11" x 14" canvas
Well, it's almost been a year since I began this journey of following what I believe to be my calling. It was a giant leap of faith to leave a well paying job and move on. I've learned more than I ever expected. There is a lot more to art and the business of art than meets the eye. More on this I sure as I approach my one year anniversary.
Lately, I've been faced with making decisions which basically have left me once again, to believe and rely on that which I can not see. This first year has brought me to a point of knowing and building my confidence as an artist. I am now ready. I had absolutely no idea of where to even start one year ago. I just began with what I did now, believed and it all began evolving from there.
This recent painting reminds me of a calm, peaceful, serene and inviting environment. A place to enter and be at rest. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the hard work and discipline required of an artist in order to make a living in this business. (doubly so in this economy) I believe this is all in preparation for what will be needed and required of me. Recent decisions and occurrences have brought me peace in what I am doing, yet I am still finding myself counting the cost before I enter.
Daily Abstract Painter Elizabeth Chapman
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