Monday, May 17, 2010

"Surmise" Modern Contemporary Original Expressionistic Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 8" x 8" acrylic canvas board
This small abstract is available for purchase from here,
or contact me: Elizabeth
$50.00 /shipping included


Surmise: to imagine without conclusive evidence.  Isn't that what worry and fear are all about? I am the worst for that..... We have a bird house on our front porch that I have been observing from indoors over the weekend as it rained and rained and rained.. A mother Bluebird has been leaving her nest in this downpour in order to bring back food for her young.  Not only is she taking care of her young but she is also safe and watched over.  It struck me as I watched her how we are also watched over and are to live without worry and fear.

I am now back to painting the abstracts with acrylics after having taken a break with the floral abstracts and the mixed media. (these can be seen with the previous post) There are many layers of acrylic paint used in building up this painting, as well as having used a palette knife, brush and even a comb for texture.  There's a lot of contrasting between values, colors, shapes and textures. I especially like how the smaller colorful shapes are nestled in.... a nest?  What do you see?

Look at the birds.  They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?

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