Friday, August 19, 2016

The Bam in Alabama...


"Bam"
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available

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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

Available

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Continuing to keep to keep an overall simplicity to my painting style. 







Please view any one of my listings sites to see more of my modern expressionistic abstract paintings.

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Enjoy!!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist

Thursday, July 7, 2016

subtle blues....


Innate
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available

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Another one of my minimalist attempts.....subtle blues.

Website: HERE


Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist


Sunday, June 26, 2016

pink is perfect.


Freedom
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available

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I seem to love the color pink, as I'm realizing that I've been using it a lot lately. Even in this painting there's a touch of it.  This painting sat around for awhile unsure if it was finished. You know that feeling that there's just something more, but what it is? One day, I  happened to glance over at it and in my mind's eye saw the pink. It was complete. Perfect touch!

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Painter

Sunday, June 19, 2016

color frenzy...


Float
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available 

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

in the moment....


Here and Now
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas
$2000

Available!


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I found this software on You Tube that is SO user friendly. You can easily show your paintings on display on a wall or living room space.  For other artist who would like to check it out, here is the link: http://abstractartlesson.com/display-painting-software/ 


on a lighter wall?


or on a darker wall?

what do you think?

Just realized that I had not posted this one on my blog. It's been out there listed on several sites for weeks. Sorry.  I'm not sure why it is that I don't post as often as I use to. Part of it may be that I began in 2008 posting every day...for years, or it could be too that I'm posting on a lot of other sites, social media, etc.,  things have a way of coming back around full circle. Maybe it will pick up again! I'm on the internet everyday so no excuse here. 

Another one from this latest series in which I am consciously thinking in a "less is more" mode. Bold, colorful expressive color is still happening though! and I love color so don't see that going out. However, I am working more neutrals into my work. I have been thinking about working on a series, perhaps 2-3 paintings in which I use the same limited color palette throughout. 

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, June 2, 2016

just keep going


Surge
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

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Surge is one of my newest paintings. I have chosen it to be in a local show for the Springfield Arts Council members' show at the Creamery Arts Center which begins with the Friday Night Art Walk through the month of June.  It is part of the "Hope Series" that I began this Spring.  I pretty much listened to the same CD as I worked myself through these paintings. Many of the titles came to me while working. This one is about moving on, keep going, pushing through wherever your at. My other intention was  for my composition to follow a "more is less" style or more minimalist. I feel like I have completed this series. Now what did I learn from it.

Well, in the end I found that as far as a series that stood out from the rest of my paintings there really wasn't anything much different.  Overall, my paintings have always been about uplifting the viewer creating a space in time in order to just be in the moment. Sorry, but I've been laughing at myself for thinking that I was going to create a unique series then to only find that it is what I do. 

I believe that I did maintain a "less is more" compositional style.  I had set it as a goal and was thinking about it more. My problem is that I see beauty in every mark, color, shape that is placed on the canvas. Well, obviously you can't keep everything as it will become confusing to the viewer. I've been told that I fall in love too quickly. Sometimes, sacrifices need to be made by covering large areas with sameness in order to showcase other areas.

I also learned, that it's all good.  Perhaps the series didn't exactly turned out the way that I envisioned it, but it was a motivator. I was inspired by the idea at the time and it got me interested and painting. ...and hey, a lot of new beautiful paintings were produced and I love each one of them! ....you will too!!  


Visit my website to see more of my bold, colorful and expressive abstracts: HERE

Prints of this painting can be made: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, May 29, 2016

a new collection...


Requisite
Acrylic on 30" x 30" canvas

Available


Close-up of "Requisite"


A different approach. Artist are well known for having to change things up. It keeps things fresh, interesting and inspirational. I've been working on a new collection in which I challenged myself to work with a more minimalist compositional approach. I love Japanese art with it's large areas of space giving the eye a space to rest combined with some line work.


Another approach I've taken is rather than immediately photographing and listing each piece as there completed they've been stacking up in the studio.  This last week I got all nine of them photographed.    I chose one of the smaller ones to list first, so not necessarily in the order that they were completed.  The close-up shows some of the line work and texture of the surface.

To purchase this painting or for more information contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Website: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

less is more...


Sweet Dreams
Acrylic on 30" x 30" canvas

Private collection


This painting was a gift created for my daughter Elsie with a specific color palette request.  The painting will go in her bedroom  that is being designed with coziness in mind for her home in Nashville, Tennessee.  Compositionally, she challenged me to work with less and with limited color.  Definitely a more minimalist approach for me. 

