Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jack

I took the reference picture of Jack when I was in my Tuesday pastel workshop.  I finished the portrait yesterday and Jack loved it.  He said if he knew I was going to paint him he would have changed his shirt...of course I told him I can always change the color or style!  We can do these things..lol
Next week, on January 13th  I'm having surgery to repair a torn muscle on my shoulder....yes...ouch!!!  I have no idea what I'm in for but the doctor told me that I won't be able to do too much after the surgery BUT I will be visiting all my friends here so if I don't comment please know that I'm enjoying your work.

48 comments:

  1. Magnifique.
    Bonne année chère Hilda !
    Bisous.

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  2. A wonderful portrait, Hilda! Happy New Year, and all the best for the surgery!

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  3. I'm not surprised he likes the portrait it's fantastic.
    Bad luck with the shoulder - painful - I hope they can fix it quickly so you can get back to a pain-free life

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  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis certaine que votre ami Jack fut incroyablement heureux de découvrir ce merveilleux portrait. J'aime sa touche d'humour concernant le choix de sa chemise !

    J'espère que tu te rétabliras très vite après ton intervention chirurgicale. Il n'est pas facile d'appréhender ce genre de chose. Je te souhaite beaucoup de courage et de patience.


    Gros bisous ♡

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  5. As always, Hilda, a beautiful portrait - your work is so wonderful! Will be thinking of you and hoping you will be back soon with more of your lovely artwork!

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  6. Hilda, I wish all the best with your surgery, and I hope you heal quickly and perfectly!!!
    As for Jack, what is not to like? It is a wonderful portrait!!! You just get better and better ...
    Kathryn XX

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  7. Another wonderful portrait Hilda. I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery so you can get back to your artwork quickly

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  8. Hilda, this portrait is wonderful! He's a very distinguished-looking gentleman! I am impressed with how you painted his eyes through the tint of the sunglasses. Everything is just the right value so as not to hide the eyes. You are so amazing and your talent is extensive!

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  9. Oh my, I forgot to wish you the best with the surgery. Hope all goes well and you heal speedily!!

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  10. Hilda this is a beautiful portrait. Love it, just sent you an e-mail. Take care my friend.
    Joan

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  11. Handsome piece of work! It's no wonder he as pleased--and his shirt looks just fine. You'll do fine with the surgery, just remember to make sure they give you a stool softener along with any pain killers. After that physical therapy and you'll be back at the easel in no time. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  12. Really wonderful Hilda, always love your skin tones. Good luck with your surgery, you will be out for a while with rehab and everything. Sending healing thoughts your way. Hugs.

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  13. Nice work on Jack!!! I hope the surgery goes well and that you are back painting soon. I'll be thinking of you. All the best!

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  14. Awesome portrait, looks like a very friendly person :-) Best of luck with your surgery , don't worry about the blog, just get well again !

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  15. This is great Hilda! That hair looks so real! I'm sorry you are having to go through surgery soon. Good luck and I hope you will be as good as new!

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  16. Great portrait Hilda! I love the smile too, a good looking fella! Wishing you well my friend, I'll be thinking of you! Hugs

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  17. Beautiful work, I love his shirt! He must be thrilled to receive this from you!
    I wish you all the best with your surgery and a speedy recovery!

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  18. Hello Hilda!:)Thank you for your visit my dear.Your portrait is wonderful.I love how you painted this distinguished looking gentleman wearing sunglasses, not an easy thing to paint without losing the expression in the eyes.All the best for your surgery Hilda.x

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  19. My goodness- the nose and mouth are extraordinary - the nose is very dimensional and mouth looks so real. You handle the portrait like a pro.
    I will be thinking of you at surgery time and sending good vibes your way. prayers too!

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  20. This is an amazing portrait, Hilda! I just love your talent! I really like his shirt, too!

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  21. Super portrait, they really are your forte! Sorry to hear about your injury, hope all goes well with the surgery.

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  22. Hilda - what a fantastic portrait. Jack looks like a very charming gentleman. Sorry to read about your surgery. I will be praying all goes well dear one. Take care.

