Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Skye in a Hoodie

My granddaughter posed for me with her "hoodie" on... I asked her to look down so I can get those perfect shadows on her face... I took the perfect  shot that I was looking for... Unfortunately I wasn't able to photograph the portrait very well...it's a bit lighter in person.  It's so wonderful having the model always available... well, for now anyway!!!

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  1. Beautiful! Her hair is so silky and the hoodie so soft. I love the blue glow on the left side of her hood. Really wonderful!

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    1. thank you so much CATHY! I'm glad I was able to capture the silkiness of her hair. I enjoyed painting her!

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  2. Outstanding portrait !!! Congratulation for the masterpiece and for your beautiful granddaughter!!!

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    1. such a nice comment.. thank you RITA for stopping by...!!!

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  3. What a great portrait of a beautiful granddaughter,I love the pose of her in her hoodie!!

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    1. thank you CAROLINE for your lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by.!

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  4. beautiful portrait! love the pose and the lighting, the hair looks so realistic - you are a master pastelist!

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    1. You're so nice, MYRA !! thank you for such a generous comment!!

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  5. Your granddaughter is gorgeous! Her hair flows out of the hoodie like a silk waterfall...stunning work Hilda!

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by CELIA! You just made my day with your comment!

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  6. Magnifico questo ritratto di tua nipote, in una posa non comune e con un suggestiva illuminazione del viso. Grande Hilda!!

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    1. thank you TITO for stopping by...and for your nice comment...I appreciate it!!!

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  7. Hilda, Skye is beautiful!! Such fabulous shadows you've captured too.

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY!! I enjoyed painting those dark shadows!!! Enjoy your day.!

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  8. Her silken hair, the hood and the lighting all made this portrait look ethereal , fabulous Hilda!

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    1. Thank you SO much PADMAJA for such a generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  9. What a lovely face and such beautiful hair! Hilda, you're amazing or is it your granddaughter who is ? ... :)

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    1. thank you so much HELEN!! Such a nice comment..I appreciate it!!!

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  10. It's wonderful Hilda! And your Granddaughter is gorgeous :0)

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    1. Thank you, SANDRA...you're so nice..I'm so happy you like her...Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  11. Such proof that from life just brings a different dimension than from a photo. She is lovely Hilda and what a reflective pose.

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    1. Thank you NELVIA for stopping by to comment. She truly is a beautiful girl inside and out! have a nice day!

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  12. She's so pretty Hilda and I love her white hood. This has such a winter feel.

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    1. thank you LISA for stopping by to comment. She didn't mind wearing the hoodie since it was pretty cold that day..lol. Glad you liked this portrait!

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  13. Hilda, your grand-daughter is beautiful! The pose you have portrayed is perfect. There is such a wonderful line of fluidity from the top of her hoodie, down though her face and hair. Beautiful and strong composition and portrait, Hilda!!!
    Kathryn XOXO

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    1. Such a nice comment, KATHRYN! I'm glad you liked her portrait. I enjoyed painting her..she was such a perfect model!!

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  14. Hi Hilda.
    What a great portrait. I love the pose, so natural. Well done again Hilda. I loved your landscape as well. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you SO much, VIC! and I'm glad you liked the landscape as well!! I hope you're feeling better...always thinking of you!! Enjoy your day!!

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  15. Hilda, es un bellisimo retrato!
    Felicidades

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

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  16. You made a lovely shadow on her face and in her hair , and I love the pose .

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    1. thank you JANE!! I had so much fun with the shadows...I'm very happy that you stopped by and that you liked it. Have a wonderful day.!

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  17. This looks lovely and sensitive! I love the lighting on her face and the way you did her hair. Beautiful job on a beautiful young lady.

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    1. Thank you for that very generous comment, JOAN...I really appreciate your words.! I'm anxious to see where your sketches take us today.. Enjoy your day!!!

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  18. I am envious of you and your model. Lovely portrait. Hoodies add a bit of dramatic interest. I like them trouble is Ellis won't wear one or sit for me. Lucky gal you.

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    1. thank you so much LINDA! Such a nice comment. I think Ellis would look wonderful with a hoodie.... now if he would only sit for you! ... Stay warm!

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  19. Hola Hilda: Una imagen muy bella ¡Brava!!! abrazos!!!

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  20. Muchisimas gracias MERCEDES por un comentario muy amable! lo agradezco!! Un abrazo!

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  21. Very beautiful, Hilda.You are lucky to have models that lovely :)The intense blue compliments her white hoodie so well!

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  22. Thank you ARTI for such a nice comment.. I really appreciate you stopping by.. Enjoy the rest of the Evening...!

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  23. What a lovely granddaughter you have Hilda. You have done her proud in this painting. Surely she will treasure it for years to come.

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for such a nice comment.. Skye did like this painting very much..its always fun to paint her.!

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  24. She is beautiful Hilda! The painting is fantastic! Great job! Hugs :)

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    1. thank you so much MARI...I'm so glad you like her...Lo agradezco tu visita!!! hugs...

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  25. Oh how LOVELY! Thank you for coming to visit me; and as I read your profile, you are a Bronx resident? My husband was born there!

    Your art is lovely. Isn't it wonderful to express yourself in the medium you enjoy? Have a super day! Anita

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    1. Thank you so much ANITA for your visit. I happened to stumble on your blog and it was so full of beautiful photography!!! Wonderful work! I was born in the Bronx and moved to Jamaica, Queens at about 2 years of age. Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  26. It's wonderful to have young beautiful people to paint and photograph. If not it's just still lives. Enjoy your pea soup. Margie

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    1. thank you MARGIE for your visit and for your lovely comment!!! My pea soup was delicious and I'm having some more tonight!!! lol Have a wonderful day!!!

