Sunday, April 23, 2017

Abstract Painting "Motif" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 30" x 40" x 1.5" canvas
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Titled "Motif" but Cadbury might just be a better fit. My color palette totally changed on a binge with Cadbury eggs. I don't keep sweet around anymore, but I caved in and bought a bag of Cadbury Eggs this year. My favorites and you know there only available one time of year. So secretly kept them in the glove box of my car. For weeks I had done fine with just 2-3, ok 4-5 a day. I was to about a good handful when I binged on the remainder. Next day I go to continue work on a painting and the color palette TOTALLY changed on me. I stood back and thought, "oh's those Cadbury eggs!" ha

Monday, April 17, 2017

Figurative Abstract Painting "Bicycle Girl" by Elizabeth Chapman

Bicycle Girl
Acrylic on 20" x 24" canvas

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The latest figurative painting completed recently as a commission for my water aerobics instructor, Margaret. Having gone through my website, she fell in love with a painting that I had done years ago of my daughter, Emma.  It reminded her of her own daughter, Tamara. I knew she wanted it to be similar, but at the same time I wanted this painting to have a life of it's own. So, I also worked with the original photograph of Emma and the bike. She also asked if I couldn't perhaps make the skin color just a little darker. As I was painting, I realized that I had never mixed color for black skin. Had to google it! Why had I never done this before? I loved the richness of the colors. There wasn't much skin to cover with this painting but I mixed SO much paint just enjoying the learning process. Thank you, Margaret! Hope your enjoying "Bicycle Girl" up there on your mantel!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Iridium" Acrylic on 12" x 12" canvas by Elizabeth Chapman

Iridium on 12" x 12" canvas
Acrylic, $185


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So many layers! Layer upon layer of acrylic paint which created lots of rich surface texture and color. 

Let me know if your interested in this one!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Promenade" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas


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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Modern abstract painting "Mishmash" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 28" x 32" canvas



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Mishmash is from my latest collection! Love it...hope you do!

I'm doing a little spring cleaning this week and have slashed the prices on the last of my 2014 inventory. Go directly to my Etsy store: here and you will find them featured at the top. addition use coupon SPRINGCLEANING when checking out for an additional 20% discount!!! of ALL paintings.

Thank you viewing and following my work!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Avid" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 36" x 36" canvas


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Thinking I might have to hang this one in our living room!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Black and White Abstract...kinda.

Acrylic on 36" x 48" wooden panel



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This painting was a work in progress for many, many months. It was one that I picked up to paint from time to time, ( about 6 months in the making!) unlike the majority of my paintings. It was an experiment in working with a different support. I purchased several large wooden cradle boards from a local business. The surface was gessoed to begin. It was different working on wood rather than a canvas. I believe that is why I would leave it for a time as it just wasn't my comfort zone. Something different. 

I did not begin with a plan for a black and white painting, it just worked out that way. Because I work with so much color, black and white is always a challenge for me as I feel as if my hands have been tied. With this one the black and whites went in towards the last. I am really happy with the results!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Commissioned Modern Abstract Painting "Ipseity"

Acrylic on 36" x 48" canvas


I'm posting the second of two paintings commissioned by Brian and Alexandra. I actually painted this one first. The inspiration for it was from "Gold Rush". The two paintings were to be different yet still go together. Scroll down to see "Archetype".  Rich colors were built up layer by layer creating lots of  real surface texture.  Funny story here. Brian and I had a mix up when communicating a problem that he saw on the right side of the painting with what appear to be shapes that looked like c/o. I searched and searched and could not find what he was pointing out. Finally, I wrote back with I can only find what your talking about on the left side of the painting.  Right away he realized the problem. Turned out working in the medical profession he reads images turned around as if from the back side. lol. My left is his right and vice versa.  After having gotten a few minor details adjusted we were done. I say we, because both paintings were a collaboration between myself and this wonderful couple that I feel I got to know along the way. This painting is now hanging in their home.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Archetype"

Acrylic on 30" x 30" canvas


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One of my favorite quotes is by the artist Matisse and goes something like.. 'let the art speak for itself'.  Perhaps I so like that quote because it highlights THE ART and nothing else. And also, because I'm really not very good at articulating my thoughts in words. Not a wordie person. I've always been a quiet, shy and more on the introverted side...a visual communicator. As much as I would like for it not to be so, it is so.  let the art speak for itself takes the pressure off of explaining it.

