Monday, March 2, 2015

Papi

This is a portrait of my Papi.  I painted a portrait of him before but I loved the reference photo that I found when cleaning up.  He was ready to go out to a dinner when  I took this photo.  I thought it was the perfect time to post it since he was born in March.   When my daughter saw this portrait she wanted it...so I knew she must have loved it...
I miss this man everyday that passes!!

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  1. A beautiful love tribute. Your talent is such a gift.

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    1. thank you so much TRUDY for stopping by and for you lovely comment!!!

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  2. They never are far from our hearts, a wonderful portrait and I can see why your daughter would want it.
    A beautiful memory of your Papi.

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    1. Thank you CAROLINE for such a nice comment. I as well, am happy that she liked it enough to want the portrait!

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  3. This is such a beautiful portrait and tribute. Your papi would be proud. I sure am. :)

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    1. thank you LINDA for stopping by to comment.
      I wish he was still here to see it...enjoy your day!

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  4. This is such a beautiful portrait and tribute. Your papi would be proud. I sure am. :)

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  5. Un portrait émouvant, chère Hilda.
    Félicitations.

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    1. thank you OLIVIER for stopping by to comment...hugs!!

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  6. A wonderful portrait, Hilda, and a lovely tribute!

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    1. thank you JUDY for such a nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by.....

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  7. Wonderfully painted Hilda, love the expression, you kind of get a glimpse at his personality. A truly beautiful tribute !

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    1. thank you JANE for your lovely comment! He was a truly beautiful person...Glad you liked this painting..

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  8. It is such a wonderful portrait, and he just looks full of wisdom...wisdom of the ages!

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    1. thank you SHERRY for stopping by to comment. I'm glad you liked this portrait. He was a wonderful man...

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  9. A sweet portrait Hilda! He looks quite alert with the brightness in his eye and I love the fuzzy look on his head. Have a beautiful day Hilda, Big hugs

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    1. thank you HELEN for your lovely comment. I
      enjoyed painting his fuzzy little top of the head..lol I was his personal hairdresser! Enjoy your day! Hugs....

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  10. Lovely tribute and a beautiful portrait, Hilda! Portraits are so difficult, but maybe not those made with love. What a wonderful compliment that your daughter wanted it!

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    1. thank you so much CHRIS for such a nice comment...I do enjoy painting portraits... especially when they have those beautiful life lines! and yes, I'm so happy that my daughter wants it.

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  11. This is so sweet Hilda. You daughter must be very happy to own this wonderful portrait of someone who was so important in her life.

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    1. thank you CAROL for your wonderful comment. I appreciate you stopping by... my daughter and my Dad were very close... Mom & Dad babysat for her while I worked... and they were the ones that witnessed her first steps.

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  12. He's just as I imagined him to look, Hilda. He would be so proud to see what a brilliant artist you turned out to be. The trouble with daughters is, if they are like mine, they want everything I paint and everything I have yet to paint. Lovely post, Hilda; thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you SO much JOHN for stopping by to comment. You're right...since most of my paintings are portraits of family they all want them... I've been putting them in books and not framing them unless they want it up on the walls.. (too many..lol) have a wonderful day!!!

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  13. Entiendo que este retrato tenga para tí, Hilda, doble valor: el artístico y el sentimental. Espero que lo disfrutes mucho. Mi felicitación.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias por un comentario muy amable ANTONIO...lo agradezco !!!
      Un saludo

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  14. Bonito retrato, Hilda, me gusta su mirada. A mi me pasa lo mismo con el mío, también lo extraño.
    Qué lo disfrutes y lo sientas un poco más cerca. Besos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias OLGA ... Es verdad que no es facil ...deseo que Papi podia ver su retrato!! Lo agradezco tu comentario!!
      un abrazo fuerte

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  15. That's special that your daughter wants this painting. BTW, congrats on being accepted in the pastel society!

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    1. thank you so much DIANA for your lovely comment... I am very excited on being accepted into the pastel society and will hope to get my signature membership someday!!!

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  16. Hilda, this is a beautiful, touching portrait. His skin just glows, and you did an absolutely remarkable job! I think it's sweet that your daughter wants to have this. He no doubt positively touched many lives.

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    1. thank you so much CAROL for stopping by to comment. He was such a perfect model with glowing skin and those wonderful lines!!! Enjoy the rest of the day.

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  17. Oh, Hilda, what a superb portrait!!! You have given your dad such nobility and gentleness in this work. Absolutely wonderful!!!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. thank you so much KATHRYN... You just made my day with your comment... I'm glad you liked it! Hugs....

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  18. Your dad had glorious skin! Excellent rendering of skin tones Hilda. You must have really loved painting this portrait. The act brings him back.

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    1. thank you so much LINDA! He did have wonderful skin for his 99 years.! I enjoyed painting him so much....glad you stopped by!!

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  19. The love is evident and the dignity that he has is super. As always loving your skin tones. I don't guess we ever get over missing them

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    1. thank you so much NELVIA for your lovely comment. No...we never get over losing our Mom and Dad...no matter what age they leave us....enjoy the rest of the day.

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  20. Magnífico retrato, Hilda! Emocionante recuerdo!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias por un comentario muy amable JOSH...lo agradezco tu palabras.
      un abrazo fuerte.....

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  21. I can feel a lot of love here, I can feel his character as well, great tribute to be cherished like a treasure!

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    1. thank you so much PADMAJA... my Dad was a gentle-man....and the perfect model for me!!
      I'm glad you stopped by to comment....!!

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  22. Well done, Hilda!!! You captured him all dressed up and ready to take on the world. I can see why your daughter wanted it.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN for stopping by to comment... When I saw him getting ready to party I ran for my camera...he always knew I take those random photos for my paintings.

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  23. Beautiful and so sweet, Hilda - I know he would be very proud of you and your amazing talent.

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    1. thank you so much CONNIE for such a generous comment ..I appreciate you stopping by....Have a wonderful day...

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  24. Wow Hilda, you did it again! Such a wonderful portret of your father. The first thing I noticed were the little blond hairs on his head. So sweet! Another thing was the jaw line. Great job and very realistic. Your father would be very proud and you should be too on yourself:) Big hugs.xxx

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    1. thank you so much RENATE!!! I appreciate your lovely words.. His little stray hairs was so much fun to add...lol I wish he was around to see it..I think he would have liked it as well.. hugs....

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  25. This portrait is a treasure, Hilda. I'm so glad that it will have a home with your daughter. Beautiful, my friend!

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    1. thank you so much DARLA! You just made me smile...I as well, am happy that my daughter liked it...Have a wonderful day.

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  26. This is absolutely amazing Hilda! really, really 'alive'... I can feel those soft tufts of hair and his eyebrows... I love the way the light is casting across his skin and that little sparkle in his eye...? No wonder your daughter wanted it! :0)

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    1. Thank you SANDRA!! I'm SO glad you liked it. I see the portrait and I feel like he's still here with us... I'm so glad you like it!!! hugs!

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  27. Hello Hilda!:) Amazing sensitivity seen in every detail of your father's portrait. So much love!:) It's beautiful Hilda!:)

    I'm glad you are now looking at birds. A new subject perhaps for you to paint!
    Warm Regards.

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    1. Thank you so much SONJIA for such a nice comment! I appreciate you stopping by and so glad you liked it! I am looking at birds more these days especially after looking at your amazing photography! keep it up!

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  28. Wat heb je dit knap gedaan een groot compliment je voelt de liefde erin die je voor hem had Hilda lieve groetjes Danielle

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  29. thank you SO much for your comment DANIELLE.
    I'm glad you liked this...he was a very special man and the first man in my life....hugs..

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  30. Hi Hilda, I saw your comment on the post I did of my childhood. It is funny but my younger sister went to Jamaica HS when the rest of us went to Richmond Hill. I think they changed the zoning when she was in HS. I did find links to the Valencia Theater when I was looking for photos to do the sketches from and posted a link to it on FB. I didnt find a photo of the Valencia that was good enough to do a sketch that showed anything of it. After that post It was fun to see comments from people I knew that I never knew were from the Queens area. lol It is a small world.

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    1. It is a small world Joan and I have so many wonderful memories from living there. I had a friend who lived across the street from me and she found me after 40 years on facebook!
      Life is good!! If I find any good photos from Valencia I will send them to you... it always reminded me of a Palace....

