Saturday, November 2, 2013

kaleidoscope of color

Acrylic on 24" x 24" x 1.5" wrap canvas
Available: HERE


Still in a fall mode color palette as I was working with this one.  What will I do when all the trees become bare?  We are though still enjoying the changing of the colors.  Each day brings more changes. Within just one tree a kaleidoscope of colors can be found. Patchwork as you look across the countryside. Gold as the sun shines just right.  It's the topic of our conversations as we are out and about.

This one has many layers as I add and mix paint on my canvas which not only creates subtle value changes but also nice texture.  The more paint I get on the canvas the more mixing I can do and the longer the drying time is when working with acrylics. Here I was working with a brush then switched off to a palette knife and then felt like I needed some softening.  I used a foam roller around the edges for a softer less focused effect, creating more of an emphasize towards the off center area.  I've been continuing the painting around the sides creating some pretty interesting edges.

This painting along with my complete portfolio of available can be found in my web gallery: HERE
or by contacting me:

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Wonderful use of colour, just beautiful. Love the yellows in this

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Thank you!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Do you teach?

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Sue...I was a high school art teacher for 10 years and have taught in several other venues, but presently I am not, just painting. Would like to perhaps do something online?