Monday, October 13, 2014

Early August

Perfect light....Perfect shadows is what I always look for when painting a portrait.  The reference picture is of Skye a few years ago when I seated her near a window to pose her until I took the photo.  The lighting was the way I wanted.. a bit darker so I lightened it up a little.  My model is growing up too fast so I have to get all the reference pictures I can..
then move to another grandchild.....lol

119 comments:

  1. Muy expresivo, me encanta.
    Un beso Hilda.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias OLGA por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable! lo agradezco.
      un abrazo!

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  2. Oh Hilda, this is such a beautiful portrait of Skye, I admire your talent so very much. Brilliant!

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for your visit!! I appreciate your very generous comment!!

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  3. Such a pretty face, must have been a joy to paint!
    Lovely portrait

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    1. thank you DIANA for stopping by to comment!
      She was such a joy to paint! Enjoy your day!

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  4. She has got the prettiest blue eyes and such a sweet expression . And you got the light just right , beautifully illuminated face !

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    1. thank you so much JANE! You're very kind..
      She has always been a willing model so I'm able to position her toward that perfect light!
      Glad you like her!

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  5. I love the spunk in this painting. She is such a doll. Lucky you!!

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    1. Thank you so much CAROL. I do feel blessed to have my grandchildren...I never have to look far for the models if I get "stuck".!
      Glad you like her.

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  6. This is such a beautiful portrait Hilda. I love the pose, expression and the lighting. You've really captured a special moment.

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    1. thank you so much NANCY for such a kind comment. I love using a certain window by my living room to get that perfect light on her face.

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  7. Hilda! I running out of superlatives to describe your wonderful art! Beautiful comes to mind! Bravo buddy! I love your art! Nice to be one of the firsts to comment!
    Take care my friend!
    Michael

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    1. You always know how to make me feel good MICHAEL! thank you for that nice comment!
      I appreciate it!

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  8. Love, love, love this portrait! Her expression, the tilt of her head, the skin tones - perfection! Bravo, Hilda!

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    1. Thank you SUSAN for such a generous comment. I really enjoyed painting Skye and glad you liked this portrait!!

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  9. Hilda - this is so beautiful. What a gorgeous granddaughter. Love the way you tilted her head. Such a quizzical expression you caught here too. Just love it. Can't wait to see your other grandchildren! Have a great day.

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    1. thank you so much DEBBIE. She tilted her head and I snapped the shot! She loves to pose for me.. Glad you stopped by! Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  10. What a beautiful model,her eyes and hair are painted so perfect. Love how you captured her highlights.
    Wonderful painting!!

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    1. thank you so much CAROLINE for such a nice comment. I really appreciate you stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Beautiful lighting Hilda! The child is golden. Your skin tones superb!

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    1. thank you so much LINDA! It's wonderful getting that perfect pose and Skye was such a joy... glad you liked this portrait! Enjoy this day!

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  12. So beautiful and very expressive, Hilda. Love the sparkle in her pretty blue eyes. Exceptional!

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    1. thank you DARLA !!! I appreciate your very nice comment. She does have beautiful eyes. I have 5 grandchildren and they all have different color eyes!

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  13. The tilt of the head and the way the hair falls so beautifully adds to the sheer beauty of this portrait.
    The way you did the hair is totally AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you JULIE...your words just made me smile. I enjoyed painting her hair especially when the sun caught her golden locks! Have a wonderful day!

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  14. I love her gaze and tilted head, keep capturing your gorgeous grandkids!

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    1. thank you CELIA.! I'm so glad you liked her. She was a pleasure to paint! Enjoy this wonderful day.

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    1. thank you SHERRY for stopping by to comment...you're very kind!! Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Oh yes, this is lovely - all those shadows make for a much more interesting portrait don't they? And such a beautiful model too :0)

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    1. thank you so much SANDRA...yes, I loved those shadows...being that she is so young, I didn't want to darken them too much! I'm so happy that you liked her!

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  17. Such a little beauty! I think I say that everytime I see one of your sweet paintings but it's true. Such innocence and curiosity showing up in this child's face. Have a lovely day Hilda, a pleasure visiting you this morning!

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    1. thank you HELEN for such a nice comment! I enjoyed painting Skye so much...she is a pleasure to paint.

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  18. Hilda, you have surpassed yourself with this portrait!!! It is exquisite! BRAVO!!!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. thank you KATHRYN for stopping by to comment...you just made my day with your words!! Have a wonderful day, my friend!!

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  19. A beautiful subject and excellent execution! I love your color palette...always softly rendered. This will be a cherished memento of your love

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY for making my day with your comment. I appreciate it !!
      Enjoy your day!!

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  20. Que bonita y que precioso trabajo.Y crecen tan rapido.....

