Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Forever Friends

This is a commission that I did for a friend.  Maggie, the golden retriever and Pippin, the Chihuahua mix lived only blocks away from each other...they would play with each other every day, play wrestling in the backyard until one day Pippin moved away.  Pippin misses Maggie so much.  Her owner has a video where Pippin actually watches her friend in front of the TV...!!!   I have to admit, my dog doesn't do that...lol 

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  1. Hilda, this is fabulous! And what a delightful story about the two best friends. :)

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    1. thank you so much, KATHRYN.. I appreciate your very nice comment on the girls...!!!

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  2. Entrañable historia.
    Enhorabuena, es un gran cuadro.
    Me gusta mucho.
    un abrazo

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

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  3. Their fur looks so soft that I'm craving to touch it. You nailed the golden colors. How great that they were such good friends.

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    1. thank you JOAN for stopping by. Since I don't normally paint animals, I found it to be challenging but I really enjoyed painting them!

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  4. So precious, Hilda. Beautiful portrait of two sweet friends.

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    1. thank you DARLA for stopping by.. your comment is so appreciated!! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  5. Love their story.We own a Golden and they are wonderful dogs! Wonderful portrait and I am sure it will be treasured by your friend.

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    1. thank you CAROLINE for stopping by to comment on these two friends... The golden retriever is very special as with Pippin...they're very good with each other and I'm so glad that my friend loves this painting!

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  6. Animals are so special and fill a place in our hearts nothing else can. The thought of Pippin watching the video of her playmate touches me deeply. This is beautiful, Hilda. You have done it again!

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    1. thank you JULIE...I'm glad you like this portrait. When the golden retriever isn't playing with Pippin, she goes to Nursing homes and visits with the seniors... they love her!!!

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  7. What a cute little story, absolutely fabulous to enjoy them through your work!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for stopping by.. such a nice comment..I appreciate it!!

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  8. Une belle histoire et un magnifique pastel !
    Bravo, chère Hilda.

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    1. thank you OLIVIER ..!! I appreciate your very nice comment... I look forward to your next painting... enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  9. Oh to have such a good friend!! I love this painting and am so sorry that these two can no longer play together.

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    1. thank you SHERRY for stopping by to comment I as well feel bad that they are so far away from each other to play anymore!! Hopefully, they will find new friends! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  10. Hilda what a heartwarming story. Dogs are wonderful, loyal and loving. You did a lovely painting . I must go to your other post. I am so late in commenting and posting on the blog.

    Do you believe another day of snow. When will the spring arrive. Say warm.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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    1. Hi JOAN! Hope you are well! I'm glad you like this painting...it really was a fun piece! And I'm tired of this cold weather as well and look forward to the warmer weather!!!

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  11. Pets are often the protagonists of stories full of feeling ... I love your artistic interpretation of these two "gentledogs" friends forever!!!

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    1. thank you so much RITA for such a nice comment. Maggie is truly the gentledog when she visits the nursing home and is so good with the seniors! She is truly loved by all!

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  12. What a great story--wonderful portrait of these two friends. I hope Maggie gets a new friend.

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    1. thank you so much STEPHANIE for your visit and comment... I as well hope that Maggie gets a new friend !

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  13. What a pair, never heard of a dog doing that, but we are finding out that they are smarter than we give them credit for. Love the work on the fur and their expressions of togetherness!

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    1. thank you so much NELVIA for your comment. I really appreciate your visit. I enjoyed painting the fur.. I never realized how much color goes into a dog... Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  14. Super geworden Hilda heel knap gedaan lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you DANIELLE for taking the time out to comment...you're so kind! Have a wonderful day!!

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    1. thank you CAROL for your very nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  16. That's such a beautiful story of friendship... and you've portrayed them so well. Your friend will cherish this not only because of the dogs, but because you made it for her too!

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    1. thank you KATHERINE for stopping by to comment. When the client likes the painting it makes one feel so good that you were able to capture the likeness ...glad you liked it!

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  17. A wonderful portrait of these two friends , they look very sweet together , love how you did the hair of the big one .

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    1. thank you so much, JANE for stopping by and for your very generous comment!! I enjoyed putting all those colors in the fur in Maggie!
      I'm glad you liked this portrait!!!

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  18. Excelente trabajo de textura y tonalidad en el pelo de ambos canes. Mi felicitación, Hilda.

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que te ha gustado esta pintura, ANTONIO!! Muchisimas gracias por tu visita!! un abrazo!

