Vera is a lovely lady who goes to my art class on Tuesdays. I painted this with Terry Ludwig pastels, because of the vibrancy in the colors.. Also, I wanted to tell you that I'm having surgery on my right shoulder tomorrow morning....last year it was my left shoulder!! I won't be able to type or paint for a few months but I will be visiting your blogs and enjoying everyone's beautiful work. Hopefully I will see you very soon!!!
American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown and the Breeder's Cup Classic in 2015. He won the four races becoming the first horse to win the Grand Slam of American Horse Racing. I live about 1/2 hour away from Belmont Raceway and wish I could've seen him in person...but it was so exciting watching him on television!! He is definitely a handsome boy!!
I went to see "The Nutcracker" November 2016. It was so magical. To see these Ballerinas dancing on their toes was amazing!! I can only imagine the incredible strength that they have to withstand their own weight on their toes... OUCH!!
The Nutcracker is a must see... I wanted to practice "color" so I painted this in oils...
A few years back, at the Rockville Center Dance Recital, this little girl was resting during an intermission. She had a sweet face and looked beautiful with her costume. I decided to paint this in oils....which was a bit challenging since I have a difficult time mixing colors... Basically one of my first oil portraits and I will be practicing with more in the future. Please feel free to critique! I'm a big girl...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 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.