Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Certainty.


Ooh La La
Acrylic on 22" x 30" paper

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I am an artist. That wasn't something that I could always say with certainty. It's taken many years of painting to arrive to that point. Oh sure, there was always that still small voice within that nudged me and told me that art was my gift. But until I stepped out in faith and began practicing, I could not know. So, what's this post about. It's about being certain and then again, not certain.

On the other hand painting doesn't always carry the same amount of certainty. There are many times when I feel uncertain, doubtful of the piece that I am working on.  I believe that it is the artist in me that always sees things optimistically...it will all work out, viewpoint.  This is essential when your going through that stage of a painting  that most referred to as "the ugly stage".  Just keep going.

A bit on this title. My husband is the title person.  Now and then I come up with one and when I do I like getting credit for it! When I showed him the image of this painting for title ideas, his immediate response was ooh la la. ....and I said, "that's it"!  So, there you have it.


.......elizabeth


Sunday, November 20, 2016

give thanks...


La Bella
Acrylic on 24" x 36" canvas

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I haven't been posting these paintings in the order that I have been completing them. This is my latest, that was actually created as a test run for a very large commissioned triptych painting that I will begin working on soon. The requested color scheme is to be much like a previous one, Emotive. The colors are rich, reminding me much like those in the midwestern Fall. Therefore, I thought it would make a nice painting to post for this week with our US holiday, Thanksgiving. It has actually become my favorite holiday. I love that it brings our family, friends and nation together for a day of remembering and publicly giving thanks to God for ALL that he so graciously provides.  I can remember when it was much more of commercialized holiday than it is today and that is another thing that I love about it. All the commercialism can so easily draw our focus and hearts away from the Creator. 

Remember to take sometime to be thankful, not just for Thanksgiving (US) but every day of the year. 

Hope you have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!!.....Elizabeth


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Modern Abstract Painting "Pinna" by Elizabeth Chapman


Pinna
Acrylic on 32" x 44" canvas

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Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Expressionistic Abstract Artist

Sunday, October 30, 2016

layer by layer


Super Moon
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

SOLD

Update: "Super Moon" sold and will be hung and paired alongside a fireplace as verticals with another painting of mine "Simple Things".  This is why I've taken to initialing my paintings on the side rather than the front as it offers more flexibility in how they are displayed.

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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 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

waiting for you....


Quixotic
Acrylic on 48" x 48" canvas

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Here in Missouri the leaves will be reaching their beautiful fall color peak this next week. That is what this painting reminds me with all the warmth and brilliance of Fall. It is a large, large painting measuring 48" x 48" which will make for a wonderful size with gorgeous colors on someones wall. I'm excited for who will own it ....maybe you?!!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Expressionistic Abstract Artist

Friday, October 14, 2016

influencing.


Halcyon
Acrylic on a 32" x 44" canvas

SOLD




Stormy
Acrylic on 32" x 44" canvas

SOLD


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The first image is "Halcyon" a commissioned piece created using compositional and color ideas from several other paintings of mine.  I painted "Stormy" (second image) soon after finishing the commissioned work.  I find it interesting how the one influenced the next one.  Both of these were done several months ago...little behind on my posting. oops.


Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Expressionistic Abstract Artist



Sunday, October 2, 2016

the monarch.


Delica
Acrylic on a 24" x 24" canvas

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Inspirations. I was asked to create a painting using an orange and black color palette for a local show to celebrate the flight of the Monarch butterfly. I believe every artist must have a color that they stay away from as well as one that is pretty much always the go to. Orange is not at all a preferred color of mine. Personally, I just find it difficult to work with. Pink is my mix.  I was not in the least inspired to work with orange. BUT, I said yes and took it on as a challenge.  Fallish. 


Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Expressionist Abstract Artist

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 


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

SOLD

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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