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.

Comments on: "Portrait" (91)

  1. Excellent drawing. Is it slightly photoshopped at the end ?

  2. Beautiful, Elena. You are a true artist. πŸ™‚

  3. MakeSomethingMondays said:

    Wow, this is beautiful! Great job on the likenesses! I love this one!

  4. Jennie Giancola said:

    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.

  5. Wow, this is a beautiful portrait! You are very talented. Love the “life” you captured in their eyes.

  6. The fact that I had to scroll waaaaaay down to comment shows how awesome your work is!!! LOL! really is an amazing portrait! It looks so much like a photograph!!!

  7. Well done Elena, lovely togetherness in a fantastic painting!

  8. 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.

  9. This painting is fabulous! What beautiful children, and what a talented artist.

  10. 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.

  11. Elena you are amazing, I’m in awe of you!

  12. Elena—this is wonderful! Very realistic & so full of life! Beautifully rendered!

  13. Very well done, magificent. πŸ™‚

  14. Wow, what a fabulous job you’ve done Elena!

  15. Hello πŸ™‚ I just nominated your for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please click on the link to find out more:
    Thank you for sharing your work!

  16. Nicely done!

  17. Your style is very beautiful. I hope the family loves the outcome- it’s fantastic work πŸ™‚

  18. Beautiful job – I bet they are very pleased with this!

  19. Amazing work Elena. So beautiful. If you don’t mind me asking, how long does a piece like this take you to complete?

  20. 4 amazing paintings in one! Wonderful!

  21. exiledprospero said:

    Very impressive, Elena. Beautiful portrait. Beautiful family.

  22. Great Job Elena.. you have captured the joy of youth..

  23. Well – you certainly rose to the challenge. Absolutely beautiful rendering of these beautiful children!!!

  24. WOWSER! Outstanding!

  25. Looking at the portrait made me smile.

  26. 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.

  27. settleandchase said:

    Glowing and beautiful..

  28. waw! full of life and happiness!

  29. 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.

  30. I don’t know them in life, but you’ve painted them very life-like and VERY attractive!

  31. Beautiful work, Elena. This style suits you well.

  32. I am sure your client will be extremely happy wit this stunning work.
    This β€œconventional” work speaks volumes about your mastery in painting and drawing

  33. Wow, this is great!

  34. Gorgeous portrait! They are so “alive”!

  35. 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.

  36. Beautifully done, Elena.
    The luminosity of youth. : )

  37. It is really masterpiece – beautiful πŸ˜€

  38. Your next assignment is to create happy, attractive people on earth!

  39. What an accomplishment! And you must be so glad to be finished with a successful result!

  40. How fortunate for this family to have commissioned you. A fabulous painting to be treasured forever!

  41. wow, you and your brushes put any camera to shame. Outstanding.

  42. Waw this is..waw:) kudos

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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! πŸ™‚

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