Wanna watch me paint? Link: HERE I have placed several videos on you tube that will show the process of this painting. The first one is a time lapse of those first marks. Second and third videos show the majority of the painting being painted. I did not record the final stage, but hope to do more. They can also be watched on IGTV by going to my instagram bio, elizabethchapman77. Link on side bar.
One of my latest paintings to bereleased. There are many layers of colors, shapes and lines built up under the final version seen here. What you can't see here are the wonderful surface textures that this painting has. My paintings always look better in real. Follow me on instagram: elizabethchapman77 as I post daily pics. To purchase this painting message me or may bepurchased directly from my website: elizabethchapmanartwork.com
These seven small paintings were painted while on a vacation on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. They are visual journals of the sites that I was inspired by each day. Paintings measure 9 x 12 inch on paper. Acrylic. $115 Shipping included. They will fit a standard matt and frame. To purchase and/or to check on their availability please visit my website in the small painting category:elizabethchapmanartwork.com
I'm often painting smaller abstracts as well. These are done on bristol board paper. However, by the time I'm finished layering with gesso and the acrylic paints there is a lot of real surface texture built up. Lastly, a coat of Satin varnish is applied. Fits a standard matt and frame.
A collection of these ORIGINALS can be seen in my website's small painting category: Here
I'm working on becoming a little more video friendly! I made a time lapse of this painting being started. First layer. It is around 45 minutes of painting shown to you in about 31 seconds! See it Here.
Also, if your interested you can watch me paint most of the painting (second layer) by clicking: Here
I must warn you....the videos aren't professionally made. just me setting up a camera in my studio for those who have been asking to watch me paint. It's a start!
When is a painting completed?...is a question if not the most asked question that I have heard over the years. My answer has varied over the years and I'm still not sure!! I want to say when you feel as if you really really like the painting. Sometimes I may not have taken a painting to that point and so it may be several years down the road that I decide to give a painting some more love. As in this one. To see the earlier version click on: Aurous
It's a continuation of a story. Layer upon layer. I love the added feel and richness of texture on a painting with many layers. It can be personal. You may like the earlier version of this painting. For me, this is it. I am in love with the way this painting has turned out. Leave a comment if you wish as to which one you prefer.
Close-ups of a few of my favorite areas of texture and mark making.
OR a print may be purchased from Fine Art America: Here
You are welcome to see what you might want to see in this painting and I hope that you will. It's very cold here in the midwest as I was coming up with a title for this painting. I guess just my wishful thinking!!
2018 color year challenge. I was feeling a bit burned out/uninspired and so I created a challenge for myself at the beginning of the year. In reviewing my work I felt as if I had a pretty good handle on balancing color. Perhaps too good as I felt I needed to have more of a color dominance. The plan I made was to through the twelve color wheel colors. One per each month of the year. It began in January with yellow. This painting was from the yellow/green month. It was a challenge that did make me think about having a color that was a 'mostly.' There were times that I left the challenge for example if fI had a commission to work on, but I did always come back. The various color palettes can be seen on my website. For a while they were in color wheel order. This one was one of my favorites, titled Chartreuse. (mostly yellow/green) a 40 x 40 inch canvas that hung on my studio wall, brightening up those cold, gloomy winter days until it sold. The challenge did spur me on and it did make me think more about how I use color, moved me away from always using the same colors, helped my composition and taught me many other things. It was a challenge that I definitely learned a lot from. So, what's my 2019 challenge going to be? Hmmm....well I've been thinking about it. It is something that I feel I need to do more of....and it's not painting! Coming soon!
The top image is the actual painting in it's completion. The painting was created for a local venue, Marketplace Vineyard in Ozark Mo. in which I was asked if I would do some live painting for a Second Friday Night Art Walk. Of course. Painting live can be a distraction for me and so I began the painting at home where I could be more focused, sipped on wine while painting at the event (glass of wine on my palette) and finished out with the details later back home. A lovely evening!
Story behind the title. As so often happens to me, what turns out to be the strongest viewing placement will be the upside down from what I painted. Imagine picking it up, turning it upside down on the easel. Now look at it. That is the way I painted this one for the most part. I had reached a point where I really did not know what to do next and decided to leave it for it bit. This can often help give me a fresh perspective and the answer will be right there when you I get back. Another thing I will do is take a picture. Often times this can also help me to see what's next. In this case, I took several pics. I needed to be somewhere and I took off. Later, I opened up my phone camera and saw the image turned. It literally took my breath away, I gasped...and I was instantly, 'In Love!'
The original painting is currently still available.
Current workplace is on a table. I have different work spaces for various types of work that I do. A table for paper paintings, an easel for canvases and a wall for unstretched canvases. What I have never thought about is that maybe it's a mood that decides which space to use. This one is still, quiet, with dimmer lights whereas with an easel there's music, dancing and brighter lights. Ever thought about your various work spaces?