Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Birthsong"..... Modern Contemporary Floral Abstract Painting by.... Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 18" x 24" canvas

I painted this on the day that our first grand daughter Penelope Bloom was born.  It was a very exciting morning as we were all there to welcome her in.  I later came home that afternoon and this painting was the result of all those spilled out emotions.  She is now 3 1/2 months old and most beautiful!!!

This painting has been speaking to me lately about new beginnings just as in the birth of a baby,  the celebrating of a birthday or even in the beginning of each day.  Last night we all came together to celebrate my father-in-law, great grandpa "Jackie's" 82nd birhthday.    A new beginning.....

Jackie and Penelope

 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.  Lamentations 3:23


Sheila said...

Oh Elizabeth, even before I read how this beautiful piece came to be, I could see you were so joyous in painting this. It still sings a song of celebration for new life and new beginnings. Bravo!

Manon Doyle said...

Another great painting, Elizabeth!!
Happy Birthday to Jackie!! Great photo!!