bgracecurls copy

Oil on Linen 14″x 18″

Alla Prima, with a concentration on my subject’s gloriously chaotic curls.


Comments on: "Curls" (94)

  1. A beautiful painting of a beautiful girl. All the best to you !

  2. Such a beautiful profile portrait. Great work

  3. Wonderful, Elena. As always 🙂

  4. I like it very much dear Elena! 💗🌺💞💖💕💓💝🌷

    All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

  5. For sure she’s lovely. And you made her even more lovely! Beautiful. And what colors!

  6. So beautiful artwork that words are not enough. Girl is also very beautiful. The light, the skin, the hair, the profile.. everything is perfect.

  7. orijinalchris said:

    Gorgeous. For me, the focal point is her ear, what a lovely ear (:

  8. Elena,this soft pink and yellow colours are so charming and blends perfectly with her youth and expression.I don’t know if it were me how would I cope with those curls but you have done it so effortlessly that they flow wonderfully and look gorgeous! 🙂

  9. This painting breathes “pretty”! Sensitive and beautiful!

  10. That is so cool what you did with the hair!

  11. Such a joyful painting !

  12. A beautiful painting of a beautiful girl. I love the feeling of morning light.

  13. Lovely way of working her hair!

  14. Very lovely curls 🙂 I learn so much from your paintings and I’m inspired to work with a different medium very soon. I’m up for a challenge.

  15. I can’t add to what has been said Elena. It’s a beautiful portrait that says so much about the sitter.

  16. a beautiful girl, a beautiful painting… always!

  17. Your brushwork is so sure Elena, you capture a lot with a few strokes. Your subjects have that sense of being caught unawares, lost in thought. The curls are lovely!

  18. The curls just leap out at me, like eels in a sandpit.

  19. You know that I enjoy all your work but this one is a standout.

  20. She carries the light so beautifully!

  21. Beautiful. Love the beige and the peachy pink- lovely color combo.

  22. a lovely painting!

  23. Love the angle and that glorious light in her face. Superb Elena!

  24. Gorgeous. I really like the way you deepen emotion with your backgrounds.

  25. She’s precious! Now if I can learn to tie my hair in a bun like that! 😉 Best, Koko

  26. she is so beautiful i ❤ the curls!

  27. Lovely Elena – her skin tones are gorgeous, as is her hair curls. A beautiful natural feel to this piece.

  28. Beautiful work! I like the backdrop as well…

  29. Ahh, this is just so lovley Elena! A superb portrait! 🙂

  30. PURE sweetness! Love!

  31. Beautiful, Elena. Like like colors! It feels more than 2D.

  32. Jane Thorne said:

    Gorgeous curls gloriously captured on canvas…love this one Elena. ❤

  33. Beautiful, I like the depth and volume. I wish one day I can do something remotely like that.

    • Very soon, Maria. You are studying well. It’s really all about getting the values right to create the form, employing warm and cool color and changing up the edges-lost, sharp and soft. THanks very much for your kind words:)

  34. Beautiful painting of gorgeous curls and pensive expression

  35. The facial expression….indifference of her precious age…also captured.

  36. A beautiful portrait

  37. susan troccolo said:

    What a charming young woman! I love how you capture the light and the mix of color in her hair. It’s also a particularly beautiful angle of her chin…gorgeous.

  38. What a beauty. A goddess of summer, windswept and sun-kissed.

  39. What a charming drawing.
    (but she may not like me to take picture 🙂 )

  40. Wonderful. And the curls are gorgeous.

  41. Oh I adore this one and especially those curls!

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