I'm working on a pastel portrait but in between I painted this barn from West Virginia. I have so many reference photos of barns across this beautiful Country of ours that I can probably publish a book.. I used a palette knife for this painting except for the sky. I still need to work on that... Barns was always a favorite subject for me and using the palette knife was a wonderful practice.
This is a portrait of my Papi. I painted a portrait of him before but I loved the reference photo that I found when cleaning up. He was ready to go out to a dinner when I took this photo. I thought it was the perfect time to post it since he was born in March. When my daughter saw this portrait she wanted it...so I knew she must have loved it...
I miss this man everyday that passes!!
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 49 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.