Monday, June 16, 2014

Christina

I painted this pastel portrait from a photo.  Christina is my cousins daughter and a beautiful girl perfect for this portrait.  I painted her awhile ago with her husband on her wedding day.  The lighting hitting her face and her hair is what I love and always look for from a reference picture.

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  1. Wonderful painting, Hilda! I like the side light on her face especially! Great skin tones!

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    1. thank you so much DEAN for your comment.
      I really appreciate you stopping by!!!

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  2. oooooh! so very, very beautiful!

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    1. You're so nice, MYRA...glad you like this portrait! I will be stopping by to see what you're up to!!!

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  3. She is a beautiful subject to work with but you have added to her beauty with the lighting and expression. Gorgeous hair too!

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    1. thank you CELIA for stopping by to comment.. I love light and was happy that the reference picture captured it. Have a nice day

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  4. Hermosa melena, me gusta la suavidad de la piel.
    Besos Hilda

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

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  5. She is gorgeous, and I really love how you caught the light on her face , great work on the hair too !

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    1. thank you so much JANE! She was the perfect subject.! I enjoyed painting her!!

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  6. Beautiful, I love the light on her hair and face too. Wonderful background

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA! I'm glad you stopped by to comment!!! and so happy you liked this portrait! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  7. Beautiful,you captured the light so well on her forehead and hair.

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    1. thank you so much CAROLINE for your lovely comment! I appreciate it !!! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  8. Bonjour chère amie,
    Je reviens tout juste dans la blogosphère et je suis très heureuse de découvrir tes dernières oeuvres.
    J'avais manqué celle de cette généreuse famille de toutous ! Superbe !
    Aujourd'hui j'admire ce merveilleux portrait. La lumière qui effleure son visage est magnifique. Tu as fait une fois encore un travail somptueux.


    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. Welcome home MARTINE! I hope you had a wonderful vacation! I'm so happy you liked this portrait and the portrait of the dogs...I appreciate your words!! hugs....

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  9. Beautiful girl and beautiful portrait, Hilda. I love the soft light you captured. Nicely done!!!

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    1. thank you so much DARLA...! Your comment is so appreciated!!! Have a nice day!

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  10. Wonderful job, Hilda! She truly is a beauty!
    Kathryn

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    1. thank you SO much, KATHRYN! She is a beauty ! I'm glad I had a good reference picture of her...enjoy your day with Bruno!!

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  11. Une beauté et une délicatesse merveilleuse, chère Hilda !

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, OLIVIER!!
      I appreciate you stopping by!! enjoy the rest of the day.

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  12. This is a stunning portrait Hilda. The light in her hair and the softness in her skin tones are beautiful. There is such a gentleness in her face, I can see she's a lovely person.

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    1. thank you so much CLAIRE for stopping by to comment...your comment means a lot to me.
      She really is a lovely person who just recently had a beautiful baby herself!!

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  13. Felicidades Hilda!!!!!!!! Además de una gran belleza de la hija de tu prima, has conseguido un hermoso cuadro. La habrás hecho muy feliz! Fantástico!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, JOSH por tu visita y tu comentario muy generoso!! Estoy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura!! un abrazo!

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  14. Complimenti Hilda per la tua maestria di grande ritrattista e complimenti a Christina per la sua bellezza. Abbraccio!

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    1. Such a nice comment, TITO! Thank you for that!! I'm so glad you liked this portrait ..hugs!!

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  15. This is wonderful! And I agree, aside from the model herself, it's the light hitting her face and hair on the top and down the side that I most like :0)

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA for your lovely comment!! I really enjoyed painting her and I'm so happy you liked her!! Have a wonderful day.

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    1. thank you so much SHERRY for such a nice comment! I appreciate your visit!! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  17. The light on her hair and face is really beautiful, Hilda, a wonderful work!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this portrait, JUDY!! Your comment means a lot to me! Have a nice day!

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  18. Stunning beauty Hilda, love the play of light here!

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    1. You're so nice PADMAJA!! Thank you so much for stopping by to comment! Enjoy the rest of the day...

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  19. Sweet bridal memory!!! Dear Hilda, you have painted true stunning portrait full of light!!!

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    1. thank you so much RITA for stopping by to comment.. I appreciate your kind words!!
      Enjoy this beautiful day.

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  20. Oh yeah, you really captured that light on her face and hair. WONDERFUL! She is beautiful, and a fabulous subject. Love it!

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    1. Glad you're back, CATHY! I appreciate you stopping by to comment! She was a pleasure to paint!!

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  21. Beautiful girl and you painted her beautifully, too! Wonderful work as always!

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    1. thank you, THERESA for stopping by to comment...you're so kind!! She is truly beautiful and I enjoyed painting her....have a nice day!

