Saturday, December 17, 2016

107 years Young

I'm reposting this portrait of my dear Aunt Esperanza that I did a few years back..... Last year she told everyone she would be celebrating her 107th birthday SO let the party begin.!!
Happy, Happy  Birthday to an amazing "Lady"!   Love you!!

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  1. Hilda, what a lovely, kind-looking lady! It's an amazing portrait! She looks so life-like. Her face has wisdom and love, and her hair shines where the curl rolls back. So very real! You are a master artist!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol for your comment on my Aunt. She really is such a lovely lady who is SO full of life. I must admit.. she has better hair than I do..lol

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  2. Happy Birthday to your aunt , you do such amazing portraits.

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    1. thank you SO much! I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!

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  3. What a beautiful portrait and an incredible young lady! Happy birthday! So well done! 🤗🎉

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    1. thank you Helen! You're so kind..I appreciate your comment.

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  4. A lovely looking lady and a lovely portrait.
    Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year, Hilda. Stay warm!

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    1. thank you so much John. I'm glad you stopped by to comment on my Aunt.

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  5. Congratulations from me too, she looks like a very sweet lady, great portrait.

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    1. thank you Jane.. she's SO sweet and always looks for company.. she doesn't like to be alone!!

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  6. Bonjour chère amie,

    Ta tante est si belle ! Quel bel hommage...
    Mille bisous ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎

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    1. thank you Martine! I'm glad you stopped by to comment. I appreciate it so much.

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  7. Hello Hilda!:) What an amazing age to reach and your aunt looks years younger. Your portrait of her is lovely Hilda.

    I came over to wish you a very Happy Christmas, and a New Year full of good health and Happiness. Take care!:)

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    1. thank you Sonjia for your nice comment. Happy Holidays!!!

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  8. I am happy to see your beautiful aunt again Hilda. What a lovely work of art to live on through the generations to come.
    Hard to imagine 107. Please take a photo of the celebration and share with us all. It would be so special.

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    1. thank you Julie! I hope to have new photos of her soon. It's hard to believe she reached 107 !! she does have good days and bad days...but looks forward to 108 !!

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  9. I remember this beautiful portrait of your aunt, Hilda. Happy birthday to a wonderful lady!

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    1. thank you so much Judy... I was going to paint a more recent portrait of her but I thought this one is better since she IS getting older..lol

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  10. Grandísimo retrato, Hilda. lleno de vida.. me encanta.

    Felices fiestas.

    Un abrazo

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

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  11. Such a beautiful portrait - I can see kindness and wisdom in her face. You are so very talented, Hilda!

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    1. I appreciate your very kind comment Susan! It is SO nice to see you posting again. I'm glad you stopped by!

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  12. Very wonderful portrait !!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 !!!

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    1. thank you SO much! I appreciate your comment.

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  13. Qué buen aspecto tiene, en esta pintura al pastel. Pintas muy bien en esta especialidad. Eres una gran retratista.
    Supongo, tras juzgar anteriores retratos tuyos, que debe ser muy hermosa, tal y como la vemos en el retrato. Felicidades a ti por tu pintura y felicidades a ella en su 108 aniversario.
    Un fuerte abrazo y felices Navidades y un año 2017 maravilloso!

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    1. Tu eres muy generoso con tu comentario Josh. Lo agradezco tu visita! Feliz ano nuevo para ti y tu familia! un abrazo fuerte

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  14. Wow Hilda amazing. What this wonderful woman has known and seen in hundred and seven years. She looks like she would be so wise. Beautiful portrait friend. Hope your Christmas is the merriest. Looking forward to visiting you in the coming year. May it be a blessed one. Xo xo!

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    1. thank you Debbie! We are always asking her questions about family ..especially her sister (my Mom) She still has a wonderful memory so we take advantage! lol Happy New Year!

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  15. I remember her well your beautiful aunt! You are great at capturing the human spirit, she looks like an amazing person! I wish you and yours a very happy Christmas season!!

