Thursday, March 22, 2018

Reflecting



I love painting my grandkids... Having so many reference photos around,  makes it  easy to find one to paint.  I painted this a few years back and forgot to post it.
I painted Sierra with my Rembrandt and my Terry Ludwig pastels.  I hope you like her.

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  1. Fantastic portrait, so nice to see a non-conventional pose. You really captured more than the image, there's a lot character as well. Brilliant1

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    1. Thank you so much John for your comment. I appreciate you stopping by. Painting Sierra is always a joy. She looks at me and starts modeling...lol

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  2. Love the position of her face and the strong look in her eyes, beautiful and wonderfully painted !

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    1. Thank you SO much Jane...you're so kind and I appreciate your words...Enjoy your day!!

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  3. Stunning portrait Hilda ... I love the way the hair disappears into the background leaving the focus on her face. Lovely glowing skintones. Suex

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    1. Thank you so much Sue for stopping by to comment. She has beautiful hair and I thought by blending it in the background and adding highlights would be perfect. Have a wonderful day!!

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  4. Very beautiful. Such smooth, perfect skin.

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    1. thank you so much for stopping by to comment...SO appreciated.

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  5. Stunning, Hilda! Just stunning! Love your skin tones, lost and found edges.

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    1. Thank you Chris for your lovely comment...SO appreciated!! Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Hello Hilda!:) Your granddaughter has a pretty name, as well as a pretty face. I don't think I have heard the name Sierra before. Lovely pose, and portrait Hilda. I like the blue shoulder, and hair tendrils against the dark background. Have a happy weekend! Take Care!:)

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    1. Thank you Sonjia. At first, I didn't like her name, but it grows on you..just like her sisters name Skye.lol. I'm so happy you liked her... Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  7. Your skin tones are always amazing.Just lovely~!!

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    1. Thank you Caroline for stopping by to comment...I appreciate your words...

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  8. So gorgeous,she carries such a bewildering and soulful gaze in her eyes! Stunning work!
    So special !! Lovely!
    Wishing you a beautiful Spring!

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria. I'm so glad you liked Sierra. She's always the perfect model.
      Happy Spring!

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  9. Beautiful girl and such beautiful rendering. The love shows through…..

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    1. Thank you so much Jo.. Such a beautiful comment. I'm glad you stopped by to comment...

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  10. I find it extremely difficult to get the correct colour tones in pastels. You got the skin colour so correct. Fabulous.

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    1. Thank you AK! I appreciate you stopping by to comment. I'm so glad you liked her... Have a wonderful day!!!

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  11. Stunning portrait, Hilda! What a beautiful granddaughter you have!

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    1. What a nice comment, Judy! Thank you for stopping by to comment..I'm glad you like this portrait. I look forward to seeing your next painting...

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  12. Bonito retrato, Hilda.
    Enhorabuena.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Olga. Lo agradezco tu comentario muy amable.
      un abrazo

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  13. Beautiful portrait!!! As always, great skin tones!

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    1. thank you so much Joan ... You're always so kind. Have a wonderful day...great painting day for you!!!

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    1. thank you so much Regine for stopping by to comment!! SO appreciated....

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  15. Absolutely beautiful Hilda. Such love shows in this special portrait. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank so much Debbie for stopping by to comment on Sierra's portrait. So appreciated. Enjoy this beautiful day!!!

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  16. Hello Hilda;
    A pleasure to visit your blog and enjoy the extraordinary works.
    Congratulations.
    Best regards.

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    1. Thank you So much Jose for your lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  17. Hi Hilda! I am back and loving your work. Some health issues for a long time. After successful surgery I am much better and hoping to be an active blogger again soon! Michael

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    1. I'm so glad to see you're back, Michael! You've been missed... I'm so glad you're feeling better!! Sending hugs

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  18. Bonjour chère amie,

    Tu as une très belle petite-fille !
    Elle peut être fière du magnifique portrait que tu as réalisé tout comme elle peut l'être de son charmant prénom !
    Tu as une grande maîtrise du pastel... une sorte de fée.
    Bravo !

    Gros bisous 🎀

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    1. Merci beaucoup Martine d'être passée par là et pour ton adorable commentaire. Elle est ma plus petite petite-fille et un modèle merveilleux. Je suis tellement contente que tu aies aimé ce portrait .. J'ai hâte de voir ta prochaine peinture.
      Envoi de câlins.

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  19. Hi Hilda! This is simply stunning!! Really lovely. Like it is an understatement.

    Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne...Hope you're well! I'm so glad you liked my portrait...your comment means a lot to me...

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  20. Lovely girl, beautiful portrait. Your skin tones just blow me away! Sierra must love this! Lots of feeling in her expression. Great job!

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    1. thank you so much Rosemary for stopping by. Your comment made my day! Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  21. Beautiful work Rita, hope you’re proud with this one, it’s fantastic!😘

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    1. thank you so much Helen for your lovely comment. SO appreciated....Have a wonderful day!!

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  22. Hello Hilda!:) I just came over to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter.:)

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    1. thank you Sonjia for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful day!!!

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  23. Very pretty, Hilda. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you SO much Carol for stopping by to comment. Hope you're settling down nicely in your new home.

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  24. Lovely painting. Hair, skin tone, eyes... everything so perfectly done.

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    1. Thank you Dhiraj for your lovely comment..So appreciated!!

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  25. This is special, very special. I especially love the way you chose to zoom in at this angle. Her eyes reach right out and grab me!
    Happy Easter, friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Julie for such a nice comment. I always love to zoom on my reference photos.. I always love the cropped version. Your words mean so much to me. Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  26. Love the unusual angle and her glowing skin, lovely girl and painting.

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    1. Thank you Diana for stopping by to comment. You made my day!

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  27. She is such a beautiful girl with such a lovely expression - and as always, your skin tones are flawless! A really beautiful painting!

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    1. Such a nice comment, Connie! I value your words. Enjoy this amazing day...

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  28. Thank you for your visit Hilda.:) So sorry to learn about your Koi. They are lovely to watch, aren't they!
    Have a great weekend.:)

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  29. Thank you Sonjia for your comment! Watching Koi's in a pond is so incredibly relaxing.... I love it and hope that my hubby buys some more this summer!!! Stay tuned!!!

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  30. A big wow! Just beautiful and your skin tones are perfect.

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    1. Awww! Thank you SO much Barbara!!! You're so kind!!! I'm glad you liked her....

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    1. Thank you SO much Ash! I'm so glad you like this portrait!!!!

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  32. Qué nietas más hermosas tienes Hilda. Te felicito por ello y porque has sabido expresar toda esa belleza en tu pintura. Se sentirán orgullosas de tener una abuela que pinta tan bien. Bravo!
    Un abrazo.

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  33. Tu eres muy amable Josh!! Muchisimas gracias por tu comentario...Lo agradezco!!!!
    Un abrazo

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  34. I have done many portraits of my granddaughter, for the same reason. Beautifully painted, Hilda.

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  35. Thank you SO much Carol for stopping by!!! So appreciated.....

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  36. Revisiting this lovely portrait.

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    1. Awwww! Thank you so much Carol. Enjoy the rest of the evening!!!!!

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  37. You picked a tough pose for this portrait, but she is just painted so beautifully. Wonder what she is thinking.

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    1. Thank you SO much Nelvia!!! I appreciate you stopping by to comment! Have a wonderful evening!!!!

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  38. I love your pastels! Grandchildren make the best models.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary!! It's so true... They never give me a problem...

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  39. This is beautifully done. I love your portraits.

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy. You just made my day with your comment!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening!!!!

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  40. Bonjour chère amie,
    Merci beaucoup pour ton adorable message...
    J'ai fait un petit retour en arrière sur beaucoup de tes billets... Quelle belle production !...
    Gros bisous

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    1. Thank you Martine for your lovely comment!!! SO appreciated!! Sending hugs!!!

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  41. Once again a thoughtful work that communicates the subject so well. Very nice Hilda !

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    1. Thank you so much Mary....I appreciate you stopping by to comment...enjoy the rest of the evening....

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  42. Thought I'd pop in and see if you're alright, haven't seen you over my way in ages, Hope you are well.

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  43. Hi John....I've been having so much problems visiting your blog and my Nephew was able to help me get into it. Your work is amazing...looking forward to seeing more of your pen and ink pieces!!!!

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  44. Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable and as always, the skin tones are gorgeous - I love this painting!

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  45. You just made my day Connie! Thank you!

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