Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Rae of Sunshine

The reference photo was of my Nieces granddaughter Rae.  I fell in love with the photo when I saw it on Facebook because she looked like an old fashioned little girl from the 30's.  I knew I had to paint her and I'm happy that "Grandma" loved the portrait.
This is 11 x 14 pastel

32 comments:

  1. So very precious. Perfectly done. You are amazing.

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    1. Thank you for such a nice comment, Jo.! I appreciate it.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen. She has beautiful blonde streaks that was glowing in the reference photo.

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  3. She is perfect! Like a little angel!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy. You're always so kind!! sending hugs.

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  4. Oh Hilda - wow - she is so lovely. The pose makes me think of old pictures from the past. I am sure grandma did love it! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The first time I looked at the reference photo, it took me back to the old days when my Mom fixed my hair like that. She has that beautiful vintage look!!!

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  5. Very sweet, Hilda. Ghe fleshtones are luminous, and she does indeed conjure up an old-fashioned feeling.

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    1. thank you so much Helene. You're very kind...so glad you liked her. That old fashioned feeling is why I "had" to paint her...

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  6. Another simply wonderful portrait - the pose is just adorable and her childish whimsy shines through. You are amazing, Hilda!

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    1. Thank you Susan for your very nice comment. Her pose is what pulled me in!! lol Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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  7. Indeed she looks like a little Shirley Temple so pretty and angelic , beautiful work !

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    1. Thank you so much Jane for your generous comment. It was the perfect photo of a lovely little girl....so glad you liked her!! hugs

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  8. Beautiful work, grandchildren change our lives, you see through it the love that you have.
    You have to be a grandparent or grandparent to be able to feel and enjoy that stage of life.
    Congratulations.
    Greetings.

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    1. thank you so much Jose'...as a grandparent we do enjoy every stage of life. I'm glad you stopped by to comment...so appreciated.

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  9. Bonsoir chère amie,
    Un portrait incroyable ! Comme tu le dit si bien j'aime son petit côté années 30.
    Elle a un petit air espiègle avec son petit doigt qui la rend tellement craquante. J'aime beaucoup.
    Magnifique travail ! Talentueuse portraitiste tu es !

    J'avais manqué le joli paysage de ta précédente publication. Absolument merveilleux !

    Gros bisous

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    1. Tu es toujours si favorable, Martine. Merci pour un si gentil commentaire. C'était un plaisir de peindre. J'ai particulièrement aimé son petit doigt aussi. Je suis content que tu sois passé, mon ami !!

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  10. So charming and such a beautiful little girl! You're right - she does look like a child from the 30's. This painting is an absolute treasure - beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you Connie! I appreciate your comment. She was such a joy to paint. I loved the pose and the best part is when her grandmother approves...that always makes me smile. It will be going to California soon.

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  11. I just love her pose which does remind me of a throwback to the 30s. Lovely!!

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    1. thank you so much Joan. Definitely a throwback to the 30's. I really enjoyed painting her and hopefully when she gets a little older I'll be able to paint her again.

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  12. What a beautiful young lady! She does look like the poses of young children in that time period. Her eyes look full of wonder and her body language says a lot as well. You are a master of skin tones and of smoothness of the skin. What a treasure for"Grandma."

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  13. Thank you so much Carol. She was such a pleasure to paint and its even better when the grandma likes the portrait. It will be going to California tomorrow.... and thank you Carol for such a generous comment... its so appreciated.!

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  14. Cierto, Hilda, recuerda una imagen de los años 30, no es fácil conseguirlo. Preciosa niña. Enhorabuena.
    Besos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias!!! Tu eres muy amable Olga. Lo agradezco tu palabras.
      Un abrazo

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  15. her expression so cute...
    such an excellent painting...love it

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    1. Tanza...you are SO kind. thank you for such a nice comment.. So Appreciated. hugs....

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    1. Thank you SO much Ash...you're SO kind....

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  17. Loved catching up with all of your beautiful paintings. Made my day! Thank you for always taking the time to comment on my work! We are all so busy!

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  18. Wow - her hair is amazing. How do you do that? Her skin is perfect as usual...but oh, that hair!
    Wonderful Hilda .
    I was so surprised to not see my comment done earlier I am finding it I do it on my phone then it doesn't always go through.

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