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    1. Muchisimas gracias, TINA por un comentario muy amable. Lo agradezco! Es verdad que crecen muy rapido! Un abrazo!!

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  21. Querida Hilda, la sutileza de luces y sombras hacen este retrato Encantador!. Una belleza!

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    1. Un comentario muy generoso, EVA...Muchisimas gracias por tu visita!!!
      un abrazo.....

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  22. Hola Hilda: Este trabajo es una Belleza!!!Un gran abrazo!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias MERCEDES por tu visita y tu comentario muy amable! Lo agradezco!
      un abrazo fuerte!

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  23. The tilt of her head is in cohesion with her expression, you did a great job Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA for stopping by to comment! I really enjoyed painting her!
      Enjoy your day!

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  24. Super wat is dat mooi zeg mijn compliment lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. thank you so much DANIELLE.!!! I really appreciate you stopping by and for such nice words!!

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  25. This is just gorgeous! I love the lighting on her face and body and the way you did her hair. I love it.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. Skye has beautiful hair and I had such a good time painting it!! I look forward to seeing where you take us next!!

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  26. You caught a lovely moment here and she's just beautiful! Excellent ,Hilda!

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    1. thank you MARY for such a generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by!
      Have a wonderful day!!

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  27. Hilda, i don`t know what has happened, i posted two comments and they have disappeared. Here we go again.
    Excellent portrait. On par with the best. Full marks here .All the best Hilda my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you VIC! You always make my day!
      I had a bad day with google and that's why it took so long to answer my comments.. All is well now... Have a wonderful day my friend!!

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  28. Muy bien, Hilda. Ese rostro tiene una gran expresividad. Saludos.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias ANTONIO por tu palabras muy amable ...lo agradezco!!!
      un saludo

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  29. The time passes quickly for grandparents ...
    a moment forever in your portrait that seems to tell a lot about the character of this granddaughter! Always amazing the great skill technique of your pastels paintings dear Hilda!

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    1. thank you RITA for stopping by. My grands are growing up too quickly and now is the time to paint them...You are so kind with your words!

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  30. Hilda - she is just beautiful and this is such a lovely portrait!

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    1. thank you CONNIE for stopping by to comment! I'm so glad you liked this portrait!
      I enjoyed painting her so much! Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  31. beautiful portrait - you never cease to amaze!!!!!!!

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  32. thank you MYRA! you're so nice...glad you liked the portrait!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  33. Maravilloso retrato, me parece que el pelo te ha quedado impresionante, se podría tocar.. un abrazo Hilda!

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    1. Tu eres muy amable, MARI !! Lo agradezco tu comentario! Un abrazo!

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  34. This portrait of Skye is simply beautiful.Her hair painted perfectly and I love the soft, warm, harmonious colours in her hair, face and clothes. But the best is that blue background that turns her eyes into deep blue pools. So well done!

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    1. thank you CLAIRE! You made my day with your very generous comment! I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  35. Hilda me encantan tus obras. Son preciosas, calidas, llenas de sentimiento.

    Un fuerte abrazo

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    1. Tu eres muy amable ROSA!!! tu palabras me hace muy contenta...gracias!!!
      un abrazo fuerte!!

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  36. Gorgeous portrait Hilda! You did a great job with her hair too. Happy Painting!

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  37. Thank you so much NORA for stopping by to comment!
    You're very kind. Enjoy the rest of the weekend....

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  38. Just brilliant...the expression is so good. Love the beautiful flesh tones and the hair too.

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  39. thank you so much CELESTE for stopping by to comment on Skye... I really appreciate it! Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  40. Hilda,,just another gorgeous portrait. All line up, the complexion Is perfect, you always get such great coloring. She is going to be a beauty. Am sure you have some more we will see as time goes on, then great grands way farther out!!

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    1. thank you for that very generous comment, NELVIA... I love painting but portraits are my love. As for great grands...not ready!! lol
      Enjoy this beautiful Fall day!

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  41. She's so lovely. Love the position of her head, you painted a beautiful portrait.

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  42. thank you so much BARBARA for leaving me such a nice comment... I really enjoyed painting Skye...she was a good model...so she made it easy for me! Have a wonderful Evening...

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  43. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Quel talent !... Ce portrait est divin. J'aime la grâce qui se lit dans ce visage. L'inclinaison lui apporte une immense douceur, un charme fou et déjà malgré son jeune âge une certaine sensualité.
    Le travail de la lumière est extraordinaire et qu'ajouter de plus qu'il n'a déjà été écrit ?! Tu as brillamment capturer cette belle jeune fille.


    Gros bisous ♡

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  44. Thank you MARTINE for such a generous comment! You just made my day! she was a pleasure to paint!
    hugs!