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  19. Such a beautiful portrait of these two friends! Thanks for sharing their story, too!

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    1. Thank you so much THERESA for your visit!
      They're both such good dogs...Pippin is a rescue dog..which makes her even more special!!!

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  20. Hola Hilda: ¡¡¡¡Que hermosa estas mascotas, se ven tan reales.!!!! Felicitaciones y un abrazo!!

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

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  21. Sweet! You did a wonderful job on this, I know they must be thrilled.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA for your visit and for your very nice comment... I'm glad that my friend loves the painting... It makes me feel so good.! Enjoy your day!!

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  22. Well done, Hilda. Your customer must be very happy. That is so sad that they don't have each other any more.

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    1. thank you so much PAT! I am very happy that the customer likes the painting...it makes me feel very happy! but it is sad that they can't play anymore...One wonders if they understand..

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  23. oh God, I felt sad reading that one dog watches the other one on a video! LOL! Seriously, I have an affliction where I feel extra good or bad (depending on the circumstances) for our furry friends. Your painting is wonderful!

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    1. thank you CELESTE.. I was also sad when she told me about the video. Most dogs don't react to the TV..yet she sits in front of it and stares...I'm very happy you liked this .. Enjoy the rest of the day..

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  24. Oh this is both sad and heartwarming. Your lovely work brings out their sweet comfort in one another.

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    1. thank you MARY for stopping by to comment.
      I'm so glad you liked this portrait of these two friends... Have a wonderful day.!

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  25. Terrific painting Hilda! I love the story about the way they created a bond...your friends will love it!

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    1. thank you so much CELIA for your very nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the day....

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  26. Precioso cuadro y conmovedora historia. Un abrazo.

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  27. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato, TINA. Lo agradezco tu comentario y tu visita!!!
    un abrazo...

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  28. A portrait of two best friends - and a heart warming story to accompany it! I really love this painting, Hilda!

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  29. Thank you so much SUSAN for your very gracious comment ..you made my day!

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  30. I want that small dog..GREAT painting

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    1. Pippin is truly adorable and so good with people and animals..She was a rescue dog and very lucky to have found my friend who spoils her everyday! Thank you, PAGE for your very nice comment...

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  31. Ciao Hilda,
    dolci e tenerissimi questi due cani!
    Io che ho avuto per tanti anni un cane, riconosco che hai trasmesso perfettamente la dolcezza e l'animo di questi fantastici animali. Davvero belli!
    Scusa la mia discontinuità. Ritrovo sempre comunque la tua bravura anche nel dipingere l'animo umano!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. What a nice comment, FLORIANA!! I'm glad you like this painting and glad you stopped by! Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  32. Hi Hilda..
    Sorry i haven`t been visiting. no excuses Though. Wonderful portraits of Maggie and. Pippin. It`s a shame that maggie moved away. You can put your hand to anything Hilda, and it would turn out perfect. All the best to you my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. I'm glad you visited, VIC! I appreciate your very generous comment! Hope you're feeling well !!! Looking forward to your next painting!

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  33. Wow - I could almost stroke that soft fluffy fur! This is adorable! Love it :0)

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    1. Thank you so much SANDRA! As you know I don't paint too many animals but I had a good time with these two ladies.. It was a nice challenge trying to make the fur realistic..and I'm glad you liked it. Enjoy the rest of the evening!!

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  34. Que pareja más bonita, un trabajo lleno de ternura y amor. Un beso Hilda

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, OLGA por tu visita y comentario...Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato !! un abrazo...

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  35. Precioso retrato, te ha quedado de diez.Feliz finde. Besitosss.

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    1. Gracias CARMEN por tu comentario muy amable! Lo agradezco!!! un abrazo !!!

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  36. Wow! Such a beautiful portrait. No doubt will be a forever treasure!

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    1. thank you SO much CAROL for your lovely comment...I appreciate you stopping by !!!

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  37. A sad story :( but a great painting! Maybe Pippin would like a print.

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    1. Glad you stopped by and happy that you like this portrait of the girls, CAROL!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  38. This is the sweetest story - dogs are so wonderful and loyal. And you painted a beautiful portrait of these two best friends!

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    1. thank you CONNIE for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! I appreciate it so much!!!!

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  39. Que bonito retrato a estos dos amigos! un trabajo con mucho amor, Besitos Hilda!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, MARI...Lo agradezco tu visita y tu comentario muy amable!!!
      un abrazo..

