Monday, December 11, 2017

Cousin Al

This is my cousin Al.  The reference photo was taken in Orlando, Florida where he lives.  I used mostly Rembrandt pastels and Carbothello pencils on this portrait.  I thought he had a great face to paint....it "called" me. lol

34 comments:

  1. Yes a wonderful expressive face, I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy!!! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  2. Hilda, this is my new favorite!. It is SO beautifully done!!

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    1. Thank you SO much for such kind words, Chris!
      So appreciated!!

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  3. Such expressive eyes. You captured more than just his image, Hilda. wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much John. I'm so glad you stopped by to comment! I'm not able to comment on your blog anymore.. I have no idea why but I'll try to figure it out! Lol

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  4. I certainly can see why it "called" you. The eyes say everything. Just wonderful Hilda. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie.. I really enjoyed painting him.. Lately I have a lot of fun painting beards and hair!!

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  5. So nice on this portrait. He called, you answered. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much Jo!! I appreciate your visit...

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  6. Very lifelike. Very nice highlights and shadows.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen for stopping by to comment.. You made my day with your comment.

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  7. He does have a great face. Got to say great job on adding the reds reflecting from the shirt. Kudos

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    1. Thank you Nelvia ....I added the extra color in his face but didn't want to go overboard either. Glad you stopped by...

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  8. Love how you did the hair and beard ,very true to life. He looks like a kind man :-)

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    1. Thank you Jane. You always make me smile with your comment.. I appreciate it...!!! He is definitely a kind man.

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  9. Wat heb je dit weer super mooi gedaan Hilda ik wens jou mooie feestdagen lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment Danielle... You are SO kind! Have a wonderful day...

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  10. Your cousin must absolutely love his portrait! So real and so beautiful - Hilda, you are a master!

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    1. What a nice comment....thank you so much Connie!! He loved his portrait which of course makes us feel so good.

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  11. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je ne sais si ton cousin apprécie d'avoir des cheveux blancs mais tu pourras lui dire qu'ils sont fabuleux ! Tu as fais un travail fabuleux avec cette chevelure ainsi que sur la barbe.
    Un très joli portrait avec un regard profond et limpide à la fois.
    Toutes mes sincères félicitations.
    Plein de gros bisous à toi et un immense merci pour ton adorable message.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Martine. My cousin likes his portrait which makes me very happy. I look forward to seeing your next painting!!! Hugs!!

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  12. Excelente retrato, Hilda. Enhorabuena y feliz Navidad.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Antonio. Tu eres muy amable!!! Feliz Navidad para ti y tu familia!!

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    1. Thank you SO much Scott for your visit and your kind words...very appreciated!!

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  14. Cousin Al came out really nicely. As always, your skin tones are so good!

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  15. Thank you Joan!!!! He has amazing skin...I really enjoyed working with this portrait!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening!!!!

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  16. Another wonderful portrait, Hilda. Every one you do seems so meticulous and expressive. The hair and beard/mustache look so lifelike, and his skin is perfectly colored and smooth. You're amazing!

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  17. Thank you Carol for stopping by to comment on my cousin Al...SO appreciated. I'm just finishing a still life but my passion is portraits. I enjoy painting them.. Happy And Healthy New Year to you and your family!!!

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  18. Hello Hilda!:) Just reading your reply to your last comment has confirmed my belief that if you are passionate about painting portraits, this will show in your work. Your cousin's portrait is another great example of your incredible ability to capture the very soul of a person.

    Have a great day Hilda!:)

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  19. Thank you so much Sonjia for commenting on my cousin Al...you're SO kind!!! :)

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