Sunday, May 4, 2014

Joshemari Sketching

I saw Josh's picture on his blog and got his permission to paint this portrait.  Josh does plein aire painting mostly in beautiful Barcelona... his
passion for watercolors is so evident in his work.  He paints a lot of landscapes,  Cityscapes but I have to admit his Seascapes are fantastic
and I enjoy seeing them SO much!  In this pastel portrait, Josh was sketching and I loved the expression on this wonderful man doing what he loves so much!!  If you get a chance, drop by his blog... you'll love his work!!
http://jmlarranagaacuarelas.blogspot.com

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  1. Genial, le va a encantar al maestro joshemari.
    saludos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias por tu palabras JOSE..
      Estoy muy contenta que Josh ha gustado el retrato!!! Un abrazo....

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  2. Eres un encanto Hilda!!!! Un beso por este maravilloso retrato! Qué bien has pintado mi rostro con esta técnica al pastel, que dominas. Y... mucho más guapo que en la realidad !!!!!!!!! Ja, ja, ja! Te felicito! Eres una gran artista!!
    Soy yo!! sí, sí!! Me veo retratado. Si estuvieses aquí, cerca, te daría un gran abrazo y las gracias por esta magnífica obra tuya. GRACIAS!!!
    El abrazo aunque sea virtualmente te lo envío de corazón.

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    1. Acabo de leer la traducción de mi comentario por Google y es un desastre. Espero que entiendas bien lo que te escribo.

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    2. Hola Josh, Estoy MUY contenta que ha gustado tu retrato! Eras un placer para pintar un hombre guapo como tu..!!!!
      un abrazo fuerte!!!
      Yo entiendo todo que escribes!!!

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  3. Muy buen trabajo, y buena consecución de la expresión del personaje, abstraído. Me encanta. Mis felicitaciones por ello.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias EUSEBIO...Tu eres muy amable ..lo agradezco tu palabras..!! Un saludo....

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  4. Excelente, Hilda. Hay motivo más que sobrado para que Joshemari pueda sentirse orgulloso de cómo ha sido retratado. Ha tenido mucha suerte. Mi felicitación, Hilda.

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    1. Hola ANTONIO! Lo agradezco tu visita y tu comentario muy amable.. Estoy muy contenta que Josh le gusto el retrato!!!
      un abrazo.

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  5. Estupendo trabajo. Besos Hilda

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    1. Muchisimas gracias OLGA por tu visita!!
      Lo agradezco y estoy contenta que ha gustado este retrato!!!
      un abrazo!!!

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    1. Thank you SO much DARLA for stopping by to comment...I'm glad you like this portrait of Josh! Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  7. Lovely job on this! I love the detail to the hairs in his beard and the skin tones. I did check out his wonderful work on his blog...was wishing I could read it without translating each post separately. Enjoy!

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  8. Thank you so much JOAN for stopping by to comment. I'm glad you liked this portrait. Many times I have to use the translation as well. My Spanish started to die when both my parents passed away but I really don't want to forget who I am ..so I practice everyday with my blog friends...and now, it gets a little easier. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  9. Hola Hilda: Eres una genia en este arte del pastel, fui al blog del amigo Joshemary y es idéntico, Felicitaciones amiga por la obra y el gesto de retratar a un colega!! Un abrazo!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, MERCEDES!! Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura de Josh! Era un foto facil para copiar porque era clara y facil para ver. Un abrazo!!

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  10. Another lovely portrait Hilda.
    I've just visited a traditional May Day Festival here in Kent (England) so have lots more characters added to my 'to do' list - although most of them are pretty eccentric. I should practice my Spanish more as we have a holiday home in the Canary Islands - I understand much of it but lack confidence to speak it ....

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    1. Thank you so much SUE for your visit and for your very nice comment!!! I appreciate it!
      You should practice your Spanish.. it's a beautiful language that I still have to learn but I get my practice right here in blogland...but I have to admit that I have a Spanish/English dictionary by my side! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  11. You did an amazing job on this portrait Hilda , Joshmari will be thrilled I am sure !

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    1. You're so kind, JANE ..I'm so glad you liked it..and I'm so happy that Josh liked it as well. Have a wonderful Evening..

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  12. Fabulousy done Hilda, the details like the beard and the hair, the thins rim of the glasses are very realsitic, kudos!

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    1. Thank you so much PADMAJA for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. I see a man with a beard and want to take a photo right away! lol Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!!

