I needed a change from painting portraits and this little guy was calling me. I'm not sure but I believe the photo was taken in West Virginia. He was standing near another rooster equally as beautiful...I might paint him another time.
When I went to my friends Anniversary party last summer, his granddaughter Alexa was there. She was so pretty and I asked her if I can take her photo. After I finished her portrait, her Mom saw it and wanted to purchase it.. it's always such a compliment when someone likes your work! SO now the portrait has a new home...
Megan was our last weeks model in my Friday live model class. She was so sweet and the perfect model. She's the granddaughter to one of the Artist in our group. I loved the shadows hitting her face and of course I painted this at home after taking some reference photos...but I did sketch in class which was a wonderful practice for me. (I'll get there..lol)
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.