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  31. There is something so tender and emotional about your portraits - each subject is treated with such gentle kindness and reverence. I really love this one - it brought back memories of my own father who I also miss greatly every minute of everyday.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a generous comment SUSAN....painting a portrait of our Dads keep them a little closer to us... it's so wonderful having those beautiful memories of them!

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  32. I can see the love you put into this portrait, Hilda, it is touching. Your daughter will be reminded of her grandad as seen through your eyes.

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    1. thank you so much CELIA for stopping by to comment on my Dad. Your comment made me smile!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening.....

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  33. Hilda, your Papi would be so proud of you. It's a wonderful portrait and tribute. You have immortalized him with this lovely portrait. see you soon.

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    1. thank you so much JOAN!!! I'm glad you liked this portrait. I enjoyed painting it.. a bit sad but then I smiled when I think of the amazing life he had. I look forward to seeing you in April.!!!

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  34. Very dapper! and you just know he would have loved it. What a wonderful way to remember him.

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    1. thank you so much MARY....I know he would have loved this portrait..!! I'm so happy you stopped by and glad you liked it... Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  35. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Un portrait plein d'émotions... On sent que tu as mis tant d'amour à le peindre.
    Il serait très fier de toi aujourd'hui encore.
    Ton talent artistique rejoint celui de ton âme. Il est grand et émouvant.
    Je te félicite pour ce magnifique portrait.
    Gros bisous ☼

    Un grand merci pour tes gentils petits mots qui à chaque fois me ravissent.

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    1. thank you for such a nice comment, MARTINE. Your words are always so uplifting. hugs...

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    1. thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment...I appreciate it!!

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  37. I love his expression and all the wisdom, determination, and understanding that is evident there. There is something very magical and powerful about the way you portray people Hilda!

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  38. thank you so much KATHERINE for such a generous comment. I appreciate it! Enjoy this beautiful day.

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  39. Oh Hilda - this piece definitely resonates with your love. I can see why your daughter would want this beautiful portrait. Just wonderful friend. Thank you for sharing this special man!

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  40. You're so kind DEBBIE! Thank you for such a generous comment..I appreciate your visit....enjoy the rest of the evening.....!

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  41. what a beautiful portrait! Confession...I am always a little bit jealous of people who had a "good Dad"! Mine was good...I guess, but unfortunately, I didn't get to know him at all. You are so lucky to have such a strong guiding light...and this shows in this beautiful painting!

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    1. thank you so much CELESTE for stopping by to comment. Like you said your Dad was good.. unfortunately you didn't get to know him but if you did I'm sure it would've been different! I'm glad you liked the portrait. Hugs....

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  42. Hi Hilda..wow..what a deeply beautiful portrait of your Papi..so touching.what a kind and loving soul! Yes you must miss hi very much...thanks for sharing such a special tribute!
    Hugs
    Victoria

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    1. thank you VICTORIA for your generous comment on my Papi! I appreciate it so much!
      Enjoy this beautiful day!...hugs

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  43. Portraits are sometimes a way to do caresses on a beloved face.
    When I miss my daughter so much, I take a photo, and I do a pencil portrait ,looking at the picture ...So I think I may caress her face.
    Dear Hilda, with your art and your pastels, you can do amazing portraits that represent the soul of the person portrayed, as here, infusing life and character and presence.
    Great masterpiece full of love!

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  44. Such a sweet and emotional comment, RITA.. Thank you for stopping by!! You made me very happy with your words.

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  45. Hilda, a wonderful work is full of love for your darling. It is our motivation for drawing, isn't it? So, your work is heart warming and people love them all. Best wishes, Sadami

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  46. Thank you SO much SADAMI for such a nice comment.
    A definite motivation for painting this ....I'm glad you liked it... Enjoy the rest of the evening...

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  47. What a lovely portrait, he looks such a kind man. Beautifully painted.

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    1. thank you DIANA for such a nice comment!
      I'm glad you liked it.... He really was a very kind man....Enjoy this wonderful day!

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  48. A beautiful portrait and a lovely post. He is with you!

    And thank you for the support and kind words. Most appreciated!

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    1. thank you SUZANNE for stopping by. I really appreciate it....yes, he and mom will always be with me! Hope you're doing well my friend!

