Monday, November 25, 2013

Siblings

 This is a small oil painting of my two grandchildren, Bianca and Nikolas a few years back when they visited me.  They were having so much fun in the water that day.   I tried to paint this a bit looser than my "norm" and not painting in too many details.  Right now I'm working on a pastel portrait but with the Holiday's coming up its taking me a bit longer.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving !!!
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  1. Hola Hilda: Preciosa pintura y más un recuerdo de los nietos, esperamos ansiosos el nuevo retrato que seguro será de maravillas. Un abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, MERCEDES por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable. Lo agradezco. Pronto termino el retrato Nuevo.. Un abrazo.

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  2. Beautiful! Very playful and fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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    1. thank you so much CATHY..It was definitely a lot of fun to do!! I enjoy painting with oil as well.

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  3. Las escenas cotidianas tienen mucho encanto, y has puesto mucho corazón en esta. Un abrazo.

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    1. TINA, lo agradezco tu visita!! Tu comentario me hace muy contenta....Gracias...
      un abrazol.

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  4. Oh, this is wonderful. I love how you've captured the moment with little sister playing while big brother watches protectively. Have a happy Thanksgiving Hilda.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this painting, NANCY!
      Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  5. You captured this so well. I love her stance with her arms up for balance. Great job on the shading on his shirt.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN! She was avoiding the seaweed !! LOL You made me very happy with your comment. Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  6. Your timing could not be better. Seeing this takes me away from our cold weather and into happy memories of times at the beach this summer with our grandchildren.
    Great job setting up the atmosphere with movement in clothes and waves.
    I think it is great you are trying something a bit different but can't wait to see the new portrait.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you dear Hilda.

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    1. Thank you so much JULIE for such a nice comment. I enjoyed using my oils to paint this piece. The kids are such a nice subject. And
      Happy Belated Birthday!

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  7. Really wonderful Hilda, you have captured the moment perfectly. Great painting. Ciao!

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    1. Thank you so much TITO for making my day!
      I appreciate you stopping by....Ciao!!

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  8. It's wonderful! They are so precious, Hilda. I love the names Bianca and Nikolas too. I hope you get to spend lots of time with your family this week, and we get to see more paintings with family members as the subjects!

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    1. Thank you KATHERINE for stopping by and commenting on this painting! I do like to paint family members...Enjoy your family this Thanksgiving as well.!!

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  9. Bonsoir chère amie,

    J'avais manqué votre dernière publication avec la vie de rêve !... Une fabuleuse oeuvre.
    Cette dernière avec vos deux petits-enfants est un moment important dans la vie d'une mamie !...
    Elle est vraiment très belle. Vous y avez mis tout votre amour.
    gros bisous à vous.

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    1. You just made my day with your comment, MARTINE!! Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!!

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    1. thank you so much MYRA for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment....

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  11. Beautiful!
    So very beautiful!
    Happy Thanksgiving Hilda!
    Michael

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    1. Glad you stopped by MICHAEL!! I'm so glad you like it!!! Enjoy Thanksgiving....

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  12. Children having fun at the sea is always a great inspiration, beautifully done Hilda, great movement in this painting !

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    1. I find children are such wonderful subjects..
      Thank you so much JANE for your very nice comment!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  13. Hilda, the same to you! The body language of young children is so captivating and you have definitely expressed their youth so beautifully. What a wonderful way to express these memories!

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    1. thank you CAROL for stopping by to comment. Memories are so precious to me.
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  14. I love the light and colors Hilda! You have captured all the excitement of childhood, beautiful work! I look forward to seeing your commission piece too! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you CELIA ...I love painting my portraits but I enjoyed painting this of my grandchildren. Glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  15. Dear Hilda:) This is a very spontaneous painting. Beautiful! I didn't know you also work with oil too. Well, now I know:) Beautiful art! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving. Hugs:)xx

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    1. thank you RENATE! I enjoy using my oils but my passion is my pastels!! Glad you stopped by to comment!!! Hugs!

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  16. So soft and sublime like a poem! Hilda Happy TG!

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    1. Thank you PADMAJA for stopping by and making me smile. I appreciate your very generous comment.! Enjoy Thanksgiving.

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  17. I really like this looser look, Hilda. You really captured children playing at the shore! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    1. thank you so much PAT for stopping by to comment. I normally don't paint loose but this painting was so much fun! Enjoy your day!

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  18. Such a sweet painting. I love the ruffles on your granddaughter's swim suit. I'm sure this brings sweet memories. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. thank you LINDA for your visit and for your very nice comment.! I loved her little bathing suit myself...and loved how she avoided the seaweed and little stones in the water...Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Grandkids and the sea...it doesn't get much better than that. The piece is beautiful, Hilda!!

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    1. Thank you SHERRY for your visit and for your lovely comment! I appreciate it!!! Enjoy your day tomorrow!!

