Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hiding

Recently while in my Tuesday workshop, we were asked if anyone wanted to paint this little girl.    Rich  had taken this picture of this pretty girl when he visited Guatemala.  Of course, I loved the picture and had to paint it.    She looked like she was trying to hide in back of this branch.

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  1. Feels like she is trying to keep her emotions in control and tucking them all away, beautiful!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA for stopping by and for your kind words! I felt the same when I first saw the picture..enjoy your day!!

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  2. Nice work, Hilda!! She definitely looks like she is trying to push herself back into her surroundings!

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY! Glad you stopped by to comment! I appreciate it!!!

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  3. Wow! Love how she is peaking through. Very fun and interesting. Nice work Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much CATHY for your nice words...I appreciate it!!!!

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  4. The skin looks so real , it's an amazing portrait , you really know how to make them come alive.

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    1. thank you JANE! you just made my day with your comment! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  5. Aww... I like how you have focused only on her face and fuzzed the background... It's lovely! :0)

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    1. thank you SANDRA for your comment... I wasn't sure how that was going to look like fuzzing the background but I do like the way it turned out. Have a nice day...

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  6. I agree with Sandra about muting and softening the background. You have done a wonderful job of her face, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by to comment, KATHRYN.. I always appreciate your opinion. Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  7. Es genial Hilda, fantasticos tonos y unos colores muy acertados.
    Un saludo desde España y a seguir pintando que veo mucho tu blog y es una delicia.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, JOSE por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable...Lo agradezco!!
      Un abrazo..

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  8. Muy buen trabajo Hilda, el rostro perfecto y los colores del fondos muy adecuados. Felicitaciones y abrazos!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, MERCEDES por tu visita. Tu eres muy amable!!! Un abrazo!!!

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  9. A charming portrait skillfully done. The skin tones are beautiful and the shading just right--background really plays up this charmer.

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    1. thank you so much LINDA for your visit and your very generous comment. I appreciate it!!

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  10. Me encanta su mirada. Un abrazo Hilda

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, OLGA... estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado este retrato..
      un abrazo...

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    1. thank you MYRA!!! You're so kind!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  12. Un trabajo precioso, la mirada de ella es muy intensa, felicitaciones Hilda! besos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, MARI por tu visita y tu comentario.....lo agradezco!!!! un abrazo!!

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  13. Beautiful!! I love how the background doesn't distract from her face. Wonderful job, Hilda!

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    1. You're so kind, JOAN.. I'm so glad you like her... Have a wonderful evening..

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  14. I love the way you created the atmosphere around her with tonal colors and a certain softness. her eyes say it all. Beautiful work...as always, Hilda.

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    1. thank you JULIE! I value your comment..
      Have a wonderful Evening...

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  15. Yes, Julie is right , the eyes say it all and the foliage provides a kind of mysterious air... lovely Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much MARY for stopping by to comment...I appreciate it !!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  16. Lovely face Hilda! She does look like she's hiding behind some greenery. :)

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    1. thank you so much HELEN!! I'm glad you like her ...I really enjoyed painting her...

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  17. Oh my goodness! You really did a great job on this one. She has such soft eyes and her look is intent.

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    1. thank you SO much ANGELA!!... I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!

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  18. Esa rama juega un importante papel, Hilda; le da un halo de misterio. Un retrato muy bien elaborado. Mi felicitación una vez más, Hilda.

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    1. Hola ANTONIO...lo agradezco tu visita y tu comentario...tu eres muy amable.. un abrazo.

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  19. Sorry, running a bit behind due to the challenge. Seems like al am doing is planning or painting. Needed a break so thought I'd get caught up and inspired at the same time, so came to your site....I like your take on this photo challenge. This is an interesting piece, composition and she appears quite shy. You did another surpurb job on this one Hilda.

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    1. thank you SO much NELVIA... I have been so busy as well with the challenge...Visiting all of you..LOL.....I'm very happy you like this piece..Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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    1. thank you SO much DIANA for your visit and for your comment.. I appreciate it!!! Enjoy your Evening....

