Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A proud Marine

Joey is  a proud Marine and here he stands in his dress uniform.  As Veterans Day approaches, it seemed like an excellent time to honor those who have served.  I painted this portrait of Joey in pastel wearing full uniform awhile ago but never posted it..I'm so proud of my cousin's son!  I have quite a few family members who have served our Country and this is the perfect time to  thank them for their dedication and service.   I would also like to thank all the other service men and women...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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  1. This is fabulous Hilda! He must be thrilled with it too :0)

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    1. thank you so much Sandra ..he was very happy with it...glad you liked it.

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  2. No better way to thank these precious souls than to say thank you... in a highly personal way Hilda. I salute "You"... Joey ... and all other veterans everywhere... living or not... past and present for their sacrifice to ensure our freedom...


    Cheers!

    Bruce

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  3. Te superas dia a dia Hilda, un retrato que dice mucho del caracter y la actitud del retratado. Te felicito.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Tina ... estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato...un abrazo

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    1. Thank you so much!! I appreciate your comment!!

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  5. Oh yes Hilda, a splendid portrait of Joey, please thank him for all of us for his service.God Bless Joey and all who are and have served to make our country safe. And God Bless your wonderful talent my friend.

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    1. thank you Joan...I appreciate you stopping by and for your lovely comment.

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  6. Muy bonito, Hilda y un buen recuerdo, no me extraña que estés orgullosa, no es para menos. Besitos

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    1. muchisimas gracias Olga...lo agradezco tu visita y comentario!
      un abrazo

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  7. What a great painting and warm message, Hilda. We have our 'Remebrance Day' tomorrow, each year less of my buddies appear ... soon there will be none

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this portrait John. I'm so sorry that less of your friends appear! They live in our hearts.

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  8. What a great painting and warm message, Hilda. We have our 'Remebrance Day' tomorrow, each year less of my buddies appear ... soon there will be none

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  9. You have so much to be proud of , Hilda. A beautifully executed portrait! We are very grateful for his service, may God bless him.

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    1. Thank you Celia. I am very proud of Joey and always thank our Military for their service.

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  10. What a beautiful tribute to Joey and those who have served! May he and the other servicemen and women stay safe.

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  11. I am really moved by your tribute and the painting captures something very special in his eyes.
    What special men and women serve in our country. Bravery is a quality I admire deeply.
    Thanks for this post, Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much Julie. I appreciate your words.

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    1. thank you so much Olivier for stopping by to comment!! Hugs...

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  13. Great portrait Hilda and a day to be remembered ...always! Thanks to all these men and women who made a difference in our lives!
    Hugs

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  14. Super nice job Hilda!! And you posted it on the birthday of the USMC. My son served in the Marine Corps also and we are very proud of his service.

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    1. thank you so much Stephanie and for your son for his service!!

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  15. I'm so glad you posted it, Hilda! It's a wonderful portrait. He looks so proud to be a Marine as we are all proud of him. Bless all who have served or are serving. Their dedication, hard work and devotion to this country is beyond measure.

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  16. You perfectly got that proud look in his eyes, wonderfully painted , he must be thrilled , Im sure !

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    1. I'm glad to say he liked this portrait. Thank you for your kind words...

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  17. Dear Hilda- wow-this is superb. You captured the look of a proud Marine. What a wonderful tribute to our dear military men and women who serve so valiantly. Thank you for sharing this special young man. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you so much Deborah. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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  18. my friend. this is a brilliant Porttrait of this Marine. The fave alone is fantastic, and the uniform is spot on. well done Hilda. Full marks here. All the best my friend.
    Vic.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this portrait of Joey. It was a pleasure painting it.

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  19. Oh boy, this is some kind of awesome portrait. You certainly captured all the pride and feeling in this one. Just a wonderful job Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much Nelvia.. I appreciate your very generous comment..

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  20. Beautiful tribute and stunning portrait!

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  21. Beautiful tribute and stunning portrait!

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  22. You created a proud and precious gem Hilda, bravo!

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  23. A stunning portrait and a beautiful tribute Hilda. ;-)

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  24. A wonderful portrait, Hilda, and a great tribute!

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  25. Oh my Hilda they must love this. Will this be a gift for them?

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara. Yes, it was a gift and so glad he liked it... I appreciate you stopping by to comment...

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  26. A wonderful painting, and beautiful tribute to Joey and those who serve and have served our country! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Hilda, magnífico retrato que estará orgulloso de que le hayas dedicado. Muy bien pintado!
    Abrazos fuertes.