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  13. Beautiful and strong personality! Bravo Hilda ! You're showing us a very interesting character.

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    1. thank you so much HELEN ...glad you stopped by to comment. Josh is so interesting and so talented..I'm glad I had such a good reference picture to go by!

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  14. You did a wonderful job on this portrait...I especially LOVE his glasses! Very sensitive. Bravo

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    1. thank you CELESTE for stopping by and for your very lovely comment. I enjoyed painting Josh and glad you liked this!!!

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  15. Hilda this is funny; I had the same thought when I saw his picture on his blog! It begged to be painted :) But I did not pursue the thought....You did a great job- did he see it?He must be quite happy!

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    1. Thank you so much ARTI for stopping by!!!
      I wish you had painted it...your version would have been amazing! glad you liked it.. Enjoy the day!!!

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  16. Hilda, this is just fabulous! What a great moment to capture and Josh looks an interesting guy!

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    1. Thank you SHERRY...you're so nice to give me such a nice comment.. He is so talented and produces such beautiful watercolors!! Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  17. Fantastic work. Went to Josh's blog. His works are a delight to watch.

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    1. Thank you so much PRABAL! I'm glad you like this portrait...Just like your amazing watercolors, Josh does beautiful work!!! I'm happy you stopped over to see his work...Have a nice day!

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  18. Un retrato fantastico, has conseguido reflejar su gesto de concentracion cuando dibuja. Joshemari debe estar muy contento!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Lo agradezco tu visita y tu comentario, TINA!!!
      Tu eres muy amable...Josh le gusta el retrato y eso me hizo muy contenta! Un abrazo!!

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  19. Another perfect portrait, and his blog is very interesting too.

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    1. thank you so much DIANA for stopping by. Your comment means a lot to me! I'm glad you liked this portrait of Josh!!! Enjoy your day...

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  20. Thanks for introducing me to a new blog and sharing your great portrait. Nicely done!

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    1. thank you JO for such a nice comment...and glad you stopped by Josh's blog. He really does beautiful work! Have a wonderful week!

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  21. An expression, a glance, a moment in time catches our notice and we are compelled to capture it in paint! A wonderful portrait - and thank you for directing us to his blog. He does lovely work!

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    1. Glad you liked this portrait, SUSAN! He was such a pleasure to paint...I appreciate you stopping by!

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  22. Excellent in every way! The soft shadow on his face and the bit of light below is done perfectly!

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    1. thank you MARY! I appreciate your very kind comment!! Glad you stopped by!!

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  23. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Je pense que vous aimez tant les oeuvres de ce talentueux artiste que de dessiner son portrait fut une joie immense. Je ne suis pas encore aller sur son blog (je vais immédiatement après me rendre dans son univers!). Je ne voulais pas être influencée par ce dernier pour te dire que ce portrait est incroyablement beau et délicat. Le souci du détail me fascine.
    Bravo, bravo !
    La lumière qui caresse son visage lui apporte une belle douceur.
    Je suis certaine qu'il doit être fier de ton travail.
    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. thank you so much MARTINE for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment... and I'm very happy that Josh liked the portrait.!
      That always makes us feel good!! Enjoy the rest of the day.. Hugs..

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  24. This is great, Hilda - I love your attention to detail, which makes Josh look as if he could speak to us. Beautiful skin tones, as always, and I think the way you handled his glasses is really special. A marvelous job!

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE for your very nice comment. I appreciate it!! I really enjoyed painting him! Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  25. Hi Hilda.A great job. I will visit the blog of Joshemari. Hugs from Barcelona, ​​my city ¡¡¡

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    1. Thank you SO much BLANCO for visiting me and for your very nice comment.! I appreciate it and glad you will be visiting Josh!
      Have a nice day!!

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  26. Beautiful work Hilda! I love how your worked the beard, the glasses and hat add a lot of personality.I want to see what he is so concentrating on... I will surely need to follow the link to see.

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    1. I appreciate your comment, CELIA! He was the perfect subject.. Something about a beard that I love to paint..lol I'm sure you'll like his blog ... Enjoy the rest of the day....

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  27. I love his thoughtful expression... And his beard is amazing! Almost touchable! :0)

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    1. Thank you SO much SANDRA for such a nice comment... He was such a pleasure to paint.....Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day!!!

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  28. Isn't it funny how we have doubles, Josh looks so much like someone I know in ATL. Love how you did the glasses. And, as always, love your skin tones, you are the master on them.

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    1. Such nice words, NELVIA! I appreciate you stopping by.. you made my day!

