Tribute by Elizabeth Bravo
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nominated by Helene Ruiz
12:x12" acrylic and ink on canvas. This painting is a tribute to "Bernard Lacoque":http://www.redbubble.com/people/lacoque You can also find his work at "Art Lacoque":http://www.redbubble.com/people/artlacoque When I first saw Bernard's work, I knew I that I couldn't approach it in a casual way. His work is deep and requires you to really look and feel what he is trying to say. I think all artist want that, but Bernard was so open about it. I just didn't know how to talk about his art when he was here to interact with, and I regret that. But I have gotten to know his work since then. Each face with an expression that tells of an emotion. Nudes that are more than woman with out clothes. They have something to say. So I set out, with an abstract and I imagined the face coming into view. It seemed to work just like I had planned it. Thank you Bernard for all of the inspiration!! !http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.5072116.1.fp,375x...!

Traditional, Digital & Photographic Artist
E L I Z A B E T H B R A V O
I am inspired by everything in life.
Nature, landscape, city life and more.
Over 25 years as a flight attendant has let me see life from every angle. On the road my camera and Mac are my constant companions. At home, it’s hard to find me with out a paint brush in hand.
No matter what, as long as I am creating I am content.
Thanks for viewing my work!!

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    And beautiful and compelling, too, Elizabeth. I love your colors here. They eyes really grab, as one is blue green, and the other brown. Love the pen.

  • THANK YOU FRAN, My husband hates the pen and I keep telling him that it’s fine, he can hate it while I love it……lol…….This was my first attempt at doing just a face……and I have wanted to since Bernard’s Retrospective. I would love to do more…….but this was so fun……Steve commented below about the stitching on the forehead……I didn’t think of it as stitching, but I can see it now that maybe it’s my angels way of saying get out of your head!!!!!
    Just let if flow……..I am getting there.
    It was so fun last night with the web ring…..I have to go and check who else is in!! thanks again!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Elizabeth. The scene really draws you in

  • Thank you so much Angela:))))

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • Bluesrose
    Bluesrosealmost 5 years ago

    sooo beautiful!!!

  • Thanks Bluesrose, I am so glad you like it. It was fun to finally post it. I have been waiting to be sure I had it the way I wanted……still not sure, but glad for the great response!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 5 years ago

    Can’t take my eyes off of this amazing work..you’ve made something so strong and powerful but accessible, too; something so real we can hear the thoughts. GORGEOUS colors…oh, my gosh it’s so beautiful.

  • Hi Robin……thank you so so much!! I am glad that you like it. It felt good to me, but quite intense as well, so I guess I felt better about hiding it in History Whispers first. But now that it’s up, I am thrilled.
    It’s always amazing to hear what people see in my work.
    But most of all, I did want to do it as a tribute to Bernard’s work!! His work has affected me so deeply.
    Thanks again Robin, always so nice to hear from you!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 5 years ago

    And I didn’t know ink would work on acrylic. Yowee! That’s so cool. I thought it would just melt into mush. This is BRILLIANT!

  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoquealmost 5 years ago

    Elizabeth , you transform my sin in goose skin. I am so so moved by your tribute for Bernard. Really, you moved towards him to understand him and his art from inside and outside and here you come with your tribute that is so close and beautiful. You are wonderful. Your art makes me happy, as does your respect for the artist. Thank you so much!!!! Ruth

  • Ruth, I am so glad you like it. And yes it is the face behind History Whispers. I guess I wanted to show it behind a veil first so to speak.
    And I am ALWAYS amazed at how well you do with your English. It is rare that I realize that you don’t always understand.
    I did do a bit of digital work on this last night. Not much, but it softened some areas…..Down below, Steve, (Peace of the North) commented about the stitching about the eyes. I never thought of it as stitching…….sewn shut…….but I was wondering if it was about getting out of our heads. That we over analyze things……hmmmm, something to think about.
    But thank you thank you for you wonderful comment!!
    You are so kind, and I love your lovely words!!
    Huge smiles, elizabeth

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • ArtLacoque
    ArtLacoquealmost 5 years ago

    Now I understand – sometimes I need a while :)) , your “History whispers” had this face inside! Again WOW….. perhaps you had told me so but sometimes my English is limited. I see and understand now and love it. I ’m so happy! Ruth

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamalmost 5 years ago

    My first reaction is Intense! The eyes are very intense and somewhat inquiring, or expecting and yet not overpowering. He seems to have a populous on his shoulders like a leader carrying the weight of the welfare of others on his shoulders. I really like the red and the pen lines are just right.

  • Richard, you really give such wonderful insight…..at first I thought it was a bit to intense. I guess that’s why I liked it in History Whispers…..my way of showing it with out the full on work. But I really liked it……it was like I was on auto pilot with the face, just playing around and it all worked out. I loved how he came out of the abstract.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful insight and always such lovely compliments.
    I have been chatting a bit with Stephenie lately with her work and comments she made a while back. She is the sweetest person. You should be so proud. I am so glad to get to know her here!!

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • salena
    salenaalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautifull painting Elizabeth! Can’t take my eyes away from it!!!

  • Thank you so much Salena…….I so appreciate your wonderful compliment!!! smile

    – Elizabeth Bravo

  • allicata
    allicataalmost 5 years ago

    From the small thumbnail it looked ike she is wearing a hat but those eyes! They look like yours! I love the composition and the whole look and feel of this!

  • Thanks so much Allison…..it is always wonderful to hear what other people see in my work. I guess it feels masculine to me, but I can see what you are saying with the eyes. I just recently saw an image of Mary Campbell’s and it struck me as a boy so I commented on he…..but it was in fact a girl……so I guess I just see the masculine side a little easier. To quote an old lyric of a song from the album “The Point” You see what you wanna see, you dig"
    And so it goes…….I so appreciate your comment!!xxoo

    – Elizabeth Bravo

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