Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pardon Me


Pardon Me



One of my more popular colorful abstract paintings! Now you can have a print made from Fine Art America. Click Here or link on side bar. 

Website: elizabethchapmanartwork.com

xoxo 😍 elizabeth

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Chartreuse



Chartreuse
Acrylic on 40 x 40 canvas

SOLD










2018 color year challenge. I was feeling a bit burned out/uninspired and so I created a challenge for myself at the beginning of the year. In reviewing my work I felt as if I had a pretty good handle on balancing color. Perhaps too good as I felt I needed to have more of a color dominance. The plan I made was to through the twelve color wheel colors. One per each month of the year. It began in January with yellow. This painting was from the yellow/green month. It was a challenge that did make me think about having a color that was a 'mostly.' There were times that I left the challenge for example if fI had a commission to work on, but I did always come back. The various color palettes can be seen on my website. For a while they were in color wheel order. This one was one of my favorites, titled Chartreuse. (mostly yellow/green) a 40 x 40 inch canvas that hung on my studio wall, brightening up those cold, gloomy winter days until it sold. The challenge did spur me on and it did make me think more about how I use color, moved me away from always using the same colors, helped my composition and taught me many other things. It was a challenge that I definitely learned a lot from. So, what's my 2019 challenge going to be? Hmmm....well I've been thinking about it. It is something that I feel I need to do more of....and it's not painting! Coming soon!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

In Love



In Love
Acrylic on 40 x 40 canvas

ORIGINAL 2018

Available from my website: elizabethchapmanartwork.com

or by contacting me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

Prints available from Fine Art America: HERE





On the easel




In process


The top image is the actual painting in it's completion. The painting was created for a local venue, Marketplace Vineyard in Ozark Mo. in which I was asked if I would do some live painting for a Second Friday Night Art Walk. Of course. Painting live can be a distraction for me and so I began the painting at home where I could be more focused, sipped on wine while painting at the event (glass of wine on my palette) and finished out with the details later back home. A lovely evening!

Story behind the title. As so often happens to me, what turns out to be the strongest viewing placement will be the upside down from what I painted. Imagine picking it up, turning it upside down on the easel. Now look at it. That is the way I painted this one for the most part. I had reached a point where I really did not know what to do next and decided to leave it for it bit. This can often help give me a fresh perspective and the answer will be right there when you I get back. Another thing I will do is take a picture. Often times this can also help me to see what's next. In this case, I took several pics. I needed to be somewhere and I took off. Later, I opened up my phone camera and saw the image turned. It literally took my breath away, I gasped...and I was instantly, 'In Love!' 

The original painting is currently still available.

Prints available: HERE

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Two is Better Than One



Magical Lights
8 x 10 inch



All That Fluff
8 x 10 inch



Magical Lights and All That Fluff
Acrylic 




Workspace


Current workplace is on a table. I have different work spaces for various types of work that I do. A table for paper paintings, an easel for canvases and a wall for unstretched canvases. What I have never thought about is that maybe it's a mood that decides which space to use. This one is still, quiet, with dimmer lights whereas with an easel there's music, dancing and brighter lights. Ever thought about your various work spaces? 

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or contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com



Sunday, December 16, 2018

Juxtapose

'Juxtapose' 30 x 40 inch canvas, Acrylic.

SOLD

Prints available from Fine Art America. Click: HERE
This is another one of my larger paintings that have SOLD, yay!! recently. (I am offering it as a print with various options: HERE) I do get excited with each painting that is sold...there is a 'thank you' praise God followed by a 'happy dance'! It's an income of mine so it means that I can keep doing what I enjoy, creating. Exciting. It's in the process, the challenge, the learning, the discoveries and in knowing it's good that I am fulfilled as an artist. Many times, I will sit back as a viewer without the thoughts of an artist simply to enjoy. That will bring to mind the purpose of all this and that is for you, the viewer. Art creates a space in time, a way to get away and a place that brings a stillness within. It brings me much joy knowing that I am a part of pointing to beauty. I am so very thankful!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ABSTRACT PAINTING "Urbane"


Urbane
Acrylic on 40 x 40 inch canvas

SOLD

Now and then I'll have a painting that falls together just like that. Magically! I call it a gift. This is one of those such paintings. I love the combination of color, patterns, shapes and line that came together here. An abstract paintings value should not be judged by the amount of time that it took to paint but rather on how well an artist has brought their life time experiences into a dialogue with a strong visual statement.

Urbane is an original that has recently sold making it's new home in Florida! However, a canvas print of this painting can be made. There are also other options. If your interested, I'm offering this one through Fine Art America, by clicking: HERE

ORIGINAL abstract paintings that are available for purchase can be viewed on my website: elizabethchapmanartwork or click: HERE

To contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com







Saturday, December 8, 2018

Limited palette abstract painting "Lily"


Lily
Acrylic on 36 x 48 canvas

SOLD

I painted this one shortly after the new year in 2018.  I was challenging myself to work with a limited color palette with yellow green being the mostly color. I moved through it swiftly quickly making color choice decisions. I did not have any idea of what the outcome would be as I began the painted other than the color palette that I just mentioned. In the end it turned out to remind me much of a Monetish lily painting. It has sold, but I am offering it as a print on Fine Art America. To have a print made of "Lily" click: HERE.

Below are a few pics of this painting in it's process of becoming the completed painting.







