Mothers and babies are such special subjects. I think it is especially fun painting them and I can tell you enjoyed this one very much.

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    1. thank you DIANA!!! I truly did enjoy painting this lovely Mom with baby! Certain subjects call me!!

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  33. This has such a lovely emotional feel, Hilda! Beautiful!!!

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    1. thank you so much LORRAINE for your very lovely comment. I'm so glad you like it.

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  34. There is nothing more special than being a mother, other that being a grandmother! This beautiful painting will be treasured by the new mother FOREVER.

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    1. thank you CLAIRE!! you're right..becoming a grandmother is so special as well. They become part of us instantly just like our own children.!

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  35. You have to know she loves it!! What a special moment, captured forever. A family heirloom that can be passed on for generations to come.
    Congratulations on a job well done!

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    1. thank you CAROL for stopping by and taking time out to comment..I appreciate it so much.

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  36. Very polished strong painting. Magnificent!

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    1. thank you NORA for you beautiful comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  37. What a lovely subject and such a moving painting Hila. I could never forget being handed my daughter Anna moments after she was born (my wife was feeling terribly groggy after a caesanian). Anna and I always say "we go back a long way" (well 15 years).

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  38. thank you JERRY for stopping by and taking time out to comment. When a Dad holds his daughter for the first time....that tender moment is the same!..right? Enjoy the rest of your night!

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  39. Hilda that is incredibly touching. You captured that love SO well. :))) Well done!! Huzzah for you Hilda!!!

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    1. thank you SO much CRYSTAL! You're so kind!!. I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  40. Oh my, Hilda you are a master of capturing expression and portraying the emotions of your subjects. No photo can capture what you are able to instill in your work. So very beautiful.

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    1. What a beautiful comment, JOAN!!! Thank you so much.

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  41. Hola Hilda, cuanto tiempo, ya te echábamos de menos! que bonita pintura, me encanta y que tierna!! ojala me pintaran una a mi así con mi pequeñin! :) besos!!

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    1. Gracias, MARI por tu amable comentario!!! Estoy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura. Un abrazo!!

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  42. Well you certainly nailed this beautiful portrait, I'm sure they will adore it, very well done.

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    1. thank you SO much DIANA for that beautiful comment. I'm so glad you like it!! They will be receiving it Saturday! Enjoy your day.

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  43. Oh HIlda, So beautiful and touching. What a treasure for the family.

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    1. thank you BARBARA for your kind comment..I appreciate it so much!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  44. Oh, my, I haven't visited in a while and I am sorry I missed your recent works. This one in particular is heartwarming and touching. Simply beautiful!

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  45. thank you so much COLETTE for stopping by and for your sweet comment.. I'm so glad you like this one. Enjoy the rest of the night!!

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  46. So sweet! I remember that moment too. Babies are a wonderful blessing! Love your assortment of portraits that you've been doing. Especially your school photo--adorable!!

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  47. Thank you so much, STEPHANIE for stopping by and for commenting! My school piece is one of my favorites...bringing back so many happy memories every time I look at it.

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    1. thank you ALINE for your very kind comment!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  49. It's beautiful and touching Hilda!

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    1. thank you ADRIANA for your comment!! I'm so glad you like it!!

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  50. So sweet, Hilda - you captured a precious moment - the new mother will love this painting!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE for stopping by and commenting!!! I hope the Mom loves it as well!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the day!

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  52. Esta tecnica me atrae bastante pero nunca pinte nada con pinturas al pastel tu lo haces magistralmente. Enhorabuena

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  53. Gracias, EVA por tu comentario. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este pastel. Yo nunca pinte con agua como tu! Me encanta tu trabajo!
    un abrazo!!

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  54. This portrait is just so tender, so loving - you have captured this moment perfectly. When you show her the portrait, I think this mother will have tears in her eyes!

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  55. SUSAN...thank you so much for that beautiful comment!! I appreciate it SO much!! My cousin received the paintings and she loves them!! So now she will be giving her friends the paintings on Saturday!!!

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  56. Looks like they feel so much love.

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  57. I said that myself when I first saw the reference picture...I just smiled to myself remembering back hmmmmmmm! a few years back. LOL

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  58. Wow, did this one bring a surge of emotion! What love and warmth you depicted here!

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  59. thank you MARIA! I truly thank you for that comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening!!

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