Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Acrylic on 36"H x 48" x 3/4" wrap canvas
(click on image for close up)

Layers upon layers upon layers would describe how this painting came together. The darkest darks are  Golden's dioxazine purple.  I haven't done this in a while, but absolutely love mixing this purple with yellow to get those rich browns. Reminds me of coffee! Variations of the brown are created by adjusting the amount of yellow and white added for lightness.  Usually, I will work with a color palette like this more along the time Fall is approaching…not the beginning of Spring.  Maybe, just maybe someone has been waiting for this one…could that be you?

Many, many more abstracts can be seen in my online gallery: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Love this and I love using the D Purple to make some amazing browns, such an unlikely combo.

Theresa Plas said...