Sunday, September 16, 2018

Self Portrait

 I thought painting a self portrait would be easy but I realized it wasn't as easy as I thought..lol.  However, it was definitely a challenge which I really enjoyed doing and think everyone should try...

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    1. Awww! You're SO sweet Judy!!! And very kind.... I don't think it's easy because one naturally tries to hide those lines but in our hearts we know that we shouldn't!! Lol

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  2. Well there you are! And aren't you beautiful!

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    1. Thank you SO much Helen.... This one was a tough one... Lol. Not sure I could do it again!!! Lol

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  3. You are such an inspiration, Hilda! You are beautiful and so is the painting!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!!! You are SO kind!! I'm glad you liked it!!!!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Hilda. You are a real beauty friend. So glad you did this and shared. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. I wasn't going to share it but I clicked that send button!!! Lol

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  5. Sí que es difícil Hilda, pero lo pintaste muy hermosa y bien. Eso tiene mérito!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Josh!!! Tu eres MUY amable!!!
      Un fuerte abrazo

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  6. I join the cheering section, Hilda!
    The sitter and the portrait are real beauties!!

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    1. Everyone is SO kind... Thank you for brightening up my day, Chris.......sending hugs!!!!

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  7. Hilda what a treat! I knew it was you at first glance. Not easy as you said, maybe I’ll give it a try one day! You did a wonderful job of it, I just love your smile. Hugs

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  8. You're SO sweet Helen!! I had a half smile since I have problems sometimes with teeth! Lol. I did a painting of my granddaughter not too long ago and she had a wide smile and I enjoyed painting it....so maybe I should have tried on myself....I'm glad you stopped by to comment!!!! Sending hugs!!!!

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  9. Hola Hilda: Muy bien realizado tu autorretrato, luces tal cual, realmente es difícil pintarse a si mismo. Estas muy radiante. Felicitaciones y abrazos!!

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Mercedes... Tu eres muy amable .... Lo agradezco tu comentario!!!!
      Un abrazo

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  10. I agree with everyone it is a lovely painting of lovely YOU but technically it is also superb - especially the way you handled the eyes behind the glasses... just blows me away. It looks so real.

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    1. Thank you so much Julie....you're so kind. I wasn't sure I can do this but it was different when you're doing a self portrait!! Glad you liked it!!!!

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  11. So nice to see you Hilda ! Fabulous portrait with great work on hair and eyes , you look SO nice !

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    1. Awwww! You're so sweet Jane! Thank you for that nice comment!!!! Sending hugs!!!!

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  12. Nice to see your face!!! Lovely lighting and skin tones!

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    1. Thank you so much Joan!!! I'm glad you liked this portrait!

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  13. Great work! Usually sp look so fierce where the artist concentrates. Lovely…..

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    1. Thank you SO much Jo!! Your comment is very appreciated!!!!

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  14. Kudos for doing this, I have never tried. Done with the challenge so catch up time for me. As always I am in awe of your skin tones. This turns out just great. Will you do another?

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    1. Thank you so much Nelvia... Maybe I'll do another self portrait in another medium.... A challenge is always interesting.... I'm glad you liked it...

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  15. Well you might have thought it difficult, however the results say something else! Beautifully done! Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne..you just made my day... I appreciate you stopping by!!!!

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  16. Wow, beautiful.. so realistic , what a gorgeous portrait. The eyes are so potent, full of energy and they draw me in! And the wonderful skin tones are magnificent..again it looks so real, like it is popping out from the page..beautiful work Hilda! I don't know how you do it..but your work is incredible every time!
    Happy Autumn my friend!

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    1. You're so kind, Victoria. I appreciate such a generous comment. Happy Autumn to you as well. I still can't believe how the months are flying by. Have a wonderful evening...

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  17. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Un autoportrait ! Wouahou ! Un challenge impressionnant et prodigieux !
    Moi qui évite les miroirs, la difficulté serait gigantesque !
    Tu es plus que ravissante ma chère amie ! Tu peux être fière de ce prodigieux travail que tu as réalisé. Une belle créatrice !
    Je suis très impressionnée par la qualité de ton travail. Toutes mes félicitations !

    Gros bisous

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    1. ma chère Martine, moi aussi, j'essaie d'éviter les miroirs..ha.ha.ha cependant, j'ai pensé que ce serait une bonne idée d'essayer au moins de faire un autoportrait. Je ne pense pas que c'était aussi facile que je le pensais… parce que je ne voulais pas ajouter ces lignes supplémentaires sur mon visage… mais je savais que je devais le faire! Merci encore, mon ami pour un si gentil commentaire ... Tellement apprécié. Envoi plein de câlins.

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  18. What an accomplished portrait, Hilda. The skin tones, eyes, and hair are all beautifully rendered. I have to admit that I've not checked out your blog for a while, but your very kind comment on my recent post reminded me that I'd been neglecting my blogging buddies since leaving DPW. I'm so pleased I "dropped in" again -- your work is better than ever!! Really lovely portrait, Hilda, just like the subject.

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    1. thank you so much Helene for stopping by. You're not neglecting your blogging buddies...we all get into a "busy" time of our lives and this is what happens..you're so kind and glad you stopped by.

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  19. Fantastic work, Hilda! Hair is not easy to do, but you mastered it! The whole portrait is wonderful!!

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    1. Awww! thank you so much Theresa. I'm so glad you stopped by to comment. Lately, your work gets better and better. I thought of you while in Arizona. There was 2 elks fighting for their mate who was standing nearby. For the moment I thought I was watching an episode in National Geographic..lol You would have loved it.

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  20. Thank you so much Ash!!!! Enjoy the rest of the Evening!!!

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