Monday, June 20, 2011

Jasmin, Modern Abstract, Contemporary Expressionism, Original Art, Mixed Media, Elizabeth Chapman


Acrylic on 8" x 10" 300lb. Arches paper
Available by contacting me: elizabeth


Going with the flow....just feeling lately like I wanted to work with a different medium. So, I began with watercolors, another medium that I am much familiar with, transparently layering colors. Later I began adding gouache which is a more opaque medium. If you've never worked with them, they are kinda like the oil paints of watercolors. They are thicker, easier to blend with and you begin to achieve depth must faster. Once, I had these in I switched off to my acrylics to add those final touches, the details the jewels.  Was this all planned? .... oh no, never... just a matter of going with the flow!  
Play and have some fun this week!!

"So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life.  That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.  Ecclesastes 8:15


Bren said...

Beautiful piece and you are working with mediums I've never played with, yet :-)

Anne said...

I so love the vibrant colours you work with. Your paintings are simply beautiful!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Thank you Bren and Anne....keep playing and painting!!!