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado esta pintura Josh...
      un abrazo

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  28. What a beautiful tribute Hilda! Everything about this says 'proud Marine' ! So well done.

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    1. thank you so much Mary... I really enjoyed painting this portrait of Joey.

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  29. ciao Hilda,
    how are you?
    Your works are always very beatiful, the boat is fantastic!
    Sorry for my slow using of the blog but my computer is terrible and is difficult to make everything...
    Thank you very much for your kindness,,
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. thank you Floriana for stopping by to comment..I really appreciate your visit.! hugs

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  30. ciao Hilda,
    how are you?
    Your works are always very beatiful, the boat is fantastic!
    Sorry for my slow using of the blog but my computer is terrible and is difficult to make everything...
    Thank you very much for your kindness,,
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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  31. ciao Hilda,
    how are you?
    Your works are always very beatiful... and the boat is fantastic ...the atmosphere and the light seems a dream!!!
    Sorry for my slow using the blog but my computer is terrible and is heavy make everything!
    thank you very much for your kindness!!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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  32. ciao Hilda,
    how are you?
    Your works are always very beatiful... and the boat is fantastic ...the atmosphere and the light seems a dream!!!
    Sorry for my slow using the blog but my computer is terrible and is heavy make everything!
    thank you very much for your kindness!!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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  33. Hello My Dear Art Buddy Hilda! Thank you so very much for thinking of me. I am on the mend and feeling a bit better. I so love this Marine! Bravo! Well done!!! My brother is a Marine! (Retired Marine, but always a Marine!) I will be posting some work real soon! Thank you so much Hilda! You are the best! Your on the mend art buddy! Michael

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    1. I'm so glad you're feeling better, Michael! and so happy that you stopped by to comment on Joey.

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  34. Een pracht idee en super knap gedaan Hilda lieve groetjes Danielle

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  35. what an outstanding portrait...the face and uniform just sing!

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    1. You're very kind Celeste...thank you for that very generous comment...

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  36. Hello Hilda! this is a beautiful portrait! nice job! :)

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    1. thank you so much Mari...I appreciate your visit...un abrazo!

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  37. Hola Hilda: Un trabajo magnifico e impactante. Felicitaciones !!!! un abrazo!

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    1. Hola Mercedes...lo agradezco tu comentario muy amable.
      un abrazo.

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  38. Great portrait Hilda! and love the light on the sailing boat as well.

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    1. thank you SO much Liz...I appreciate your comment and so glad you liked my sail boat. I enjoyed painting it.

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  39. I imagine he must be so proud to own this Hilda! Spectacular work as always!

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    1. thank you so much Lisa! You're so kind.!

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  40. Nice one, Hilda. What a fitting tribute to Joey.

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    1. Thank you so much Diana! I'm so proud of him and loved painting this portrait.....

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  41. What a fine young man - your portrait is such a beautiful tribute to him. He well deserves our thanks for serving his country!

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    1. thank you Connie! I appreciate your very kind words...

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  42. What a wonderful tribute! And a brilliant rendering in pastel. You really have a skill I admire. I never could tame the chalk! It sent me running out of the studio in a cloud of dust!

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    1. thank you so much Linda! You do well with any medium...however, I love your oil paintings!!

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  43. Beautiful - just beautiful, Hilda! We can't thank these brave souls enough!!

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    1. thank you Chris!!! you're so right! We can never thank them enough for what they do. I appreciate your visit!!!

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  44. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un grand merci pour ton très gentil message...

    Wouaou !! Quel superbe pastel ! Ton cousin peut être très fier de ce portrait.
    Un belle réussite ! Bravo l'artiste.


    Gros gros bisous ♡

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    1. You're so kind Martine! I appreciate your words...and glad you liked this portrait. Hugs...

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  45. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un grand merci pour ton très gentil message...

    Wouaou !! Quel superbe pastel ! Ton cousin peut être très fier de ce portrait.
    Un belle réussite ! Bravo l'artiste.


    Gros gros bisous ♡

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  46. hi, hilda, beautiful work! i'm typing with both hands from yesterday. I've started to wash a suture line with salt water in a left wrist. A caring publisher helen and sweet mentors say "concentrate on recovery for a while." I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people like you! i'm getting better. Kind regards sadami

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    1. thank you so much Sadami for stopping by to comment on Joey. I'm so glad you're feeling better, my friend!

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