I took the "challenge"and painted
one year old Nathan. Nathan is
Martine Alison's very handsome
grandson. You must visit Martine's
blog. Her paintings are absolutely
beautiful and so magical with glorious
Merry Christmas and Happy and
Healthy New Year to all of my friends
here in blogland!!!
Friday, December 16, 2011
at 8:04 PM
Labels: 9 x 12 pastel portrait
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Oh wow.. You have just captured the personality of Natahn so well. I just love that expression.ReplyDelete
you're right about your friend... wonderful paintings...ReplyDelete
I love yours too, how wonderful Nathan is this?
Lucky Nathan! I love the touch of blue drawing me into those gorgeous blue eyes and red hair...looks like a future heart-breaker.ReplyDelete
Hi Hilda, congratulations for this beautiful portrait of Nathan, everything is absolutely perfect and his expression is so natural.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year also to you and to all your your dear ones!! Tito.
Hi Hilda!! Your blog looks awesome. Have a wonderful Holiday!ReplyDelete
He is indeed a handsome little guy! Beautiful work Hilda!ReplyDelete
Beautiful job. Really great warmth in this painting. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you PRABAL for your wonderful comment!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you LAMPROS for commenting and glad you visited Martine!
Thank you so much TRUDY! I think it was his beautiful eyes and expression that made me paint him!
Thank you TITO for stopping by and your wonderful comment.! I think the innocence in his eyes caught me right away!!
Thank you so much MARY BETH for that lovely comment. I appreciate it!
SHERRY!! thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!! So appreciated!
thank you so much VIRGINIA for commenting on Nathan. I enjoyed painting this little guy!
Hilda, these portraits are just beautiful! Every detail is so well done even down to the buttons. Absolutely love the eyes! Fantastic work!ReplyDelete
BRAD...You're so kind...Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.ReplyDelete
You created a beautiful portrait! He has such a sparkle in his eyes, full of all the wonder and innocence of a baby. You captured it perfectly!ReplyDelete
Hola Hilda, perfecta esta figura!! Parece una foto! No...Mejor!!!ReplyDelete
Conozco a Martine Alison. Sigo y visito con frecuencia su blog. Utiliza unos encuadres muy bonitos con jóvenes muy estilizadas y en compañia de flores y animales. Me gusta.
Thank you so much KATHERINE. I appreciate your comment!!!ReplyDelete
Me alegro que te ha gustado esta pintura, Josh!!ReplyDelete
Un saludo y Feliz Navidad.
Beautiful work Hilda. Love the softness.ReplyDelete
thank you DOREEN!! I enjoyed painting Nathan..he looks like such a sweet boy.ReplyDelete
He is such a little cutie! You are so great at these portraits!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas :0)
thank you so much for that nice comment, SANDRA. I value your opinion.!ReplyDelete
Just stunning, Hilda!! Again, the skin tones are perfection. He just has that "glow" that young children seem always to have.ReplyDelete
A very wonderful Christmas and holiday season to you as well! Many blessings in 2012!!
thank you so much CAROL!! Happy Holidays to you as well!!!ReplyDelete
It is full of love and innocence, great work Hilda, Happy festive time!ReplyDelete
thank you so much PADMAJA!! for that nice comment!! Happy Holidays!!ReplyDelete
Both this painting and the one of your husband as a child are just beautiful, Hilda. The skin looks so soft like a young child's. You have a real way with pastels.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about few pictures of later children. I was the first of seven and well documented. I was followed by six brothers. By the time my parents had the last few boys, they had little time for photography.
The details are awesome and the expression wonderful.You have done a great job here, Hilda.Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
thank you MARY for stopping and for your kind words...I was happy the way they came out as well. I had a hard time at first getting those skin tones to look like a child!! Seven children in your family!!! how wonderful!!! I was the youngest of two! Happy Holidays!ReplyDelete
thank you ARTI for stopping by and commenting on Nathan. He was a very cute subject..and I truly enjoyed painting him. Happy Holidays!!ReplyDelete
Wow Hilda, you are one talented lady.ReplyDelete
A stunning portrait Hilda, absolutely fabulous, I am sure Martine Alison will appreciate. He looks incredibly real! Compliments! xxReplyDelete
thank you BARBARA! you're so nice to give me such a nice comment! I appreciate it.ReplyDelete
Thank you JANE!! I hope Martine likes it. He was a joy to paint...ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful pose, he looks like he will turn away at any moment. You are such a talented portrait artist.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
thank you so much, CAROL! for your kind comment!! I appreciate it! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!ReplyDelete
Another one of your brilliant portraits. Such a lovely face of Nathan that you have painted. So lifelike. All the best Hilda. Have a nice Christmas.
thank you VIC...for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment!! And I wish you a very nice Christmas as well!!ReplyDelete
Good evening my dear Hilda,ReplyDelete
As promised, I will come to you ... I visited your blog. I admit that I am a hypersensitive and your work touches me deeply.
I was also very moved to read all the very nice comments left by your admirers.
The involvement of your talent to create the portrait of my dear little Nathan is a huge success.You went beyond an artistic challenge, because you have captured the sensitivity, gentleness, innocence, maintaining the clarity of his gaze and the freshness of his youth. I sincerely congratulate you.
Respect to details and nuances of color are everywhere.
On the eve of Christmas, I get through to you and your talent is a very nice present admiring my little angel. Especially since this Christmas, it will not be with me ... again a big thank you my dear Hilda.
This is also what the wonderful world of Bloggerland!
I have prepared my next book will be published tomorrow morning. (it also makes a wonderful honor artist ...). I have to leave until January 7. I go to Marrakech. But on my return, I would like to honor your blog. However, I will add to the end of my publishing tomorrow a link to your blog and make a snack while waiting for better! ...
