Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Perfect Moment

First of all...Happy New Year to all my friends here in Blogland.!!
When I went to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend a Wedding,  I was
so happy when my cousin Al caught this beautiful moment of  his son- in-law Adam in that perfect pose with his wife, Christina.  Sometimes, its those candid shots that are the best..Christina's Mom called it the "Loretta Young" pose!   I thought it would be nice to paint it with oils and a little "impressionistic" for a change!!  The wedding was at the Clarion Hotel.  The lovely Clarion Hotel is right in the heart of the City.  The Hotel's 20th floor is home to the "Top of the Tower" Restaurant and lounge offering panoramic views of the City...This is where she got married and the reception followed and a good time was had by all !!!

124 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Hilda! This is another one of your beautiful memory filled paintings that will mean so much to your family and be cherished forever.

    So sorry to hear that you were hit by Hurricane Sandy. I hope that bit by bit your neighbourhood will recover and your friendships and caring will heal. Here's to 2013 bringing all of you happiness, health and peace.

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    1. thank you so much, Claire. Everyone around me is re-building slowly. They all have such wonderful attitudes which helps them even more! Glad you stopped by!!

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  2. Magnifique peinture, tendre et romantique...
    Félicitations!

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    1. Thank you so much OLIVIER for stopping by..glad you like it...I enjoyed painting this one!!!

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  3. Oh fabulous painting. One to cherish. Happy New Year Hilda.

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    1. Thank you LAURA!!! Glad you like it!!! Happy New Year!!

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  4. Happy New Year, Hilda! You captured a wonderful moment here, the impressionistic atmosphere is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you JUDY for stopping by..I had such a great reference picture so I had to paint it...glad you like it.

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  5. Happy new year Hilda. Nice work and composition.
    Hugs from Barcelona

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    1. thank you so much BLANCO. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!!! Happy New Year!!

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  6. Precioso trabajo, un momento magico!

    Un saludo.

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    1. Gracias VERONICA por tu comentario!!! Lo agradezco!!!

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  7. Beautiful rendition of a love inspired moment...really, art does not get better than that! Great way to honor a memory. Love it...hope your New Year is GRAND.

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    1. Thank you TRUDY!!! it was a beautiful moment that had to be painted...I enjoyed painting them!! Enjoy your day.!

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  8. Yes, your mom's right, Hilda! I recall the Loretta Young's pose also and it makes a lovely painting. An intimate and graceful moment. Hugs

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    1. Yes, Loretta Young was very dramatic..especially near a staircase. LOL
      Glad you like this one HELEN!!! Have a good day!! Hugs.

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  9. I love the design of this--how the arms and his leg seem to echo a similar shape...very effective! You did a great job on the kiss too--just excellent. Hope you do more in "impressionist" oil...you've got the eye.

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  10. Thank you SO much Celeste for that wonderful comment..! I'm trying to paint a little looser than I usually do...its such a nice change. Glad you stopped by!!!

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  11. This is gorgeous Hilda! I love how the light has caught the folds of the dress. Beautiful!
    Happy New-Year to you :0)

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    1. thank you so much for that lovely comment, SANDRA ! It was wonderful working with oils on the dress. Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  12. What joy I get from this" perfect moment"!New Year starts from you, dear Hilda, with a wonderful Art FireWork!

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    1. You're so sweet, RITA! Thank you for that comment. I appreciate so much!!!
      Enjoy your day.

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  13. So romantic!!! My favorite part is the light on her jaw....fabulous!

    It sounds like a wonderful wedding.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. It was very romantic! A very sweet couple...thank you for stopping by and commenting, CAROL! I appreciate it!
      Enjoy your day!!

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  14. Muy sugerente Hilda, me gusta.Seguro que ha sido una boda preciosa. Felicidades.
    Un abrazo.

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  15. Era una boda muy bonito, OLGA! Gracias por tu comentario...lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo!!

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  16. Lovely atmospheric painting Hilda. Isn't that just the sort of pose/reference that we'd all die for :-)

    Happy New Year to you and look forward to seeing lots more of your beautiful work in 2013

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  17. Thank you so much SUE for that very nice comment. We look for that perfect shot all of the time..yet, these candid photos are everywhere..all we have to do is look. Glad you stopped by!!

