Sunday, August 13, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Impetus" by Elizabeth Chapman


Impetus
Acrylic on 36" x 48" canvas

SOLD

More abstract paintings and now prints are available from my website: HERE


Now and then a painting of mine will sell fresh off the easel. This is one of my latest, Impetus.  I had it posted on Instagram and sold within four hours. Can I not just have that happen every day?!! No, it doesn't work like that, but what a joy it is when it does. Actually, every painting that sells however way the timing works is one that brings me joy and thankfulness.  For several reasons.  One being that it is my income and for that I am thankful.  Secondly, it is a joy in knowing that I have so connected to someone through the gift of creativity that they are willing to spend their hard earned money to own and hang the painting in their home to be loved and admired.  Not all will be sold and not who view my work are purchasing it, but if it brightens some one elses day then that makes me happy too.

Enjoy!
Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Urbane" by Elizabeth Chapman


Urbane
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

ORIGINAL 2017

Available

To purchase directly from me and/or for more information email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Prints are also now available from my website: HERE



"Just keep taking chances and having fun." Garth Brooks


Being a creative is all about taking chances and having fun along the way.  I really don't know any other way there is to be original than being willing to be yourself.  To let go.  Remember the song from just a few years ago...'let it go, let it go'   Definitely easier said than done. I was reminded of this while painting this morning. It seems like the painting really begins to take on a life of it's own once I let go of all expectations and that includes my own as well.  The crossing over where the creative mind takes over and it feels like your on autopilot. Taking chances and having fun are happening right before your eyes.  Oh sure, there are always negative thoughts to be dealt with. I have found that most usually when I get to thinking that things aren't going so well, what an ugly painting this is is usually when it is actually working out pretty good. Step back, get away and come back before deciding. You might just surprise yourself! I do.


have fun...and enjoy! elizabeth











Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Abstract Painting "Breakthrough" by Elizabeth Chapman


Breakthrough
Acrylic on 22" x 28" canvas
$475 Shipping included

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

More paintings can be seen, HERE



I'm looking at this one and trying to remember how it began. I can tell you that it changed a lot from it's original starts. Kinda of reminds me of a painting from a few years ago, Simple Things. Not so much the color but the composition and it has already shown interest. Simple Things ended with a sad story. The only painting of mine that ever got damaged in shipping and I've been selling online since 2009. It was insured and FedEx was wonderful with how they handled the claim.  Always take pictures of the damage should this ever happen to you. Although I was happy to be able collect on this claim, it was such a major disappointment to me that the buyer was not going to be able to hang this painting in her home. It was one of two paintings she purchased from me that she had spent years searching for in order to pair up.  In the end, it all worked out.  Paintings are securely packaged, faced, wrapped with bubble wrap and strong cardboard for making the boxes and of course, insured. I always take a deep breath when dropping one off to be shipped knowing that the purchase is not complete until there is a safe delivery. 

thanks for viewing! elizabeth

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Peek-a-boo" by Elizabeth Chapman


Peek-a-boo
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

Available

Prints of this painting are now available through my website: HERE


Email: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


I am really so behind with posting my paintings on this blog. I paint nearly everyday completing 1-2 large paintings/week. It seems as if I keep quite busy with life as well. Once a painting is completed there is the photographing, editing and then listing it on various sites. There is a lot of behind the scenes things taking place with being an artist. This seems to be the one site that gets neglected. When I first began painting back in 2009, blogging was all new to me and I was writing/posting nearly everyday! I'm going to try to do better, but for now...what do you think of this painting?

i had a lot of fun painting it!

If your interested in seeing a complete portfolio that would include paintings that I may have missed posting on this site, visit my website: HERE

Thanks for viewing! and if you've been following since 2009 an extra, extra...extra, thank you!!

elizabeth





Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ABSTRACT PAINTING "Stellar" by Elizabeth Chapman


Stellar
Acrylic on 36" x 36" canvas

Available

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


More abstracts can be seen: HERE

Enjoy!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

ABSTRACT MODERN PAINTING "Invite" by Elizabeth Chapman


Invite
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

To see a complete portfolio of my work visit me, HERE.

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Gallant" by Elizabeth Chapman


Gallant
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

More abstracts can be seen: HERE


Fresh off the easel.  Gallant is the my most recent abstract painting.  Bold and bright color! This one reminded me of a similar style (although the color palettes are different) I have used with the paintings that are posted below.  With this particular style I am working with a limited palette, mixing a lot of variations applied in layered chunks of color.  COLORFUL, in Elizabeth Chapman style!




SOLD



Perusal
SOLD



Oceana
SOLD

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Floral Abstract Painting "Joy" by Elizabeth Chapman


JOY

Acrylic on 24" x 36" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

Website: HERE


Whereas the previous floral abstract post where painted from actual still life floral arrangements, this one was created more from an impression of arrangements that I had seen. Like?! It's for sale!! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Floral abstract painting "Cherish" by Elizabeth Chapman


Cherish
Acrylic on 22" x 28" canvas
$485

Available


To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@artlover.com

or may be purchased from my Etsy shop: HERE

To see a complete portfolio of my work visit my website: HERE


A few more abstract paintings have been in this works this season.  These are inspired and abstracted from real floral arrangements.  This is a beautiful painting that I promise will not disappoint. 



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Floral Abstract Painting "Soft Explosion" by Elizabeth Chapman






Soft Explosion
Acrylic on 20" x 20" canvas
$375

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

or purchase from my Etsy shop: HERE


More floral abstracts can be seen, HERE







Here you can see the progression of this painting. The one on the top being the completed version. Subject matter for Soft Explosion was from a lilac bush in our back yard. 

Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 Peonie Floral Abstract Painting "Glorius" by Elizabeth Chapman


Glorious

Acrylic on 24" x 30" canvas

SOLD

Print available: HERE

Each spring since 2009 I have used the freshly bloomed peonies from our back yard as the subject matter for a floral abstract. I am happy to report that they have all found a home, including this year's  2017 version, "Glorious." 


More floral abstracts can be seen: HERE


If interested in commissioning your painting from a pic of your favorite florals, contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Ingress" by Elizabeth Chapman


Ingress
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

SOLD!


I am happy to have sold this painting to a local business where it will hang to be enjoyed by it's clients.  Over the past years I have had a few places in town that have asked me to hang. I really don't mind as it gets my inventory out from my studio storage (freeing space for more paintings!) and the public is given the opportunity to enjoy the paintings.  This particular painting was one of a group that was hanging at The Specific Source in Springfield, Mo.

I got to know Dr. Nathan because of a dog that I have that hurt his back (nerve damage) leaving him without usage of his back legs. I had been working with and trying some different things when some one told me about this chiropractor that was willing and liked to help animals.  I began taking Monty in (before the regular clientele arrived)  to get his back adjusted and during this time I was asked if I would hang some of my paintings in their business. Of course.  One year later, I went to pick up my paintings in order to give another artist the opportunity to hang there.  Dr. Nathan just couldn't seem to let this one go. SOLD!!

It is so very special to me when I sell a painting in my hometown of Springfield, Mo.

As for, Monty he does from time to time have partial use of his back legs. It can be said that they are better than they were a year ago, but still it has been an ever so slow process. I am still holding out hope that he will walk again. Patience.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Promenade" by Elizabeth Chapman


Promenade
Acrylic on 25" x 35" canvas

ORIGINAL 2017

Available

To purchase and/or more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Website: HERE


Thinking I might like color!