Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rudy

Rudy is about a year old now and the cutest little dog.  He's
a cockapoo...a cross between the cocker spaniel and the
poodle.   He's very bright, affectionate and loves people !!
He's so sweet and extremely "Patriotic".. LOL... he made
his debut at this years 4th of July party at my niece Debbie's
house.  I enjoyed painting this pastel portrait of Rudy...loved
his curly fur...!!!

103 comments:

  1. He is a real cutie! One can feel his fur.
    Hilda, in reading you previous posts I did not realized that you had also suffered the consequences of Sandy. I'm glad you are painting again.

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    1. thank you ADRIANA for stopping by and for your very kind comment. My neighbors are still struggling to get their houses to the point they can live in it again. I went riding through my neighborhood yesterday to find a house off the foundation..so of course, his house is condemned!. Its going to take awhile to get back to what it was. I was very lucky. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!!

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  2. The fur has come out so realistic and nice. You can actually feel it. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much AK for stopping by and for your comment. I don't paint dogs too often so I enjoyed painting Rudy!! Glad you liked it!!

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  3. He looks like a doll, it will feel like heaven to hold him in your arms, sweet and adorable work Hilda!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA!! I'm so glad you like this painting!!!

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  4. Absolutely, positively adorable! You have captured the softness of his fur perfectly.

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    1. thank you CLAIRE!! you just made my day!
      Glad you stopped by.

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  5. Precioso Hilda! su expresión es muy buena, el color y sus orejas me encantan. Se ve muy dulce.
    Felicidades, Un abrazo

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    1. Gracias OLGA por tu comentario muy amable!! Un abrazo!!

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    1. thank you so much JUDY!!! Glad you stopped by!! Enjoy your day!!

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  7. What a wonderful painting, Hilda. The eyes are so alive. Just love the scarf!!

    Hope Sandy is just a distant memory now.

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    1. thank you so much JOHN for stopping by and commenting on this little pooch!! Yes, the memory of Sandy is "slowly" going away! I appreciate you asking. Have a wonderful day.

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  8. Dear Hilda,in italiano" Troppo simpatico"!
    A WONDERFUL portrait where Rudy speaks us with eyes so lively!!!I want to make a caress on his curly fur.
    Warm hugs,dear Hilda!

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    1. You're always so supportive, RITA. Thank you for your very kind comment. Hugs!!!

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    1. thank you SHERRY!!! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. He's definitely a cutie!

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  10. He is a lovely dog, This is a great job Hilda!!.hugs

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    1. thank you so much MARI!!! glad you like Rudy. He is a sweet little dog. Hugs!!!

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  11. What a lovely little dog is Rudy! You did a fantastic portrait Hilda. Ciao!

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    1. thank you so much TITO! I appreciate your very kind comment!!! Ciao!!

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  12. Aww.. How sweet is this little dog!! The name made me chuckle. My friend has a dog called a 'Chinese Crested Powder Puff'! You'd think by the name that he'd look all fancy and white - But in actual fact, by her own admission, he looks like a toilet brush, lol!
    Your doggy portrait is perfect and I love the little neck tie :0)

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    1. Oh my goodness!! so funny about the Chinese Crested Powder puff!!! My friend owned one awhile back ..the cutest little thing but it did look like a toilet brush! LOL. glad you like Rudy, SANDRA!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias por tu comentario, TINA. Un abrazo!

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  14. this is a beautiful pastel- it almost looks like a photograph! you have really captured the fluffy fur-fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much MYRA!!! You just made my day with your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  15. Hi Hilda. BRAVO!!! You did an absolutely brilliant job with Rudy!!! His face, his fur, his eyes, his expression - all adorable. I love Rudy!

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    1. thank you SO much KATHRYN for your very kind comment. I appreciate it so much. The best part is that my niece loves the painting!!

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  16. Me encanta la expression de Rudy. La tecnica del pastel la dominas perfectamente, parece una foto. Felicidades. Un abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, EVA por tu comentario amable!! me alegro que te guste el retrato de Rudy!!! un abrazo!!

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  17. You captured those expressive eyes into the soul! I believe this little guy stole your heart! I love it.

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY for your lovely comment!! I think he stole everyone's heart!!! Glad you like it!!!

