Monday, August 18, 2014

Irving Kerr

Irving Kerr was a watercolor Artist from my workshop who passed away recently at the age of 101.  I was invited by his son to join his family and other Artists from the workshop for a Memorial luncheon.  There was a table set up displaying his beautiful work.  The reference photo for this pastel portrait was on the table.  Unfortunately, I never met Irving since I started the workshop after he stopped going but I feel like I knew him especially after seeing his work and listening to all the stories from the Artists in the group.  I will be showing this painting in the Rockville Centre Library in the Fall and will present this painting to his son after the show.

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  1. An excellent painting, Hilda!
    I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated by his son.

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    1. Thank you so much DEAN for your comment.
      I enjoyed painting this great watercolor artist..
      Glad you liked him!!

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  2. Ah Hilda - this is superb! I can imagine how much his son is going to love having this beautiful piece of work. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you DEBBIE for stopping by to comment! I really appreciate it!!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. This is such a wonderful tribute, Hilda!
    Kathryn

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    1. thank you so much KATHRYN for stopping by!
      Enjoy this beautiful day with Bruno!!

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  4. Dear Hilda, the tribute to the passed away painter is very touching.
    Here, it is not usual. Your portrait is very communicative, seems to tell a lot about the long life of the artist and has an extraordinarily lively expression.
    I believe that the his son will appreciate very much this masterpiece.

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    1. thank you RITA! When I saw this photo displayed..I needed to paint it. We have to listen to these calls!! I hope his son likes it as well...

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  5. A beautiful portrait, Hilda!

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    1. thank you JUDY! You're very kind!!

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  6. Beautiful, Hilda. And a wonderful tribute and gift to his son. Very touching and sweet.

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    1. thank you so much LINDA! I'm glad you liked it...!!!

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  7. What a beautiful experience for you, Hilda, and your generous heart once again will make a family so happy. What character he has in his face, and the methods in which you do your pastels have rendered an amazing, dignified and delightful portrait!

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    1. Thank you so much CAROL for such a generous comment. I'm happy you stopped by to comment.! I really had a good time with this portrait ..some faces call us!!

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  8. Beautifully painted, Hilda. His son will really appreciate this. What a wonderful and kind gesture and gift!

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    1. thank you so much PAT for stopping by to comment..I hope his son likes this portrait as well!

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  9. A lovely tribute to him Hilda, and such a kind and generous thing to do.

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    1. thank you so much CAROL! You're very kind!!! Enjoy this lovely day!!!

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  10. I love that even though you haven't met him, you feel as though you know him well. Your thoughts of his character come through this portrait beautifully, Hilda! I know his family will be grateful!

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    1. Such a nice comment SHERRY.! Glad you stopped by ...hope all is well!! Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  11. wat een mooi fraai gezicht heb je geschilderd.
    heeft een lieve uitstalling.
    groetjes Marja

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    1. thank you so much for your comment, MARJA! You're very kind!!!

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  12. Such an amazing portrait Hilda! Congrat. I don't know the artist but his face is full of determination and he looks quite a character( in the good sense of the word). Very delicate and generous of you Hilda to offer thie to his son. Hugs

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    1. thank you HELEN for such a nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by!! Hugs.. and have a good day!!

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  13. Hilda, I feel this is a very emotional portrait....stunning. I know his son will treasure it forever.

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for your comment. I as well, can't wait to give it to his son.!

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  14. Hilda, what a wonderful portrait to give to Irving Kerr's family. They will be thrilled. You have a splendid way of capturing the personality of all of the people and children in your portraits. So very difficult to accomplish, well done my friend.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for such a generous comment. It was wonderful painting him since it was such a perfect reference photo! Enjoy this beautiful day on Long Island!!!

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  15. Hola Hilda: Un pintura IMPRESIONANTE por la perfección como lo has realizado. 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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  16. Oh so great of you to make a gift of this wonderful portrait. You have caught a wonderful quality here--he does look to be someone who embraced life--a certain twinkle makes me think that he was very, very special indeed. Wonderful!

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    1. thank you so much CELESTE! He was very well liked by all.. and he painted so beautifully!
      Enjoy the rest of the day!!

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    1. thank you MYRA!!! I'm glad you liked this portrait!!!

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    1. thank you DIANA for stopping by .. I'm glad you liked this portrait...!!!

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  19. Wow! That's a beautiful portrait of the artist, with so much sensitivity and creativity in both his expression and in the way you portrayed him!

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    1. thank you so much KATHERINE... I'm glad you liked this portrait!!! he had that perfect expression that we all look for!!

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  20. Outstanding work Hilda. I can tell you were deeply moved by this man.

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    1. thank you LINDA ..you're very kind. After speaking with everyone, I only wish I could have met him.!

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  21. Lovely tribute to him, Hilda, and I'm sure his son will love it.

