Secrets On The Breeze

lostinthoughtOil on Linen 24″x 24″

This painting has been “finished” for a couple of weeks now.  However, I’ve tweaked it almost every day for the past two weeks, each time thinking “ok, now it’s finished”.  It’s finished:)

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. It’s lovely, of course. And ‘finished’—well, as we’ve discussed time and again, that’s a relative thing. Finished *for now* is good enough to suit me! 😀

  2. Thank you that you “finished” it Elena, so we have a chance to see it now! A wonderful one! Have a nice weekend! Claudia

  3. It is so easy to get lost in this picture.The breeze slaps the pain into her face,reminds that all the suffering is eternal.Moody atmosphere reveals that it is probably going to rain and she will also get confronted with her reality.Intense work,excellent work Elena,her bleak expression is extremely haunting.

  4. I don’t want to read more into this than what is there, but it seems to me that she is chilled from the inside by some memory or feeling. The contrast with the warmth of the stone in the bracelet is powerful.

  5. Gorgeous. Reminds me of one of my younger sisters – a lot of redheads in my family. Looks finished to me, though it probably would have looked finished to me weeks ago. I understand the progress, however; I’ve got stories I still tinker with that are over 20 years old.

    1. I think words may be easier to tinker with. They leave themselves so vulnerable. When I feel like nothing can be saved no matter how much I tinker, I paint over the canvas, and it really is done;) Thanks very much, James.

  6. Oh I know the pain- you think you are finished with a drawing/painting, but every time you look at it you find something new to add or fix 🙂 This painting is perfect though, and I would not change a thing! Love the hair- so many hues and colors! And the little details (like the bracelet) are great! As usual – an amazing painting!

  7. For me there is a ‘unity of restlessness’ running through this picture – apparent in the treatment of the background and the uncertainty in the eyes of the model. I like it.

  8. Awesome title. And finished piece, of course 🙂 The expression on her face says so many things and I love being taken away with wondering.

    1. I love to portray kids lost in thought. I think sometimes adults forget that they are not only capable of complexities, but often have a rich inner life. Thanks so much, Allyson.

    1. One of those that worked pretty well from the get go, so my expectations were high. I suppose that’s why I kept fiddling with it. Thanks much, Rita. Glad she speaks to you.

  9. What’s that saying? “It takes two painters to paint a painting. One to paint it and the other to say ‘ENOUGH ALREADY! It’s DONE'”:0)). I so admire your painting – so skilled and so full of energy.

  10. Alone again.
    Sooner or later we realize that time is an incessant wind that always swept away our fondness, loves and memories.
    Sometimes a breeze blows gently whilst leaving a trail of bygone days.

  11. This one speaks to me Elena, exquisite work. With focus only on the young girl, with the loose background and foreground – simply the best. Wonderful how relaxed she appears, although bothered clearly by something of the unknown. Beautiful work on her clothes, just enough details. This is a favorite of mine!

  12. Oh my. This is a young woman I’d love to talk with, to ask her about her life, to braid her hair if she wished, to go out for ice cream. She is a lovely creation of yours Elena–one of my favorites. I think she has a great deal to say.

    1. Susan, I think in fact, that you would enjoy talking with this model very much. Often my model truly inspires the work-certainly the case here. Thank you for your continued support-wonderful comments!

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