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.
art, oil painting, painting
Love the expressive hands and the lighting.
Thank you, Lance.
Congratulations Elena.. your work looks great over there !
Thank you, Helen!
Like the contrast between the whites on the background and the skin and hair tones!
Much appreciated, Palmira!
So much strength and power in your hands Elena with the driving force lurking in the shadows of your brilliant creativity.
You are too kind, Patti. Thank you VERY much.
Gorgeous art.Amazing capture of the soul heavy with confusion,and I’m in love with the way how you use the gradients expertly 🙂
I love how you’ve painted the shadow cast on her face. Excellent work, as always, Elena.
Thank you very much, Uday.
Excellent and dramatic.
Thank you, Mille:)
Such a great mixture of the tough and the tender here Elena..so 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 🙂
I’m working on more:) Thanks so much for your encouragement, Cath!
Congratulations Elena, very well deserved. Superb painting! 🙂
Thank you, Adrian:)!
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.
Gorgeous painting and love the way I can feel the tension in her body posture, facial expression and hands.
Thanks so much, MaryJane!
Good job! and “whatever”
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. 😀
Thanks so much! I’ve been focusing on improving my skills in backlight and line:)
Amazing portrait ,the expression is timeless.Jalal
THank you, Jess!:)
You have quite a nice flesh technique – the colour is built up and not at all flat, if you know what I mean. I’m liking the shadow across the face, very Rembrandt 🙂
Terribly flattering comments, Mark. I’m humbled. Thank you!:)
No, no, no flattery here. You are incredibly talented! 🙂
Thank you, Rabirius!
Another beautiful painting. You have such a good understand of lights and shadow – and expressing the human character. Congrats with being showcased on Figurative Artist.
Thanks so very much, Otto.
Fragility, a painful melange of disappointment, disillusionment and fear.
Oh yes. You’ve certainly painted the intent with your words, Marcelo. Thank you!
Congrats!! Of course that’s no surprise! 🙂 Her hands are amazing!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Robin:)!
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.
I love the Figurative Artist site as well. Thanks ever so much:)
I don’t have anything particularly new to say about the portrait. but congratulations on your inclusion in Figurative Artists.
Thank you, Louis.
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.
I keep on plugging:) A deep felt thank you, Mary.
Another wonderful painting, Elena! Congratulations on being included on Figurative Artist – it looks great!
Much appreciated, Richard!
Eloquence beautifully captured Elena and congratulations on having your work included in ‘Figurative Artists’…wonderful. ❤
Many thanks, Jane!:)
oh, oh, oh, what a raw gesture…
“…ce modèle donne l’impression de ne pas vouloir aller au bain…” – I love that interpretation! 😀
🙂 Maybe:) Thanks, Marie.
Beautiful. And congratulations on being on “figurative artist”!
Many thanks, Carol!
Great work and great results. Way to go Elena.
Well done! And I’m looking forward to the series!
I’d best get to work;) Thanks so much, Tiny!
Thanks so much, Carol!
As always, my dear Elena, exceptional work and congratulations for being [rightfully!] included in ‘Figurative Artist’. 🙂
A warm thank you, Marina:)
excellent work, Figurative Artist looks like a nice site, well done you!
I’m a great admirer of the work on Figurative Artist, and I’m so pleased to appear in their directory. Thanks very much Ian.
Congratulations, Elena! It must feel wonderful. 🙂
I was pleased:) Thanks so much, Patsy!
Your poignant work is a delight, Elena. I really like the painting on the curated site, as well; congratulations on your continuing success. 🙂
Thanks very much for your comments and support, Athena!
Absolutely wonderful! You have a great talent, and congratulations to you!
So very much appreciated, Cecilia!
Amazing work…. 🙂
Very much appreciated, Drake:)
I really like your style and your sensitivity
Very much appreciated, Derrick.
Félicitations … Mais ce modèle donne l’impression de ne pas vouloir aller au bain …?!!!
Perhaps she’s resisting the shower?:)
Congratulations on your success Elena! You deserve it!
Keep up the wonderful work you do! 🙂
Thanks ever so much, Claudia!
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