Alla Prima

ballprima1 copy

I’ve been oil painting almost exclusively lately, weighing different techniques against one another. I tend to paint tight more detailed work only when it feels right to me, depending on what I’m trying to achieve. But, I must say that working alla prima-direct to surface, wet into wet in one session, like the painting above, is loads of fun.

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. As I’m too impatient and unskilled to get even the loosest variant of representation into my work, I certainly understand the appeal of alla prima work! But I have all the more respect when it looks this vibrant and marvelous. 😀

    1. You’ve got the chops, but I understand the appeal of looser digital work. I enjoy the option of making constant changes, weighing one against another and never losing anything-unless of course, one forgets to save;) Alla prima is the closest way of working digitally, that I know of. Thank you Kathryn!

  2. Ah Eva you controlled and managed the paint flow really well, she’s a beauty. Love the fantastic personality shining through and your lighting is gorgeous!

  3. It must be great fun to work with such woman of unique character.
    (other comment said “don’t trust her” —– though, to play with her lie and
    teased by her could be a great fun as well —– I think)

  4. alla prima gives your work a kind of looseness, lightness or a kind of freedom – I do not know exactly how to name it (missing some vocabulary ) …… but what words I use does not matter- your work is ( I have to repeat it AGAIN) just so goood!

      1. Not weird at all! One of the wonderful things about art (and blogging) is enjoying reactions to the work! None are wrong, all are welcome. Maya Angelo was a smart, insightful lady:)Thank YOU for your comments and support!

  5. Nice work Elena!! It´s good to know how you develop your painting since it gives it more merit. Sometimes people don´t appreciate or don´t know the way it´s done and once they are told, the result of it gains importance .

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