Monday, May 15, 2017

Lauren

This is my first painting since my surgery in March.  I have to admit it was very difficult holding pastels for a certain amount of time, so I paint no more than an hour at a time.  My doctor doesn't want me to hold anything heavier than a cup of coffee!!  That's almost impossible to do..lol...  Anyway, Lauren was definitely an adorable subject.  Thank you all for your comments .... I appreciate every single one!!

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  1. Welcome back, Hilda!
    This portrait is SO beautiful! You have lost none of that pastel magic.

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    1. thank you so much Chris!! you're so kind.. slowly but surely getting back to painting.

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  2. Hi Hilda - I am so happy you're back! And this painting is just lovely - I really like the detail you show in her hair. She is so real and looks like she has something to say to us. I've missed you and your beautiful work, as I know we all have. Please take care of yourself!

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    1. thank you Connie for such a sweet comment. I'm glad I'm back....therapy is tough but it definitely is working! I'm on 1 lb weights as of today...lol

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  3. Very beautiful and expressive portrait !!!
    Have a nice day Hilda !!!

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    1. thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment! I really appreciate it!

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  4. Wonder....expresivo y bien trabajado.
    Besitos

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    1. Tu eres muy agradable Olga! Lo agradezco tu comentario!!
      un abrazo...

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  5. Well I am glad you are painting again at least! What a lovely painting it is too. Hope you are back to your normal self again really soon.

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra. They have me working very hard in Therapy! They have become my other family...lol Glad you stopped by..

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  6. Happy to hear you are back in the saddle and painting. Beautifully painted, she is adorable. Hope you will be fully recovered soon. Take care.

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    1. Thank you my friend for leaving me such a nice comment. I'm pushing myself at therapy! Need to get better soon!

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  7. Lauren is beautiful with those soft skin tones and expressive eyes! So happy you are back in the studio and hope your total recovery will be swift! Am just taking another look at Vera - wow! She must love that portrait!

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    1. Awww...thank you Rosemary for your lovely comment. It means so much to me. And I'm very happy that Vera likes her portrait...she's a beautiful lady.

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  8. I'm glad to hear you are recovering well enough to paint again, Hilda. It probably has felt like a long, slow road to get to this point, and I hope you are stronger and more comfortable every day. Your portrait work is stunning, as always; I love seeing vibrant Vera in your previous post as well as this sweet girl. I also enjoyed your lovely still life pieces as I scrolled down to enjoy more of your work. Thank you.

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    1. My shoulder gets better everyday. I'm hoping with therapy it will get stronger. I'm able to paint but unfortunately at this point I have to hold my arm up with my other arm....it still feels weak. I'm so happy that you stopped by to comment.

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  9. This is precious. So happy you are recovering. Surgery sure takes it out of you. I really like your portraits.

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    1. I'm so glad surgery is over and now I have to recoup which is a bit slower than I thought. I'm glad you like my portraits, Jo. I appreciate you stopping by....

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  10. So nice to see you back and you did a wonderful job on this portrait , such a sweet girl ! Love that little pout of the mouth :-))

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    1. thank you so much Jane!! I'm glad to be back again as well. You are all so wonderful and caring.

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  11. How great to see you back painting again, even if your time is limited. Luckily pastels are not heavier than a coffee cup. This is really lovely. You really captured the tenderness of her expression.

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    1. thank you so much Joan! and yes, painting an hour is all I need...I'm happy! I'm glad you stopped by!

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  12. So very nice Hilda! You have done an amazing job with the hair, her mouth, her eyes.....everything, She's a doll.Hugs

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    1. thank you so much Helen...you are very kind and I'm so happy you stopped by to comment on her. hugs...

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  13. Bonjour ma chère amie, ma chère Hilda,

    J'ai manqué plusieurs de tes publications et quel délice de pouvoir en admirer plusieurs à la fois...
    Le portrait de Vera est sublime. Pour le réussir aussi bien, il faut qu'elle soit une belle personne. Il y a tant de douceur dans ce visage.
    Le portrait de la petite Hilda est remarquable. Elle a de merveilleux petits yeux remplis de malice. Une belle expression qui lui apporte un charme fou !
    Sa petite moue lui confère une jolie candeur.
    Tu as un talent extraordinaire pour capturer l'innocence des enfants. Bravo ma chère !
    J'espère que de jour en jour ton état puisse vite s'améliorer. Je comprends que cela doit être difficile de résister à la tentation de travailler davantage. Pourtant il faut prendre soin de toi afin que tu puisses à nouveau redevenir "toute neuve" !! sourire...
    Je t'embrasse affectueusement,

    Gros bisous

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    1. Your comment made me smile Martine. She does have those little pouty lips.. and she was such a pleasure to paint. Hopefully I will be painting her brothers portrait soon. Every day I feel better and stronger..so I know I will be painting more and more soon. Thank you for stopping by! hugs.

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  14. Super painting, Hilda! It must have been difficult to complete this portrait with the limitations you had on your arm! My friend, it is smashing! She's a cutie! Love her pigtails and expression. You have a talent for painting hair as well! The fine hair that frames her face looks so real! I'm so happy to see your work again, and I hope you'll be able to post more in the following weeks. Take care!

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    1. thank you SO much Carol! It was definitely difficult but I feel wonderful now. Movement is getting easier and I have a wonderful therapist that works on me 3 times a week. I'm glad you stopped by to comment!

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  15. Yea, she's back!! What a little cutie she is. Lovely capture in her features. Nice Hilda. Probably breaking that often is something we all should do as it helps too to get perspective..

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    1. Thank you Nelvia for such a nice comment. You're very kind.!!

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  16. She is indeed, an adorable subject to paint. So happy to hear that you are healing well and back painting again. I know, I have difficulty if I cannot paint for more than a week, so I am sure it is a relief for you to get back at the easel again.

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    1. Thank you so much Carol for commenting on Lauren.. Painting her was my therapy!! lol I'm glad I'm back...(even if its for a few hours a day) it feels good to walk in my art room.

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  17. Hello Hilda!:) Thank you for your visit.:) I didn't know you had had an operation on your shoulder, but in spite of this you are painting again, and I know how difficult this must be for you, but like the true artist you are, you are prepared to suffer for your art, and still produce a fantastic painting of this sweet little girl. Don't overdo it Hilda,...but it must feel good to get back to your passion again. Wishing you a gentle recovery. Take care!:)

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    1. Since I wasn't able to paint I tried to visit all my friends here. You are all my inspiration that I needed when I couldn't paint! I enjoyed painting Lauren and hopefully her brother will be next! thank you for your very kind words.

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  18. Un magnífico retrato. Hilda, admiro el esfuerzo que tienes que hacer para pintar. Seguro que aunque doloroso, te recompensa en satisfacción. Ánimos!! Poco a poco!
    un beso!!

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