Thursday, May 26, 2011

Parlour, Original Contemporary Expressionistic Abstract Painting by Elizabeth Chapman


Acrylic on 8" x 10" canvas panel
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Parlour: originally, a formal sitting room, any living room, a semi-private sitting room in a hotel,  a business establishment, etc..,  

This reminds me of a room that is full of life.  A place where one can spend time enjoying the company of family and others.  It makes me think of a room in our house that was purposely set aside for this exact purpose.   Years ago we decided that we would remove the t.v. from our upstairs living room in order to have a place to visit with less distractions.  We all have our own individual spaces but this place is special as it is our gathering spot.

Interesting how this painting came about as I painted the bottom side up and then turned it over and saw this scene.  I love the color scheme and loose gestural lines and I'm really considering it for a large painting which would be titled "The Parlour" (thanks Donnie!)  Lately, I have been feeling so inspired.  Someone once asked me "how do you know when your inspired?'  I had to think about this one for a bit.  The answer I came up with is..."it's kinda like when you begin feeling hungry and you know you need to eat"  Don't know how else to explain it.  More playing and experimenting, perhaps even some figurative and floral abstracts.....we'll see......

1 comment:

Bren said...

Just love the surprise factor in how this came to be. It does have that wonderful abstract look and feel of the parlour. It would be something to see in a much larger format. Enjoying your posts!