Oil on Canvas 11″X14″
Drawing on my experiments with line, a speedy alla prima oil.
art, oil painting, painting
The Red Dress
She’s really in a different world, or time…great!
Thanks very much, Robert!
This is beautiful, Elena! I remember when I used to be able to read that way. Not any more…old creaky bones. 😉
I can relate:) Thank you, Patsy!
i love drafts. because i see the work, i feel the brush
I know what you mean. Thanks:)
A lovely painting. You have really captured the young woman being fully concentrated and absorbed. I love the causal and free strokes.
Thank you, Otto.
This is beautiful Elena. One can sense the focus and concentration with which she is reading that book.
I’m glad Uday. Thank you!
I bet you could make an abstract look sensuous (:
I wish, Chris:) But thanks!
Excellent! You have wonderfully depicted her concentration,her features,the hair are all amazing,looks alive!I admire how expertly you use the brush,so admirable 🙂
How well you’ve captured this girl immersed in her book. Love the blue fingernail, and the hand bent to cradle a cheek.
Ah, I’m so pleased that you spotted the blue fingernail. That’s my favorite part of the painting:) Much appreciated.
Wonderful gestural strokes. They match the casualness of the pose, in a way.
I’m loving these, Elena!
So pleased you see the correlation. Thank you, Karen!
Speedy! What! For goodness sake. Gorgeous face and hair! It is inspiring here at your blog, but also daunting. I will keep practicing. 😀
Not to be daunted! We all have our “specialties”. I marvel over your design and patterns and terrific work with simple pencils and pens:) Speedy is actually easier, but thank you!:)
This one happily reminds of a Van Gogh portrait, especially the lighter areas.
OH, if only:) Thanks ever so much!
It is very beautiful painting created, Elena. It evokes inner wellbeing and comfort! I really like! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful work!
All the best to you, Elena! ❤ 🙂
THank you Stefania!:)
Gorgeous Elena, you gave us her relaxed state of mind with your swift strokes and perfectly balance of light and shadow. The lines are working beautifully.
The lines are really something I have to think about. Thanks so very much, Mary.
How interesting Elena. Lines are the hardest for me and many times I can’t draw what I see – line/angles are incredibly difficult for me to mimic.
the lips…the hair…oh my…love!
🙂 So pleased you like her, Robin. Thank you!
ooohhhh… so beautifully captured! it brings back a good feeling of being lost in a book… I think I forgot all about it… thanks for a reminder! love it! 🙂
I’m so glad! Thank you:)
Another beauty Elena, you are on a roll!
I’ve been busy:) Thank you, Anna!
Thanks very much:)
Stunning! I love all your portraits 🙂
Thank you! I love that you love them:)
love your picture ,it conveys so much , thoughtful and pensive
Thank you so much, Humphries.
That must be a really good book she is reading 😉
Love the painting- the colors seem to pop on this one. Great job!
A book on art, of course:) Thanks, Jess!
Another great title for another great work!
You’re so kind, Carol. Thank you!
The freedom, a fish in the water ! — like a flow in your water color.
I like it !
Thanks much, Yoshi!
Your experiments with line are really working out brilliantly Elena! 🙂
Love the care-free intensity!
Care-free for sure-really quick:) Thank you, Patti!
Unique contrast in the colors.Regards.
Thank you. Regards to you as well:)
So finely balanced – I love it!
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