Surfacing

It’s been a long while, but I haven’t forgotten you!  I’m frankly more active now on Instagram due to the ease of use and few or no works expected, so posting is a snap. Join me there if you like to view images.  @elenacaravela, (paintings) @elena.pics (wildlife photos), and @caravelaelena (digital paintings). WordPress is the […]

Absorbed

Alla Prima 8″x 10″ I’ve been absorbed-finishing up some new work and painting over some old work.  I hope to post new paintings and also hope to be visiting your blogs very soon. Happy Spring! This painting is the third effort to inhabit this canvas.

Values in Backlight

11″x14″ Oil on Canvas   I’ve often found myself frustrated while trying to realize form within a backlit subject.  The bright back round light tends to flatten the planes of a figure or face, making it difficult to read the values necessary to create the form of the features.  In a situation like this, the values […]

OMG

Oil on Canvas 12″x12″   Alla Prima In this piece, I’ve mixed mindful linear accents with an even focus of hues and values. I’m working furiously at the moment, so please forgive my lack of attention (for the time being), to all of your terrific blogs.  I’ll move back into blogger mode soon and enjoy catching up […]

Alla Prima

I’ve been oil painting almost exclusively lately, weighing different techniques against one another. I tend to paint tight more detailed work only when it feels right to me, depending on what I’m trying to achieve. But, I must say that working alla prima-direct to surface, wet into wet in one session, like the painting above, […]