Oil on Canvas 8″x10″
I’ve painted five new “Cloaked” pieces but this is the only surviving painting. More to come (I hope).
art, oil painting, painting
Looking For Light
Mysterious … AND challenging too Elena . Marvellously portrayed !
Thank you, Poppy!
there’s a gorgeous wounded beauty to it a la the well known van gogh but also the lovely folds in all rembrandts self-portraits in all his velvet and robes…stunning work completely
Much appreciated. Thank you, Egbert!
I am always in awe of the emotions that fill your paintings, Elena. Fantastic!
THanks so much, Karen!
Fascinating composition. What sprung to mind is the role of race & identity In American society. This composition can be seen as representing those trying to protect themselves from potential violence or those suffering the aftermath of it.
This series is difficult for me to paint precisely because of it’s emotional impact. I’ve got to alternate with lighter paintings. Thanks so much for your insightful comment.
I feel a lot when I see this painting. Wondering how just how this person became cloaked and what that might mean- through a loss of some sort. I love the way more can be said through an image than words could do.
I’m so very pleased to know that this piece prompted such thought and feeling. Thanks ever so much for your comment, Allyson.
Wow this gorgeous painting arises too many questions…Seems to me he is surrounded by,cloaked by his internal riots.He is in a rebellious attitude,in a very intense way.The expression is so strong that it is like a mirror to his mind which is loaded of complexity,clashes of his vivid personality and his negative dilemmas.I don’t know of course.This one speaks to me this way.Too much thing is hidden in his pensiveness.
I’m so glad to know that this painting keeps you guessing! This series is keeping me on my toes. Some of the work works, and some of it just doesn’t More to come though… Thank you!
This is a serious and mysterious one. I look forward to seeing the other pieces too!
Many thanks, Tiny.
There is some sadness, some mystery…I’m asking myself which thoughts are in this head…
I couldn’t ask for more. Thanks so much for your comment, Robert.
I love the mystery in this one, Elena! A stunning piece!
Thanks much, Patsy!
Molto raffinata e originale questa opera
Grazie mille, Sivia!
There is mystery hidden behind that cloak. Is it sadness? Is it tiredness? Is it peace? A wonderful painting with lots of layers of interpretation.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Otto.
Magnificient! and as great painters you make palimpsest! 😉
Thank you so much, Daisy!
There’s a lot of emotion wrapped up under that cloak, at least that’s what I feel. Great piece.
I’m so pleased that you feel it. Thank you, James.
Ah Elena this is remarkable, truly a masterpiece of art – layers upon layers of depth coming forward with the brilliance of the focal point. Newly Cloaked is stunning.
Many, many thanks, Mary.
very different and unique my creative friend!
Many thanks, Donna!
Elena, that portrait first looked scary to me, than mysterious and finally powerful. I find your paintings challenging and that’s what I love about them. Wonderful work!
I’m glad! Thank you Petra!
If only I was so talented…! 🙂
Mostly just a lot of work:) Thank you, Lily!
Excellent painting. Truly well done, dear Elena… All my best wishes. Aquileana ⭐
Thanks ver much, Aquileana:)
Maybe you ought to take photos, or make a YouTube video, of your creative process, including rejecting and reworking.
I second this! It would be wonderful to see your process, Elena.
I’m taking photos of the new work, Millie. I’ll try to make a progression work:)
Work’in on it:)
It’s amazing how you conceal as much as you reveal in this painting. It’s beautifully, done Elena.
Love that turn of phrase, Uday. Thank you.
Love where you are going with this!
Thank you, Robin!
So sorry to hear about those that did not survive! Amazing style and of course your wizardry with lips and nose!
Thank you, Cindy:)
Very powerful today.
Many thanks, Barry.
Wow! A stunning piece of art Elena. The face is so life like. Brilliant work!
Thanks very much, Adrian!
Wow. So striking!
Thanks so much!
Wonderful sense of quiet power emerging in this fine portrait Elena!
I’m pleased that you think so. Thanks so much, Patti!
Wonderful images! Despite what you may think it would be really interesting to see the paintings you thought didn’t work out and try to work out why some paintings “work” and some “don’t” 🙂
I have in the past, but it seems that search engines always seem to turn up the non-working work with more regularity than the work I’d like to share:) Perhaps if I x it out;) I’ll try to find a way.
Taking a tip from some writers, maybe it would be an interesting experiment to have another web page using a pseudonym and have “failed” pieces on it. I wonder what reaction you would get…
There’s an idea! Just got to carve out the time. Thank you, Passajer!
beautiful, haunting, appropriately titled.
Many thanks, Carol.
Fantastic! I absolutely love this one! Fascinating work, Elena.
Much appreciated, Anette!
trudny temat podjęłaś …mnie kojarzy się z bólem i cierpieniem pod maską
Masz absolutnie masz zamiar . Dziękuję bardzo!
Remarkable, Elena. Absent are all the trapping of the 21st Century, as you present a timeless cocoon, a timeless look into the eyes of unvarnished humanity.
So much appreciated, Prospero!
Hope to see more of these! Great!
I’m working on it, Palmira!:)
Fascinating. I too wonder what happened to the others. Like the claustrophobia of this one a lot.
Thank you, Richard. The others have put put to rest;) New life is appearing on them all ready.
But, I can’t promise that the new ones will make the cut.
Good heavens, that’s awesome! Absolutely stunning! I’d hang that front and center in my office, no question about it.
Love to hear comments like that, John! Thank you:)
Nice work ! Like it a lot
Thanks so much, Michel!
I kinda like the idea that there’s only one survivor … the strongest 😉
In my eyes, the strongest;) Artists wield so much power in their own universes;)!
We are the creators and the destroyers! Drama? Sure! 🙂
Oh, no! I dread to think what happened to the other ones as I’m sure they would have been as brilliant as this one!!!!!! 🙂
They died, and though it was painful, it was their time;) They are already painted over with new life emerging:) Thanks so much, Marina!
ah…. so they are not entirely dead!!!! Their …spirit lives in a new painting! I can’t wait to see them! 🙂
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