Oil on Linen 11″ x 14″
This week I will be posting work realized during my long blogging hiatus. This is the first of several portraits of red heads. I love colors found in the skin tones and hair highlights of red heads.
art, oil painting, painting, portraits
D in Dots
Gorgeous! just gorgeous. ~Rita
Much appreciated, Rita!
Your hiatus was worth the wait, for me. I see my mother here, as she was some time ago. Thank you!
Thanks so much, Resa!
I’ve been coming back to this again and again. Everything about it is , well, perfect! 🙂
Thanks ever so much, Marina!
Deeply engrossed in thought.
Her eyes seem to gaze into the far horizon as if she were lost in the mists of time.
A perfect description.
So interesting… are you related to her?
No, a friend.
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In the past I have often commented on the life and expression you convey in your sitter’s eyes. Now you have drawn my attention to the hair – so many shades, tones and textures.
Thanks so much for you lovely comment, Louis.
Good work , Elena! I was thinking you lost all of your brushes or your paint dried out 😉 Good to see you back!
=artisjokken ( I can’t comment from blogger) 😦
Yeah, I know. I can’t get to your blog from WordPress. Oh, the obstacles:) Yup, I’m back:)
Thank you, Marie!
Another masterpiece from a magic palette.
I look at it and have so much say but i feel shy and tongue tied
I have been following your Blog for a long time under different blog names
depending on the topics of my bloggings at the time,
admiring, observing and storing information in my brain
analysing for hours later and dreaming to try someday.
It is too late for me to aspire to a level of real art
and my only hope lies in the possibility of next life
if there is …reincarnation! 🙂 but i have finally plucked the courage
and my humble colouring pencils and to do a bit of play
and trying to use some of the tricks when possible and applicable
with my poor learning skills and limiting medium.
Delighted to hear you will be posting more soon
Oh, my Gosh. Thank you for your kind words, but I do the same and wish the same when I see work by my favorite artists. We all keep working and learning. BTW, I tried to post a comment on your blog recently but WP wouldn’t let me. For me, colored pencils are the toughest medium to tackle. Kudos to you. I need a medium where I can change my mind:)
A fantastic portrait, Elena.
I look forward to this whole series!
Redheads do have that wonderfully luminous skin don’t they – beautifully captured here Elena.
They do. Thank you, Anna.
Thank you, Jen!
Glad you are back. Amazing, love the light reflection and the shadows. Love the tonalaties used for the face, it always amazes me how you use different colors to create depth in your portraits. Amazing work!
Thank so much, Isabel
Wow, gorgeous face and hair! And I really love the vibrant flowered top!
The top is right up your alley:)! Thanks, Cindy
The reality here is almost unreal.
Stunning Elena !
Thanks so much, Yoshi!
Nice work. Love those gingers
Thank you, Martha.
You’ve caught the colours perfectly, Elena.
Wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more!
Thank you, Robin!
Tender and true.
Thanks so much.
Wonderful, Elena! I agree about skin tones. Glad to see you back.
Thanks so much, Richard!
This is so nice. So expressive. Have missed seeing your work!
Thanks so much, Carol!
Thank you, Barry.
Oh Elena, I love the detail on her blouse and in her hair. You have captured the fragility and light of redhead skin and hair beautifully. ❤
Thanks ever so much, Jane:)
Thank you, Donna!
Glad to see you back, Elena. Superb textures, too
THank you, Derrick.
Such depth of character you have captured in this portrait Elena. Wonderful work!
Thanks so much, Adrian
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