Watercolor Wednesday


This image will be showing up again changed, in my new series.   The darks are blue + it’s complement-orange.  A flick of isopropyl alcohol to create the interest in the hair.

Here is it with no digital interference,


Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. I like this – I like the wayward freedom of the hair, the restricted paelette, and the contrast of the strong facial features with the ‘looser’ treatment of the rest of the picture.

  2. I’m not sure I see sadness in this face, but perhaps intense apprehension. I think the use of blue steers people to interpret it as sad, but there’s definitely more nuance than that. I can’t wait to see how this translates into digital.

  3. LOVE this with the haunting and tormented eyes, the limited pallet and the free form hair that seems to have other lives going on in there, as always, beautiful work elena!

  4. Very psychedelic. The way the hair bubbles and flows away makes for an interesting picture. I like the use of a very limited colour palette and the technique with isopropyl alcohol. It’s a delightful water colour.

  5. Fantastic piece of work Elena. Your creation fills my screen with emotion, as I watch the blues creep over and into her being – her eyes seek my attention, as her mouth sags with only the reality of life can bring. I’m looking forward to more – this creature of life has a story worthy of telling ~

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