Linear Arrangements

bonthephone copy

11″x14″ Charcoal, Oil on Canvas

I rarely focus on line when I paint.  Instead, I most often concentrate on seeing and representing values in their various shapes and hues.  But, I’m forever looking for ways to change up my point of view.  This painting is a result of one of those change-ups.

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. It does show a different side of your art work than we usually see. I like – and I like your willingness to experiment. I agree with the previous comment that you are good at changing your artistic approach.

  2. Taken to like a duck to water! I find it so difficult to switch a style that suits, so I am inordinately jealous of that 😉 As others have said, there’s a whole new dimension and excitement to this. Bravo!

      1. Well your work seems enjoyably synergic and unique to me 🙂 Indeed, I think it’s important to have that one ‘ace in the pack’ when it comes to a style, but I have special admiration for those who are versatile with it, like yourself.

        I’ve a friend who spins that old phrase ‘jack of all trades and master of none’ into ‘jack of all trades and master of ONE’. I think that’s a nice way of looking at it.

  3. OMG is THAT what it is!!! Ah Ha! I can’t DO the lines, therefore I cannot paint! Yes, I am still ‘struggling’ with drawing or painting. I didn’t really understand values either, now I think I am seeing it! Not sure if enough for me to DO anything with it yet, but glimmers of education are welcomed!

  4. So striking and boldly perfect Elena ! Another expression to ponder over … how DO you do it 🙂

  5. Wow! That’s so interesting, and of course the face and hand are beautiful. So, how long does something like this take you? (And what size are they, on average)? Inquiring minds and all that!

  6. The subject totally reminds me of my younger cousin and her expressions. Your portraits are always brought to life with how wonderfully you paint the flesh and eyes–something I truly love about your work.

  7. This is so different from your lately work Elena , but I like it. Taking new ways, exploring and looking further than “our noses” is a precondition for a new, fresh art. It keeps us going…..Looking forward to see your next work!

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