My dearest Hilda, I send you all my friends and at this particular time, receive my best wishes for happiness and joy for you and those you love.
With big kisses, happy holidays.
Bonsoir ma chère Hilda,
Comme promis, je reviens vers vous… Je me suis rendue sur votre blog. Je vous avouerai que je suis une hypersensible et votre œuvre me touche beaucoup.
J’ai été également très émue de lire l’ensemble des très gentils commentaires laissés par vos admirateurs.
La mise à contribution de votre talent pour la création du portrait de mon cher petit Nathan est une immense réussite. Vous êtes allée au-delà d’un challenge artistique, car vous avez su capturer la sensibilité, la douceur, l’innocence en conservant la limpidité de son regard et la fraîcheur de son jeune âge. Sincèrement, je vous félicite.
Le respect du détail et des nuances de couleurs sont omniprésents.
A l’aube de Noël, je reçois grâce à vous et à votre talent un très joli présent en admirant mon petit ange. D’autant plus que ce Noël, il ne sera pas près de moi… Encore un grand merci ma chère Hilda.
C’est aussi ça, le merveilleux monde de Bloggerland !
J’ai déjà préparé ma prochaine publication qui paraîtra demain matin. (elle met aussi à l’honneur une merveilleuse artiste…). Je dois m’absenter jusqu’au 7 janvier. Je pars à Marrakech. Mais à mon retour, je me permettrai de mettre à l’honneur votre blog. Toutefois, je vais rajouter à la fin de ma publication de demain un lien avec votre blog et faire un petit encas en attendant mieux !...
Ma très chère Hilda, je vous envoie toutes mes amitiés et en cette période particulière, recevez tous mes vœux de bonheur et de joie, pour vous et tous ceux que vous aimez.
Avec de gros bisous, joyeuses fêtes.
You have done a super job on Martine's grandson, Hilda!ReplyDelete
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Thank you so so much MARTINE for that incredible comment. I so enjoyed painting that little boy and I am so pleased you liked it!!! Happy Holidays to you and your dear family!! Hugs!!!ReplyDelete
This is soooooo beautiful. His expression is fabulous. Love it.ReplyDelete
I noticed this the other day and then my comment didn't post :( I am back to try again to let you know how charming and wonderful this little guy is. You brought the photo to life! Martine's blog is magical I agree :)ReplyDelete
thank you so much ANGELA.! You have made my day. I appreciate your comment.ReplyDelete
thank you MARY!!! I so appreciate your comment and I'm happy you like this painting...and yes, Magical is such a wonderful word for Martine's work!!ReplyDelete
thank you DEAN! for taking the time out to comment on Nathan! I appreciate it so much!!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful! I love the subdued colors and then the little touches of turquoise and blue. So very nice! Happy Holidays to you!ReplyDelete
Most beautiful portrait of a very handsome young man!!ReplyDelete
thank you so much, LORRAINE! I appreciate your kind comment!!ReplyDelete
Thank you SAUNDRA!! I enjoyed painting this very much! I appreciate you stopping by my blog and commenting!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful portrait! I wish you a very Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Oh Hilda this portrait is beautiful. I have been a fan of Martine Alison's blog for a while. You are both awesome artists.ReplyDelete
thank you so much CRISTINA for that lovely comment!! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful Christmas as well!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much BONNIE for that beautiful comment..I appreciate it. I'm glad to follow Martine as well...she is definitely a wonderful artist!!ReplyDelete
You have given a wonderful gift! Lovely portrait.ReplyDelete
Ciao Hilda, Nathan is very nice and lovely!ReplyDelete
I don't come often to comment your work because I see that you have a lot of friends
and I think it is difficult to have so many messages ..da seguire..
Anyway you have to know that I am another friend. I thank you very much for your compliments to my blog.
Auguri e a presto, Floriana
thank you SUZANNE for that lovely comment!! I appreciate it so much.ReplyDelete
thank you FLORIANA for stopping and leaving such a nice comment. Your latest painting is so beautiful! Have a wonderful day!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful portrait of Martine's grandson Nathan - you really captured him! Happy New Year and thank you so much for visiting my blog!ReplyDelete
Beautiful job, what a sweet face!! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm so glad it brought me to yours. :)ReplyDelete
This is done so well. A real treat to see.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much LORI for visiting...and for your nice comment...I appreciate it!ReplyDelete
thank you CAROL for stopping by and for your kind comment!!ReplyDelete
thank you so much DOUG!! I appreciate you stopping by..!!ReplyDelete
New Year : )
Thank you SADEU for stopping by!! Happy and Healthy to you as well!!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful portrait. I love your colors and tones as well as the expression in his eyes. I will visit Martine's blog. A happy healthy New Year to you.
thank you so much SUE for stopping and leaving such a nice comment...I'm glad you will be visiting Martine's blog. You won't be disappointed.! A Happy and healthy New Year to you!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment.
His paintings are exceptional, beautiful and very original.
Congratulations once again.
thank you so much ROBERTO for visiting my blog and for your encouraging words...I appreciate it.ReplyDelete
It´s a beautiful painting and Martine Alison´s description of it is "spot on."ReplyDelete
thank you so much HELENA for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment on little Nathan!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful expression Hilda ! Great work. Bises.ReplyDelete
thank you OLIVIA! I appreciate your comment!!ReplyDelete
Hi Hilda! Sorry about the four year late comment but I just found this post now and had to comment! This is amazingly beautiful! I can see that Martine loved this as much as I do! I also love Martine's artwork and I love yours, too! Thank you so much for sharing. You should be proud, this is exceptional! :)ReplyDelete