Sunday, May 27, 2012

there's nothing like family.....

'Sister Style'

Acrylic on 35"H x 60"W x 1.5" canvas



Finished!! and will be shipped to it's new home in Louisiana  this week!  This is a commission in which I was asked to do a painting similar to a previous one, "Spree" (now in Canada) only larger.   My prep work consisted of going back and remembering what I was thinking when I painted this, to hopefully catch that same mood and technique that I had used.  I pulled out only those jars of color that were used in Spree and selected the same music, Cat Stevens.  Then when all was ready, the work began....

What was I thinking as I was painting this one?....Well, that is how the title came to be...I thought about how closely this one was resembling the first one "Spree" (good since that was what was requested) and how closely they are related, much like sisters.  Which of course made me think of our two beautiful daughters, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, sisters, best friends and owners of Red Velvet. My thoughts of how similar they have always been and yet how different as well... 

Here they are in a new feature they have added to their blog..."Sister Style"

As I was cleaning out my closet this weekend, I found these moccasins of the girls when they were three and five years old.

Thanks  for the inspiration that you have given to this new painting "Sister Style"...

Love you both so much!!


Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren said...

You have much to be thankful and inspired by. Your girls are beautifully talented, no wonder they inspired this piece.

Emma said...

Love you mom! xo. Emma