Monday, September 26, 2016

autumn breeze.


Splendid
Acrylic on 48" x 48" canvas

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Feeling fall in the air here.  This is a very large painting for me! However, I do find it easier to work on larger canvases than small ones.  I feel as if if this one has an atmospheric and landscapish feeling to it.  Kinda like a cool autumn breeze on a mountain side. 


Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Expressionistic Abstract Artist

Saturday, September 17, 2016

back home.


Ingress
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

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This painting is from 2015 and has never been listed.  Back in the summer of 2015 I was contacted by a small gift shop/gallery on the east coast interested in a few of my paintings. This one was fresh off the easel...I loved it! and decided I would send it. So along with a few more paintings we went on an adventure that just did not work out.  I sent many of my best paintings without a single sale in over one year. I believe the rule to go by is six months.  I personally have not had good experiences with brick and mortar galleries. I do work with a few online galleries that have been a wonderful experience.  However, I always prefer to make my sales independently as running through a gallery will cost anywhere from 30%-45% in a commission fee. I know people are often surprised to learn how much a gallery makes from selling a painting.  But, they do promote with ALOT more exposure.

Anyway, "Ingress" is back...and looking to be loved by someone!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Expressionistic Abstract Artist 


Sunday, September 11, 2016

layer by layer


Super Moon
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

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Layering, layering and layering was what I did with this one.  I took pictures as I painted beginning with the first marks up to the finished work.  Usually, it doesn't work out for me to do that because I will become so focused on painting that I will forget to take the photographs. This time, though, I knew that I wanted to use them for a local workshop that I would be teaching at. Basically, I just wanted everyone to be able to see how much a painting can change and that it is ok. The title came as I happened to glance up at it one day and saw a moon. See it?!  Hopefully, that doesn't ruin it for anyone as it's not really about a moon, but about arranging and creating a beautiful space.

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Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

color me


"Renown"
Acrylic on 40" x 40" x 1.5" canvas

SOLD

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It has been a goal of mine as I have worked over the last few months to work with a "less is more" composition and using more neutrals. This piece is a very good example of that, but still shows my love for color. So, try as I might I can't seem to get to far away from it!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist



Friday, August 19, 2016

The Bam in Alabama...


"Bam"
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

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We had the opportunity to visit Orange Beach, Alabama this summer where the inspiration for this painting came from. It's interesting to see how the first painting after a trip has been influenced by that area of the country we were in.  Here are a few more and their locations, Equa from St. Petes, Florida and Sunup from Santa Fe, New Mexico.   What do you think?!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist


Saturday, August 6, 2016

musical inspiration


Evanesce
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

SOLD

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Listening to music and painting. As you can imagine from my paintings I'm pretty much moving as I paint.  Joyfully dancing!  There is a translation from what I feel and hear to color, shapes, lines and of course movement.  Maybe it's like be a conductor of sorts?.... orchestrating who plays what and when, bringing the whole into harmony. Enjoy!!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist


Sunday, July 31, 2016

snuggle party.


Vesture
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

ORIGINAL 2016

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Initial inspirations can come from some of the most unusual places.  Our grand daughter had laid out nearly every pillow in the house on the living room floor to have a snuggle party.  It looked pretty cool with all the various sizes, colors and shapes. Instantly, I saw a painting! Those were the beginning marks and color that were placed on the canvas. Layer by layer the changes took place.

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist


Sunday, July 17, 2016

keeping it simple


Simple Things
Acrylic on 30"W x 40"H canvas

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Continuing to keep to keep an overall simplicity to my painting style. 







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Enjoy!!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist

Thursday, July 7, 2016

subtle blues....


Innate
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

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Another one of my minimalist attempts.....subtle blues.

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Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist


Sunday, June 26, 2016

pink is perfect.


Freedom
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

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I seem to love the color pink, as I'm realizing that I've been using it a lot lately. Even in this painting there's a touch of it.  This painting sat around for awhile unsure if it was finished. You know that feeling that there's just something more, but what it is? One day, I  happened to glance over at it and in my mind's eye saw the pink. It was complete. Perfect touch!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Painter

Sunday, June 19, 2016

color frenzy...


Float
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available 

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

in the moment....


Here and Now
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas
$2000

SOLD


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I found this software on You Tube that is SO user friendly. You can easily show your paintings on display on a wall or living room space.  For other artist who would like to check it out, here is the link: http://abstractartlesson.com/display-painting-software/ 


on a lighter wall?


or on a darker wall?

what do you think?

Just realized that I had not posted this one on my blog. It's been out there listed on several sites for weeks. Sorry.  I'm not sure why it is that I don't post as often as I use to. Part of it may be that I began in 2008 posting every day...for years, or it could be too that I'm posting on a lot of other sites, social media, etc.,  things have a way of coming back around full circle. Maybe it will pick up again! I'm on the internet everyday so no excuse here. 

Another one from this latest series in which I am consciously thinking in a "less is more" mode. Bold, colorful expressive color is still happening though! and I love color so don't see that going out. However, I am working more neutrals into my work. I have been thinking about working on a series, perhaps 2-3 paintings in which I use the same limited color palette throughout. 

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, June 2, 2016

just keep going


Surge
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

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Surge is one of my newest paintings. I have chosen it to be in a local show for the Springfield Arts Council members' show at the Creamery Arts Center which begins with the Friday Night Art Walk through the month of June.  It is part of the "Hope Series" that I began this Spring.  I pretty much listened to the same CD as I worked myself through these paintings. Many of the titles came to me while working. This one is about moving on, keep going, pushing through wherever your at. My other intention was  for my composition to follow a "more is less" style or more minimalist. I feel like I have completed this series. Now what did I learn from it.

Well, in the end I found that as far as a series that stood out from the rest of my paintings there really wasn't anything much different.  Overall, my paintings have always been about uplifting the viewer creating a space in time in order to just be in the moment. Sorry, but I've been laughing at myself for thinking that I was going to create a unique series then to only find that it is what I do. 

I believe that I did maintain a "less is more" compositional style.  I had set it as a goal and was thinking about it more. My problem is that I see beauty in every mark, color, shape that is placed on the canvas. Well, obviously you can't keep everything as it will become confusing to the viewer. I've been told that I fall in love too quickly. Sometimes, sacrifices need to be made by covering large areas with sameness in order to showcase other areas.

I also learned, that it's all good.  Perhaps the series didn't exactly turned out the way that I envisioned it, but it was a motivator. I was inspired by the idea at the time and it got me interested and painting. ...and hey, a lot of new beautiful paintings were produced and I love each one of them! ....you will too!!  


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Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, May 29, 2016

a new collection...


Requisite
Acrylic on 30" x 30" canvas

Available


Close-up of "Requisite"


A different approach. Artist are well known for having to change things up. It keeps things fresh, interesting and inspirational. I've been working on a new collection in which I challenged myself to work with a more minimalist compositional approach. I love Japanese art with it's large areas of space giving the eye a space to rest combined with some line work.


Another approach I've taken is rather than immediately photographing and listing each piece as there completed they've been stacking up in the studio.  This last week I got all nine of them photographed.    I chose one of the smaller ones to list first, so not necessarily in the order that they were completed.  The close-up shows some of the line work and texture of the surface.

To purchase this painting or for more information contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Website: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Contemporary Abstract Artist