Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Brave" Earth Tone Abstract Painting by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 36" x 36" x 1.5" wrap canvas


Can you believe I worked on this one along side the three previous posted paintings? (scroll down) Quite different.  I believe it's ok to give yourself permission to try new things and to play.  Artists need this.  Even though this painting is more along the lines of the style I have developed over the years, there was experimenting with new ideas.  For one, working more with a vertical composition and secondly, using more neutralized color mixed from a limited earth tone palette.  Small steps, but never the less.

Planning to continue working with the paintings on watercolor paper alongside the canvases. Seems to be helping to allow more creative freedom working on several paintings at a time.  I'm wanting to try incorporating/merging drawing and painting from observation with the abstract.  Feel like creatively, I've been in the wilderness lately.  Just needing to remember that it is all part of the process? Expect more changes!

A portfolio with available paintings can be viewed in my online gallery by clicking: HERE
Enjoy! and please feel free to contact me for more information: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Oh-so" Expressionistic Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 15"H x 17" heavy acid free watercolor paper

Another, oh-so much fun painting. On paper, so would need to be framed.  The third one completed from this grouping.  The first and second one "Just For Fun" and "One Fine Night" can be seen by scrolling down.

Visit my Web Gallery to see more modern expressionistic abstracts: HERE

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue Abstract Painting "One Fine Night" by Elizabeth Chapman

One Fine Night

Mixed media on heavy watercolor paper
17"H x 12"W

Ready to Frame

I guess I've just been needing to simply enjoy the process of painting in a childlike manner.  These have been helping me to break a creative block that has been going on for quite a while now.  Expect more!

"One Fine Night" can be found and purchased from my Web Gallery: HERE
....as well as many more of my expressionistic abstracts.  

For more information contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Modern expressionistic abstract "Just For Fun" by Elizabeth Chapman

'Just For Fun'
Acrylic on heavy paper 17"H x 15"W

Might say this one came about as a side kick.  I've had several of these that were started, never finished and just laying around.  Yesterday,  morning I was working on a large abstract. In having reached that point where I wasn't sure where to go with it next, decided to let it go.  Instinctively I reached for one of those never resolved paper abstracts.  Funny how it works sometimes, as I was able to paint ever so freely and having so much fun. 


Please visit my online gallery by clicking HERE to see more of my abstract paintings.

For more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, September 5, 2014

Modern expressionistic abstract painting "Aureate" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic with metallic golds on 17" x 15" heavy paper

Click on image for larger view


I simply love creating and will work with a painting until it reaches that  breathless moment.  A big part of the success of this painting was the painting underneath.  Why do I say that? Because it weren't for that terrible, I can't stand it painting....I wouldn't have gone on and if I wouldn't have gone the beauty of the true meant to be painting would not have emerged. 

Persistence paid off as someone else has fallen in love with this one!  It will be used in decorating a new apartment.  Always love hearing from those who collect my work and what it means to them.  I am ever so thankful for each one of them! 

To view more of my works and to check for availability please visit my web gallery by clicking: HERE

If you have questions or desire more information, feel free to contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, September 1, 2014

More love...Abstract Heart Painting "Fancy" by Contemporary Abstract Artist Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" wrap canvas

Kinda early to begin painting heart paintings as I usually don't begin these till have December.  However, I have been asked to supply a new gallery "HeArtifacts Gallery" in Sedona, Arizona my abstract heart paintings.  Exciting to be finding a home for these! 

To view more of my colorful abstracts please view my web gallery: HERE

For more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Monday, August 25, 2014

Modern expressionistic blue abstract painting "Pelagic" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 24" x 36" x 3/4" wrap canvas


To see more of my colorful expressionistic abstract paintings please visit my web gallery: HERE

For more information contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Contemporary Gold, Black and White Tiger Abstract Painting "Uma and The Tiger"

"Uma and The Tiger"
Metallic Gold Ink and Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Panels measure 24"W x 48"H x 3/4" (X3) and 36"W x 48"H x 3/4" 
Total measurement is 9ft.W x 4ftH

Beautiful isn't it!!! 

More pics....

I can't claim to be the artist for these, although I am the artist's mom!  .....and working on selling these for dorenchapman.com a graphic animator and illustrator.

This is a LARGE painting! Other options for display would be to separate the painting and hang the three panel tiger on one wall with Uma on another.

If interested in more information you may contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com
or the artist himself!...  dorenchapman@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'Consider' ORIGINAL Contemporary Modern Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 30" x 60" x 1.5" wrap canvas

To purchase this modern abstract or to view more of my paintings please visit my web gallery: HERE

or you may email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Shipping is included with this long horizontal abstract painting.

Ready to hang.

Perhaps it's the cooler than normal August temperatures and the anticipation of the upcoming Fall that has inspired the warmer color palette here.  This one reminded of several past paintings, "Prelude" and later "New Growth" that I had to revisit and reminisce.  Siblings.

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, August 4, 2014

Contemporary Expressionistic Abstract "Divergent" by Elizabeth Chapman


Acrylic on 24" x 24" heavy watercolor paper
Ready to frame


Although done on watercolor paper, the layers of paint have been so built up that it has created a very sturdy surface with lots of texture.  There a many options for framing, further enhancing the painting.