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  49. Lovely..You have such a beautiful way of capturing a person's essence

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  50. Thank you so much PAGE....such a lovely comment! I appreciate your visit!

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  51. Hilda, it really amazes me how well you capture every detail of facial features. You have an incredible talent. I feel as though I am looking at his photo, not a painting. Beautiful. :)

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  52. By the way, dear Hilda, I knew that I had already commented on this earlier, but I keep looking at it, it is such a touching and beautiful painting.

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  53. By the way, dear Hilda, I knew that I had already commented on this earlier, but I keep looking at it, it is such a touching and beautiful painting.

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  54. Hilda, it really amazes me how well you capture every detail of facial features. You have an incredible talent. I feel as though I am looking at his photo, not a painting. Beautiful. :)

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  55. You're so nice Linda! I think when you know someone's face it makes it easier to paint..? I'm so glad you liked this portrait...you just made my day. And I appreciate you coming back!

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  56. Un retrato con una gran carga emotiva creo que debes estar orgullosa de el. Un abrazo.

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato de mi Padre...lo agradezco tu visita y comentario!!
      un abrazo

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  57. The portrait is lovely, depicting beautifully the kind and knowledgeable man he must have been ..love the way you have etched out the small white hair on his head.x

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    1. thank you so much for your nice comment ARTI !!! I appreciate your visit.. .I had fun painting his hair..lol

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  58. A beautiful tribute to LOVE.
    A very special portrait.

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  59. thank you JULIE....I appreciate you stopping by...Hope
    all is well! I enjoyed painting this so much!

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  60. This is a wonderful portrait Hilda and I love the thoughtful expression on his face. You're work is always outstanding but you've excelled with this one. Superb!!

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    1. You made me smile JOHN...thank you so much for that generous comment...

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  61. Beautiful, Hilda! You captured both the tenderness and strength of character that comes with age... I hope painting your Papi was like speding precious time with him...

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    1. thank you so much MINNEMIE for stopping by to comment.. I appreciate your kind words !!! He was a pleasure to paint..

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  62. Hilda, a wonderful portrait of your Papi, brilliant as a Matter of fact. I can only imagine how you must miss him. All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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  63. Thank you for your visit Vic!! I'm glad you liked this portrait of my Dad....the little girl in me will always miss him. Enjoy this beautiful day my friend!

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  64. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je repasse juste pour te remercier pour ton gentil petit message. Il me touche beaucoup...
    Je te souhaite un excellent weekend.

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

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  65. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je repasse juste pour te remercier pour ton gentil petit message. Il me touche beaucoup...
    Je te souhaite un excellent weekend.

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

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    1. You're so sweet MARTINE... thank you for your visit!!! hugs...

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  66. What a nice tribute to your Papi. Great job!

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    1. thank you STEPHANIE!!! I'm so glad you stopped by and thank you for your lovely comment!

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  67. Hello Hilda! I am sorry I haven't been commenting on your so very beautiful art lately Hilda! I love both your latest posts! "Lisa" is of course spectacular! Great art! Fantastic skill! Your are so very talented! "Papi" is beautiful also! I love your artwork Hilda! I also love the stories behind each of your portraits! Bravo buddy! (Thanks for being such a dear art friend!) happy to be your friend! Michael

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    1. What a nice comment MICHAEL. Thank you!! I really appreciate you stopping by to comment. I hope you're feeling better!!

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  68. Just beautiful. The skin tones are perfect and I love the way you did his hair. You rock

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    1. Thank you so much BARBARA..!!! You just made my day.! I appreciate you stopping by to comment.!

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  69. Hi. I really enjoyed my brief visit on your site and I’ll be sure to be back for more.
    Can I contact your through your email?

    Please email me back.

    Thanks!
    Kevin
    kevincollins1012 gmail.com

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  70. A very beautiful and sensitive tribute to your Papi!

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  71. A very beautiful and sensitive tribute to your Papi!

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  72. Hilda, this is a beautiful portrait of your dear Papi. I was reading Bruce Sherman's blog where he mentions transitioning and saw your comment about wanting to do something different than portraiture. I have been feeling the same way all winter. Kind of stuck. I thank you for all your encouraging comments on my paintings and I encourage you, as well, to mix it up and see what happens!

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  73. Thank you so much Mary for your comment!! I look forward to seeing your next post.

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