Sunday, August 2, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Arch" by Elizabeth Chapman


Arch
Acrylic on 12" x 12" x 1.5" canvas

Available from my Etsy Store: HERE

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Sometimes in order to change things up a bit, I will work with the smaller canvases or on paper. This one is on a smaller canvas and one of three new ones I will be adding to my Etsy store. 


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist



Friday, July 31, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Blue Painting "Ingress" by Elizabeth Chapman


Ingress
Acrylic on 30" x 40" x 1.5" canvas

Available from VerandasFine Art & Gift Gallery
Fair Haven, New Jersey

To see more of my available abstract paintings please visit my website: HERE
or link to a store from one of the side bars.

What inspires you? The initial spark that sets a painting in motion, where does it come from? Well, ultimately it is from the Creator of all things. But, from our perspective, what is it?  With each painting, there is an inspiration behind it. This one came to be from a memory of an image I had seen before that so impressed me...that well it stuck. I have gone back to it on many an occasion to attempt the idea finding it to be harder than it appears. So, "what is it?" you ask...

Although, I have never been to I absolutely love viewing images of landscapes, seascapes and in particular the houses in Greece.  The white houses trimmed with blue windows and doors and the color of the ocean water with so many variations of blue. SO, beautiful. In particular, it's been the boldness of the houses that captured my interest. Much harder to paint than it appears. How can you just use blue and white? this is the closest I have come! 

Here's one inspired from that same idea from back in 2010,  "Merge" (click HERE)
Wow! I remember beginning that painting with the same concept of just using  blue and white. Probably an ultramarine blue. Found it to be harder than I thought and introduced other colors into it. I'm sorry the photography of it is not so good. It did turn out to be a beautiful painting in real and has since sold. This one was begun with an indigo blue which is the darkest that you see in this image, not black. I did absolutely love the contrast that it created right away, but still not enough. I pushed forward with more blues, but trying to keep it just that.

Where does your inspirations come from?

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, July 27, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Mardi" by Elizabeth Chapman


Mardi
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

Available

This painting will be shipped to Veranda's Fine Art Gallery & Gift Shop in Fair Haven, New Jersey.  I just finished another one (post next) that will also be sent as well.  I was contacted by Debbie through my Etsy store on the possibility of sending work to her gallery. The distance is far, from Springfield, Mo to New Jersey so obviously the pieces will have to be exclusive to Veranda's. We will start with a few large and small pieces and see how it goes.

Visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings: HERE


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Enchant" by Elizabeth Chapman


Enchant
Acrylic on 36" x 48" wrap canvas

Available

To purchase or for more information regarding this painting contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

Visit my website to see a full portfolio of current and past works: HERE

This painting is another one from this summer in which I have been working on and refining a new painting technique. Will I continue with this and totally disregard previous ways . Certainly not, but more than likely it will be incorporated into my own.  It's good to experiment, try new things and make new discoveries.  All a part of the process.  Looking back upon my painting career, I can see that the element in which I most consistent with is in the way I begin, follow through and finish a painting.  There will be the initial spark or idea in which I am inspired. It can be a certain color scheme, something that caught my eye, a concept, a photograph, etc.,....the list is endless. This is what drives me to the canvas laying down those first marks in which the dialogue begins.  It can be the hardest step. From this point one idea will lead to the next, which will in turn lead to the next, then the next and next until there is a  feeling of completion. Sometimes I have to let go of previous ideas in order to push the painting forward.  That can be difficult as well.  The important thing is to allow yourself the freedom to paint outside the box.  It's all a play with color, values, shapes, lines and texture. What and how I choose to paint with may always vary!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, July 13, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Palette Knife Painting "Rush" by Elizabeth Chapman


Rush
Acrylic on 24" x 24" canvas

Available

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Visit my website to see more of my colorful modern expressionistic abstract paintings: HERE


I have several different techniques that I like to work.  This one is a palette knife painting. It's not that I always plan it out that way, it's just that some time into I will find myself switching over to a palette knife.  But still, modern expressionistic style.