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  18. Awesome painting, romantic and beautiful atmosphere. xx

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    1. Thank you so much JANE for your generous comment!! I appreciate you stopping by and making my day!!!

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  19. Woo Hoo! Almost like Spanish dancers, Hilda. Really great painting, and it sounds as if you had a really great time. Happy New Year!

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    1. thank you so much JOHN!!! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on the Happy couple!! I truly had a wonderful time at the wedding!! Happy New Year to you, as well!!!

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  20. Splendido lavoro!!Molto romantico!
    Complimenti!!
    Ciao!

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    1. thank you so much FRANZ!!! I'm so glad you like this painting!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  21. Happy New Year Hilda, oh what a wonderful painting. It's Brilliant. Bravo!!!

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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    1. Thank you so much JOAN!! I'm so glad you like it. It was a beautiful wedding and I took a lot of reference pictures as well. Hope you had a wonderful New Year! Hope to see you soon....

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  22. Oh! What a sexy painting - I love it! Nice work as always!!! :)

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    1. You're so kind, HEATHER!! Thank you for that nice comment!!!

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  23. That is a very cool pose! You've created a beautiful piece, Hilda. [love the background - very different] What a wonderful way to spend New Year's.

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by KATHRYN and for that generous comment...I appreciate so much!! This was a fun piece!

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  24. What a great pose and you did justice to it,Hilda.I am sure you have a great stock of pictures now, lucky you!Looking forward to seeing them all here.

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    1. thank you ARTI so much for stopping by and for your generous comment!! Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  25. Perfect pose indeed! Loretta Young pose? I agree! Suave, debonair, reminiscent of the 40s!

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY for your very nice comment!! I really enjoyed painting this one!!

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  26. Dear Hilda,
    Happy, HAPPY New Year! Oh, what a perfect moment you've captured on a canvas!! Congrats. Keep up this wonderful blog!!
    Also, you're so caring. So many times your comments have encouraged me and lifted me up. Thank you very much. I hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for you and your family.
    All the very best, Sadami

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    1. What a nice comment, SADAMI!! Thank you so much!. Glad you stopped by and now I am left with a smile on my face!! Enjoy your day!

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  27. Lovely indeed! Wonderful pose, the limited palette makes this piece even more intimate!
    Oh - So romantic - great job Hilda!!

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  28. thank you so much ROSEMARY! I appreciate your lovely comment!

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  29. Lovely!!! You really captured that romantic feel to the couple. Sounds like a beautiful place for a wedding.

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  30. Thank you so much JOAN!! It was a very nice place for a wedding and the weather was absolutely perfect! Glad you stopped by!!!

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  31. Lovely painting Hilda! I love the simplified figures and the romantic pose. It is very hard to simplify for me, I always want to put in everything. Wonderful job!!

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  32. thank you for that very kind comment, CAROL! I did want to add more...there was a staircase in the picture, but I thought it might be too much.
    I'm glad you like this painting.!!

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  33. ¸.•°☆⊱彡
    HAPPY NEW YEAR HILDA!!!!
    ¸.•°☆⊱彡

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    1. Glad you stopped by CAROLINA!! Happy and Healthy New Year to you as well!!!

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  34. Hilda!
    Beautiful!
    Breathtaking!
    The definition of Romance!
    Well painted!
    Renoir's "Dance In The City" comes to mind!
    Bravo!
    Michael

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    1. Thank you MICHAEL!!! I'm so glad you like this piece!! I really enjoyed painting it. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!!

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  35. dera Hilda
    so beautiful this moment....your painting is again fabulos!!!!!
    i wish you all bests for 2013 with love and many new inspirations and new paintings-)))
    big hug
    Christa

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    1. Thank you so much CHRISTA for your very generous comment! I appreciate it !!
      a big hug to you....

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  36. Just beautiful Hilda- so romantic and glamorous! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much MARY!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  37. just magical Hilda! reminds me of an old movie poster!

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    1. Thank you so much DOTTIE...I loved painting this one! Glad you stopped by!!

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  38. Hi Hilda,
    Looks like you had a great time at the wedding! And this is such a lovely painting...very romantic :)
    Thanks for your comment on my post!
    Have a wonderful and a fulfilling new year!
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by RAMESH!
      and for your very kind comment! Happy New Year!!!

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  39. This is very nice, Hilda. I think it is your best painting yet! You are off to a wonderful start for 2013!

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    1. Thank you so much DIANA!! Glad you like this one..you just made my day!!

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  40. I can tell you REALLY enjoyed painting this one. It is fabulous! Love the design and the contemporary way you handled it.
    Thanks for all the support you have given me Hilda. Means a lot. Wishing you a fabulous, creative 2013 with good health for everyone you love.

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    1. Thank you JULIE for stopping by and for that wonderful comment! I look forward to seeing more of your incredible work in 2013!!

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  41. A beautiful shot and an equally beautiful painting, Hilda!!
    A late Happy New Year to you! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much DEAN for stopping by and for your lovely comment which I really appreciate!! Happy and Healthy to you as well.

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  42. This is a really lovely piece. I can feel the love in all of your work

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    1. thank you PAGE for your wonderful comment. I did enjoy this piece! Glad you stopped by!!!

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  43. what a lovely painting hilda! beautifully done and such a nice moment to capture. i'm so glad the wedding was fun. happy new year and thank you so very much for your very kind comments. happy creating!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it!!!
      We did have a lot of fun at the wedding!..I look forward to your next spectacular piece!!!

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  44. Hello Hilda:) As nr. 75 to comment I want to wish you a very happy and healthy 2013:)
    The painting is so beautiful! The casual attitude of the man is so great. Very nicely painted and the background is perfect! Beautiful piece of art. Hugs:)

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  45. thank you RENATE for stopping by and for your very generous comment! I appreciate it....
    Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day...

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  46. Hilda, i am scared by the number of your comments, anyway it's a lovely painting!

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  47. Thank you SYLVIANE for stopping by and for your nice comment. I appreciate it. Your recent portrait is wonderful!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  48. Feliz Año Nuevo. Gracias por tu comentario en mi blog de óleos.
    Tu óleo está muy bien y como tu dices, es una pose muy interesante.
    I write you in Spanish, because your Spanish is already better than my English

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    1. Gracias JULIAN por tu comentario muy amable. El secreto por mi espanol es practica, practica! La unica manera es por este blog y todos mi amigos aqui. Estoy contenta que te ha gustado este oleo! Un abrazo, mi amigo.

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  49. I love this ! It tells such a beautiful story and it's so artfully composed!

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    1. thank you so much KATHERINE!! I truly enjoyed painting this..and so happy that you like it! Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  50. Hi Hilda.
    What a brilliant painting. you have much skill in depicting the pose of people whatever they are doing. As I have said to Joan, this is another cracker of yours. A brilliant new Year to you and your family Hilda. All the best.
    Vic.

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    1. You are SO kind VIC!!! I truly appreciate your comment!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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  51. Hilda, preciosa pose y perfecta interpretación al óleo de la escena. Felicitaciones.
    Un feliz 2013
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, JOSH por un comentario muy amable. Lo agradezco!!
      Un feliz ano nuevo!! Un abrazo!

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  52. Wonderful composition!
    Happy New Year!

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  53. Thank you SO much KAREN for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it!!! Happy New Year to you as well!!!

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  54. Wonderful job Hilda, it is a perfect pose. Isn't it wonderful to have a great reference to be excited about.

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  55. Thank you so much BARBARA for your comment!!. I do love getting those perfect reference shots..it makes it so easy when you truly enjoy the subject. Glad you stopped by!!!

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  56. Hilda - what a wonderful painting! It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your support and comments on my blog. This 30 paintings in 30 days challenge has me on hyperspeed trying to get the paintings done in time! Will be able to enjoy my blogging more at the end of this month :)

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  57. thank you for your generous comment, CLAIRE. I think its a wonderful challenge...its amazing how many paintings are being finished..and I am enjoying them all. I have said it before, but I am in awe of how fast you all paint...!! Its a wonderful exercise that we should all practice.

