Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Enjoying the day

We had such a nice time when we went to the Plattdeutsch beer garden in Franklin Square, NY.  The German band had everyone up and dancing.   The food was amazing as well as the entertainment!!    I took the reference picture of a man who was enjoying the day.   We sat with this stranger but he was fine with me taking his photo!   My husband is German ..
and I'm Spanish but I like German food and he doesn't....lol

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    1. Thank you so much Linda!!! It's a little darker than it should be...had a little problem with the camera. I'm so glad you liked it!!!

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  2. Beautiful, Hilda! Perfect color palette!!

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    1. I love German food (and wine), too!! And Spanish!

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    2. Thank you so much Chris! I love German food as well! Of course, Spanish food is # 1 ...lol
      I'm glad you stopped by to comment!

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    1. Thank you so much Ash!! I'm glad you liked him!

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  4. Amazing Hilda - you even captured a certain twinkle in his eye. Being from Pennsylvania Dutch background - German food is a favorite of mine. Hope you are having a great first day of summer - hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!! It's funny that I'm the one in my family that likes German food! Lol
      I'm glad you liked the portrait. 💕

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  5. Your painting, Hilda, is absolutely great! I love the expression of the eyes!

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    1. Thank you Mia for stopping by to comment! You are so kind!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening!

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  6. Hi Hilda. I have missed visiting you and your gorgeous art! This is beautiful, his eyes look so deep, kind and peaceful, wonderful work! Such talent!
    Sounds like a fun time you both had! It would be wonderful to watch you create your art!
    Wishing you a magical day, thanks for visiting me too!
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you Victoria! I'm so glad you stopped by. It was definitely a fun day... Always something to do... I even went target shooting! Lol and getting a reference photo was wonderful.

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  7. A gorgeous portrait, such a vivid look in his eyes, and the work on his hair is so real, another winner !

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    1. Thank you SO much Jane for stopping by to comment! You're so kind and I'm so Happy you liked the portrait. Enjoy the rest of the evening!!

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  8. Beautiful work Hilda! I love his hat, you paint the details so lovingly and they add so much character. It sounds like you had a fun evening. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you SO much Celia for your comment. I appreciate you stopping by!! We had a wonderful time at the German festival ....I would love to go back next year!

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  9. Interesting color choices, Hilda. It almost looks like a vintage piece, which adds to the charm.

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  10. Thank you Carol! It definitely was a limited color palette.. I think it needs color now that I'm looking at it..lol. Enjoy the rest of the day..

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  11. Hilda, this is exceptional as is all of your work! Such an interesting face HAD to be painted! His eyes sparkle perfectly and look exceedingly realistic! Lots of character here! Thanks for capturing him in such a perfect way!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!!! He really needed to be painted. Thank goodness he was okay with me photographing him ...he has an interesting face ... Have a wonderful day!!!

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  12. Hello Hilda!:) Thank you for your much valued comment today.:)

    This is another fine example of your work. Just love this mans image with such bright eyes, especially vivid with his dark complexion, and the sun kissed white hairs on his beard and mustache. Well done!:)

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    1. Thank you so much Sonjia for your comment! SO appreciated. He was a wonderful subject who was enjoying the music and entertainment at the festival. enjoy this beautiful day!!!!

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  13. Oh it is so good to see you are back at it. And, picking up strangers too!! Everyone must sacrifice for,your art. Love it and what a fun place to find this great subject. As always love your skin tones and interesting palette.

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  14. Most of the times strangers are the ones with the interesting faces,. Lol... Thank you so much for stopping by to comment, Nelvia. I appreciate it!!

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  15. He is the split image of a gentleman I know. So much so I forwarded it to his wife and she said, "It better NOT be him in the beer garden!" LOL. Who knows, they live in NJ.
    The way you painted the straw hat fascinates me. The feather tucked in the brim band is the kind of thing that takes a painting into a whole other realm.
    A story about the taste of this man. Love it!

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    1. Wow! This is so funny Julie! I don't know where he lives but it sounded like he lives somewhere on the Island... Lol. I'm so glad you liked this portrait! It means a lot to me!!

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  16. Wonderful portrait, Hilda! I can picture him enjoying the day in the beer garden and talking with new friends. I always love seeing your portraits!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!!! You just made my day with your comment. He was definitely having a wonderful time!!!

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  17. Everything about this works so well! Wow!! Sounds like a fun day.

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    1. Thank you Joan!! I'm glad you liked him!! This was the perfect place for you to do some sketching!!! It was the perfect day...

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  18. So much character in that face Hilda. You nailed it again!

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    1. Thank you Sandra !!! What a nice comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening....

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  19. Lovely portrait Hilda, especially those bright twinkling eyes!

    I didn't realise you are Spanish (why would I)? We have a holiday home on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) where some very good friends lives. She is Austrian, her husband is Spanish and because they own a restaurant in a tourish area they speak fluent English so their two year old son is already multilingual ... I love hearing them switch so easily from German to Spanish and English. Suex

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  20. Thank you So much Sue for stopping by to comment!
    I think it's wonderful to meet people on blogs and Facebook.. So many of my bloggers are from every part of this amazing world. We are so different and yet the same. Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Sounds like a fun outing! Your painting is so realistic - as if he could speak to me. Another wonderful piece!

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