To be honest, I really wasn't sure and thought that I would get really bored painting this as it isn't (hasn't) been my approach style. But, I love her and wanted to do this for her.  I surprised myself!  I found working with a limited color palette and simpler composition forced me to become more engaged with all the subtle variations and overlays.  I found that with it's limitation, I enjoyed and observed the simpler things that were occurring. There was still a painterly decisiveness when applying brushstrokes. 

It was a wonderful experience for me which changed and led me to the next collection of paintings that I would be doing. I do know have those completed and photographed, so will begin releasing them....and posting them here!





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bold Expressions..."Viva"


Viva
Acrylic on 40" x 48" x 1.5" canvas

Available

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This is the third painting that I did in response to a commissioned project. Scroll down to see the other two. I was afraid that my client wasn't happy with the first one that I painted, so I painted two more.  Turned out she absolutely loved the first one, once she saw it in real and in her home. This being the third, I was still working with her color palette...but by this time I was needing to let go. A much bolder, colorful and expressive painting was the result. I do love this painting as I feel it has a lively Spanish feel to it.  In time some one will find it as the perfect painting for their home!

I've been enjoying painting without so much rushing to photograph, title and list.  New paintings are piling up against the wall in the studio.  They still have not been photograph and I still need to begin working on my new website where I will begin listing them.   But, hey...I've got all summer, right?


Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist

Friday, April 29, 2016

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Tempest" Original Art by Elizabeth Chapman


'Tempest'
Acrylic on 40" x 48" canvas

Available

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As I previously posted, I painted three paintings in order to give a client the opportunity to choose the piece that best fitted her dream room. This one was the second one still using the same color  palette, but in a much bolder style.  The size of the canvas is a bit bigger than the standard 36" x 48" that I have always used. I had the 40" x 48" canvases custom made in order to have a bit more heigth  in what I thought might help for rooms with high ceilings. I found that I really like the extra few inches to paint on as well.  

My first large canvas was a 24" x 48"...looking back I remember how big and lost I felt. The more you paint on large canvases the more natural it becomes. It's like having a bigger playground to play on! Now, I find the large canvases to be SO much easier to work on than the small ones.  For now, I've got eight 40" x 40" that I'm going through with a series of paintings.  I will soon be re-ordering some more of these custom ordered 40" x 48" from Rupen, at canvas place.com.  Not getting paid to mention this business, I just have always loved working on these canvases. They are of good quality and the price is good. Shipping can be costly on the large, large and have found that a 50% sale at Michael's in my home town is a wonderful thing. (but need to have a large back end vehicle or a pick up truck in order to get them home)


Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Made for You" Original Abstract Painting and a few changes....


Made For You
Acrylic on 40" x 48" x 1.5"

Commission Sold





I haven't posted in several weeks, but it isn't because I haven't been painting. This is one of three large 40" x 48" paintings that I have been working on for a local commission.  I was able to visit this home to get a feel for and given color swatches for ideas. It turned out to be a beautiful piece that fit perfectly into the room. I loved working on this and such a joy that it meant so much to the owner.  I have also been thinking a lot about wanting and actually needing to make some changes with my work.  Not a bad thing. It's actually inspiring to be thinking about these things. I've been feeling this for awhile but just not knowing exactly what I want to do. The ideas have been coming and I've have written many of them down in order to go back to them.  Two of the bigger goals (changes) are with my approach to painting and secondly with presentation.

I began in 2008 painting floral paintings with transparent watercolors that were very realistic.  Amazing to go back and look at these. They were the beginning of the process and this journey. At the time, I was only playing around with the abstracts.  In time the abstracts were more me and won out...and there I've been ever since.  I've learned SO MUCH about painting and selling as an independent artist. Presently, I've been feeling as if I need to artistically challenge myself more and move on for new growth. To do this I feel I need to concentrate more time with each painting(s), playing,exploring and bringing to completion a series.  So, this is what I'm going to be doing beginning this spring and through the summer.  I'll continue to work on other projects as they come along.

The second change is with my website, this blog and my approaches to selling. Presently, I have a large body of work available for sale on my website, Etsy store and with Zatista.  I will be working on a separate website from the one that I presently have with a blog. I will announce those changes on here so as to redirect.  

For now, my time spent on the internet when not painting will be to set up these new changes.  I will continue to show glimpses here, there and on instagram.

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Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist