Painted back in 2011 this painting has been popular a painting, yet here it is available. "Ethereal" is now in my Etsy shop limited time offer along with a couple of other paintings. Great Buy! Beautiful painting!!
Strikingly different! Same approach as I take with the majority of my abstracts, but I overlaid this one with sweeping large strokes of paint. A willingness to take a risk. The uncertainty comes from knowing that it is either going to make the painting or ruin it. And yes, it's possible that it may not work. That's ok, because it may just lead to the next step that is going to bring that painting to it's fullest.
Brother's and I Acrylic 16" x 18" canvas Commission Sold Visit my website to see more of my abstract paintings: HERE
I was contacted through my Etsy shop and asked if I wouldn't consider painting a figurative abstract. It was from a very special time in which these siblings had been re-united while visiting a brother who was recovering from injuries while having been deployed. I was puzzled as Etsy was not the place that I had done these, so...how did she know about them? Later, she told me she had seen them on Instagram and had really like them. Would I do one for her? Immediately, upon seeing the photograph ideas began to formulate. So, how could I not? Although, these always do make me a bit nervous to paint I will. Maybe it's because I don't want to offend anyone by the way I have abstracted them and because I know how special the photograph means to them. It's really more about capturing a feeling for the painting than a realistic representation.
I don't do these often enough and should as they've been well received. I have decided to begin a listing for them in my Etsy shop. It won't be on there for a few more weeks, so in the mean time if your reading and think you might be interested contact me: email@example.com
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Fresh off the easel. Slipping another floral abstract into the inventory. I was downstairs in my studio working on a figurative abstract commissioned piece when I decided to take a break. Coming up the stairs, I found this beautiful bouquet of purple and yellow irises sitting there on the table. Turned out, my mother-in-law had came by and dropped these flowers off. She has what I believe to be one of the most beautiful floral gardens in our area. Right away, I knew I would be doing something artistic with these gems. I took pictures to work with later. As the day went along, I just kept thinking about these. I had a canvas on the easel that I had started with a few days earlier, but had not progressed much. I began thinking about how this arrangement would fit into that canvas. Well, that got it going. I went and got the canvas brought it upstairs and began with a charcoal gesturally drawing. Of course, now I'm thinking about color. So, back down to the studio to paint. I took the bouquet with me. As one thing led to the next, a painting had been completed on a day with no plans for this kind. Hope to create a few more floral abstracts from Norma's garden this summer! Elizabeth Chapman Contemporary Abstract Artist
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Simply working on incorporating more red paintings into my portfolio. It was at one time the primary color used with the majority of my paintings. Once I realized it, I made a change towards more cool colors. I now have a portfolio with more paintings in the blue range.
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Another painting that I began at a workshop as a demonstration. It was rather intimidating being watched, but helpful to those who participated to be able to actually see the process begin. Not really enough time to follow through, so the painting was finished back in the studio.
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Changes. It's perfectly ok to change. Embrace it. This painting began as a floral abstract painting demonstration for a workshop that I did for the Studio 55 Art Guild here in Springfield, Mo. It was a fun day for sure. Two of my paintings that were started there, went on to become finished works. This one changed ALOT, the other one which I will post later still shows those foundational marks. If it weren't for that beginning painting this one would never have become this painting. Can you see the seesaw?! Elizabeth Chapman Contemporary Abstract Painter
Fresh off the easel. I am still contemplating the possibility of adding a few dark lines. It's been a difficult decision in deciding which way to present this one. Here I am showing it as a horizontal, but it looks equally as strong vertically. Hmm.
Ever spent time looking for something and then find that there it was right in front of you the whole time. Kinda what this painting was like for me. I had spent so much time up close working on it that I just wasn't able t see it's beauty. About to give up, I drew lines in charcoal with the intent to later come back and work it over. Wow. There was no way I was going to do another thing to it. The vertical lines did it. It had been there all along. Melodious.
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This painting has been one of my most popular paintings, if not most popular abstract on Etsy. It was painted for a person who had an interest in the first painting that came out "Indian Summer"., 2009. Later there was a two panel commission, "Better Two" and then there was "Summer Splay" a 48" x 48" in 2013.
Because of it's popularity, I have decided to paint some more of these. A custom order for a similar painting to "Little Summer" can be purchased from the listing I created on Etsy by following the link above or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paint is thickly applied with a palette knife on the canvas as colors are mixed and merged together. Beautiful!
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Mixing more grays. Here I am painting with a much more neutral color palette intertwined with pops of color. This one was painted after having done a series of floral abstracts using lots of bright colors. As I begun, I was thinking about several paintings I had done several years ago "Ablaze" and "Resonate" following a high horizontal composition. Elizabeth Chapman Contemporary Abstract Painting