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  20. What a gorgeous painting! A little taste of a summers day on this otherwise freezing winters one!! :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA! We did need some warm weather paintings, right? I'm so glad you like this painting!! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  21. What a lovely painting,Hilda.I Love the way you painted Nikolas' shorts! I hope you are having fun in holiday season...

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    1. Thank you so much ARTI for stopping by and commenting! You just made me smile...

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  22. So beautiful and lovely this painting of your grandchildren. Really beautiful art work Hilda.
    Lovely greet
    MARJA

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    1. thank you MARJA for such a nice comment. I appreciate it so much!!!

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  23. Such a beautiful scene with your grandchildren, Hilda! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. thank you JUDY for stopping by to comment. Grandchildren are always such wonderful subjects..!

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  24. Very nice you can taste the atmosphere of the beach and the sea hugs Danielle

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    1. thank you DANIELLE for your lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by!!!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  25. Hilda, what a beautiful scene and wonderful memory. I have several photos of my grandchildren at the beach. Maybe when I go back home after my visit I will attempt a painting. But first and foremost I want to wish you and your family and wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. All the best to you, Joan

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    1. Thank you so much JOAN! I really look forward to seeing a painting of your grandchildren at the beach...I know it will be beautiful!!! Have a wonderful Evening...

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  26. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Children give us so much...sweet painting and sweet memory of happy days!!!
    God bless you and your family,dear Hilda!!!

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    1. Thank you SO much RITA for stopping by and for your generous comment!!! I love to see my grandchildren at play... and hope I always remember them having fun at the beach...hugs!

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  27. Hi Hilda.
    Brilliant,Brilliant and Brilliant. This is truly a wonderful painting my friend. All the best to you Hilda.
    Vic.

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  28. thank you so much VIC! You made me very happy with your comment! Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  29. Un hermoso óleo con un hermoso tema, tus nietos, happy thanksgiving!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, MARI por tu visita...Lo agradezco!!! un abrazo

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  30. Wonderful painting. Like you said, not much details, but still appealing.
    Had a look at your earlier paintings too. Wonderful.

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    1. thank you so much HADDOCK for stopping over to comment...I appreciate it....

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  31. Beautifully painted Hilda! Reminds me so much of my kids playing on the beach when they were little :)

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    1. thank you so much THERESA for stopping by...I'm glad you liked it....Don't you just love those memories....? Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  32. Love these children...we get a great sense of their playfulness....well done!

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    1. thank you CELESTE ...Glad you stopped by to comment!!! you're so kind!!! enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  33. Bonita pintura. ¿Hay algo mejor que ver a los nietos jugando en la playa?

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    1. Lo agradezco tu visita JULIAN. Es verdad..no hay algo mas major de nietos jugando !!! Buen semana....

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  34. Preciosa estampa y muy bien pintada. Mucho arte hay en esta composición. Me gusta mucho,Hilda! Te felicito

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    1. Muchisimas gracias JOSH por un comentario muy amable...lo agradezco! un abrazo..

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  35. This precious Hilda, soft edges and just the right amount of detail.

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

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  36. Lovely moody scene - not sure why but has an antique feel - like the "good old days" or something. Anyway I like it! ♥

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    1. thank you so much KAREN for that comment!
      I really like your comment...I never thought of it that way...Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  37. Carefree and light! You can feel the freedom of these two playing on a sunny day. Excellent Hilda and I hope your Thanksgiving and holidays are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you MARY for that very generous comment...I appreciate it. My Thanksgiving was wonderful...It's always so nice getting together with family and friends. Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  38. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    I especially love the gesture you captured with your little granddaughter.

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    1. Thank you SHIRLEY for stopping by and for your lovely comment.! Thanksgiving was wonderful and hoping yours was as well.!! I love your last painting..!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  39. Love the body language of your little ones, the ruffles on the pink suit and all the raucous color on your grandson's. Beautiful captured memory!

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    1. thank you LORRAINE for stopping by to comment. I smile when I see the paintings.. they've grown so much since this picture was taken of them... Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  41. I love the softness of this. It fits the subjects so well!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN!! ...I enjoyed painting this one...and glad you like it...have a wonderful evening...

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  42. Such a special little painting. Like you, I am drawn to painting my grandchildren, too. Such nice memories as they grow older.

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    1. Thank you so much CAROL.... Grandchildren are the perfect subjects...we have so many photos of them to "play" with! enjoy the rest of the night...

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    1. Thank you so much ALINE!! I appreciate your comment....Have a wonderful Evening.

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  44. It is beautiful..like all of your work

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    1. Thank you so much for such a generous comment, PAGE... I appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  45. A lovely and carefree scene. Nice work Hilda and I love the hazy background too. Hope you are being kept busy with the Holiday preparations! :)

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    1. I really enjoyed painting this piece, HELEN!!
      Glad you liked it... The Holidays have been keeping me very busy...parties, luncheons and going to the malls have me exhausted already..LOL Have a wonderful Evening..

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  46. Looks like such fun and beautifully painted.

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  47. Gorgeous emotional little scene Hilda.

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