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
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 […]
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.
11″x 14″ Oil on Linen “Cloaked” is essentially the next- generation in the “Divide Series”. Much like the original “Divide Series”, there is a barrier-a separation between the individual and the world. In this new series, the divide takes the form of a headpiece. Its connotations may or may not be religious, from a time long past, […]
Ribbon Study Oil on Canvas 16″x20″ A study, for another ribbon themed piece. And, a new website. http://www.elenacaravela.net
Yesterday was a great day. I ‘m still a little glowie. Many many thanks to the amazing friends who came to see the show and celebrate with me. Dear friends traveled many hours to be there. Wonderful friends I hadn’t seen since high school came. Former students, current students, neighbors, family of students past […]
I’m still working on this series but with a little less vigor, since I’m distracted by and doing battle with the “Blood and Vapor” series. So many paintings to make, never enough time.
I LOVE to paint portraits, people, figures, gestures. In the hands of a skilled and thoughtful artist, Old Master or contemporary, there is no subject more compelling for me than a portrait. But, paintings of people can sometimes leave me less than satisfied. They can sometimes appear to me, too pretty, or too gimmicky, too […]
As a portrait painter, my new challenge in watercolor is to quickly capture a natural likeness. When I work in oils, the process is forgiving, because I am able to walk away, reevaluate, and layer corrections to please both myself and the client. The loose watercolor portraits of sisters above, were executed very quickly. […]
In honor of my Dad, for Father’s Day, I will be posting separate Pause pieces originating from the oil on wood studies of my parents, above. I have not identified my Pause models before, but I feel that I’d like to acknowledge my parents with these pieces and the several Pause depictions yet to be […]
It’s been many years since I’ve worked on a self portrait. It was time. I’ve decided on a limited series, in order to experiment. This first oil painting is pretty straight forward, but distortions abound. It’s a manual facelift. Here’s the progression. The changes in expression are awfully funny, (at least to me). I’ve […]
All of you creatives who commented on my last post, aiding focus and offering your thoughtful opinions, thank you! I am pleased to report a common thread, with one image the majority favorite. I’m flattered that it has been referred to as classical. I am also delighted that opinions varied widely and for a variety […]
Two more from the Pause Series.
Gallery + why and how coming next week…….thanks for hanging in……..
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is Pause 9, the first of 2012.