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    1. Thank you JOAN for stopping by and for such a nice comment!!!

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  22. Oh Hilda, such a lovely face, such a wealth of knowledge and emotions. Well done my friend. Always such. Eautoful complexions and hair is marvelous. You captured the heart and soul of the man and artist. Awesome.

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    1. thank you so much NELVIA! it makes it so much easier when we get a nice photo to copy! I'm so glad you liked this portrait!! Enjoy your day!

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  23. Echábamos de menos tus maravillosos retratos, Hilda. Gracias por obsequiarnos con uno nuevo.

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  24. Lo agradezco tu visita y tu comentario muy generoso, ANTONIO.... un saludo!!

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  25. I'm surprised that you never met this man. You seem to have captured a sense of personality. It's really a lovely portrait.

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    1. thank you so much NANCY! I wish I met him..
      I think you would have loved his work. I'm glad you liked the portrait!

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  26. It's a beautiful portrait and I can only imagine how touched his son will be to receive this. You're such a good person.

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    1. thank you so much BARBARA!! you just put a smile to my face..I appreciate your very kind words...Have a wonderful day!

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  27. Wauw wat mooooi super gedaan lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you SO much DANIELLE for such a nice comment...I appreciate your visit!!!!

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  28. You probably knew him intuitively, the portrait is brilliant and your kind action will be cherished for ever by his family, a lovely tribute Hilda!

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    1. thank you PADMAJA for your kind words.. I appreciate it so much!!!

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  29. What an incredibly beautiful memorial you have created for this artist's family, Hilda. I know they will treasure this as much as I do the painting you did of my mother! You have such a wonderful heart.

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    1. Thank you CLAIRE! You just made my day!
      Glad you stopped by to comment!! I had a wonderful reference picture of your beautiful Mom!!

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  30. I love that you're presenting the portray to his son! That is so thoughtful!

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    1. thank you so much PAM! I thought he might like this portrait. I really look forward to giving it to him! Glad you stopped by! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!

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  31. How wonderful the portrait is and a lovely way for the son to remember his dad by, what a glorious age he reached and must have left many artistic treasures too.

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    1. Thank you DIANA for such a nice comment. I appreciate your visit! The table had albums full of his work. I went through most of it in awe. Years of work... and his love for Art showed in all his paintings.

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  32. Oh - how wonderful this portrait is and how incredible it will be for his son to own it.
    Many blessings will come along for you, Hilda, starting when you see the pleasure on the son's face.

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    1. thank you so much JULIE for such a generous comment. I look forward to giving the portrait to his son.!!! I'm glad you liked it!

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  33. Hilda - this is a beautiful portrait. His son will be thrilled to receive it. You are very thoughtful as well as such a talented artist!

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    1. thank you CONNIE for stopping by to comment!! Your comment made me smile.
      I'm pleased you liked it!!!

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  34. A great tribute to him Hilda. I'll bet he would have loved it!

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    1. thank you so much MARY.!!! You're very kind. I look forward to giving it to him in the Fall. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday.

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  35. Hi Hilda, I would like to send you an e-mail about something but can't find any contact info for you. Will you please send me an e-mail? nancygoldman@cox.net
    Thanks, Nancy

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  36. Vaya maravilla!! Qué honor para un gran pintor el ser pintado con esa delicadeza y llena de expresión, como tu has hecho. Quedará en el recuerdo tuyo y de su familia. Él, tal vez desde donde esté, se sentirá orgulloso de esta obra....
    Te felicito, Un trabajo de maestros!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Tu eres muy amable, JOSH....Lo agradezco tu comentario!!
      un abrazo!!!

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  37. Fantastisch und einfach
    wunderschön, Kompliment,
    ich bin begeistert !

    Liebe Grüsse aus der sonnigen Schweiz
    Margrit

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    1. thank you SO much MARGRIT for your very nice comment!!! I appreciate it!!

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  38. OH MY! Hilda, this is just incredible. I am sure his family loved it!! Your work is so beautiful, so soft, so well done.

    And thank you so much for you kind words, I so appreciate them. Take care!

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    1. Hi SUZANNE...hope you're well. Thank you so much for such a nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!! We have to appreciate these beautiful days while we can!!!

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  39. Hi Hilda my friend.
    Like all your portraits, just fantastic. I would think his son would love it. Well done Hilda. All the best.
    Vic.

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  40. thank you so much VIC for stopping by to comment. I truly appreciate it. I really look forward to giving this painting to his son in the Fall....and glad you liked it!!!

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  41. This is wonderful Hilda! I would like to paint an older face one day - so much character and you have captured it perfectly here! I am in no doubt it'll be treasured! :0)

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  42. Thank you SANDRA for stopping by to comment!!! I really appreciate it. I know you'll do an incredible job if you paint an older person!! They do have so much character...I'm so glad you like Irving...!!

