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Stretch

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Alla prima 16″x 20″ Oil on Linen

While struggling with the  next set of “Cloaked” paintings,  I felt the need to work with a big brush, my favorite male model and some color!

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  1. For me this beautiful painting expresses personal freedom, a feeling of stretching beyond limitations that hold us back, seeking higher understanding. It’s a painting with an enormous upward energy boost.

  2. Really like your paintings.

  3. Great strength and sense of stress busting in this dynamic portrait Elena!

  4. Hello Elena, you have a new post up on ‘strata of the self’:
    https://strataoftheself.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/elena-caravela-me/
    Sorry I’m a bit late in letting you know.

  5. Nice use of reds…

  6. Elena, what a strong and impressive portrait. Love the title! 🙂

  7. Beautiful. He looks refreshed and I can see that energy coming through.

  8. The way you separated black and blue to accentuate his head and his face is brilliant. Another winner, Elena!

  9. Wow. I don’t even know what else to say about this one! I know, do more men! 😉

  10. Incredible work, Elena!

  11. A powerful portrait! great use of light and colors!
    robert

  12. thevelvetsoapbox said:

    Fabulous eyes…

  13. There is so much power in that stretch! One can feel the movement, and looking beyond the immediate.

  14. There is a great harmony between his pose,expression and the colours in the background.His lucid eyes,his stretched neck with the gradients of blue which is getting more and more vivid emphasize his creative and intuitive personality.Stretching the neck here symbolizes -to me-his connection with mystical realm.Stunning work! 🙂

  15. Excellent!… Truly remarkable, dear Elena. All my best wishes to you. Aquileana ⭐

  16. Your paintings always seem, to me, to be more than just the subject… they always seem to be starting points for stories (:

  17. Beautiful loose feel to this piece Elena – wonderful upward strokes in the background and great choice of blue sort of illuminating the figure.

  18. Appropriately titled!

  19. Powerful and inspiring artwork
    Intense

  20. Full of movement and character, very dynamic.

  21. Strength and power!

  22. That’s a superb pose and makes for a really dynamic painting. I also love the energy of the blue marks around the head.

  23. Great portrait – love the powerful brushstrokes – very intense. Have a great weekend, Elena!

  24. Amazing, and I love his expression, so intensely focused on something, I guess only he knows on what…

  25. exiledprospero said:

    Extraordinary, looking like the young Caravaggio.

  26. I just love your brush strokes. How beautiful they are!

  27. I felt this man as a dancer on stage, a new Nuryyev (sp?) of a type. Lovely really!

  28. It looks really streeeeched. 🙂

  29. Brilliant, Elena – and I love the light behind his head!

  30. widzę na tym portrecie wiele uczuć …piękny

  31. Lovely result! And that blue enhances the model!

  32. certainly no struggle here!

  33. Incredibly strong portrait Elena. Amazing!

  34. With a neck like that, he should be a scarf model 🙂

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