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Oil on Linen 24×24″

A product of my recent exercises in backlight and line.  First in a series.

Oh, and I’m pleased to share that my work and links are now included in the directory/gallery of the curated site, Figurative Artist.

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. Such a great mixture of the tough and the tender here very real..I know nothing about this technique but it’s incredible how you feel a light source, as if it’s shining in and out of the painting, and bringing the character to life..congratulations! The beginning of many more I feel 🙂

  2. Hello Elena,

    Are you accepting any commission work now? I’m interested in having a portrait done by you.
    Please contact me at: glitterwriter at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much.


  3. Superb composition. There is a great sense of ambiguity in the pose and expression. Leaves the interpretation open to a number of intriguing possibilities.

    BTW – I first read the line as “A product of my recent exercises in Blacklight and line.”, which left me wondering for a moment about technique and display. 😀

  4. My goodness, what a powerful emotion this portrait evokes! How the hands and the averted face convey rejection/repulsion. Wonderful. The Figurative Artist site is beautiful–congratulations.

  5. A very big deal Elena – congratulations on your inclusion in Figurative Artists!! Doesn’t surprise me in the least, your work is top-rated. Melange is an awesome piece of work, fantastic hint of shadow behind you and great motion/emotion. You work on back lighting has totally paid off – light and shadows superb in this painting.

  6. Eloquence beautifully captured Elena and congratulations on having your work included in ‘Figurative Artists’…wonderful. ❤

  7. Congratulations on your success Elena! You deserve it!
    Keep up the wonderful work you do! 🙂

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