Friday, February 10, 2017

American Pharoah

American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown and the Breeder's Cup Classic in 2015.  He won the four races becoming the first horse to win the Grand Slam of American Horse Racing.  I live about 1/2 hour away from Belmont Raceway and wish I could've seen him in person...but it was so exciting watching him on television!!  He is definitely a handsome boy!!

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  1. Yes, he is a VERY handsome boy! Beautiful painting, Hilda. Makes me want to touch him...

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    1. thank you Chris!!! I really enjoyed painting this boy..a nice change!!!

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  2. Handsome indeed! Great job with the portrait Hilda. Not an easy task, but you handled it well.

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    1. thank you so much Carol. I appreciate your comment!!!

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  3. First time I've seen you paint a horse, Hilda, yet you make it look as if you paint them every day. You've got him exactly - lovely painting

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    1. thank you so much John!! I enjoyed the change from portraits...I'm glad you liked it!!!

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  4. Very handsome, great work, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much Judy for stopping by to comment.. I really appreciate it....

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  5. This made me smile today. I do love horses!

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    1. thank you so much Jo. I love horses as well...maybe another one someday!!

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  6. Love your portrait, Hilda!! Horses are not easy and you painted it beautifully.

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    1. thank you Carol for such a nice comment..SO appreciated!!

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  7. I remember American Pharoah's race... fantastic horse portrait Hilda. You have managed to capture him beautifully. So glad you shared. Have a great weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I was lucky enough to go to Belmont.. but you really couldn't get too close to him...sigh!!!

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  8. Great job on this!!! He definitely is handsome.

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    1. thank you so much Joan! He's definitely a good looking horse!! Glad you liked him..

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  9. What a great portrait Hilda , wonderful glance in his eyes !

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    1. thank you so much Jane...he definitely had that sparkle in his eyes!! I'm glad you liked him.

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  10. I had the same impression of him that you did, Hilda! Those horses seem so magnificent - the royalty of the horse world. To see him race in person would be awesome!

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    1. I would have loved to see him race but at least I saw him from "afar"!! and he was a beauty! Glad you stopped by to comment on this Champion!!

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    1. thank you so much Munir for stopping by to comment..I appreciate it!!!

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  12. Hola Hilda: Un maravilloso trabajo que demuestra tu maestria en esta técnica al pastel. Un abrazo!!!

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    1. Tu eres muy amable Mercedes.. muchisimas gracias por tu visita y tu comentario!!!
      un abrazo!

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  13. Yikes, Hilda - you can go from ballet slippers to a horse without missing a beat. Amazing...the eyes are truly amazing!

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    1. Awww! thank you so much Julie! You just made my day with your lovely comment...so appreciated!

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    1. thank you SO much for your visit and comment!!!!

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  15. He looks rather smug about his abilities! You did an awesome job painting him Hilda!!

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    1. He's a Champion and so handsome! I appreciate your lovely comment Celia!!!! thank you for stopping by!

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  16. Precioso un gran trabajo, ese ojo tan expresivo que nos mira con orgullo ...

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    1. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato Tina!! Muchisimas gracias!!!! Un abrazo!!

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  17. He really is a handsome boy! And I love the soulful eyes... What a heart melting expression you have captured :0)

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    1. thank you so much Sandra! I appreciate such a nice comment! enjoy the rest of the day!!

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  18. So beautiful, Hilda - whether people, landscapes (and now horses) - your work is always just wonderful!

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    1. thank you so much Connie! You just made me smile with your comment..So appreciated!!

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  19. Very handsome and a classy job you did on him Hilda, your depiction of him also deserves an award!

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    1. thank you my friend for stopping by to comment....Your words are so appreciated!!!

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  20. Super work on this one Hilda. He has such an intelligent "look at me" look. Nice work on the bridle and chain too!

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    1. thank you Nelvia for taking the time out to comment! I appreciate it so much....

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  21. Oh, Hilda! You've done it again! You not only captured his beauty, you are showing us his personality. What a great job!

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    1. Awww! thank you so much Rosemary for that nice comment!! You just made my day!

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  22. precioso retrato de ese campeón, te ha quedado de diez. Besitos.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Carmen por tu comentario y tu visita!! Lo agradezco!!! un abrazo!!!

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  23. Love! Love! Love! He is a great equine athlete and you have captured him! Love!

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    1. thank you so much Susan.. you are definitely the champion in my eyes when it comes to painting horses!!! I'm glad you liked him!!

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  24. Hilda, how beautiful. He is truly a magnificent animal. The race was so exciting. Great job my friend.

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    1. thank you so much my friend for such a lovely comment! You just made me smile...enjoy the rest of the day....

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  25. I have such a fondness for horses, and yours is a beautiful portrait, Hilda! Love this! <3

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    1. thank you so much Darla. You are very kind! I'm so glad you liked him....have a wonderful day!!!

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  26. Bonjour chère amie,

    Wouhou !! Il est magnifique ce cheval ! Tu as réussi avec un immense talent à rendre l'auguste de ce cheval. Son regard témoigne son élégance, son rang... Toutes mes félicitations pour cette excellente capture.
    Il faut aimer pour sublimer... Cela se sent dans ce très beau pastel. Bravo encore !

    Gros bisous

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    1. Merci beaucoup Martine pour un si bon commentaire. J'ai toujours aimé peindre des chevaux ... pas autant que je fais des portraits mais un beau changement !! Je suis content que vous ayez arrêté de commenter! câlins...

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  27. Guapísimo Hilda!! Los caballos son muy hermosos y éste, aún lo es más!
    Lo has pintado muy bien!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Josh por un comentario tan amable. Yo siempre agradezco tu palabras. un abrazo!!

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  28. ¡Fantástica expresividad la del caballo. Su mirada lo dice todo. Un cordial saludo.

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  29. Muchisimas gracias Antonio por tu visita y tu comentario. Estoy muy contenta que ha gustado este retrato del caballo.
    un saludo

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