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Oil on Linen 18″x 24″

It’s pretty cold out there! I’m constantly pulling my coat a little closer.

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. I know nothing about this technique, but I LOVE the light here, particularly on the side of the face..and that determined movement. Brilliant.

  2. Excellent composition. She seems to be having second thoughts about foregoing the toque . 🙂

  3. Such a captivating art! The textures in the scarf,the beauty of earth tones,expertly use of light and shadow,movement of the hand,and the amazing expression are all stunning! 🙂
    And I would like to have a coat like that :))

  4. DO stay warm and safe, dearest! It’s beautiful to make fabulous paintings of being bitterly cold, but not entirely as fun to *be* that cold! 😉
    xo,
    K

      1. Will do! We just got word that the university is closing down again for the night/morning thanks to ice storm warnings, meaning that another big concert (Mozart Coronation Mass, in which R’s University Singers are to perform under the orchestra conductor) is scratched tonight. Hope they can reschedule, but it’s hard to find time and space in such a huge music program! Ah, well, Mother Nature always gets the last laugh.

        Glad your painting inspired you to go out better prepared. 🙂 Warmest (((HUGS))) from here!

  5. Indeed I do love portraiture…so much of yourself,or someone else, is there, physically, mentally. The human form always a pleasure to view. Your work is so real and rich with feeling. The color complements pop and get our attention to see you lost in thought and cold. Brilliant.

      1. You will recall that Oscar Wilde said,’Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.’ Now there you seem to have a dilemma!!

  6. Getting the comparatively immobile face and the mobile hands to work together must have been quite a task. It’s something I could see (Scottish artist) Ken Currie trying. Well done.

  7. I really like this. I am liking these a great deal more than the other ones. I do not know why. I wonder if some of it is the linen. I am not judge of good or bad or the why behind a like. I love all of the rusts, especially against the blues.

    1. You’ve go it, Elisa. Linen is a dream surface, the paint simply glides. It’s also really expensive, so I pay more attention to what I’m doing:) Thanks, much. I’m glad you like the new batch.

  8. This pretty much says it! Didn’t know it was going to be just 19 degrees — I was set to go jogging and changed my mind — the wind makes it worse!

  9. Giving such strong impact. First moment, I thought this is a still shot of a film in a studio,
    with a back projection of sky because of its very dramatic set-up and the lighting.
    (almost artificial)
    —– Yah, looks like revolution is coming.

  10. This is exciting piece Elena, the blur of your arms clearly showcase the numbing cold (just a perfect illustration) and the expression on your face. This is you right? Also love the compliment of colors with sky against the fabrics (awesome work). I love this painting.

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