Oil on Linen 18″x 24″
It’s pretty cold out there! I’m constantly pulling my coat a little closer.
oil painting, painting
Lovely work in here. (Visiting having seen this one on Strata of the self blog)
Welcome Andrew. Thanks very much.
I am working backwards and loving these self-portraits Elena
Anyway at all, works for me-I often do the same. Thank you!
I can feel the cold. I was in Florida when you posted this. Makes me want to go back…
🙂 Lucky you! But glad you felt the chill:)
We are still buttoning up here. I like how your expression is somewhat foreboding, like the cold has taken its toll. wonderful work.
Still cold here too. Bracing against the wind, but spring is trying:) Thanks, Karen.
waaaaasaaaaaaaa this is amaizing!
You are welcome 🙂
I know nothing about this technique, but I LOVE the light here, particularly on the side of the face..and that determined movement. Brilliant.
*shiver … oh yes … I can feel that clasp and pulling the warmth inwards Elena !
Hopefully, soon we’ll be able to leave the coat behind and welcome spring. Thank you, Poppy!
Excellent composition. She seems to be having second thoughts about foregoing the toque . 🙂
Indeed:) Thank you.
You damn good😉
VERy much appreciated! Thank you:)
So amazing how you can express movement in your paintings!!
Thank you, Robin!
Even the sky behind the figure says “cold”!
OH, and it was/is:) Snowing like crazy right now. Stay warm, Kathleen!
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 :))
Oh, yes, I do love this coat. It is my favorite – faux sheepskin. And it’s warm:) Thanks ever so much for your kind words!
Oh wow! This is terrific! The hair and the rush of the hands pulling tighter … great work Elena 🙂
Thanks very much, Geoff! Great to hear from you!
Your beautifully captured facial expression speaks volumes Elena… Xxx ❤
Thank you, Jane:)
A very expressive painting. Awesome. I can literally feel how cold it is.
Thanks very much, Otto.
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! 😉
Well Kathryn, I can tell your that since this painting, I am remembering to include my hat and gloves:) You stay warm as well!
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!
So much warmth in this fabulous portrait Elena!
Thank you, Patti!
nice nose elna
Better to smell with…;)
I love those highlights in your hair 🙂 Lovely portrait. And I’m so ready for Spring…lol
Oh yeah, me too:) Thanks so much!
Another brilliant painting dear Elena! Love it❤️
Hello Violet! Great to hear from you. I’ll be visiting your blog very soon. Thanks very much!
Only warmth within ourselves can create warmth in others, and all your work has a warmth and beauty that only a true artist like you can create.
Beautifully poetic and extremely kind, Marcelo. Thank you so very much.
Wonderful portrait! Thanks for sharing. How long did it take?
Thanks Mark! Took about twenty four hrs.
You have captured the ‘chillness’ in the air. Amazing work Elena!
Thanks so much, Uday!
Fabulous self-portrait Elena! This must be so hard to do.
Thanks, Adrian! Nah, just hard to look at oneself all day;)
Oh, I can relate to that shivering (and beautiful!) Subject. How nice to see another self portrait., Elena. I like the indication of small movements.
More self portraits to come (too cold for models to venture out;) Thanks so much, Karen.
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.
I very much appreciate your thoughtful comment. Thanks very much:)
So expressive! You are really talented, Elena!
Many thanks, Tiny!
This is fantastic.
Thanks so much!
Beautiful colour harmony throughout this portrait. I guess the ‘sitter’ was pretty well satisfied!?
The “sitter” could do with a little plastic surgery, but is resigned with the result;) Thanks, Louis.
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!!
The red and oranges in this are so wonderfully vibrant. I just love that scarf! Beautiful.
I love that scarf as well-a gift from a friend:) Thanks, Cindy!
Such a lovely sense of light – this painting glows from within.
Thanks very much, Anna.
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.
The frown and harsh light, for sure:) The other contrasts came with the territory. Thanks very much, Marie. Glad you like the piece.
Cold indeed. Splendid piece of artwork!
Love the clarity in that expression—I relate as I make it every time I step out in the cold.
How long did it take you to paint that?
Thank you, Millie. Took a couple of days-about twentyfour hours.
Thanks so much.
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.
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.
I feel it! Nice contrast of high detail on her face with the blurred motion of the hands (understandable — got close up that coat!)
Oh yeah, pretty cold out there. Thanks so much, Jeff!
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!
Yes! Very smart woman, you are, you can always jog in May:) Stay inside! Thanks, Sandee.
Fantastic art work!
I love the motion in the hand – really gives a sense of the reaction to the chill!
A self portrait?!!! Love it Elena – especially the expression and the moving hand! 🙂 xx
That’s me, focusing on getting into the house, out of the cold:) Thanks much, Marina!
beautiful how you show movement and emotion!
Eyes down, chin tucked, pull that coat a little closer-focus on getting out of the cold:) Thanks much, Carol!
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.
—– Yah, looks like revolution is coming.
A chilly revolution right now:) Thanks ever so much, Yoshi!
I love this one, Elena! Wow, the colors are fantastic!
Thanks so much, Patsy!
You’re welcome, Elena!
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.
It’s me alright, running toward my warm house:) Thanks so much, Mary.
I’m so glad to meet/see ya!!! 😉 Beautiful!
You too, Claudia, thank you:)!
Another brilliant portrait. One can feel the cold, and enjoy the warmth of your palette
So nice to say. Thank you, Derrick.
Lovely, thoughtful SP, Elena! Love the gathering clouds.
The gathering clouds-constant companions:) Not really:) Thanks, Richard.
So beautiful. Fascinated me. Thank you dear Elena, love, nia
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