I’m mad about linen. Stretched, rolled, less expensive or deluxe, it IS my favorite painting surface.
It felt decadent to use linen for a study, but I got over the splurge;)
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Looks great!So full of life…The tones of colours the use of light all amazing! 🙂
Thanks very much, Graham!
The right surface is a beautiful thing! And each of your paintings is deserving of fine linen.
You are very kind, Karen. Thank you:)
Absolutely stunning. You have a great talent!
You are very kind, Cecilia. Thanks ever so much!
It’s always interesting to see how a work of art comes to life. It’s a beautiful painting.
Thank you, Otto.
For your beautiful portraits it’s never a splurge – it’s a must!! 🙂 So human and emotive as always Elena!
Many thanks, Cath:)
Regard magnifique. Très réussi le soleil sur le rose de ses joues. Toutes mes félicitations.
Such a marvelous compliment. Thanks so much, Aurelie!
This is lovely Elena. Beautifully wistful! 🙂
Many thanks, Adrian!:)
I love the texture evidence in the piece…apparently due to the linen. Study or not, it adds beauty to the work.
Yes, linen does not only provide a wonderful brush feel, but I too love the hint of texture that it leaves behind. Thanks very much, Sheri!
Her look has something intense.
It really makes you wonder what she is looking at.
Thank you, Rabirius.
I had to literally tear my gaze away from this painting. You are amazing Elena!
You are too kind, but I so very much appreciate your comment:) Thanks so much, Uday!
Oh it is amazing! Wonderful and well worth the splurge!
Thank you very much, Christy!
This is excellent, Elena. I can eat it up with a spoon!
Love that, Millie:) Thank you!
The expression, so beautiful…
Thank you so much, Robert.
Splurging is good (and in the case of art (as with books) you can count it as a necessity)!
I agree with you splurge qualifiers:) Thanks much, Richard!
This painting is gorgeous and contemplative! Go ahead and splurge on linen, you talent deserves the best!
Thank you, Tiny. I think I’ll be working more studies on linen;)
A complex expression I feel here Elena .. love just trying to fathom it all out …
Indulge yourself … you’re worth it 😉
Thank you, Poppy:)
He seems to be plunged in a reverie with the eyes fixed on something invisible for us.
I find that the eyes are often fixed on something beyond us. Thank you Marcelo:)
LOVE the texture that linen brings! Beautiful!
Happy splurging Elena, you deserve it! Love the silver tones in the early stage, another fine portrait and a wonderful perspective!
Thanks so much, Patti!
very beautiful artwork.. my favorite of your works
Much appreciated, Taina.
Just beautiful, Elena! I love the catchlights on the forehead and the pearl earring. Also, wonderful face expression and hues. Great work! 🙂
Many thanks, Stefano!
Lovely Elena – the unfinished version reminds me of a medieval fresco. It has an almost spiritual feel to it.
You know, I think I like the unfinished better than the finish. Thanks much, Anna.
Thank you, Mrs. D!
amazingly life like & brilliant~
Thank you, Cindy!
Oh, good for your for splurging, so important to do! As always, your paintings explore the radiance of a personality. Just beautiful!
Thank you, Marian!
And linen obviously loves you, Elena!!!! Wonderful work!
🙂 Thank you, Marina!!!
Linen or not, your work is always a treat for the eyes Elena! Glad you treated yourself to the splurge. ~Rita
Thank you, Rita!
Reblogged this on Mon carnet.
Thank you, Anne.
I can’t see the linen texture, but the pensive result is superb
Many thanks, Derrick.
An uncommon pose perhaps, but it conveys so much about the sitter. As always in your work the eyes are so expressive.
This model has amazing eyes. Thank you, Louis.
it is lovely
Thank you very much.
Very beautiful, as usual.
I like linen on cardboard, in the beginning it was a bit tricky but now I’m used to it and I find it very handy and it’s usually my surface of choice.
I love the expressive look… wonderful.
I’ve yet to mount linen on a firm surface, but glad to know to that it’s your practice-great. Thank you!
Superb! Ten thousand stories begin with that look.
So much appreciated, John. Thank you!
No, thank you! To borrow a meme: “Earth” without “Art” is just “Eh” 🙂
THis is GORGEOUS!!! Her thoughtfulness is amazing.
Thanks so very much, Carol!
Glad you got over the splurge Elena, she is an awesome painting. Gorgeous skin tones and luminous hair. Looking up is such a difficult angle to paint, but you nailed it – she is enchanting.
Many thanks, Mary:)
Oh I love the idea of a splurge to feed your creative side like this…and what a beautiful study. I do love how you capture the expressions, lives and thoughts of people on canvas or linen!
So much appreciated, Donna. Thank you!
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