During her second bout with cancer, Terry banished her first-time chemo wig and sported a variety of adorable hats. Eventually she came to the conclusion that she didn’t care to hide her nearly bald head anymore. At the gentle urging of her friends in art class, Terry removed her cap and as a great favor …
Category Archives: portraits
Two Views Two
Oil on Linen 12″ x 16″ Same model, two views. Oil on Linen 12″ x 12″
Same model, two views. 10″ x 10″Oil on Linen 18″ x 18 ” Oil on Linen
A Portrait of Artistic Multimodality
“Julian” Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″ It’s been quite a while since I’ve dabbled in the world of WordPress. So, all week long I’ll be posting a backlog of paintings beginning with this one. It’s a near to life sized portrait of my son, Julian; composer, arranger, singer/songwriter, musician, writer, teacher, and visual artist. Below …
No artist I know ever stops observing, never stops studying. I’ve been away from this blog for a while, but I’ve been constantly working, studying. The dissatisfaction with at least one element in every finished piece always drives the next piece. Above are a few studies I’ve been working on, trying to “fix” something that …
Portrait of T
Portrait of T. Oil on Linen 20″x 29″ My favorite post of the week. I’ll be back when I finish several WsIP. Till then, thanks for your “likes” and comments. They add fuel to my productive fire:) Detail, Portrait of T
Waiting Oil on Linen 11″x 14″ The Lane Oil on Linen 16″ x 20″
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.
D in Dots
Oil on Linen 24″x 34″ A new portrait. Sorry, all. I’ve been spending more time painting, and less time blogging. I’ve been and will be, following you and enjoying your blogs in bursts. I’m slow, but I’ll get there:) I’m also posting my nature photography on Instagram, so click the sidebar photo if you’re …
Oil on linen 24″x 30″ I haven’t posted for quite a while, but I’ve been working on the “Cloaked” series and larger figure paintings. Though I employ friends and family to pose just as models, these paintings most often turn into portraits, like the one above.
Looking For Light
While struggling with the dark “Cloaked” series, I felt compelled to search for a little light. This is one of two recent pieces expressing that urge to find the light. Tomorrow, another light seeking painting.
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!
Portrait of G. 11″x14″ Oil on Linen
A New Home
Ribbon Study Oil on Canvas 16″x20″ A study, for another ribbon themed piece. And, a new website. http://www.elenacaravela.net
Oil on Canvas 11″x14″
Painting Women Slide Show
A fabulous slide show of the Women Painting Women Fifth Anniversary exhibit at the Principle Gallery, South Carolina, USA. The show runs from September 5-30th. I won’t be able to make it to the opening, so it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to view the work of each especially terrific participating artist. Principle Gallery has also …
Oil on Canvas 11″x14″
Women Painting Women
12″x 12″ Oil on Canvas I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that my painting, Divide1 will be part of the Women Painting Women show at the Principle Gallery Charleston. I’ve had a look at some of the excellent work in the show, created by some wildly talented women artists, and I’m honored to be a part of …
The “Young Series” Oil on Canvas 12″x12″
Girls In Sight
I’m pleased to invite you all to the opening of my show. It’s called “Girls In Sight”. If the images above look familiar it’s because the paintings that will be on exhibit are the very illustrations/portraits of the young women in my book “Portrait of a Girl and Her Art”. They are oil, mixed media, …