Sunday, November 25, 2018

El Amor


El Amor

40 x 50 inch canvas, Acrylic

Commission. SOLD

To inquire: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com



"The success of a country is through the education of the people."  -Dr. Rafael Vegas Sanchez (Dec. 8,1908- Dec.30,1993)

Dedicating this painting in memory of my 'abuelo' (grandfather) who loved, believed in and served the people of Venezuela. It is a scene overlooking the city of Caracas with the northern mountain range, La Avila. One of my favorite stories is of him as a young man while living in France attending medical school organized a small army and rented a ship (El Falcon). They would meet up with several other groups along the coastline of Venezuela where there would be a surprise attack in order to overthrow a tyrannical government. Through various miscommunications the attempt failed and he was forced to flee into the forest. This cost him his health as he contracted an inoperable parasite that would weaken his heart and in turn shorten his life span.  He was able to escape and return to medical school in France. His early profession began as a practicing psychiatrist in Caracas, Venezuela. There he saw a need for children that were abandoned and opened an orphanage were their needs could be met and they could be educated. It was through the success of this program that he would receive a phone call from the President of Venezuela asking him to serve as Minister of Education. And so, began his dream for the country's success through the education of it's people. He accepted. Frustration set in as he was not able to accomplish the programs that he envisioned because of government bureaucracy. He came to a realization that his dream could be accomplished, but it would have to be at a smaller scale. So, he opened up his own school with grades 1-12,  which would become known as one of if not the best school in Caracas, Santiago De Leon. 
As a young girl, I remember visiting this school and being quite impressed. It had an olympic size swimming pool, playgrounds, a zoo (the monkey's where my favorite), a two story building with classrooms, and an outdoor like cafeteria where I remember black beans, rice and plaintains being  served for lunch with a trip to 'la cantina' afterward for a treat. The whole school would gather in the circle drive before school to sing the national anthem together. I would stand by my grandfather's side and I knew he was just as proud as could be to walk his only grand-daughter around the school. They also had the coolest pleaded gray skirts and white blouses as a uniform for the girls! School buses had a teacher who rode along and she was treated with much respect as you got on and off of the bus. I have many fond memories of visiting this school. I am proud of this man who out of El Amor (Love) for the people of Venezuela saw his dream come true. Not on a large scale, but through quality and consistency in a smaller circle of influence provided Venezuelan children with a place were they could be educated to later go on to professions much like he had.
My cousin Dario Carrera and his family will be the recipients of this painting where it will be displayed in their home in Caracas,Venezuela.

Dream Big!!




Rafael Vegas



Rafael with school children



Rafael and Simone

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Journey


Journey

Acrylic on 24 x 48 x 1.5" canvas

Available

To purchase contact: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

or from my website: elizabethchapmanartwork.com


So many layers and so many changes as I progressed through this painting. Click on the image to see it closer. I use acrylic markers in my paintings in particular for the final marks. They are acrylic so just like the paint they are not going to fade. From the initial brushstrokes to the finale detailing with markers it truly was a journey. There were a few frustrations along the way but it all ended with joy as it's beauty was revealed.

More of my abstract paintings can be viewed on my website by clicking; HERE

🌸🌼🌺

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Blu Skies


Blu Skies
30 x 40 x 1.5 inch canvas, Acrylic

Available!

To purchase directly from my website link: HERE



This painting was begun as a demo for a workshop that I taught at Splatter Art Studio in Springfield, Mo. It had a really great start with a rawness to it that I really enjoyed and found hard to get past. So, I let it sit for awhile and came back to it when I was ready to let go. I turned it and began the work of layering colors, shapes and mark making.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Stream Valley


Stream Valley
Acrylic on 36 x 48 x 1.5 inch

Commission

SOLD





On the wall at Mostly Serious...Springfield, Mo.


Painting continues around the sides.


A surprise project to the staff of Mostly Serious moving from downtown Springfield, Mo into their new office spaces in the Galloway area. I was free to create an abstract painting with the only stipulation being that it be my interpretation of Galloway. I spent some time in the area, took a few pics and began tossing ideas around in my head as to how I would approach this painting. Often, when I do a commission I feel as if the painting is completed long before I begin painting as I have already painted it over and over in my head. Here I couldn't decide to go with the new construction or the softer natural organic almost Monet type feeling I was getting from a neighboring park. It finally came to me that I could combine both. Duh. I'm an abstract painter! But how? Well...this is it!!! "Stream Valley" I feel SO honored as a local artist to have been asked to create on of their first pieces. THANK YOU!! 

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hello Fall....


Frolic
Acrylic on 30 x 40 inch canvas

Available for purchase from my website by clicking: HERE

Or

Email me: elizabethchapman@artlvoer.com


Whimsical fall like scene for your entertainment! What do you see?!

Enjoy!!

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Someday Soon


Someday Soon
48 x 48 x 1.5 inch canvas
Acrylic

Specially requested- SOLD

This painting will eventually be stretched on stretcher bars with a 1.5" depth sides. It is a canvas that was secured to the wall. Markings can be seen where the 48 x 48 edges of the painting will be seen. It will be shipped in a tube. Message me if interested in a commissioned piece.

There's a smile followed by a celebration that takes place when an artist has completed a painting! That moment. I'm very happy with this one.  I often get asked "how do you know when a painting is finished?" For me, it's when i feel as if I just can't add one more color or mark. Sure, I've crossed that line before and..hey it's ok we're just off to the making of another painting. It will work out. A painting can have many lovely places to be done at. This is just where I have chosen to be be. Now time to sit back, enjoy and celebrate!! Cheers! 🍷😊. More of my completed celebrations can be seen and/or purchased from my website: elizabethchapmanartwork