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  27. Oh she is just lovely Hilda, you've painted her wonderfully

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  28. Thank you so much MARY for such a nice comment..I appreciate you stopping by! Have a good night!!!

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  29. Beautiful!! So full of color and deep feelings! Moving!

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    1. Thank you, DEAN for such a nice comment.... I appreciate it !!

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  30. Me gustan mucho las sombras en las cara, bonito trabajo Hilda.
    Feliz domingo
    Un abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias OLGA por tu visita y tu comentario muy generoso.... un abrazo

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  31. What a beautiful painting of a beautiful girl! Your portraits are always so sensitive and filled with emotion!

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  32. Thank you SUSAN for stopping by and for your very generous comment.... enjoy the rest of the evening!

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  33. Beautiful pose, beautiful girl, beautiful painting, Hilda.

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  34. thank you PAT for stopping by to comment. I appreciate your very generous words....Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  35. This is sogorgeous Hilda. Fantastic portrait of your granddaughter. Beautiful shadows. X

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    1. thank you so much MARJA for stopping by to comment... I really enjoyed painting her.. she's my joy! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  36. I bet she loves this, it's just wonderful. The face is gorgeous and that hair, wow!

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    1. thank you BARBARA.. I'm glad to say Skye liked her portrait. I'm happy you stopped by to comment...I appreciate it!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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    1. thank you so much MARY for your very nice comment...I appreciate you stopping by...
      Have a wonderful night...

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  38. Super portrait, has a great mood to it. Always great to have models available.
    I was going to publish your Cali on my blog when I realized I hadn't taken a photo of the finished painting!

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  39. thank you so much DIANA for stopping by and commenting on Skye.. I appreciate it !!! ... I sent you Cali's picture so you can post it for everyone to see your incredible talent!

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  40. Geweldig mooi het is een plaatje super gedaan lieve groetjes Danielle

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  41. You're so nice, Danielle...Thank you for such a lovely comment..I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  42. What a great idea to show a contemporary fashion garment on your granddaughter. You are a woman of the times, dear Hulda. Fabulous. I love the Yellowstone Falls - great job. . I painted them too and as I stood painting a whole busload of tourists from Japan stood around me in perfect quiet and when I finished they all wanted a photo - individually!

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  43. Thank you Julie for such a nice comment! I'm glad you liked Yellowstone Falls..I enjoyed painting the falls so much.. I remember you telling us about the busload of tourists from Japan....very funny story!! Enjoy the rest of the night and Happy Valentines Day !

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  44. I just love the look she has...like she is contemplating. The hoodie is such a nice touch--almost gives it a religious quality!

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    1. thank you so much CELESTE!! I'm glad you liked this portrait... and happy you stopped by to comment!! Enjoy your day!!

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  45. I love this portrait! You did a great job posing her for it, with the shadow at the side of her face... very compelling! And it's painted so beautifully! Did you give it to her? or her mother?

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    1. thank you so much KATHERINE for stopping by.. I always look for the perfect shadows. Skye really liked the painting...it's hers!!

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  46. Beautiful portrait! Your granddaughter is lucky to have an artist grandmother! These are times that won't be forgotten.

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    1. thank you so much KAETHE for stopping by to comment. I really appreciate it. I just stopped to visit you and your portraits are outstanding... Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  47. So angelic and soft but dramatic too with those cool shadows. And oh my gosh that hair! So lovely Hilda.

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    1. Thank you KAREN for such a nice comment. love painting the shadows... I wish I had silky hair like her!

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  48. Estupendo trabajo.Gracias por tu visita. Besosss.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, CARMEN por tu comentario muy generoso. Lo agradezco! Un abrazo...

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  49. She is gorgeous..(.I love hoodies too)..you have done a brilliant job..gorgeous fleshtones, softness and such a poetic image! Wonderful!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you VICTORIA..you just made me very happy with your comment... I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, AURORA por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable.... Lo agradezco.
      un abrazo..

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  51. Hello Hilda!
    I am trying to catch up on my art blog comments! Sorry this one is late!
    Of course I love this portrait! You are so smart to capture the opportunity to paint your "model" now. Time goes by so fast! I love everything about this one. The hoodie and her looking down is so age appropriate. Maybe she is checking out her smart phone or texting!
    Enjoy ever second!
    Your art buddy!
    Michael

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  52. I'm so glad you like this painting, Michael! I always enjoy painting my grandkids....I think they enjoy me using them as models! Enjoy the rest of the evening, my friend...

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  53. Querida Hilda, ultimamente has publicado unas obras estupendas y esta tiene una sensibilidad increible. Adoro tus retratos. Un fuerte abrazo

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  54. Tu eres muy amable, EVA... Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato de mi Nieta!! Un abrazo fuerte!!!

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  55. Thank you for such a nice comment, DIANA! You just made my day...I'm so happy that you like this one and glad you're back....

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  56. She is lovely and as always, your skin tones are beautiful!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE for stopping by to comment.. I appreciate your visit!!!

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  57. Love the contemplative feeling in this~beautiful portrait!

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    1. thank you so much LORRAINE for such a nice comment...I really enjoyed painting her!
      Have a wonderful day!!

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  58. She's a beautiful young lady, and you've captured her in a very contemporary pose. Wonderful painting, and how great to have your own model close at hand!

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  59. thank you CAROL... Skye is a sweet girl and has been my model for all of her 13 years..lol.. I'm so happy you like this portrait ..enjoy the rest of the day!.

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