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  58. And happy New Year to you too dear Hilda!! I LOVE this beautiful painting! Such emotion in their figures, it is wonderful! THanks so much for being such a great blog buddy and for all your support my friend. Blessings to you this year.

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  59. Thank you so much CRYSTAL for stopping by and for your lovely comment! I look forward to another year of your amazing paintings!!!
    Glad you like this piece!

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  60. Very nice. Soooo romantic. Love it. Hope your new year is full of happy things.

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by ANGELA!! I'm glad you like this!! Happy New Year!!!!

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  61. Ciao Hilda,
    che trasporto! Ottima immagine per infondere ottimismo ed entusiasmo!
    Le relazioni amorose e affettive sono il fulcro della vita di ognuno e credo anche la difesa da ciò che può capitare di nero!
    Il tuo dipinto trasmette grande trasporto e passione...simboli vitali per tutti!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Thank you FLORIANA for your lovely comment. I'm glad you like this ..I enjoyed painting them!!

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  62. Beautiful painting and that precious moment caught forever in paint, well done!
    And a very Happy new Year to you too!

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  63. Thank you SO much DIANA for that lovely comment! I really appreciate it!! Enjoy this wonderful day!!!

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  64. wow!! wonderful painting Hilda, i love it!! Hugs

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  65. thank you so much MARI!! I'm so glad you like this painting!!! Have a wonderful Evening!!!

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  66. A tender and unforgettable moment! I can't think of a better or more meaningful depiction of this special event!

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  67. Thank you SO much SUSAN for stopping by and for your very nice comment...it really turned out to be that perfect day and it was even better getting the reference picture! Glad you like this painting.

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  68. Hilda, what a treasure! The elegance and grace of this fantastic romantic moment was indeed captured! This will bring back wonderful memories for them all their lives.

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for your lovely comment. The Bride loves this painting..
      that makes me feel so good! Glad you like this piece.

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    1. Hola Hilda, es una pintura muy bonita, con mucha energía y refleja mucha alegría y entusiasmo. Es un recuerdo para siempre.

      Un abrazo

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    2. Thank you JANINA for your very generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!


      Gracias, ROSA por tu comentario muy amable! Lo agradezco!!! Un abrazo

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  70. Oh Hilda, this is SO well done! The folds in her dress are amazing and the entire composition communicates love and celebration. I bet they love this and love you for doing it!

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    1. thank you for that wonderful comment, MINNEMIE!! I found out last week from her mom that she loves it...that left me with a smile! I enjoyed doing this painting so much. Glad you like it!!!

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  71. Dear Hilda, have a brilliant and lovely weekend!

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  72. thank you CAROLINA for your visit!!! I hope you have a good weekend as well!!!

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  73. Such a lovely work Hilda for such a happy occasion!

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  74. thank you so much LISA for your nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by!!! Glad you like it! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

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  75. This is so lovely, Hilda - very romantic - and I love the way you painted the skirt - I think fabric can be tricky, but you did a wonderful job! I look forward to seeing many more of your beautiful paintings in 2013!

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    1. thank you so much for your lovely comment CONNIE. I enjoyed painting this so much and hope to do a similar one someday! Welcome back from Italy! I'm sure you had a fantastic time!!

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  76. A magical moment captured with grace, it looks very romantic, lovely job Hilda!,, sorry for the delay in getting back :-)

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    1. Thank you so much PADMAJA. I'm so glad you stopped by and thank you for your lovely comment!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the day!

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  77. This is really a gorgeous composition. I like the flow of white fabric from one partner to the other. It kind of brings them together as one, and really creates an effective mood. Nicely done!

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  78. thank you SO much KATHERINE for commenting on Vicki. It was such a nice pose that I truly enjoyed painting them. Candid shots are always the best...Enjoy your weekend.!

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  79. Hi Hilda..so beautiful..romantic..and very elegant..gorgeous energy..very very beautiful!!
    Always a joy to visit yo and explore your magic! This is just gorgeous!
    Wishing you a wonderful Spring!
    Victoria

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  80. Good Morning, Victoria! and thank you for a lovely comment. You're so kind. I appreciate you stopping by! The Bride liked this painting which makes me feel so good!

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