The Depot

bround copyOil on 17.5″ wood panel

While shopping at Home Depot, I spotted a wooden disk that I had to have. While it’s ridiculously heavy and I have no idea what it was created for, it served as a terrific surface for this painting. I think I’ll pick up another panel next time I’m at the Depot.

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. tus pinturas hablan por si solas, el tema de la mujer como figura central es parte de tu magia pues hechiza a quienes lo vemos. Hoy llevo un museo indelebre en mi cabeza con obras de elenacaravela

  2. Beautiful work as always Elena, the red sweatshirt is so cool against the green and I love how she has a nose ring! I am thinking about getting one myself. Hope to see you sometime soon!

    Best wishes-
    Halie

  3. More gorgeousness! I love Doron’s comment ‘I bet you can paint on thin air’ … I totally agree with that sentiment (:

  4. She has got piercing eyes,like looking at someone or something that attracts her.As if she is waiting it to come for her fearlessly. Great work! 🙂

  5. Elena great start for 2015, do you treat the disk with any primer, gesso? I bet you can paint on thin air… probably will save you a trip to the depot… Have a super creative 2015 my friend 🙂

    1. Good question, Doron. Yes, I primed with a couple of layers of the green oil paint you see in the back round. Thanks so much:) Wishing you a super creative year as well!

  6. May I ask with what colors you achieved the skintones ?. Is it done ‘alla prima’ ? I’m learning a lot from your technical ability 😉

    1. Sure! Primarily, I am using; titanium white, warm white, raw sienna, burnt sienna, cerulean blue, terra verte, alizarian crimson, cad red deep, medium and light. The first layer is alla prima, but I did glaze with mixtures of terra verte and raw sienna and/or alizarin crimson to darken in places when the layer was dry. Happy to help, if I can:)

    1. 🙂 Thank you, Louis! Lucky you, perhaps not always in moments like this, but in the myriad others faces of teens, changing emotions from moment to moment.

  7. A marvellous find Elena … and you’ve painted one young lady here who has made up her mind too by the looks of it . Such lovely complementary colours !

  8. Love Home Depot but I definitely love your paintings better. Amazingly beautiful, you are always an inspiration. Love the expression on the girls face, this painting speaks.
    Best Wishes for the New Year.

  9. In comparison to bouncy soft canvas, does hard firm base of wooden panel, creates
    hard metallic structure like image ? That’s what I feel on this sharp painting. = may be
    suits for the character of this lady. Very impressive painting in deed. Elena.

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