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  43. Hello Hilda!:) Your painting is wonderful, it's very expressive, and I notice he still had a glint in his eye!:) It is a lovely tribute, and a thoughtful gift, which will be greatly appreciated by his son.
    Warm Regards.

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    1. thank you so much for your comment! He looked like such a gentle man, right? I'm glad you liked this portrait! Enjoy your day!!

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  44. C'est un portrait émouvant et un bel hommage.
    Félicitations, chère Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much OLIVIER for stopping by to comment! I really appreciate your lovely words! Have a wonderful day!!

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  45. Gracias Hilda por tu comentario en mi Blog. Hace tiempo que no veo ninguno, ni siquira el mio.
    Hoy estoy visitando algunos y aprovecho para decirte que admiro una vez más ts retratos al pastel.
    El retrato de Irving me parece muy bueno.
    No se si mandarte mi foto para cuando me vaya a la otra vida me hagas uno.
    Espero que practiques el español y que lo entiendas todo.
    Saludos

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    1. Hola Julien, Tu me hace reir con tu comentario! Y estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato de Irving! Era un placer visitando tu trabajo.. me gusta mucho! Cada dia estoy practicando me espanol .. yo entiendo todo pero todavia tengo problema escribiendo Un abrazo...
      un abrazo!

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  46. This is a beautiful portrait, Hilda and a great tribute.

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  47. thank you so much PATRICIA for stopping by and commenting on Irving! I really appreciate it!!
    Have a wonderful Evening...

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  48. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Je suis vraiment très heureuse de te retrouver et d'admirer à nouveau vos oeuvres après ma longue absence.
    Ce dernier portrait est incroyablement beau. Quel merveilleux hommage à cet artiste. Je suis certaine que tous ceux qui l'ont connu vont le trouver sublime.
    Je te fais de gros bisous.

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    1. thank you so much MARTINE for stopping by and for your kind words. It's so nice to see you back and hope you had a nice vacation!!!
      Enjoy this lovely day!!!

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  49. An amazing portrait with a strong expression . Great skin tone and great work on the hair and eyebrows . The family will be thrilled ! xx

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  50. thank you so much JANE!!! Such a nice comment!!
    Welcome back! You've been missed!!!!

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  51. thank you KAREN for stopping by!! Yes, he was 101 and painted until his late 90's... he was an amazing man and artist. Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!! I will be visiting you soon to see if you have some new paintings...

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  52. What a thoughtful painting. You captured an interesting gentle soul..101! He was doing something right. Nice piece

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    1. thank you PAGE for stopping by to comment!
      I think his love of painting kept him going all these years! He did some beautiful work!!
      Enjoy your day!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy your day!

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  54. You are one of the very good people Hilda! Your wonderful and so beautiful portrait is full of love! Your giving this emotional work to the artist's son is the definition of kindness and nobleness. Irving's family will treasure this gem for generations to come! Bravo and huge hugs to you my thoughtful and caring friend! Being nice rocks! Take care Hilda!
    Your so happy to be your art blogging art buddy!
    Michael

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    1. thank you MICHAEL for such a generous comment. I really appreciate your beautiful words. I'm looking forward to giving this portrait to Joel, Irving's son. Have a wonderful day, my friend!!

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  55. I have already commented on this beautiful painting, Hilda, but I just had to come back and re-visit. So much emotion in this piece.

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  56. You just made my day, CAROL!! thank you so much for your visit!!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

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  57. A touching tribute and a very beautiful portrait, Hilda.

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  58. thank you SO much ARTI for such a nice comment.
    I appreciate you stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

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  59. Oooh! This is such a wonderfully realistic portrait!

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  60. thank you so much CAROLE for stopping by to comment! I enjoyed painting this portrait so much and I'm happy you liked it!!!

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  61. Magnifico retrato, se nota que todos los detalles están pintados con mucho cariño, un besito!

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  62. Muchisimas gracias, MARI ....era un placer pintando este retrato! estoy contenta que te ha gustado!!
    un abrazo!

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  63. Hilda, I'm sorry I haven't had the chance to visit your blog more often. Your pastel portraits are stunning. I really enjoy looking at your wonderful works.

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  64. Thank you COLETTE for stopping by!!!! I understand how busy you are!!! Glad you liked the portrait!!!
    Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  65. He sure has a kind face and you captured him beautifully. So thoughtful of you to give this piece to his son and I'm sure he will treasure it always.

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  66. Thank you so much Theresa for your very generous comment....

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  67. Hilda this an absolutely OUTSTANDING portrait! You obviously painted from the heart, and give this to his son as a gift following the show, is simply a beautiful gesture.

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  68. Thank you so much Claire! I just found out that I won the award of excellence for this portrait.....I'm so glad you liked it..... I am looking forward to giving it to his son....

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