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  23. Praying for a quick recovery on the shoulder. Love the portrait!

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  24. I can't imagine why he wants a different shirt...this looks fantastic (as always). You always do such a lovely job..just beautiful. Sending up positive thoughts for a complete recovery from your surgery!

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  25. Yes I agree with Celeste, the blues in the shirt are good and of course your handling makes for a happy portrait. Nice work and I'll be sending you best thoughts for a speedy recovery! Get well soon

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  26. This is a fabulous job Hilda!
    Take care and May God give you strength to bear the pain if any , recover soon!

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  27. I do love this portrait, and as always I am blown away with yiur skin tones. Like how you incorporated the mustache. I hope the surgery goes well and you heal strong and fast so you can get back to one of the things you love. Be thinking of you

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  28. Well done Hilda! A portrait with glasses is always a challenge. Lots of personality to this one. Happy New Year to you!

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  29. Beautiful. So well done. Today is your surgery. Thinking of you with cariño. Cariño is something between fondness and love. Perfect for friends. Wishing for a speedy recovery.

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  30. Love the portrait - he is casual andhappy and well, very human! You do such lovely work, Hilda. Good luck with the surgery - I will be sending you good vibrations for a full and speedy recovery.

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  31. What a fabulous portrait Hilda, no wonder Jack is pleased with it. Great work!! You'll have had your surgery by now ... I hope everything went well.

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  32. Portrait lifelike, your pastel artwork is true magic!!! I wish you soon recovery after surgery, dear Hilda.
    Warm hugs,Rita

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  33. Hi my friend Hilda.
    What a brilliant Portrait of Jack. Fantastic. Also i am sorry that i missed your painting of Monument Valley. That is great also. Hilda, I wish you all the best with your Surgery. I found out when i visited Susan`s Blog. Get well soon my friend Hilda. all the best.
    Vic.

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  34. What an incredible painting of Jack!! Beautifully done my friend! Best of luck with your surgery, although it's probably done by now. I hope you're mending well and will be back painting soon!

    Also, thank you so much for your very kind words on Howie, much appreciated!

    Be well!

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  35. Estupendo retrato, Hilda.
    Espero que la operación salga a la perfección y te recuperes pronto, estaremos esperando tú vuelta.
    Un beso

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  36. Un bonito retrato, Hilda. Has reuelto con éxito el difícil reto de pintar los ojos tras unos cristales oscuros. Mi felicitación.

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  37. Hola Hilda: Deseo que ya estes recuperada y con excelente salud. Este retratto es maravilloso porque parece fotográfico tus trazos y colores. Un abrazo

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  38. Hilda, he tardado en comentar esta pintura. Por lo tanto, ya estarás operada y espero que haya sido un gran éxito y que en poco tiempo, volverás a pintar y escribir como lo has hecho hasta ahora. Mientras, disfruta de las palabras de ánimo y comentarios hermosos que vayas recibiendo. Te los mereces!
    Tu pintura sobre la figura de Jack es maravillosa. No lo conozco, pero si a él le ha gustado, seguro que se encuentra satisfecho al contemplarse en él. Con esa camisa o con otra, ese pastel es un trabajo serio y bonito. Te felicito.
    Mucha suerte y un fuerte abrazo.

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  39. Beautiful portrait and I do hope you are recovering well.

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  40. You never cease to amaze me Hilda! You are so very talented! Proud of you cuz!!!

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  41. Wat een mooie uitstraling geweldig lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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  42. Hope the surgery went well, dear Hilda. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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  43. I am very happy to discover this very interesting blog with your very wonderful paintings. I also want to thank you for your visit and very kind comment to my last post. All the best and keep going !!!

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  44. Hilda, Good luck with your surgery. Hopefully you won't be out of commission for too long. We will miss seeing your beautiful work.

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  45. Hola Hilda, son preciosas tus obras.
    Te mando besitos

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  46. Goregous painting! Take it easy for a fast and full recovery. I have tendonitis and every time it is almost better, I start to text and use my track pad and then I have the pain all over again.

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