Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bordeaux, Modern Art, Contemporary Abstract Painting, Original Art, Elizabeth Chapman


Acrylic on 30" x 30" x 1.5" canvas


Click on image for a close up.

The painting reminds me of one I completed a few months ago titled "Chateau", you can see it here.   It was purchased very quickly and if you really liked "Chateau", then now is your chance to grab a "Bordeaux"!

I worked on "Bordeaux" over many sessions.  Struggling to bring it to that point when you just know that the piece is finished.  Sometimes in painting it all comes together rather quickly and at other times, as with this one, it's just a matter of not giving up or settling for something that would be far less.  Winning through persistence!

It also can be a matter of perception.  I got to the point, after having spent so much time with it, that I had lost my objectivity.  I needed to step away and spend some time elsewhere, in order to regain my perception.  Photographing "Bordeaux" to capture it as true to real life as possible was also a challenge.  Those thoughts were all about yesterday .... and today ...... I LOVE it!!!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! ..... Elizabeth

1 comment:

Bren said...

This one has that magic of being complete. It's a mystery that is hard to express in words, knowing when it's done.
Have a wonderful Christmas,lots of joy and fun times with your family.