Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Callera, Modern Art, Contemporary Abstract Painting, Original, 24" x 48" x 1.5", Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic on 24' x 48" x 1.5" canvas
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$800.00 includes NA shipping


Celebrate the light with this large bright and bold colored abstract! 

Here's the process that I used for this painting: I first began by texturing the surface of the canvas with modeling paste and a palette knife. Next I used a large round brush and began layering various yellows into the upper part of the canvas.  A palette knife was used to knock in the darker colors on the left side.  I then felt like there were too many hard edges and so used a stiff brush and went in and blended and softened up edges. The whites in the middle were a mixture of colors I was using plus white.  The challenge came in finishing this painting as I left it at this stage for several days and then came in to work the bottom right side, matching it up to the left.   I began again with the top right hand color, with another layering of the yellows and whites and worked down.  Once again, I used a palette knife for the blues, blending and softening the hard edges into the background.  Also, took some of these over into the left side. The very last thing that I did (and you might have to click on image to get a close up) was I added some vertical lines.

Original painting is for sale! 

If your interested contact me at: elizabethchapman@artlover.com 

Also, prints or cards of this painting can be made through Fine Art America, click here.

More colorful abstracts can be seen at my website: www.melizabethchapman.artspan.com

1 comment:

Bren said...

Oh this has to be impressive to see in real time, the size and vivid colours would be amazing. Really enjoying this new process you've been exploring and loved hearing how you developed this piece.