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Pied" by Elizabeth Chapman


Pied
Acrylic on 24" x 24" canvas

Available

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Lots going on here, I agree.  Once I got into the painting the challenge became to use as much color as possible and still pull off unifying the piece. The most difficult time came later as I was trying to decide which way to display the painting. Obviously, I can only show it one way. But, I found that it could be turned in several other directions for a pleasing composition. 

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Capricious" by Elizabeth Chapman


Capricious
Acrylic on 24" x 48" x 1.5" canvas
Ready to hang

Available

To purchase or for more information contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

Visit my website to see more of my colorful modern expressionistic abstracts: HERE


This painting was a work that definitely took an unpredictable turn from it's foundational layout. Fun, whimsical and anyway the wind blows are but a few of the words to describe it's creative flow!


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Painting

Monday, June 29, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Palette Knife Painting "Aperture" by Elizabeth Chapman


Aperture
Acrylic on 22" x 28" canvas
Ready to hang

ORIGINAL 2015

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Visit my website to see more of my colorful expressionistic abstracts: HERE


This one was created just using a palette knife with all the mixing of colors occurring on the canvas. Lots of thickly applied paint and surface texture.

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Expose" by Elizabeth Chapman


Expose
Acrylic on 22" x 28" canvas

Available

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Playing around with neutrals and color! 


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, June 22, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Eminent" by Elizabeth Chapman


Eminent
Acrylic on 30" x 40" x 1.5" canvas

Available

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Another new painting working with a new technique. I always love changing things up! If you don't care for it, no worries....it will change again one day!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rhythm , modern expressionistic abstract painting "Cadence" by Elizabeth Chapman


Cadence
Acrylic on 36" x 36" canvas
Ready to hang
Available

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This piece gives me the feeling of movement with a beat or tempo thus the title.  It's a new way of painting for me and must say that I am enjoying it very much!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist





Monday, June 15, 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico inspired Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Sunup" by Elizabeth Chapman


Sunup
Acrylic on 24" x 48" x 1.5" wrap canvas
Ready to hang

....now available!

To purchase or for more information regarding this piece contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

Visit my website to see more bold expressive color abstracts: HERE 


Santa Fe, New Mexico inspired expressionistic abstract painting! I've been excited about a new technique that I have been developing after having taken an workshop with Annie O'Brian Gonzalez. For some time I had been drawn to her use of patterns and color, so on a whim decided to take her workshop. Her paintings are mostly inspired from still life florals.  My objective was not to come back home and paint like she does, but to incorporate what I was to learn into my own style.  More new paintings to be posted soon!


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Painting

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Hidden" by Elizabeth Chapman


Hidden
Mixed Media on 10" x 11" 156lb paper
Ready to frame

Available

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Visit my website to see more modern expressionistic abstract paintings: HERE


This painting was done as a demonstration piece that I did for a workshop. It was created using a technique that I developed with my very first abstract paintings. Instead of using watercolors as I had once done, I used high flow acrylic paints. These did a really good job in working much like a watercolor with transparent layers of color. A stencil that I made out of paper was used to print the darkest blues. My way of putting those first marks down. Lastly, I found a place to fit it into the piece becoming a focal point, yet hidden. Can you find it?

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mixed Media Modern Expressionistic Painting "Divers" by Elizabeth Chapman


Divers
Mixed Media/Acrylic on 20" x 20" canvas

Available

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Visit my website to see more modern expressionistic abstract paintings: HERE


I recently took a workshop with Annie O'Brian Gonzalez who is a master at using bold expressive color.  I have been especially drawn to her use of patterns and incorporating more of them into my paintings. In scrolling down you can view the paintings that were done at her workshop using still life set ups as the initial inspiration. I am done with the florals for a bit and have been incorporating new techniques into my abstracts. This is one of them with more to be posted soon.

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist