Elena Weston Art

Elena Weston is an artist who enjoys painting with oils, watercolors and using pastel pencils. Using egg tempera to paint her modern take on religious icons is in her heritage, having spent many years wandering the halls of The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, a museum rivaling the Louvre. 

Toby in Menton, France walking with Master Elena

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The egg tempera Icon painting technique is ancient and once used by Da Vinci, taking egg whites and mixing them with various colors derived from crushed rocks. As well, gold paint is used for the halo, as is common with Icons. Egg tempera is applied to a wood panel coated in rabbit skin glue. She learned the technique attending an Icon painting workshop at a Russian cathedral in San Francisco.

Icon Painting by Elena Weston

Art Sculptures

Elena created the design for this welding art, a fire pit now warming souls in front of a ski shop in Bend, Oregon.

Welding on fire

Stylized Dog Portraits by Elena

Elena’s watercolor painting of Loney, and egg tempera of Snuffy and Toby, done in egg tempera, the same medium used to paint the icons.


Ask Elena about painting an original of Westie your Bestie, or whatever dog you may wish to immortalize.

Loonie, by Elena Weston
Snuffy dog portrait painting by Elena Weston
Painting of Toby by Elena Weston of Toby dog