Chinatown, NYC contains the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. I visited Chinatown last September after leaving the annual Feast in San Gennaro, Little Italy. I believe the reference picture was taken on Canal Street where you see color everywhere!! and the smell of food was SO wonderful...I really hope that I didn't write something wrong in Chinese...if I did, I apologize! I guess I should have checked first!!. If you haven't been to Chinatown, I recommend going there...especially if you're hungry! The food is excellent!! I took my time with this oil painting and mixed my colors as best as I could in order to get that "perfect" shade.
I filled this small bowl with colorful fruits for this still life and realized that there wasn't any room left for the orange, so I put it on the outside of the bowl which looked a little better. I haven't painted a still life for awhile so I enjoyed painting this.
My name is Hilda Muxo Klinger. My passion for art came early.I have always said that I was born with a pencil in one hand and a box of crayons in the other.I am a Bronx born New Yorker who can remember sitting at the kitchen table copying faces that appeared in the newspapers and magazines as a girl.
I am married 51 years and have two daughters and five amazing grandchildren.While I worked and raised my family in East Rockaway, I used art as a form of relaxation, painting here and there. I dabbled with several artistic mediums through the years—everything from pencil to charcoal to oil and it was only after I joined The Parish Social Ministry Art Club in East Rockaway in 2006 that I realized my true passion of pastels.
I studied under Dan Slapo and I don't think I've ever enjoyed a class more than I did with him. He taught me many different techniques in painting a portrait. Working with a live model was so different for me and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to work with this Master of Pastels...He encouraged me to join the Pastel Society and I am now an Associate Member . I am thrilled to say that I have displayed my paintings in Rockville Center Village Art Club and have received several ribbons for my work. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will continue to add my painting in the future and hope you enjoy them as I have enjoyed painting them.