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  18. I just love the shading in Rudy's coat!!! Well done!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for stopping by and commenting on Rudy!! I appreciate your visit.

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  19. Such a soulful expression and deep adoring eyes! I love him!

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    1. thank you SUSAN!!! you just made my day!!

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  20. Dit is zo ongelooflijk knap gedaan ik dacht dat het de foto was lieve groetjes Danielle

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  21. What a nice comment DANIELLE!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  22. Rudy rocks! As you do Hilda!
    This painting makes me smile and smile and smile some more.
    Bravo Hilda!
    Michael

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    1. thank you MICHAEL!!! You just made ME smile with your comment!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  23. Preciosa te ha quedado la perrita, se ve con la ternura que la has pintado.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias CARMEN!!! Lo agradezco tus palabras !!

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  24. What a lovely cross...in fact I couldn't first understand if it were a poodle or....? Beautiful portrait as always , he really looks sweet and he has a beautiful look in his eyes, great rendering Hilda. xox

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    1. thank you for commenting, JANE!! Yes, it is a very good cross between the two breeds. He has a very sweet face. I'm glad you like him!!

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  25. Wow and double Wow, just love this, what an adorable pup. I actually love the mix breeds, which are very expensive. My son just bought a cocker, beshon mix,very cute.

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    1. Hi JOAN!! So glad you like Rudy!! I read somewhere that they want to make this combination a "pedigree"...imagine that? and they're just as expensive as a pedigree. I bet your son's dog is adorable as well.!

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  26. ¡¡Realmente adorable!! Dan ganas de cogerla en brazos, ¿quién puede resistirse a esa dulce mirada?
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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  27. gracias CONCHI por tu comentario MUY amable..Lo agradezco....es verdad que uno no puede resistir esa mirada !
    Un abrazo!!!

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  28. Another beautiful painting. There is always a special emotional quality to your paintings, Hilda. I think it is because you love what you are painting.
    I wanted to tell you that the painting I sold to go towards the pets who were left alone or needed temporary foster care after Sandy, went to Petfinders and ORVIS matched every donation. Isn't that great of them? So instead of $125.it became a substantial $250. I think ORVIS needs a pat on the back.

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    1. I do love what I'm painting, JULIE. I don't do well if I don't like a subject. What a wonderful organization ORVIS is. I'll have to check into that one. I think it's a wonderful idea to take in a pet until their family builds up their home... Today, my neighborhood looked like the movie "E.T."...there was men with white coats and masks working on some of the homes..its getting better but so sad to see this...

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  29. Such a cutie and you did a perfect job painting him.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA for your very generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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    1. thank you so much PRABAL!! You're so kind..glad you like him.!

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  31. Hello Hilda:) I can see you made this one with love. Everything is so well drawn. I love the fur but especially his eyes and his beautiful colors. Oh and that little mouth... He's just a cuty. I love this doggy and I love your art:)xx

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  32. You just made my day with your comment RENATE!!
    You are so kind, thank you so much!!!

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  33. Oh! Quel mignon petit chien... Ma chère amie vous avez capturé toute l'innocence et la douceur de cet adorable toutou...
    Un merveilleux travail. J'aime son regard captivant.

    Gros bisous

    ps : merci beaucoup pour votre très gentil commentaire.

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    1. thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment, MARTINE! Glad you posted pictures of Nathan. He's so adorable...
      Have a wonderful day!!

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  34. Your Ruby painting is fabulous and what a beautiful little soul he seems to be. He wears his neck-tie so proudly and I can imagine him having stolen the limelight. Thanks for sharing him with us.

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    1. thank you LAURA for stopping by and for your very nice comment. He's a good little dog and loved by all. Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  35. oh what a doll...I see your talent for the face extends to the furry ones...Lovely, the little scarf is too great. He is soooo cute! wonderful work :)

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    1. thank you so much CELESTE! I really enjoyed painting that furry face. LOL. I was lucky to have a good reference picture. Enjoy your weekend!

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  36. You did a wonderful job with his curly hair (I can tell it's shiny, soft hair as well).

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    1. thank you so much SHIRLEY for stopping by and commenting on Rudy!! his fur is SO soft!! Glad you like this painting!!