I love hearing from others how a particular painting speaks to them. That is what I got to hear from the couple that commissioned this painting. This is one of two that I created for them. (I'll post the second one next time) It meant so much to me as an artist to be able to hear what this painting meant to them upon seeing the completed image. It really was a confirmation that art can speak for itself.

First, a bit on the commissioning information. I was given images from a style of work that I was doing from back a few years. like 2011.  Links here: Double Take, Thirds, Tonality and Gold Rush. (It was a challenge for me to go back and figure out what type of paint I had used. With this one I found it was Golden Liquid Acrylics, Azo Yellow and Quin Gold. Lots of layering working with them much like watercolors.) I have always loved and still do being turned loose on a commission without to many specifics. This was way different. BUT, I found that it actually made it so much easier than I would have thought. It was definitely the most detailed instructional commission that I have ever done and I loved it! 

In wrapping it up and sending an image for it's final approval, I was told what they saw in the painting. How it spoke to them. I knew nothing else about this couple except what I had been given concerning color and style. I was totally wowed by what they saw.  I am a believer in Jesus Christ and what He has done for us, but I don't attach my beliefs to my work at least in written word. I do often pray before I begin a painting and much while painting. When they told me that they saw a tomb, like a cave with the Arch, the squiggles on the side symbolizing the ascension of Christ and a cross in the center.  Amazing. They had wanted to ask me to place a cross in the painting, but where afraid they might disrupt the creative flow. But, there it was. How cool is that?!

Thank you Alexandra and Brian for choosing me to create this piece for your home...and thank you for sharing your story in order that I was able to see that art truly does speak for itself. I'm really not needed for that part. 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Apropos" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 32" x 36" canvas

ORIGINAL Available
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

looking for a home....abstract painting "Plush".

Mixed Media Acrylic on 35" x 25" canvas $875
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The painting above is the completed version. What do you think?! The image below is that same painting from several years ago and I really liked it then, but never felt as if it was ready. It was  among a stack of "not sure that I'm done" paintings. Yet, I just couldn't figure it out. Several attempts were made, but still nothing was enough.  Turned out what it needed was a willingness to take a risk....and so I did! Now it is finished!...and ready to leave home!  Enjoy!!

Plush (before image) from 2015

The finished version of this painting is the one above. 

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Thank you for viewing! elizabeth

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Mistral" by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas, $2000

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This beautiful painting was completed, photographed, edited and ready to list weeks ago. I just realized that I had not yet listed it on any of my sites.  How much time may have past before I began wondering why it wasn't selling and then realizing why?!  Lol. yep, don't think it would have gotten sold that way.

Trying something new here. I began this blog back in 2008 as I was beginning my new career as an artist.  Kinda fun to go back now and then to seeing all the changes. Through all these years I've never really settled on exactly what I wanted to do with a blog.  Should it be more personal? or perhaps more business like? or it could be used for teaching? or a combination of all these. And so, I did all these things.  In the beginning, I posted every day to presently more like once a week.

Now, here I am with yet one more change. But, it isn't as if it hasn't been done before. Guess I'm beginning to cycle through the various seasons of change. So, what now?  well...i've now decided to post prices and offer a way to purchase the loved painting through PayPal on this blog. For me, it makes it one more site that I have to remember to go back to and mark as sold preventing the possibility of a single work being sold twice.

Bottom line though, it's really more about the paintings and not about any thing that i have to say. Matisse once said, 'let the paintings speak for themselves' and I believe this to be true. 

Those that looking for art for their home or business may not know a lot about art, but they will know what they love when they see it. And isn't that what it's all about.

If you love what you it!

...and now you can

...right here!

Thanks to each of you that have continue with me through the years!  elizabeth

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

just one more.

Morning Glory
Acrylic on 20" x 24" canvas


I've been on a floral roll lately, so thought I would go ahead and post the last completed one. These paintings tend to happen as signs of warmer weather, green grass, spring breezes begin to occur.  Although, this year the thoughts and paintings happened long before those first signs.  I wonder if that's what getting older is all about?!  hmm.


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

coming soon.

Acrylic on 20" x 20" canvas


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All depends on where you live, but here in Southwest Missouri the first of February begins to show the earliest signs of Spring. No matter where you live, that is exciting! These two paintings are a result of anticipating the new array of color portrayed in florals. FAV was just so much fun working with a palette knife and applying lots of thick paint creating fabulous surface texture.

Acrylic on 24" x 24" canvas


Another painting turned floral. I usually don't focus on floral abstracts, but they do tend to come out in the Spring. More of my floral abstracts can be found in my Etsy shop: HERE.

Nothing wrong with dreaming...spring is on it's way!!