Friday, June 2, 2017

Shadia

Shadia was posing for us today at my Long Island Portrait Group.  She's a beautiful model who poses all over Long Island.  She wasn't feeling well today and yet she modeled perfectly for us.  I'm ashamed to say that I do a lot of my work through the camera.  however, I am trying my best to paint looking at the model instead of the camera...slowly but surely?  I  hope so!

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  1. She is so beautiful! It is hard to imagine she wasn't feeling too good. You did a tremendous job Hilda, I just love her skin tones and the look in her eyes. Bravo, have a nice weekend! A hug

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    1. Thank you so much Helen for your very generous comment! I appreciate it!!! Hugs!

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  2. Gorgeous … painting and lady. Applause!

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    1. Thank you so much Jo ....you're so kind!

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  3. Ditto - ditto, Hilda! What an incredible portrait. Also love your restrained color palette - really elegant!

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    1. Thank you so much Chris! SO glad you liked it!!!!

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  4. I think your portrait work is lovely, Hilda, and this one particularly so. By the way, I also find using the camera as a back up reference source makes me more relaxed during a portrait group session. I can take my time to really observe, rather than rushing to finish.

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    1. I value your comment Helene! I appreciate your very nice words. I take photos because I love details and it really helps me!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening...

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  5. A beautiful girl and an amazing portrait . Love the skin tones and her serene expression + the detail of the rings in her ear. Great job !

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    1. Thank you so much Jane... You're so kind!! After seeing the photo I realized that I forgot one ring earring...lol. I guess it doesn't matter...lol
      Have a wonderful evening...

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  6. It is so good to see you are back and that must mean, feeling better. No more surgery now, you hear!! As always I just love your skin tones. You know I don't think you have to apologize for working from the camera. I think you have the best of both worlds. You see in person and make your impressions/notes and then can take your time to finish a beautiful portrait. Bravo to you I say.

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    1. Such a nice comment Nelvia!!!!! I am feeling so much better....still going to therapy but I am almost back to norm!!! When I take a photo I zoom on her...I wish I can do it without taking a photo. Maybe I should try!! Again, thank you for stopping by.!

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  7. Wonderful job on the portrait. She looks deep in thought.

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    1. Thank you Carol....I appreciate you stopping by to comment!!! Deep in thought is a wonderful title!

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  8. Hello Hilda!:) When I used to go to life classes I took photos too, just as some of the greatest painters, dead or alive do and did. It's not a bad habit, it's a means of seeing in greater detail some of the things that normally would be missed, and you do a great job. Every time I see one of your portraits, I marvel at your expertise, and life like appearance of your models, and this is a lovely example of what the naked eye, and the camera combined can achieve.

    By the way Hilda,....I must have been away too long, as you called me Debbie, and another blogger who knows my name and where I live, finished her comment by saying, to my good japonese friend in America! LOL :=)

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    1. What a great comment Sonjia!!!!! Thank you!!! How did I call you Debbie?? Lol. I must have been thinking of Debbie? My good Japanese friend in America!!!! Pretty funny!!!

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  9. Hilda, what a lovely portrait! And how nice of her to pose even though she wasn't feeling well.

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  10. Thank you so much Linda for your visit and comment!!!
    Shadia had a very bad cold but wanted to pose anyway... A definite trooper!!!!

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  11. Wonderful portrait, Hilda! Good to see you back!

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  12. Thank you so much Judy for stopping by and for leaving a comment! It feels good to be back. hugs!!

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  13. Dear Hilda - your portraits are always just beautiful and this one is no exception. What a treat to visit you and see your wonderful work. Hugs!

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    1. What a nice comment Debbie! Thank you so much!!!! She was a pleasure to paint...have a wonderful evening!!!!

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  14. I love her expression, she doesn't at all appear ill. She has a beautiful face, I love the detailed accessories.

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    1. She is one of our favorite models so I really felt bad that she wasn't well. Thank you so much Celia, for stopping by to comment....

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  15. Delightful, Hilda, and what a pretty model she is! You've handled the shadows on her face so well! The curls in her hair are done so expertly!!

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    1. Thank you SO much Carol for your lovely comment. She definitely was a pretty model and I enjoyed painting her...

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  16. Working from life is much more difficult and I'm guilty of relying on photos, but you learn more from working directly with a model though. Well done and beautiful painting.

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    1. Working from life is very difficult...well, for me it was anyway. maybe I'll leave the camera home next time... It will definitely be impressionistic!! Thank you for your lovely comment Diana! I appreciate it!!!

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  17. She is another beauty, isn't she? I love it all but extra nice touches are how you did her hair curls resting on her blouse, also the gentle smile as if she was recalling a pleasant memory. Just right!
    When I took life drawing/painting at the the Art Students League I had to use binoculars so I could see the details as I was so far away. Photos were not allowed.
    Fast forward 20 years and I wonder if the rules still apply. Photos make so much sense for the finishing part. You cannot beat painting from life to capture the skin and hair coloring though.
    Have a wonderful week and I am so happy to read that you are doing much better.

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    1. Thank you so much for that very nice comment. You're so right...and in a few minutes I'm going to my live model class and I will not be using my camera! It will be impressionistic since I can't see!!!! Lol. Enjoy your weekend!!!

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  18. So glad I decided to visit my favorite blogs today, I would have missed this beauty! I love the way you have expressed her emotion through the slight twist in her mouth. as always a fabulous job Hilda! Hope you are doing well now.

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    1. You're SO sweet Padmaja! Thank you for such a wonderful comment! I'm so glad you like this portrait! Have a great day. 💕

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  19. Me encanta dibujar siempre en directo y veo que los que haces de figuras, te quedan muy bien. Admiro tu arte en el tema de las figuras. Para mi, es lo más difícil!
    Bravo, Hilda.
    Un abrazo.

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  21. Escribo algo que luego el traductor cambia...

    Bonito trabajo Hilda
    Besitos

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