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  21. Wow....this is amazing Hilda. The skin tones are perfection!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for stopping by.. I enjoyed painting her very much...glad you liked her!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  22. The little girl with intense eyes, appears full of thoughts ... and that branch, which cuts the composition, is something that makes me think. An outstanding portrait ,dear Hilda. In my heart I pray that this girl will grow up peacefully!

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    1. thank you so much RITA.. In reality, you're right!!..we don't know what kind of life she lives..so I hope as well she is okay! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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    2. The eyes are beautiful, what a pretty girl, lovely portrait.

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    3. thank you so much, DIANA...glad you liked her..she was a lot of fun to paint...

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  23. such an unusual composition...what with the branch in front of her like that...it seems like she is .........waiting....wonderfully painted!

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    1. thank you SO much CELESTE....I appreciate you stopping by to comment!! Glad you like this painting..!!!

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  24. Hi Hilda, what an interesting composition for this beautiful portrait. The quality of your work is always high, and the beauty of this work confirms my convinction. A hug!

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    1. thank you so much TITO... You are SO kind with your generous comment!!!

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  25. It's beautiful, Hilda, and so very expressive. I love the composition with the girl appearing to shyly peek out of her hiding place... Very nicely portrayed!

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    1. Thank you KATHERINE for your visit and for your very nice comment...I appreciate it !! I loved her expression when I first saw the reference picture...

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  26. She does seem to be hiding and I believe you have captured the shyness of her situation. What a lovely, lovely pastel piece, Hilda!

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  27. Thank you Susan for stopping by ! I really appreciate your very kind words! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  28. Su mirada, para mi, tiene como un halo de tristeza mas que de timidez. Pero, como digo, es un apreciacion personal, de lo que no hay duda es que has hecho un retrato precioso. Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, TINA por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable.. Yo tambien veo una nena con una cara triste...deseo que no es verdad.... un abrazo!!!

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  29. Zo geweldig mooi Hilda het kan niet mooier hugs Danielle

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    1. thank you so much DANIELLE for such kind words...I really appreciate you stopping by!
      Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  30. Nice work, Hilda! I love her face and intense eyes.

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    1. thank you so much AKIKO for stopping by to comment...it's so nice to see you back with your amazing paintings!! have a wonderful day.!!!

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  31. This is beautiful, Hilda - I love the way you handled her skin and eyes. Really well done!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE... Your comment just put a smile to my face...I appreciate you stopping by...Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  32. Another beautiful portrait. The branch is excellent too, feels very dimensional and in the foreground.

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  33. thank you BARBARA for such a nice comment.. I appreciate you stopping by... I really enjoyed painting this portrait!!! Have a wonderful day...

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  34. Very well done, Hilda! You are so skillful! Great portrait. I like that you used the limb.

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    1. thank you DEAN! Actually I enjoyed painting the branch....glad you like the portrait!!!!
      Enjoy the rest of the evening....

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  35. Wonderful portrait! I love the soft shadow down the left side of her face, the subdued tones and the emotion you achieved in her expression.

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    1. thank you LORRAINE for such a nice comment...I appreciate it!!! Glad you stopped by....have a wonderful evening...

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  36. Exceptional portrait Hilda! Her eyes light up and she is beautiful! I love the way you use the other elements only to enhance her.

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    1. thank you so much CELIA for stopping by and for leaving me such a nice comment. !!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening.....

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  37. Her eyes and hair are what captured my attention right away...there is real life in this painting without a doubt!

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    1. thank you LISA for stopping by to comment..
      I enjoyed painting her and I'm so glad you like her.!!

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  38. Unusual composition..very beautiful as usual

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    1. thank you so much PAGE for your comment... I appreciate it..!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  39. What an unusual pose; makes it so special and unique. Great job, Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much PAT! glad you stopped by!!

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  40. Beautiful! I love the subdued colors.

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    1. glad you stopped by THERESA!! I appreciate your comment!!!! Enjoy your day....

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  41. So beautiful, Hilda! She looks so curious. Love the shadows on her face. You are amazing!

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  42. thank you for such a nice comment CAROL.. I really enjoyed painting her!! thank you again for making my day!!

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