Monday, May 21, 2012

what's your vibrational plane.....

Acrylic on 24" x 48" x 1.5" canvas


Layers, layers and more layers would describe the approach that I took with this painting.  I worked on it everyday last week gradually building up the layers creating depth and richness of color.  I also played around much more with detailing, using found objects in the studio for printing shapes. It has not been signed yet, as so many of my online images are left, because many times I decide a painting isn't finished until after I see the image of it.  In this case, it is finished...... and will now be signed and sealed.

In it's beginning stage....

I have a commission that I will be working on this week and am expecting the canvas to arrive for it any day.  This will be a painting that will be displayed over a fireplace and had specific measurements, (35" x 60") so a special order canvas is being made.  In the meantime, I have been pondering my approach to it as it will be much like a previous painting "Spree". (which just recently went to Canada)
When I am working on a commission in which I am given a specific painting, colors, preferences, etc there is a lot of visual thinking that I do before ever approaching the canvas taking into consideration all that I have been given.  I watched a documentary in which Jackson Pollack spent months sitting in a corner just looking at a huge blank  canvas before painting it in a day. All of this preparation and thinking is counted as part of the painting time which is very necessary for a successful commission. 

So, if you are looking for a higher plane of vibration for your space,  contact me!

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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

1 comment:

Bren said...

I can just imagine the impact this new commissioned piece is going to have. "Spree is so alive and to paint something like it on such a large surface. Ymmm. Hope you share the process on your blog. And this new piece is glorious.