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  37. Hi Hilda-)))
    he is so lovely and beautiful,,i want to kiss him-)))
    you did a very very very very good work!!!!!
    kisses
    Christa

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    1. You're so funny, CHRISTA!!! I'm so glad you like Rudy. You made my day! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  38. Rudy looks so sweet and I love his patriotic flag scarf! You have captured his character so well but I bet he gets into mischief sometimes though?!

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    1. Thank you JERRY for stopping by and taking the time out to comment! I appreciate it.! I'm sure he has his "moment"!! LOL.

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  39. Oh Hilda- this really brought a smile and I have to say, a little laugh to me. What a great dog and personality you have portrayed here! Julie is so right about the emotion in your works- just so good!

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    1. thank you MARY for that lovely comment!! Their faces do make one smile, don't they?
      I'm so glad you like him..you have made my day!!

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  40. What a cute pooch! He is adorable and I love the red, white and blue bandana. Great job!

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    1. thank you so much HEATHER!! I appreciate your comment!! Enjoy your day!

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  41. Es un retrato fantástico, me gusta muchísimo. Es una perrita muy linda, su mirada es especial y se nota que es muy buena. Felicidades Hilda.

    Un abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, ROSA!! Lo agradezco tu comentario. Es un perrito muy dulce y un placer para pintarle!
      un abrazo!!

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  42. Hi Hilda! He's a sweet dog all right. I love the pose he's taking, trying to stand still for a minute and be serious. A lovely painting, Hugs

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  43. thank you so much HELEN!!! It took many photo shots to get the reference picture. LOL but he did a nice job. He's definitely a sweet dog. Glad you like him!!! Enjoy your day!!

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  44. Wow, it´s a beutiful dog, really a winner.
    Congrats.

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    1. thank you so much SERGIO for you visit and your wonderful comment! I appreciate it...
      Enjoy this wonderful day.

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  45. Nice job on this, Hilda! What a cutie.

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  46. thank you so much DIANA!! you're so kind..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  47. What can be more fun than a patriotic cockapoo, Hilda??!!
    Love those luxurious curls.

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  48. You're funny, DEAN!!! thank you for stopping by to comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  49. Beautiful Hilda, and you really captured his sweet expression!!

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  50. Thank you THERESA for stopping by and for your comment!!! He does have a sweet face, doesn't he? Glad you like him...!!

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  51. How adorable! Cock-a-poo's are my favorite breed and Rudy is one cute little guy.

    You did your magic, again, on his fur and his flag scarf around his neck.

    Very well done!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for stopping by and commenting on Rudy! He is a cutie and the best thing is that he doesn't shed! Big plus, right? Glad you liked him.!

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  52. wow Hilda...how gorgeous..what a sweet little soul...beautiful soft fur..the colors are warm and beautiful!1 What a little charmer!! Amazing as always!

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    1. thank you so much VICTORIA for visiting and for your lovely comment!!! I appreciate it!! Enjoy your day!!!

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  53. Es precioso, Hilda!. Al verlo pensé que era una foto. Realmente buena la pintura. Felicidades!
    Un abrazo

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  54. muchisimas gracias, CARMEN por tu comentario muy amable!!! Un abrazo!!

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  55. I can't get over how incredibly good this pastel painting is Hilda. Wow, wow and wow!

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  56. thank you LISA for that incredible comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  57. Olá, Hilda!
    Então, pegue sua caixa de costuras, e vamos lá, fazer um joguinho assim..rsss
    É tão bom costurar...eu não tenho muita prática, mas vou seguindo o passo a passo na internet, imprimo os moldes, e vou conseguindo. Depois que ficar prontinho, eu posto as fotos para você ver tá?

    Beijos, Hilda, beijos...

    Nil

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  58. thank you SO much NILCELI for stopping by and for your comment....hugs

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  59. thank you SO much GIANCARLO!!!! HUGS!!!

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  60. Rudy looks so real! My eye goes right to his eyes. Really nice painting Hilda!

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  61. thank you so much BRAD! I appreciate your comment!!!

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  62. What a wonderful portrait. You have a lot of talent Hilda! My own pooch is scratching at me for attention now . . .

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  63. thank you SO much CAROLE for stopping by...I really appreciate your comment!!!

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