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  22. Another stunner Hilda. She's a beautiful lady

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    1. thank you SUE for visiting and taking the time out to comment.! I really appreciate it! I'm so glad you like this portrait... Have a wonderful week !!

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  23. Hilda - superb portrait. She is certainly beautiful and you captured her youth too. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you so much DEBBIE! You're so kind and I appreciate your visit and comment. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  24. Hoi Hilda ik ben erg aan het kwakkelen met mijn gezondheid vandaar weinig zin in het blog zelfs niet om te kijken en te reageren maar ik wil jullie niet te kort doen dus even dit berichtje het is prachtig geworden lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thank you so much DANIELLE for your visit!
      I'm so glad you liked this portrait and hope you're feeling better, my friend!!! Enjoy the rest of the day!!!

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  25. Beautiful job on this...the lighting on her face looks wonderful!!! Well done, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN!! I enjoyed painting Christina ...and someday soon I would love to paint her beautiful baby girl...
      glad you liked her...enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  26. Beautiful! I so appreciate your skills even more so now that I am taking life portrait classes! Again another Bravo Hilda!
    Nice!
    Your buddy!
    Michael

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    1. Thank you MICHAEL!!!! You're always so kind and I appreciate it very much!! I look forward to seeing some of your portraits.. I know you'll do a great job!!

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  27. So glad I visited your blog today...inspiration from a strong artist! Thank you for all your kindness to the world.

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    1. Such a nice comment, TRUDY! I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you are well..!

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  28. Lovely, as always, Hilda! I marvel at your skills and subtlety with pastels!

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    1. Thank you so much LORRAINE!!! I'm glad you stopped by. Your comment is very generous. I love your last painting...!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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    1. thank you SO much ASH! Glad you stopped by to comment...I appreciate it!!

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  30. She is really !beautiful Hilda. I love her complexion and her hair also. Have a lovely day

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    1. thank you so much HELEN! You're so kind and I appreciate you stopping by to comment!
      enjoy the rest of the day!

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  31. Muy bello, tiene unas facciones muy delicadas

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  32. Muchisimas gracias TINA por tu visita y tu comentario...tu eres muy amable!!!
    un abrazo!!

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  33. Todo un ejercicio de virtuosismo, Hilda. Las tonalidades, delicadísimas. Mi enhorabuena.

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  34. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato, ANTONIO...lo agradezco tu palabras. Tu eres muy amable!

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  35. You captured her delicate beauty so well!

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    1. thank you SUSAN for stopping by to comment on Christina...I really appreciate it!!

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  36. Beautiful, Hilda! The lighting is excellent and you captured it delicately- especially on her hair!

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    1. I'm so glad you like this portrait, MINNEIMIE!
      Your comment means a lot to me!

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  37. Hi Hilda. Nice girl, nice portrait

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    1. thank you SO much BLANCO! I appreciate your visit and kind comment.. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  38. Hilda, you nailed the light on her face and hair. You truly captured her beauty.

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    1. thank you so much ROSEMARY... you just made me so happy..glad you liked it!!!

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  39. Lovely, lovely, lovely - Christina and her portrait! What beautiful skin tones - perfect lighting and the hair is so well done! Another Bravo!!

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    1. thank you ROSEMARY... you just made my day with your comment!! Glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful day!

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  40. An amazing Portrait Hilda. You have painted her beautifully. I don`t know how you do it.You must be one of the most competent portrait artist`s Around. We don`t see much of Joan these days do we? all the best Hilda my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you so much, my friend! I'm glad you liked this portrait of Christina! She was a pleasure to paint! you're right...I haven't heard from Joan... I'm sure she's busy with exhibits or maybe she's visiting her family!
      I hope all is well with her!!

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  41. Hilda, I wish we were closer to each other as I'd surely love to take lessons from you in portraiture. This is just exquisite! Again, the manner in which you paint skin is beautiful in tones and texture. She absolutely glows! What a gift you have!

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    1. You are SO kind, CAROL! I'm glad you liked this portrait and yes, I would love to live closer to learn some of "your" techniques with pastel paintings. When I do my portraits I put down all my colors on the face....Once all my values are down I start blending them in. I have been told countless times never to blend with your fingers...however, God gave me the fingers to blend...LOL and this is why the skin looks smooth.

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  42. Well done! You have captured the beautiful glow of a youthful skin,... so hard to do! Just beautiful!:)

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  43. Thank you so much!!! You're SO kind !!

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  44. Has recogido perfectamente esa mirada pérdida y soñadora
    Abrazos

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  45. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato, AURORA!!! lo agradezco tu comentario!!
    un abrazo...

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