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  45. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Beautiful girl - fabulous painting! Yes, it's all about the light!

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    1. thank you so much ROSEMARY for such a nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by!
      When you have that perfect reference picture it makes it so much better.

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  46. Sublime portrait d'une adorable petite fille.
    Ton talent est unique, chère Hilda !
    Bisous de France :)

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    1. thank you OLIVIER for such a nice comment. I appreciate you stopping by !!! hugs to you...

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    1. thank you so much DIANA! I'm glad you liked her...she was a pleasure to paint... Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  48. Wow!! I'm always impressed by the quality and the beaty of your portraits Hilda. Great work indeed! A hug!

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  49. thank you TITO for making my day!...I'm glad you liked this portrait. have a wonderful day!!!

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  50. She looks very thoughtful :)

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  51. thank you so much DEB for stopping by and taking time out to comment. I appreciate it !!
    Enjoy this beautiful day...

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  52. It must be nice to have such pretty models at hand!Lovely portrait,Hilda.You should take a lot of pictures..very soon they will start to hate posing :D

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  53. thank you so much ARTI for stopping by to comment.
    you're right...soon they won't want to pose..so yes, I have to get all the reference photos now..lol. Glad you liked her...enjoy the rest of the evening...

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  54. Un felice weekend per te...ciao.

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  55. Thank you GIANCARLO for stopping by...I really appreciate it!

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  56. I just got back in town and found this fantastic post!! It is so darn cute, I want to keep it! B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L*!!!!!

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  57. Welcome home, CAROL!! I'm so glad you like this portrait of Skye. She was such a joy to paint. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day...

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  58. This piece is just so lovely, Hilda. At first I thought I was seeing a reference photo. I admire the luscious skin quality, the light, the way you rendered the hair, and the quiet glow exuded by this piece.

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  59. thank you MARY for such a nice comment.. I really appreciate it and glad you liked it! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

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  60. You are so talented, this is really gorgeous! :)

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  61. thank you so much LINDA! you're very kind! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

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  62. Hello my friend, I have missed visiting your beautiful world of art! This is so amazing and gorgeous! Her eyes/gaze is gentle and bewildering..so lovely and poetic! You are so talented! Wishing you a beautiful wkd!
    Victoria

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    1. thank you VICTORIA for such lovely words..
      I appreciate you stopping by to comment on Skye!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!!

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  63. Hola Hilda. Para mi es un honor hacer el comentario número 100.
    Otro fantástico retrato. Un pelo precioso y unos ojos muy bonitos supongo que igual a los de tu nieta.
    Yo también estoy pintando a mi nieta. Tengo que darme prisa porque cambiara.
    This is a good exercise to practise the Spanish language.
    I send you a strong hug.

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  64. Muchisimas gracias, JULIAN por tu visita.. Tu siempre me hace reir!! Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato de mi nieta.. Ahora espero con mucha paciencia el retrato de tu nieta....un abrazo

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  65. Beautiful! Perfect expression too! Love it!

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  66. thank you so much CATHY for stopping by to comment. I appreciate it. Glad you liked her!!!
    Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  67. The colors in this are gorgeous Hilda. Her glowing hair and face and expression are just amazing. Wow!

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  68. Thank you LISA!!! You're so nice.. I'm so glad you liked her. She was a joy to paint!! Have a wonderful day!

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  69. Thank you ASH for stopping by to comment... I appreciate !!! Hope all is well!!

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  70. So soft and gentle. Beautifully done Hilda!!

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  71. Thank you SO much SUZANNE!!! Your comment means a lot to me! I'm glad you like her. Enjoy this wonderful day!!

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  72. Hilda, I have not been blogging for a long time. Your work is beautiful, portraits of your family, the tennis shoes, the musician, and of course the animals. Especially the dog family! All such heartfelt work.

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  73. Omgosh Sue! I'm so glad you're back....I've missed you and your work. Thank you for stopping by to comment on my paintings. I hope all is well!

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  74. I don't how I managed to miss this one Hilda, it's stunning!!! Not only is Skye a beautiful model, but time to get the lighting right has paid dividends. You've created a superb portrait that has perfectly captured her thoughtful and pensive expression. Brilliant work.

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  75. Thank you SO much JOHN for such a generous comment! I appreciate it!!!

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  76. Tus retratos tienen vida y expresión. Esta niña expresa toda su dulzura en la mirada y tu has sabido captarla perfectamente.
    abrazos

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  77. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado el retrato de mi nieta... Lo agradezco tu visita...
    un abrazo

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  78. Love the look on her face. Makes me wonder what she is thinking.

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  79. Glad you stopped by to comment Angela! Enjoy the rest of the evening...

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  80. I especially love your work with her hair. Beautiful.
    Helen

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