I did this portrait at my Friday Long Island Portrait group. This model was a joy to paint. Her hair had such beautiful shades of red....a mixture of many browns, burnt sienna and touches of oranges. I think I had more fun trying to get that perfect mixture of colors. Her bow and shirt had many colors of purples which went well with her hair! I hope to see her model for us again in the future...
I love taking my granddaughter to the mall.. not sure how she feels about it because she knows that it always turns into a photo shoot...lol. I love the Hat Department! So many hats so many colors!! She has always been such a good model so I think I'll keep her for awhile.
If you haven't visited the Grand Canyon it must be added to your bucket list..a place like no other! Looking down the canyon at all those colors and seeing the Colorado River in the distance is absolutely breathtaking!! We went on the Skywalk which is located on the West of the Canyon about 4-1/2 hrs. from the South Rim. It is on the Huaalapai Indian Reservation. The glass platform allows you to look down into the canyon about 2000ft. The Panoramic view is amazing. I used my Terry Ludwig portrait set for this piece since the colors were so perfect. I did my best but I realize now that I could have used more purples!!
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 48 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.