Watercolor Wednesday

A backward progression or choosing when to stop painting:

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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 soooo love to get a glimpse of the progression of your work.. this portrait is timeless.. she could be from the 1940’s through to the 2014’s. Excellent work Elena

  2. It’s fascinating to watch the progression. To see your vision materialize right in front of my eyes. Incredible, Elena. Watercolor is the most difficult media imaginable. Such control, thought, ability to project, skill with the brush, the paints, etc. Little room for error. I collected watercolors for many years. Very few oils. Watercolor is magical. Spiritual because I can feel the artist in the painting in ways that are not visible to me in other media. She is beautiful, delicate, strong, assured, with a directness and a soft command that is compelling. I am rather taken with this portrait of the lady, Elena.

  3. Wow, really interesting to see these stages. Just about one of the few things now that don’t have a “back” button!

  4. Finding the right moment to stop painting is surely one of the most important decisions you have to make. Thanks for sharing this process and your wonderful painting, Elena.

  5. Very nice, dear Elena. I think it’s all about the artist’s choice, when to stop. Depends what message he wants to convey through his work.
    I really like your drawings. Have a wonderful day. Big hugs, Stefania! 🙂

  6. Lovely Elena!! Her hypnotic look maintains the weight of the drawing and I specially like the way you define certain points of interest while leaving the rest less developed and turning them into a snack for the imagination. Nice and interesting to see the steps you take to develop your work too!!

  7. Beautiful Elena, it’s all the more special in being able to see how you developed the girl. Fantastic natural pose and I love the soft-muted colors.

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