Sunday, October 9, 2016

The girl with the black hat

I love taking my granddaughter to the mall.. not sure how she feels about it because she knows that it always turns into a photo shoot...lol.   I love the Hat Department!  So many hats so many colors!!   She has always been such a good model so I think I'll keep her for awhile. 

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  1. So good ... a lovely portrait. The hair is particularly gorgeously out-this-world brilliant. So good, Hilda.

    Hope the storm didn't get up as far as you.

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    1. Thank you so much John! I had a lot of fun painting the hair.. I'm so glad you liked her. We didn't get any signs of the storm here in N.Y.... Very happy about that...but sad for the people who did.

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  2. Wow! Wow! and Wow! again! This is just fabulous! Bravo, Hilda!

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    1. Thank you SO much Susan. I appreciate your very generous comment! You made my day!!

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  3. Hilda, this is an absolutely gorgeous portrait! Thank you so much for sharing, I admire and appreciate your talent.

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    1. Thank you Linda for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. I appreciate it..

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  4. Beautiful work Hilda! I love the hat, she is a gorgeous girl!

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    1. thank you so much Celia! she is not only pretty but such a sweet girl!!

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  5. Good morning Hilda!:) Your granddaughter looks lovely in the hat. This is such a well executed portrait with a soft light touch, which is unmistakably yours. I love the way you have painted her hair. Have a good week!:)

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    1. thank you Sonjia for such a nice comment on Skye! I truly enjoyed painting her!

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  6. Sooooo beautiful. You are becoming a master at pastels. I like the Grand Canyon, too. We were gone all summer with no good internet. I haven't forgotten you!

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    1. thank you Jo for stopping by to comment on my granddaughter. You're making me blush!! lol I'm glad you liked her. Being away from the internet could be a good thing!!

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  7. She's a lovely model, Hilda, and I bet she's tickled to pose for you. Your portraits always look so smooth and glowing. They all radiate a personality and composure. So well-rendered!

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    1. thank you for such a nice comment Carol! When I do portraits I smooth it down with my fingers...that's a no, no! but God gave me these tools to use...lol I'm glad you stopped by.

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  8. I love hat paintings and this one is truly awesome, beautiful skin tone and pose, pure perfection !

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    1. Thank you so much Jane. Hats are so much fun to paint.. I always love the shadows it produces. Enjoy your evening my friend!!!

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  9. Did you ever get into wearing hats? I like to paint them and am envious of those who wear them, but never got into them. She turned out just lovely and as always I am in awe of your skin tones. Super work Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much Nelvia! I only wore hats when I was a young child...of course, I wasn't the most popular girl on the block! lol it was green velvet! memories!!!

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  10. Dear Hilda - your portrait of your granddaughter is fabulous. For sure I would keep her too. I love hats. Question is does she? Certainly wears it well. Hugs!

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    1. thank you Debbie for stopping by and for your nice comment! Skye loves hats and wears slouch hats to school (beanies!)
      Enjoy the rest of the Evening..

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  11. What a cutie pie! And what a fabulous painting - her skin tones, her hair, the hat, the crop - just wonderful, Hilda!! A family heirloom, for sure!

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    1. thank you so much Chris.. She is a cutie pie and enjoys posing for me once in awhile! Glad you liked it!!

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  12. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    J'espère que tu me pardonneras pour mon absence... Je suis très heureuse de découvrir cette dernière oeuvre.
    Je la trouve fantastique. Quelle jolie modèle ! Je suis une fan de chapeaux ! J'en achète toujours ! J'en possède un grand nombre mais j'aime ça !
    J'aime la fraîcheur que tu as su merveilleusement traduire dans ce portrait.
    Magnifique travail !

    Je te fais de gros bisous de Portland

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    1. Thank you so much Martine for such a nice comment! I hope you had a wonderful time here in the USA ! Hugs!!

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  13. Just. Simply. Stunning. Really wonderful work ♥

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    1. thank you so much Summer for your comment! I appreciate it!

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  14. Very nice portrait! The light and shade is particularly beautiful, also her hair. wow! A big hug

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    1. thank you Helen...You're so kind and so glad you liked her!
      hugs....

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  15. Un precioso retrato, Hilda, realizado con la finura que caracteriza todas tus pinturas. Te felicito.

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato de mi nieta. Lo agradezco tu comentario!!! un saludo

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  16. A lucky grandmother you are! I think she knows what makes her grandmother happy, you did an excellent job as always!

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    1. I know I'm so lucky to have her pose for me! Not sure how long she'll be happy about it but I'll take full advantage until that time..lol I'm so happy you liked her Padmaja!!

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  17. I'm sorry I have not been in touch with you for some time now my friend, but I have had trouble with my laptop. It got mugged. What a virus though. This portrait is fantastic Hilda. All your portraits are fantastic, but this one is fantastic, fantastic. Brilliant. All the best Hilda.
    Vic.

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    1. thank you SO much Vic for stopping by to comment on Skye.
      I'm sorry you had problems with your computer. I always have to have my nephew over when my computer doesn't work. I have no clue how to fix it. lol Enjoy the rest of the evening..

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  18. You do such lovely portraits of her!!! This is so beautiful. I love the look on her face. I hope she is always willing to go to the mall with you.

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    1. I'm so glad you liked her Joan. Your comment means a lot to me! Enjoy the rest of the evening....

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  19. What a beautiful girl and painting!! She is fortunate to have such a talented grandmother and I am sure she treasures you and your art. I can not get over your painting of the Grand Canyon. What???? Crazy good and so complicated! Wow!

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    1. Thank you SO much Carol for such a nice comment..I'm glad you liked her...you made my day!
      The Grand Canyon was very challenging but I really enjoyed painting it...I haven't framed it yet since its pretty big. I'm glad you liked it... I would love to go back and visit it...

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  20. I love the lost edges on the hat and her hair looks soft as silk. My granddaughter would agree....pity those who have an artist for a grandmother.

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    1. thank you so much Carol!! I have 5 grandchildren and I grab them all when I can... I'm the happiest when I have reference photos to work with..lol

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  21. I love the lost edges on the hat and her hair looks soft as silk. My granddaughter would agree....pity those who have an artist for a grandmother.

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  22. So stunning and so deeply beautiful, she is gorgeous. Loving the hair, looks so life-like and real. The eyes and beautiful skintones are lovely !As always, I am amazed by your work and talent!
    Wishing you a magical week
    Victoria

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    1. thank you so much Victoria. I appreciate you stopping by to comment! She was a lot of fun to paint. I look forward to your next post!!

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  23. Ahh... another gorgeous portrait! And yes, the perfect model! :0)

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  24. Thank you SO much Sandra! Your comment means so much to me! She is definitely a keeper! I loved your last painting of the cup..SO realistic! I can't wait to see your next painting....!

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  25. Good morning Hilda!:) Just came by to say hello, and wish you a great weekend.:) Hugs x

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    1. Thank you Sonjia!!!!! Enjoy your day!!!!

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  26. Zo mooi Hilda wat een geweldig portret lieve groetjes Danielle

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  27. Thank you SO much Danielle!!!! I'm so glad you stopped by to comment!!!! Hugs!

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  28. Hilda - your granddaughter is gorgeous! Wonderful painting!

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  29. Thank you so much Connie! I appreciate your very nice comment and so happy you liked the portrait!!!

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  30. Your beautiful granddaughter is rendered so well. I bet she loves being your model.

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  31. Thank you so much Mary!! She really does like being my model...very natural for her!!! I hope you're well.. I will be visiting you soon to see what you're up to...

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