Thursday, December 18, 2014

Avola, Red Abstract Contemporary Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Avola
Acrylic on 24" x 24" x1.5" canvas
$450 includes free shipping

Available


I love working with reds, but also find it a difficult color to balance and especially to photograph.  Truth be known, this is/was a painting from 2011 that I have updated.  More like total re-do as I gessoed over the whole painting. It's not such a bad thing. I love the texture that a previous painting brings to a new work.  Also, you don't have the intimidation of a white canvas to begin with as shapes and colors can be seen through the gesso. This inspires ideas, a fresh start and of course when working intuitively one idea leads to the next. Another adventure!


This painting can be purchased from my website: HERE
 from my Etsy Store or by emailing me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com 


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ela, Mini Abstract ORIGINAL Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Ela
Acrylic on 8" x 8" canvas

Available from Etsy: HERE


Another small abstract that is ready to go! 


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Small abstract painting "Cascade" by Elizabeth Chapman


Cascade
Acrylic on 8" x 8" canvas
Original

SOLD

Another small abstract from my Etsy shop has found a home!


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Small abstract painting "Talus" by Elizabeth Chapman


Talus
Acrylic on 8" x 8" wrap canvas
ORIGINAL

SOLD

These new small abstracts have been selling just as fast as I've been listing them in my Etsy shop. yay! If you haven't visited my shop, there is a 20% discount for the month of December on any painting over $100.  Just use coupon HOLIDAYCHEERS when checking out! A wonderful discount for any of the large abstracts you've been waiting to purchase.

Thank you, Mary!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mini Abstract Painting "Nightingale" by Elizabeth Chapman


Nightingale
Acrylic on 8" x 8"x 3/4" wrap canvas
Ready to hang

Available for purchase from my Etsy shop: HERE


I've been working on some mini abstracts that are perfect for that smaller wall space, a gift, the beginning of a wall display or an addition to a collection.  

Please visit my website: HERE to view a complete portfolio of available works. 

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, December 5, 2014

Enigma Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting By Elizabeth Chapman


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

Available

For further information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


The story behind this one is interesting.  A simple line design with charcoal was the first step. Then the pouring of liquid acrylic paints on the canvas as you can see with the runs. A layering process of pouring white and blending with a brush occurred next. All of this was to be the undercoat. In the center I worked with heavy body acrylic paints and a palette knife. I left the painting like this with the intention of continuing the palette knife process later.  The next day when I walked into the studio to work, it took my breath away. I really, really liked it as it is and decided to leave it alone for a bit. Well, with the confirmation of several family members loving it as well, I decided to call it finished.

This isn't a bad picture of it at all, but in real it just seems to glow. The contrast between the two textures created by the liquid acrylics and the heavy body acrylics is BEAUTIFUL.  When do you decide a painting is finished? What do you think?

This one has been listed in my website and is available for purchase from me: HERE
Also, the zoom feature on my website can be used to view a close up.

I hope you will visit my website to see a portfolio of all my current abstract paintings.

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sonority Expressionistic Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Sonority
Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" canvas

Auction begins at $100 with $35 shipping to anywhere in the continental USA. Ends next Wednesday, 12/10.
Great buy!

This painting is an original work from 2010. It is on a gallery wrap canvas with the 1.5" depth sides painted black. I use Golden acrylic paints for their saturation and longevity of color. It is also coated with an acrylic polymer varnish. Wired on the back and ready to hang. 

I have place it on the Daily Paint Works site on auction. If your interested and would like to bid, you may follow that link: HERE   

A bit more about this painting:  An image of this work was sold and used for a poster promoting "The Haydn Concert at Christ Presbyterian Church"....Mass for Troubled Times by F.J.Haydn in Canton, Ohio / 2011 ORIGINAL Certificate of Authenticity








Monday, December 1, 2014

Delecta Contemporary Expressionistic Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Delecta
Acrylic on 24" x 30" canvas

Available from my Web Gallery: HERE
email: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com



As I was beginning to feel finished with this painting and stood back for some perspective, my reaction was "OH what a delight!" I knew then, that it was completed.  The title has been derived from the word delight.  A feast of color!



Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Innermost, Contemporary Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Innermost
Acrylic on 24"W x 36"H wrap canvas

SOLD

Isn't it a good to feeling to have a work sell!  Instant inspiration, sending an artist spiraling back to the studio to create.  This one was sold through an online gallery that has been carrying my paintings for many years. You can visit my store with Zatista, HERE.



Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Piquant Contemporary Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Piquant
Acrylic on 8" x 8" canvas

Sold


This little abstract is from a way back, but it recently had the honors of being included in a book written by Carol Marine entitled "Daily Painting".  I have always admired Carol's paintings for the realism they portray. At the same time their is a looseness that keeps my eye interested and moving through the shapes of color. You can check out her paintings on her blog: HERE.   You'll find her book "Daily Painting" there to purchase too.

If your new to painting, this book will help you to understand the necessity of daily painting.  I love the way she has taken and simplified an understanding of composition and working with a limited palette.  If your just beginning and can't afford to go out an buy a full range of colors. Don't need to. All the colors are mixed from red, yellow, blue and white added for tints. Black can be used to darken a color, but it really gives the darks more vibrancy if you mix your own.  Basically, with just a few colors and small canvases you can begin. Tips on how to photograph your paintings and begin selling on line are included as well.  All kinds of professional advice simplified in an easy read. A must!


My Web Gallery can be viewed: HERE


Have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving weekend!


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Abstract Painting "Breeze" by Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Chapman


Breeze
Acrylic on 24" x 30" x 1.5" wrap canvas

Available

May be purchased directly from my website by clicking on the link: HERE  The painting can be found in the medium abstract category.

OR you can email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


There have been two other large paintings done in this color palette that have been very well liked.  I decided to paint a smaller one for that smaller space.  Below are the two sister paintings. 

Please visit MY WEBSITE to see more of my colorful modern expressionistic abstract paintings.



Zephyr
Acrylic on 36" x 36" wrap canvas

SOLD






West Wind
Acrylic on 36" x 36" wrap canvas

SOLD


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, November 17, 2014

Original Abstract Expressionism "Lumina" by Elizabeth Chapman


Lumina
Acrylic on 24" x 48" x 1.5" canvas
Click on image for larger view

Available

Email: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

This one was painted weeks ago before venturing into painting the previously posted floral abstracts.  It went through three distinct stages each one could have been a painting in itself.  Sometimes continuing is a difficult decision to make when a painting is going well, yet you know it just isn't there yet.  It reminds me of a statement I once read from an artist's interview.  The question asked was "when do you know that the painting is complete?" followed by..."and aren't you afraid you might go past that point?" The answer was something like this..."there are endless amounts of time the painting could have been considered completed and it would have been ok. I simply don't worry about it, for you see if I should past that point and continue, another point of completion will occur." 

I took this painting past several points where I could have called it done, yet was not ready to call it finished. It was the third take in which I became totally immersed with enjoying the process of painting.  I remember thinking how this must be the way a child paints. Not so much thinking about "the rules" that we have picked up along the way, but more about, "oh, this area is so pretty, I think I'll circle it" or why not put this color over here....living in total freedom!

Please visit my online web gallery by clicking: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Floral Abstract Painting "Imperial" by Elizabeth Chapman


Imperial
Acrylic on 24"W x 36"H canvas

Available

More of my contemporary abstracts can be seen by clicking: HERE


This one became another floral abstract although that wasn't the intent. It's called going with the flow of the painting. Sometimes it's just better not to fight it....

Email: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Painter

Friday, November 7, 2014

Floral Abstract Painting "Dreamboat" ORIGINAL Art by Elizabeth Chapman


Dreamboat

Acrylic on 24" x 30" x 1.5" canvas
Ready to hang

Available from my website by clicking: HERE 
or email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


Another floral abstract. The inspiration for this painting was from a bouquet that my mother-in-law brought to us from the last of her garden flowers.  Enjoy!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist