Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Secretplaces...Modern Original Expressionistic Contemporary Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


'Secretplaces'
Acrylic on a 12" x 12" x 7/8" canvas
Available from my web gallery

What do you think? ....  The title for this painting came to me as I was working on it and thinking about all that goes into a work that will never be seen.  I am speaking about thought processes.  First of all for me there is the initial inspiration and then the just getting starting which is in most cases the hardest part.  Faith... that it is going to work.... that a painting will at some point emerge.  Then there is all the thinking that occurs while working.  Everything from problem solving design elements to thoughts about family, prayers, praises, thankfulness, favorite places to eat, times in the past, future plans, the list for the day, etc.... small tidbits of my thought life that are just as much a part of the painting, but is the part that will never be known.  Perhaps that is why an artist will get asked to tell about a painting.  So.... these are my secretplaces.... but then there are the secretplaces that a painting will take the viewer to...another creation in itself.  What are yours?

3 comments:

Bren said...

It's so true, all the things that go, unnoticed, hidden away that only the artist knows about and then the magic of where a painting takes a person viewing it. Very insightful, enjoyed the post and this warm blending of colours, textures and symbols are wonderful. Love it!

Souza said...

I really like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bruce Docker said...

Hi Miss E. - Saw your paintings on the MO DP. Nice work, vibrant.