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  40. I love animals and dogs especially seem to have a humanness about them. What a wonderful painting and a sweet story!

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    1. thank you so much LISA for stopping by... I as well love animals and I really enjoyed painting this... It's a subject that I don't do very often....I'm glad you liked it!!!

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  41. This is truly precious, Hilda! I can see where dog friends would miss one another if the other was gone. How nice for your friend to have a reminder of their friendship! Beautifully painted!

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    1. thank you SO much CAROL for your very nice comment. I appreciate it! I believe that animals have feelings and remember their dog friends as well. I look forward to your next piece!!

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  42. Fabulous work Hilda. Gorgeous detailing on the coats.

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    1. Thank you LAURA.. I enjoyed painting these dogs and the fur was a nice challenge. I'm glad you stopped by to comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!

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  43. This is so cute Hilda! Lovely painting as always. Have a great week! :)

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  44. thank you SO much HELEN!!! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!! Have a nice day!!!!

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  45. Amigos para siempre es un nombre muy bonito como tu pintura, la mujer de compras en la India me ha encantado con sus colores y tu nieta está preciosa. Hilda eres una artistaza.

    Besos, amiga

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura, ROSA...lo agradezco tu comentario y tu visita! Tu eres muy amable!!!! Un abrazo!!

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  46. Such a great painting!!! Love these pups!

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    1. thank you SO much MARIA.. I appreciate your comment... they are really sweet dogs and I enjoyed painting them! Have a wonderful evening...

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  47. Poor Maggie - so sad that her best friend moved away. Bet she likes to stare at this wonderful painting and pretend that Pippin is right by her side!

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    1. thank you so much for visiting, CLAIRE. I enjoyed painting these two ... Maggie will be travelling in the Spring to visit her friend!
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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    1. Thank you MYRA!!!! thanks for stopping by!

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  49. Hi there HIlda!... You have so wonderfully captured the essence of friendship... whether two... or four footed!

    What would we do without friendship Hilda? The world would be such a sad place without it. Strange... what activities create these bonds.

    Stranger still... that just playing together... or sharing "a bone or two" is enough or being in front of a tv ... or at a keyboard and monitor can sustain this bond... forever.

    Isn't life strangely...wonder-filled?

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Thank you BRUCE!! You're so right...glad you stopped by to comment on these two friends!!! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  50. Bonjour ma chère amie,
    Je suis moi aussi très heureuse de vous retrouver et de pouvoir à nouveau admirer votre travail. Ce dernier pastel est absolument une beauté. Vous avez su donner une âme à ces beaux "toutous". Quelle dextérité vous avez avec vos pastels ! Bravo ! Le poils de ce merveilleux retriever est incroyable !
    De mon côté il va falloir que je retrouve un peu mes marques et ce n'est pas facile après une si longue absence d'autant plus que le soleil et la lumière de l'Île Maurice me manquent déjà ! Il va falloir compter sur l'arrivée du printemps pour me consoler !
    Gros bisous

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by to comment, MARTINE and so glad you like this painting.. I look forward to Spring as well and of course your beautiful paintings... hugs...

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  51. Uno splendido lavoro come sai fare tu, Hilda. Complimenti per come hai dipinto questi due amici. Un abbraccio.

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    1. thank you TITO...I'm glad you liked this painting.. your comment is very important to me! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  52. A wonderful painting, Hilda!!
    Too bad they can't reunite the two buddies for a filming session!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN! you're so funny!!!
      I'm glad you stopped by to comment and glad you liked it!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  53. thank you so much CAROL! I appreciate you stopping by to comment.... Enjoy the rest of the Evening....

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  54. Hello Hilda,
    I haven't visited in awhile. Your work is as lovely as ever!
    Happy Creating,
    Nora

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  55. thank you so much, NORA...you're so kind...Glad you stopped by!!!

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  56. In the name of friendship :) Beautiful portrait, Hilda...sorry for dropping by so late- I am lagging behind as always!

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  57. Thank you ARTI for stopping by and for your very nice comment.!!! I value your comments... enjoy your day!

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  58. A super double portrait, wonderfully painted.

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  59. thank you DIANA for stopping by...missed you and glad you're back! Enjoy the first day of Spring.. even though its cold..lol

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  60. Very nice paint and colors.
    Kind regards: Geraldo

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  61. Thank you so much GERALDO for stopping by and for your very nice comment! I appreciate it!!!

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