Saturday, September 21, 2013

free time.....

Acrylic on 30" x 48" x 1.5" wrap canvas
Ready to hang.


Remember when you were given "free drawing time" in art class.  Actually, I really don't remember this as a student.  Must have thought it was all free time! lol  But, as a teacher, working with kids at the elementary level, I so enjoyed watching the natural creative flow that came out when given "free drawing time".  This simply meant it was a time in which you were free to draw your own subject matter, totally using your imagination, choosing whether to work with pencil, markers crayons, etc, going all out with color or maybe just black and white and there were no rules to follow.

After having done several commission paintings back to back....this is how I felt with the approach of this painting.  I am not complaining at all, as I do appreciate and enjoy very much working with clients in creating their own custom ordered visual expressions.  However, there are still some perimeters to work within.  Just as each mark leads to the next and then the next, etc., so does each painting lead to what will be created on the next canvas.  Abstract Expressionism.

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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren Thebeau said...

Green does have a wonderful calming effect. Beautiful piece. Like you though I enjoy working on custom pieces, there is something liberating about 'free time' painting. I guess because you have a greater liberty to just have at it :-)

Sue Marrazzo said...

I LOVE this, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Thank you for your comments!