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  29. Oops had to go back and look at beard and hair and are you sure you used pastel?? Excellent my Dear, just excellent.

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    1. thank you again...Yes, I used pastels. I wish I can say I could do a portrait in oils... I'm not sure I could...I did try but it doesn't look realistic to me...maybe I will try again!

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  30. Hilda, this is such a beautiful portrait! What does Josh think of it???

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    1. thank you KATHRYN!!! I appreciate you stopping by to comment. Josh really likes it..
      and of course, that makes me smile!!! Have a wonderful day !!

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  31. Beautiful expression and pose. Very thoughtful and well painted.

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    1. thank you KAREN for stopping by to comment. You're so kind..
      Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day!!

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  32. Fabulous Hilda. I love that curly hair on the back of his neck!

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    1. thank you so much CAROL.. I appreciate your kind words. Have a wonderful day!!!

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  33. Beautiful portrait, Hilda! You certainly have a gift. I took a look at Josh's blog and his watercolors are stunning.

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    1. Thank you so much LINDA for such a generous comment! You're so nice! I'm glad you stopped by Josh's blog to see his work... Have a wonderful Evening....

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  34. Muy buen retrato amiga, una pose dificil de pintar.Excelente.Besitosss,

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

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  35. Hei Suomesta, Sinulla on miellyttävän persoonallinen maalaustyyli

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your kind comment. I appreciate it so much!

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  36. Fabulous Hilda. Great job on the beard texture.

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    1. Thank you so much LAURA for stopping by to comment...you're so nice! I enjoyed painting Josh so much...especially his beard...!

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  37. This is wonderful, Hilda! I love that you always relate so beautifully to your subject. You have caught his quiet contemplation as he focuses on his work.

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    1. He did look like he was concentrating on his sketch....and I loved his expression..a perfect reference picture! I'm so glad you like this portrait CAROL! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  38. Un hombre con suerte Joshemari, :)
    Has pintado un precioso retrato, me gusta la postura de él, buen trabajo Hilda! Un abrazo

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    1. Muchisimas gracias MARI por un comentario generoso! josh tenia una cara perfecto para pintar...Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado la pintura....
      Un abrazo....

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  39. Thank you ASH for stopping by to comment! I really appreciate your visit. Have a nice day!!

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  40. Happy Mothers Day my friend, excellent portrait as always, your work is superb!. Enjoy you day.

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    1. Thank you so much, JOAN and Happy Mother's Day to you!!! Enjoy this beautiful day!!!

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  41. Happy Mother's Day Hilda! Another beautiful portrait - oh the beard and hair - and the glasses - fabulous!

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    1. Happy Mother's Day, ROSEMARY!!! and so happy that you liked this portrait!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  42. Just fantastic. Love the beard and those touches of gold when I zoomed in on his glasses.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA...I appreciate your nice words. I really enjoyed painting him.
      Enjoy the rest of the evening..

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  43. Wonderful work, Hilda! The beard texture is amazing!!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on Josh... Enjoy the rest of the Evening....( I really like to paint beards!!)

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  44. You are getting better and better, Hilda! This looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much DIANA!!... I really value your comment!! Your last few portraits were so outstanding!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  45. Hilda dit is zo knap heb er geen woorden voor zo mooi lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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  46. thank you so much DANIELLE for leaving me such a nice comment...I really appreciate you stopping by~~
    Have a wonderful evening...

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  47. Josh must be thrilled! Great painting!
    I so love your work Hilda! I am so glad to be one of your many very happy blog followers!
    I will soon check out his blog!
    Take care buddy!
    Michael

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    1. thank you MICHAEL for such a nice comment!! I, as well, am happy that you're my blogging buddy...and know you'll love Josh's work...he does wonderful watercolors!!

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  48. Hilda, you always amaze me with your subject material. They are so natural and unposed. And, your technique is spot on!

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    1. thank you so much PAT for your lovely comment! I'm one of those people who doesn't wait for someone to pose...like you said natural looks are so perfect for those paintings we love!!

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  49. A portrait perfect for this great Master!!! Thank you to introduce his work and his interesting blog!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rita! I'm glad you stopped by his blog. You would appreciate his work since you work with watercolors! Have a wonderful evening!!

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  50. Hi Hilda, just a short one, Brilliant portrait of Josh, and a brilliant painting of Rembrandt. All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you so much VIC! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me such a generous comment, my friend! Enjoy the rest of the evening!!

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