Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″ Alla Prima

More backlight practice.

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. Wow! I have truly never seen a blog like this one before, but I thoroughly enjoyed it due to its different type of approach. I found the backlighting in your pictures to be perfect for representing the emotion of the picture. You definitely have a gift when coming to painting portraits. Your use a light and color is what truly makes each picture so beautiful. are any of the people in these paintings somebody that you personally know?

  2. Wonderful classic style to your work. You always convey emotions, what ever the range/type, in a powerful manner. 🙂

  3. Another gorgeous art…The clashes she’s been experiencing are hanging over the painting.This is the way it effects me..You are amazing at making the paintings alive,I feel them so close to my heart. 🙂

  4. Backlight does wonders for profile portraits, as you’ve clearly demonstrated here. I’d love some tips on how you take photos of your paintings. Sometimes I get a smudge of flash that I can certainly do without 🙂

    1. Unfortunately, my backlit photos are hit or miss. And, I miss on a regular basis. I don’t however, use any flash at all. I just try to light (with a full spectrum light), as best I can. Thanks, Millie:)

  5. Wonderful practice Elena. Beautiful harmony with the background moving to the foreground, the backlight is working on all sides of her w/perfect balance of values. Great example to study.

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