Sunday, August 30, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Frolic" by Elizabeth Chapman


Frolic
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available

To purchase this painting contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

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

or either of my online sites: click here for Etsy and here for Zatista.


Anticipating fall.  Colors of the season to come have begun to feel there way in.  Below is a wood pile of freshly chopped wood.  So what is that all about? Well, it is a part of the fall preparations for a cold and snowy winter.  Just thought it made for a good picture!!








Monday, August 24, 2015

Modern Abstract Expressionistic Painting "Effluvium" by Elizabeth Chapman


Effluvium
Acrylic on 36" x 48" canvas

ORIGINAL 2015

Available

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Definition: 1640s, from Latin effluvium "a flowing out"


Each painting is a new and exciting journey. Every painting has it's two sides, front and backside.  The front side is visual, that is what the viewer sees. Then there is the backside, the untold story, that is the process. Thought I would give a little behind the scenes today.  The inspiration came from my desire to paint another painting like one that I had recently sold. You see, I really missed "Seraphic" .  I began in my studio, one morning, early before the sun had even came up with that initial spark. No music this time, just the quietness and solitude of the early hours.  Enjoying the time, decided to follow and paint in stillness.  As I was finishing up that first session, and stood back to look at the painting the sun was just beginning to come up. The colors that I was seeing outside through the window just to left of my easel where spectacular!  A gift.  This is when I began realizing that the painting on the easel was going to have a story of it's own. "Let go, and allow this painting to be it's own unique self," I told myself. Later as I worked through this painting it became bolder with each passing day. I'll have to admit there were times that I continued to think that I was going to take it to the same softness as Seraphic.  It continued to let me know that it wasn't going to happen. I am so glad that it didn't, as I love this one just as it is...a flowing out.


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Assimila" by Elizabeth Chapman


Assimila
Acrylic on 35H x 25W canvas

Available from My Etsy Store

Email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

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

This one has been reminding me so much of a previous painting that I had done "Just for Fun".  Here, I am not thinking or worrying any about any of "the rules".  This type of painting occurs when there is a need to totally get away and just paint. The kind of creativity that children naturally possess before the "don't color outside the lines" begins to be encouraged. Just let it flow and paint just for fun!  It has been titled Assimila as it is the assimilation of many years of painting.


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Opus" by Elizabeth Chapman


Opus
Acrylic on 30" x 40" wrap canvas

Yes, this one is currently available! Email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

or from Etsy: HERE

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


Fresh off the easel.  My paintings hang everywhere in our house. It use to just be one wall that we called the rotating wall because paintings would come and go as they found their homes.  Gradually, we began using other walls as a way to store them, plus we can also enjoy them. This one is currently in our living room and it has me thinking about rearranging the furniture. Kinda hoping it doesn't sell...at least for awhile! Loving the colors. Hints of fall. Rich.

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Palette Knife Painting "Double Mesa" by Elizabeth Chapman


Double Mesa
Acrylic on 12" x 12" canvas

Available from my Etsy store: HERE

Working through with a palette knife, lots of acrylic paint and a textured surface.


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Aspect" by Elizabeth Chapman


Aspect
Acrylic on 12" x 12" canvas

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This one reminds me of a landscape with it's high horizontal composition. Colorful!!


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Arch" by Elizabeth Chapman


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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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