Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Abstract Expressionistic Painting "Elation" by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman


'Elation'
Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" gallery wrap canvas
Available


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


Botanic
Acrylic on 21"H x 20"W heavy paper

ORIGINAL
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.

WEB GALLERY: HERE

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!





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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Abstract Contemporary Painting "Savvy" by Elizabeth Chapman


Savvy
Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" canvas
Available

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

WEB GALLERY

Email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Ardor" by Elizabeth Chapman


Ardor
Mixed media on 20" x 22" heavy paper
Ready to frame
Available: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

WEB GALLERY

Email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

Abstract Contemporary Painting "Jewel" by Elizabeth Chapman


Jewel
Acrylic on 12"H x 16"W heavy paper
Ready to frame
Available: HERE


More abstracts can be seen and "Jewel" can be purchased directly from my website: HERE


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, June 27, 2014

Abstract Mixed Media ORIGINAL Painting "Carolina" by Elizabeth Chapman


Carolina
Mixed Media on 19"H x 20"W heavy paper
Available

May be purchased directly from my Web Gallery: HERE

or email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Abstract Blue Painting "Akin" by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman


Akin
Acrylic on 24" x 36" x 3/4" canvas
Available


May be purchased directly from my Web Gallery: HERE

or email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue Abstract Commission Painting "Wanderlust" ORIGINAL Contemporary Art by Elizabeth Chapman


Wanderlust
Acrylic on 36" x 36" x 1.5" canvas
Commission
SOLD


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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist
Website




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Abstract ORIGINAL Painting "Afterglow" by Elizabeth Chapman


Afterglow
Acrylic on 36" x 36" x 1.5" canvas
Available

May be purchased directly from my Web Gallery: HERE

or email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Monday, June 23, 2014

Abstract Expressionistic Painting "Adowa" by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman


Adowa
24" x 36" x 3/4" canvas, $700
Shipping Included
Available

May be purchased directly from my Web Gallery: HERE

or email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, June 16, 2014

Aureate


Aureate
Acrylic 17" x 14" on heavy paper
Available


Although this painting was completed awhile back, I am just realizing that I have never blog posted it.   It is a painting that completely changed it's course in order to bring it to that point of….done,done.  I can't remember now exactly what it was, nor did I photograph.  I believe that it was an attempt at a floral painting with lots of pinks, purple and bright colors.  Just wasn't working and so I began covering it with neutral colors, allowing some of the pink to show through, adding the burnt oranges and embellishing with golds.  I guess you could say this paintings story is…."If all else fails, try, try again"!

Full portfolio of available works can be seen in my website by clicking, HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, June 14, 2014

loving pink.


Grata
Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" canvas
SOLD

Thank you, Amy!

Inspired by the color of the year "orchid" this painting just sold last week along with...



Tres 
Mixed Media on 9" x 11" paper
SOLD

…..this smaller painting which will be framed to be hung by-



Quatra
Mixed Media on 9" x 11" paper

this painting which was a request to compliment "Tres".

Overall it's been a pretty pink week!


More available works can be seen by clicking; HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist