Finished. A fairly large commissioned portrait of siblings.
My client requested a tightly styled, formal, smiling portrait of the four kids-two sets of twins!
The greatest challenge? Rendering really attractive children.
Excellent drawing. Is it slightly photoshopped at the end ?
Thank you. Nope, this one is simply oil paint.
Beautiful, Elena. You are a true artist.
Thanks very much Eric:)
Wow, this is beautiful! Great job on the likenesses! I love this one!
I’ve never seen much of your work,except at your mothers house,and I can’t tell you
how impressed I am,and also how fortunate we are to have you in our family. Your
work is simply wonderful. Jennie. I’ll be sure to share this with Donna and Frank.
What a nice surprise! Thanks so much for your kind words. Much appreciated. Hope everyone is doing very well:)
Wow, this is a beautiful portrait! You are very talented. Love the “life” you captured in their eyes.
Thanks very much!
The fact that I had to scroll waaaaaay down to comment shows how awesome your work is!!! LOL!
BTW..it really is an amazing portrait! It looks so much like a photograph!!!
Thank you Shree!
Well done Elena, lovely togetherness in a fantastic painting!
Thanks so much David!
Holy moly elena! This is fantastic, you have captured the essence of each child and they are all very attractive, beautiful skin tones, just gorgeous, how large is it and how long did it take you? Is it oils? It is amazing!
Thanks Christina! It’s 24″x36″, oil and it took about eight months painting a couple of days a wk. after the photo shoot, including moving heads around in photoshop to arrive at the final composition-got approval, then painted.
This painting is fabulous! What beautiful children, and what a talented artist.
Thanks very much J M!
It’s pretty impressive how successfully you move between different genres and media. This portrait is very lovely, and realistic of course, but my favorite thing about it is how the kids seem to possess real personalities and are not ‘sentimentalized’ if you know what I mean.
I do;) Great compliment. Thanks very much Gabriel.
Elena you are amazing, I’m in awe of you!
Oh my! Thanks ever so much:)
Elena—this is wonderful! Very realistic & so full of life! Beautifully rendered!
Thanks very much!:)
Very well done, magificent.
Thank you so much:)
Wow, what a fabulous job you’ve done Elena!
Thank you so much!
Hello I just nominated your for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please click on the link to find out more: http://calliegarp.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/very-inspiring-blog-award-and-lessons-in-putting-it-out-there/
Thank you for sharing your work!
Thanks Callie, I’m honored. (Please forgive me if I break the rules).
Thank you t!
Your style is very beautiful. I hope the family loves the outcome- it’s fantastic work
Thanks much Allyson Marie:)
Beautiful job – I bet they are very pleased with this!
Yeah, they liked it. Thanks Richard!
Amazing work Elena. So beautiful. If you don’t mind me asking, how long does a piece like this take you to complete?
Thanks very much…not at all, because of glazing and drying time, MONTHS:) About 8 mo. working off and on say one or two days a week.
And again … amazing.
I admire your commitment and dedication.
I also very much envy your talent
You are too kind. Really;) It’s mostly just a lot of work over many decades and a need to do it. You know-you are talented and work at it too-just a matter of keeping it going:)
4 amazing paintings in one! Wonderful!
Thank you Mary!
Very impressive, Elena. Beautiful portrait. Beautiful family.
Thank you for times over:)
Great Job Elena.. you have captured the joy of youth..
I do hope so. Thanks much Helen.
Well – you certainly rose to the challenge. Absolutely beautiful rendering of these beautiful children!!!
Thank you Marcie!
Love the wowser:) Thank you!
Looking at the portrait made me smile.
This is a superb portrait. I particulerly admire the eyes – they reveal so much character. Indeed, the overall joie de vivre is exciting. I am sure the owner will be delighted. Congratulations Elena.
Thanks for your continued support Louis. Much appreciated.
Glowing and beautiful..
Thanks very much.
waw! full of life and happiness!
Pretty good portrait with a glare of youth.
With its life like realism, an impression of their
soul is almost here, giving even spooky feeling.
It is your unique skill to capture something a spirit
and show it in the image.
Thank you very much Yoshi.
I don’t know them in life, but you’ve painted them very life-like and VERY attractive!
They are beautiful kids. Thanks Scilla.
Beautiful work, Elena. This style suits you well.
Thank you Jill.
I am sure your client will be extremely happy wit this stunning work.
This “conventional” work speaks volumes about your mastery in painting and drawing
Many thanks Marcelo.
Wow, this is great!
Thanks very much John.
Gorgeous portrait! They are so “alive”!
Thanks very much Sofia!
Oh your work is so delicious – and this one is stunning. You make me want to invest in some oils (and acrylic is being mean to me). Absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks Ally. You’re digital work is progressing at the speed of light! But I must admit, oils are a lot of fun as well.
Beautifully done, Elena.
The luminosity of youth. : )
It is really masterpiece – beautiful
OH my, thank you:)
Your next assignment is to create happy, attractive people on earth!
What an accomplishment! And you must be so glad to be finished with a successful result!
Yes, glad to be done, It always takes far longer than expected;) Thank you!
How fortunate for this family to have commissioned you. A fabulous painting to be treasured forever!
wow, you and your brushes put any camera to shame. Outstanding.
Waw this is..waw:) kudos
Thanks very much Polona
Wow Elena, Fantastic! I’m not used to seeing something so “conventional” from you. You are always full of surprises. I love that about your art.
So true:) I’m all over the place;) Thanks very much.
Your work is stunning Elena – you’ve captured their peace and happiness. Simply beautiful to see this Sunday morning. So glad you shared this portrait with us.
Thanks so much Mary:)
Congratulations, dear Elena! Your painting is exceptional!
Thank you so much for sharing with us!
Have a wonderful Sunday and many binecuvatari!
Big hugs, much love, Stefania!
Thanks much Stefania. Happy Sunday to you too:)
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