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    1. thank you so much Celia. I appreciate your generous words and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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  16. I can just imagine all the stories she can tell and the wisdom that goes with them. This is a beautiful portrait!

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    1. Thank you so much Joan! We cherish every word she tells us because her memory is better than ours..lol Happy and Healthy New Year!!

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  17. Amazing lady yes! Amazing artist yes! Not only do you render the subject so very well you also capture his or her soul! Love your work Hilda! Happy Holidays! Michael

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    1. You're SO kind Michael! I appreciate your kind words ...
      Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  18. Very nice portrait Hilda! I'm sure she loves it. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    1. thank you so much Stephanie. I hope you're well. Happy Holidays!!!

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  19. What a beautiful portrait and lady. Good genes! Merry Christmas and thanks for your support all year long. Hope 2017 brings you wonderful things!

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    1. thank you so much Carol! Happy New Year to you and your family. I look forward to seeing your beautiful work in 2017!!!

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  20. Such a beautiful portrait of your aunt - you are so gifted. Merry Christmas, Hilda, and may the year ahead be a joyful one for you!

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    1. thank you Connie for stopping by to comment. I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year! and look forward to seeing your new works....

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  21. Precioso retrato. Felices fiestas amiga. Besos.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Carmen. Lo agradezco tu comentario y visita! Felices fiestas para ti y tu familia...

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  22. Oh what a life and what she has seen over the years, just think of all the changes. Looks like you are in for a long and happy life full of painting!!! Hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends and think you have had and will some snow for a white Christmas. So enjoy you and your work! Merry Christmas Hilda.

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    1. thank you so much Nelvia for your comment.! She had a wonderful life and still going strong! they love her in the nursing home! I just wish I lived a bit closer to her so I can visit more often! Happy Holidays!!!

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  23. What a lovely pastel work as always! Keep up wonderful work, Hilda. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. thank you so much Sadami for stopping by to visit. You're so kind. Happy Holidays!!!

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  24. Lovely portrait my friend. So lifelike. You are a briilliant artist Hilda. All the best .
    Vic.

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    1. Thank you so much Vic! You are SO kind. I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!!

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  25. Hilda, this is very nicely done! Your aunt is beautiful! Please wish her a happy birthday for me!

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    1. Thank you Candy!!! I will definitely give my aunt your birthday wishes!!!! So glad you stopped by!

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  26. lovely portrait...happy birthday to the graceful lady

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    1. Thank you so much Ash! Happy Holidays!

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  27. Oh my gosh!! Happy (belated) Birthday, Aunt Esperanza! And what a beautiful portrait! Well done, Hilda. Looking forward to seeing more work from your lovely hands in 2017. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much Chris! You're so kind... Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

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  28. Wow.... 107.... this is great.
    Yes let the part begin.
    Happy New Year to you.

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    1. On her way to 108 Haddock! I can't even imagine! She's talking about on line dating!!lol

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  29. Happy New Year dear Hilda. Lovely lady portrait,masterpiece!Best wishes for all your lovely family...health,peace and joy!!! Hughs and kisses, Rita

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    1. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family as well Rita! I'm so glad you stopped by!!

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  30. What a beautiful lady, Hilda!!! I love your art. Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy New Year to you. :)

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    1. thank you Linda for stopping by to comment..you are so kind. Happy and Healthy New Year too you and your family.

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    1. Happy New Year Giancarlo!!! Thank you for stopping by!

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  32. A beautiful painting and a remarkable story! 107...good for her!

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  33. Thank you so much Carol. She's an amazing lady!!. Loves every moment of her life!

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  34. Bonjour chère amie,

    C'est toujours un plaisir que d'admirer ce merveilleux portrait !
    Que cette année soit à la hauteur de tes espérances. Pleine de petits et grands bonheurs à savourer chaque jour de l’année.

    Toute mon amitié.

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    1. Thank you SO much Martine for your visit and for your very generous comment!!! Hugs!

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