Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Paintings for THE PINK AGENDA, "Gramercy I,II,& III" by Elizabeth Chapman


Gramercy I
Acrylic on 7" x 5" heavy paper



Gramercy II
Acrylic on 7" x 5" heavy paper


Gramercy III
Acrylic on 7" x 5" heavy paper



These three little gems were commissioned as thank you presents to three staff members of "The Pink Agenda", which is a fund raiser organization for breast cancer research.  The paintings were to be matted and framed.  The request was that they be similar to some of my larger abstracts with hidden pink ribbons.....  can you find them?!
The title "Gramercy" means thank you.

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Hope you find one you love...


Email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com



Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Abstract Painting "Moxie" ORIGINAL Art by Elizabeth Chapman


Moxie
Acrylic on 12" x 12" x 1.5" wrap canvas
$150, shipping included

Working more with the reds, oranges and golds that I had gotten away from for awhile. This is a little one and would be perfect for a small wall space or a gift! 

Please visit my website to see a full collection of my abstract paintings by clicking: HERE

Contemporary Abstract Painter
Elizabeth Chapman

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Large Contemporary Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Fusion" by Elizabeth Chapman


Fusion

Acrylic on 36"H x 48"W canvas
(click on image for larger close-up)

Ready to hang


My available paintings can be viewed in my website as well as many other sold works which are in the archives.  I am happy to answer any questions so please feel free to email me for more information.  This abstract is a large 3ft. x 4ft. painting in a fall warm color palette. 

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Email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Colors Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Bountiful" by Elizabeth Chapman


Bountiful

Acrylic on 17"W x 26"H  heavy paper
(click on image for close-up)

Available: Here



Painting ever so freely here.  Sometimes it can be hard in deciding how much is enough.  Time.  Can value always be measured by time? A questioned that is often asked of artist is "how much time did it take you to paint that?"  The answer is always "all my life!"  


More expressionistic abstract paintings can viewed by clicking: HERE

feel free to email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.om


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist








Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Red Abstract Painting "Ascend" Original Art by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman


Ascend
Acrylic on 24"W x 30"H x 1.5" wrap canvas

Available: HERE


For the longest time red was a favorite color of mine.  At one time the majority of my paintings were in the red warm color palette.  Recently, as I was viewing my portfolio it dawned on me that the majority of my paintings are now mostly in the blue range.  How did that happened?  Well, I believe it began last winter and I just simply kept painting in a cooler palette.  Seems like blue is the new favorite.  As I was picking out a new background color for my blog, guess what color stood out. Yep, blue. I'm working on fitting more of the reds back in.  That was the inspiration for this painting!

To purchase or view a collection of my abstract paintings, please visit my web gallery by clicking: HERE 

or email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Monday, October 6, 2014

Gold Abstract Painting "RISE" by Expressionistic Painter Elizabeth Chapman


RISE
Acrylic on heavy (156lb) acid free paper
Ready to frame

Available: HERE

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Email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


I don't always have this to show, but the painting below is a shot taken just before it was completed.  Honestly felt as if it was nearly done, but couldn't quite put my finger on it. Taking this image helped me to see that.  I left it to lay as I worked on other paintings.  One day, I walked in the studio with a willingness to take a risk and that was just what it needed!



Above image is the completed painting.


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Abstract Painting "Dream" ORIGINAL Contemporary Art by Elizabeth Chapman


Dream

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



I so enjoyed working with the softer colors, neutrals and subtle texture variations.  Reminds me of the seasons changing here in the Ozarks.  The beautiful green colors of spring/summer have stayed with us this year due to a rainy summer.  Fall being in the air with hints of the richness of color that will come.  Then there is the bareness and restfulness of winter colors with it's neutral grays and whites.   Which is your favorite? or perhaps you enjoy all of them!  There are aspects of each season that I look forward  to and love.  It's wonderful to have the changes!

To see more, please visit my Website by clicking; HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist 



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Abstract Heart Painting "Sweet" by Elizabeth Chapman


Sweet
Acrylic on 12" x 12" x 1.5" wrap canvas

from the "heart series"


This one was inspired from a contact regarding a custom order painting,  The painting was to be done similar to the background of "Menange" with a minimalist black line(s) running through it. As I was working on heart paintings at the time, decided to experiment with that background working a heart into it.  One of my less colorful more elegant abstract heart painting.

To see a collection of the heart series click: HERE  


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Abstract Heart Painting "Other Gold" ORIGINAL Art for sale by Elizabeth Chapman


Other Gold
Acrylic on 12" x 12" x 1.5"

Available

I would call this one of my "minimalist" heart abstract painting.  If you were to see the complete portfolio of my work, you would surely understand why.  This one was difficult for me to leave alone, yet I felt like it was completed.  We'll see!


"Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Painting


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Abstract Heart Painting "Pash" by Elizabeth Chapman


Pash
Acrylic on 8" x 8" canvas
Original





Before

Another small heart for the "heart series, Pash was begun as another painting.  It sat around for a few weeks (bottom image) at which point I decided to take it in the direction of a heart abstract.  The paint on the surface became thick as I worked it with a palette knife.

More love!

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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Painting


Monday, September 22, 2014

Abstract Heart Painting "Butterfly Kisses" by Elizabeth Chapman



Butterfly Kisses
Acrylic on 12" x 12" x 1.5" wrap canvas



Several weeks ago I posted "Fancy" HERE, one of the first heart paintings created specifically for a new gallery that was to open in Sedona, Arizona shortly after the first of the year.  There was to be a large wall with heart abstract paintings.  Inspired and excited I created several new heart abstracts.  Recently, I learned that the lease for this new gallery fell through and so....well, not this time.  Guess I'll continue what I do, offering them from my website.  I'm going to be posting and listing them this week. However, don't be surprised to see them again nearing Valentine's Day!...unless their sold before then.  Ya, better grab one now!

This one is a favorite of mine.  I fought it for a while...ok, quite a while trying to make a large heart the predominant element.  Sometimes, the expectations of previous heart paintings can get in the way of the creative flow.  Not matter, a butterfly was there.  So, I finally decided to give it up and let it be. Perhaps representative of lots of love with butterfly kisses!  

Visit my website to see a complete portfolio of available paintings by clicking: HERE


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artists

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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


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

ORIGINAL 

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


'Oh-so'
Acrylic on 15"H x 17" heavy acid free watercolor paper
Available


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.


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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