Saturday, February 23, 2019

Crowning Glory

I decided to paint a portrait in oils..I had a hard time with the flowers but it seemed to get easier as I started painting!  I enjoyed painting in oils and such a nice change from my pastels.  This is  Sierra.. my model since three!  Yesterday, my friends and I went to The Frick Museum in Manhattan.  To me, it was a smaller version of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.. full of incredible inspiration which we all took home with us...

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  1. WONDERFUL - I especially love the shadow from the band onto her cheek. Very dimensional. Great job using the oils. Good for you. You really can do everything well, Hilda.

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    1. Thank you Julie...such a nice comment.. I really appreciate your kind words..

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  2. I'll second Julie's comment. The painting is masterful, Hilda - really stunning! And I especially love those flowers :)

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    1. thank you Chris. I need to go to a workshop that teaches how to paint flowers...I would love to learn the correct way...I'm glad you stopped by to comment.

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  3. She is gorgeous, Hilda! I love the way she looks down and her soft smile.

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    1. Thank you so much Judy for stopping by to comment. You just made my day.

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  4. What a gorgeous painting - she is just lovely and the flowers are completely successful. Without a doubt, you are a master of oils as well as pastel! I visited the Frick Museum about a year ago and fell in love with it. I agree - it is a mini version of the Met with such excellent work. I could have spent an entire week!

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    1. thank you Susan for such a nice comment. Yes, I could've spent more time at the Frick. So many of my favorite Artists work was there. I appreciate your very generous words.

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  5. Beautiful job on the model as well as the flowers. I love the shadows on her face!

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    1. thank you so much Joan... I'm so glad you liked this portrait. Oils are VERY challenging!!! lol

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  6. This is so beautiful. It is fun to smoosh the paint around once in a while. Happy to see you painting!

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    1. thank you so much Jo. You're right. With oils you can move it around...not like pastels.. Glad you stopped by.!

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  7. Hilda this is just lovely. I noted the shadows your captured on her cheeks and even the chin...wonderful my friend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. You're very kind. I'm glad you stopped by to comment on this portrait.. sending hugs.

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  8. This is so pretty and romantic , love the light playing on her face !

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    1. Thank you so much Jane. I appreciate your nice words. Hugs.

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  9. I'm so in awe, Hilda! Your talent is absolutely unlimited. Every aspect of this model is done to perfection. Her skin just glows and is so beautiful. I love the flower crown and her long, sleek hair. Just an amazing piece, my friend!

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    1. Your comment just made my day Carol. Thank you so much. Enjoy the rest of the day!! hugs...

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  10. This painting is just beautiful, Hilda - your work in oils is just as lovely as it is in pastels! Her skin, her hair, all just wonderful - I love this piece so much!

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    1. Awwww...thank you so much Connie. You just put a smile on my face... So appreciated! sending hugs

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  11. Bonjour ma chère Hilda,

    Tu as plusieurs cordes à ton arc !... Bravo pour ce très joli portrait à l'huile.
    Tu as très bien travaillé la lumière sur la peau de son visage...
    Je ne sais pas si tu as eu des difficultés pour les fleurs mais le rendu est extrêmement bien réussi.
    J'aime aussi la sérénité qui se dégage dans cette peinture. Est-elle due la magnifique couronne de fleurs ou à ses paupières closes ?
    Bravo ma chère amie !
    Plein de bisous,

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    1. Chère Martine,
      J'espère que vous savez à quel point j'apprécie vos paroles aimables, mon ami. Passez une bonne journée ... J'ai hâte de voir votre prochain message.
      Vous envoyer des câlins ...

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  12. Lovely depth and feeling here Hilda! Looks like you handled the oils perfectly!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary. I would love to do another portrait in oils..I need to practice a bit more...lol I'm so glad you liked it. Enjoy your day!!!

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  13. Oils are SO different from pastels. I think the flowers turned out beautiful as did the rest of the portrait. Beautiful as always Hilda!

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  14. Lisa....thank you so much for stopping by to comment...SO appreciated. Oils are definitely different. I'm starting to understand the mixing of the colors... I would love to do more...when I start a painting I automatically reach for my pastels....lol

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  15. Weet je Hilda je maakt de pastel zo mooi dat ik haast geen verschil zie met olieverf knap hoor lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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    1. Awwww! thank you Danielle. I try my best to paint with oils.. I'm starting to see that its not that different from using my pastels. have a wonderful day!!!

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  16. This beautiful oil portrait is every bit as captivating as your lovely work in pastels. As other commentors have said, I also think you shouldn't hesitate to work more in oils. The techniques of the two mediums really can enhance one another. (I used to work in pastels several years ago and especially loved their hands-on immediacy and ability to render flesh tones. Oils and acrylics took some getting used to, and I'm still learning! One advantage is that oils don't require a frame for protection.)

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    1. Such a nice comment Helene.. thank you. you're so right... I love the fact that you don't get any glare when framing an oil painting... and a horror if you have to ship it. lol
      I'm finding its getting easier to blend colors for flesh tones...not as easy as pastels but I'm getting there. I'm glad you stopped by!!

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  17. unlimited talent...excellent oil painting.
    have a great day

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  18. thank you Tanza...you're SO kind!

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