I thought I would post a fun painting today.. A few years back I painted my Granddaughter sitting on a Moon. My cousin always wanted her daughter painted as the Fairy Princess sitting on a Moon as well. Of course, Samantha is not a child anymore...in fact, she's all grown up and a School teacher but her Mom still wanted this magical painting of her...I had so much
fun painting this pastel and hope you like it as well...
I took the reference picture of this sweet horse in Baiting Hollow Farm vineyard on Long Island. It's not only a vineyard but a horse haven. The horses here have been given a second chance in this beautiful sanctuary. You can clearly see these rescued horses were given so much love...they were once marked for destruction and now they are safe and secure. When you buy wine from the winery, a portion of the profits support the horse rescue....So, if you're on Long Island it's a wonderful place to visit!! And the wine is outstanding!!!
I rarely paint horses but I enjoy seeing them on everyone's blog so I decided to paint a pastel portrait of this beauty after seeing this on Morgue.com. I loved painting this cropped version so you can see all those wonderful details. Last Saturday, I visited a horse farm on Long Island and took some reference shots for another horse portrait which I'm doing now in oils. I hope you like my Golden Beauty...
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 53 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.