Thursday, November 14, 2013


Acrylic on 40" x 40" x 1.5" wrap canvas
Ready to hang

This is what I have been working on this week, but will have to take another photo of it before listing it for sale.    I photograph outside with natural lighting either in the mornings or late afternoons.  Yesterday, when I remembered I needed to get this one photographed, I looked outside and  magic hour was nearly gone.  It was only 4:30 but with winter coming on the days are getting shorter.  I quickly grabbed my camera, jacket and my helper, hubbie and out into the cold we went.  I photographed from several angles and spots in hopes of capturing the best light.  This image was the best of what we took, except for the top left area that looks washed out without much definition.  So, we will have to work with photographing another day.  It is so very important  to get very good photographs of your work when your working on line.  I am not a high tech type of person, but I have learned over the years how to photograph using natural lighting and editing in order to get a photo to look as close to the real painting as possible.   It is important to me that my work be represented well for several reasons.  First of all, I would like for it to so capture a person's attention that they are willing to consider it as an investment for their home/office.  But even more importantly,  when it reaches it's destination and is unpackaged  I would like the buyer to feel as if they received what they were expecting and more.  Since you never really can't capture it all in an image, it works out that they are even more pleased with their painting in real!

I've been observing and responding to the changes of our season here in the Ozarks with changes in my color palette.  We are now getting to that point where all those beautiful fall leaf colors are drying up and the wind is beginning to blow the leaves off the trees. The colors are in transition from vivid intense to more browns.  I am finding beauty in this as well.  It was my hope to capture my observations of these changes in this painting with more of the browns from the trees being seen, but still pops of color.  What do you think?

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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Love your new banner!
Wonderful change in colour palette and I appreciate the photo tips, something that is a major challenge for me :-)

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Thank you, Bren...time for changes!! glad to hear the photo tips were of helped to you:)

Atul Pande said...

Love this piece -- organic and architectural at the same time. A viewer could imagine anything into it.

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Atul, thank you for your comment. Always good to hear other's thoughts and what they see.