This painting may be purchased from my website or by contacting me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Please visit my website to view more of my colorful contemporary abstracts: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, July 28, 2014

Abstract Expressionistic Contemporary Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


 30"H x 48"W x 1.5" gallery wrap canvas

 Purchase directly from my website via Paypal: HERE 
(large abstract category)

Not only has this painting have lots of color but LOTS of interesting surface texture created with the layering of paint.  Bright and colorful!

For more information about this painting contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Please be sure to visit my web gallery for more available abstract paintings: HERE
Free shipping included.

Contemporary Abstract Paintings by
Elizabeth Chapman

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Abstract Expressionistic Painting "Elation" by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" gallery wrap canvas

Fresh off the easel!  ….and the last of these size canvases. I'm needing to order more canvases, but having a dilemma with which sizes to order.  I love working on so many different sizes.  This size is handy in that it can easily be taken off the easel and turned on a table.  With each turn there is a fresh perspective which helps in creating balance.  On the other hand, the large canvases have a lot more space to play in.  The smallest are actually the hardest and take the longest for me.  So, I'll scratch those off the list for now.  

Anyway, I can wait a bit longer on that decision. However I can not on the bubble wrap.  I sold a painting this week! yay!…and used the last of it for packaging.  This has got to be done soon…like today. We buy a super large roll here locally, which requires a trip with the truck.  The roll is so large that we can not get in through any of our doorways!  It has to be rolled out in the driveway where it is cut in half and roll up into two rolls for storage.  Something, that we do about once a year and we usually get it done before running out.  We still have some cardboard left, so that can wait for another few boxes to be made.  So, as you can see there is more going on behind the scenes than just painting.  Working on catching up!  

This painting along with a full portfolio of available works can be viewed in my web gallery by clicking: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, July 18, 2014

Abstract Painting "Botanic" Original Contemporary Art by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 21"H x 20"W heavy paper

Ready to frame

New beginnings.  Finally, feel like I've gotten my studio back and am in the process of establishing a work schedule. Excited to be sharing two of those new paintings from this last week with you soon.  This painting was among those completed recently, but begun awhile back.  I found it as we were moving paintings around for storage last weekend.  New exactly what it needed the minute I saw it. Perspective.  Sometimes, getting away from a work for a few hours or days can help give a fresh new view to your work.  In this case, it's been over a year since I tucked this one between two sheets of cardboard and forgot about it.

The solution was simply a matter of contrast, which I easily resolved by adding some white/creams to outer parts. This brought the focal point and attention to all those beautiful colors in the center.  Layers of acrylic paint have also created an attractive surface texture.  Lastly, I  photographed and listed it.  Now available for purchase from my web gallery.  It will need to be matted and framed.  A more contemporary look might be to float mount the artwork.


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, July 12, 2014

morning muse.

"Morning Muse"
Acrylic on 30" x 60" x 1.5" wrap canvas
Commission SOLD

Inspiration can come from so many different sources.  The important thing is getting an idea planted in your head and being so excited about it that you can't wait to put to a canvas.  That is the spark that gets it rolling.  Many changes from the original idea can occur, but that's ok….it's all a part of the process.

A commission is different in that the idea is going to come from someone else, the client.  Now and then there are clients who will totally turn you loose. "Love your work. I want you to paint freely. Here's the size I would like, paint however you want".  LOVE painting that way!!

However, I also enjoy painting with direction being given to me.  In this manner, the inspiration is coming from the information that the client is giving.  I may hear about certain paintings that are favored or not, preferred color schemes, colors to not use, perhaps it's a certain feeling the painting is to have from photographs the client sends me, etc., What is unique about a commission is that it becomes a merging together of ideas between a client and the artist.  A unique individualized work of art. Somewhere between all this info. inspiration will strike.

The story behind this painting is another special relationship that was formed between myself as an artist and the client.  Inspiration came to me immediately as I read the initial contact.  This person was re-decorating their home in a contemporary/neutral color/tranquil environment.  The painting would be for their bedroom which had a very long wall where they were looking for and considering a large painting. They liked my colorful, happy, fun style.  Mom and Dad's bedroom was a very special place in which each morning the kids would run and jump in their bed. A time of day in which they spent  together laughing and playing together.  The desire was to create a painting that visually represented this "happy" and "good morning" type of day.  This shared information totally stole my heart away and the initial vision/inspiration for this painting was birthed.

We continued to communicate in order to pin down their expectations. The initial vision was to have happy and fun colors  to represent their morning family time.  Changes to the original vision where made as it was asked if it could also include more of a landscape or maybe even a cityscape.  Abstract, of course. Also, could it be more of a horizontal composition.  The challenge as an artist is to work the ideas that the client has into your own.  That is what you see here.  Can you see the tree(s), landscape, cityscape, happy and fun colors all mixed into a horizontal composition? It is a challenge, but I love the uniqueness that occurs with the collaboration of ideas and the individualism that a custom made work of art creates. 

The bottom image is the final version in which a few adjustments were made.  It's not quite as bright due to the difference in times of day photos were taken. Somewhere in-between the two images is the actual color in real.  There was a little too much pink to suit the man in the family. No big deal. Totally, understand.  Simply, brushed a little red over it, toning it down without changing the balance of color.

So happy that this painting is going to be very loved!

Would you like to see more of my abstract paintings?!
Then visit me….by clicking HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist