This is Mckaela....she is my son-in-laws niece and such a sweet little girl that was so happy to pose for me. Painting children isn't too easy, so I used a few photos in order to get that perfect reference picture. I used Rembrandt as well as terry Ludwig pastels which has wonderful colors for the skin.
We had such a nice time when we went to the Plattdeutsch beer garden in Franklin Square, NY. The German band had everyone up and dancing. The food was amazing as well as the entertainment!! I took the reference picture of a man who was enjoying the day. We sat with this stranger but he was fine with me taking his photo! My husband is German ..
and I'm Spanish but I like German food and he doesn't....lol
This is a painting I did for my friend. I don't paint too many houses but it's always a challenge to do...its like building a house.. every detail counts..lol. I have to admit, I enjoyed painting it. Yesterday I finished my painting of the peaches. I didn't like the way it turned out so no more still life paintings for awhile.!!
Taking rides out East is my favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning. We stopped by a vegetable stand near Riverhead and they had all kinds of apples in these baskets and I knew I had to paint them someday. I took photos in October of last year when the apples were at their best!
Peaches next ??
Shadia was posing for us today at my Long Island Portrait Group. She's a beautiful model who poses all over Long Island. She wasn't feeling well today and yet she modeled perfectly for us. I'm ashamed to say that I do a lot of my work through the camera. however, I am trying my best to paint looking at the model instead of the camera...slowly but surely? I hope so!
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.