Sunday, December 16, 2018

Juxtapose

'Juxtapose' 30 x 40 inch canvas, Acrylic.

SOLD

Prints available from Fine Art America. Click: HERE
This is another one of my larger paintings that have SOLD, yay!! recently. (I am offering it as a print with various options: HERE) I do get excited with each painting that is sold...there is a 'thank you' praise God followed by a 'happy dance'! It's an income of mine so it means that I can keep doing what I enjoy, creating. Exciting. It's in the process, the challenge, the learning, the discoveries and in knowing it's good that I am fulfilled as an artist. Many times, I will sit back as a viewer without the thoughts of an artist simply to enjoy. That will bring to mind the purpose of all this and that is for you, the viewer. Art creates a space in time, a way to get away and a place that brings a stillness within. It brings me much joy knowing that I am a part of pointing to beauty. I am so very thankful!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ABSTRACT PAINTING "Urbane"


Urbane
Acrylic on 40 x 40 inch canvas

SOLD

Now and then I'll have a painting that falls together just like that. Magically! I call it a gift. This is one of those such paintings. I love the combination of color, patterns, shapes and line that came together here. An abstract paintings value should not be judged by the amount of time that it took to paint but rather on how well an artist has brought their life time experiences into a dialogue with a strong visual statement.

Urbane is an original that has recently sold making it's new home in Florida! However, a canvas print of this painting can be made. There are also other options. If your interested, I'm offering this one through Fine Art America, by clicking: HERE

ORIGINAL abstract paintings that are available for purchase can be viewed on my website: elizabethchapmanartwork or click: HERE

To contact me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com







Saturday, December 8, 2018

Limited palette abstract painting "Lily"


Lily
Acrylic on 36 x 48 canvas

SOLD

I painted this one shortly after the new year in 2018.  I was challenging myself to work with a limited color palette with yellow green being the mostly color. I moved through it swiftly quickly making color choice decisions. I did not have any idea of what the outcome would be as I began the painted other than the color palette that I just mentioned. In the end it turned out to remind me much of a Monetish lily painting. It has sold, but I am offering it as a print on Fine Art America. To have a print made of "Lily" click: HERE.

Below are a few pics of this painting in it's process of becoming the completed painting.







Sunday, November 25, 2018

El Amor


El Amor

40 x 50 inch canvas, Acrylic

Commission. SOLD

To inquire: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com



"The success of a country is through the education of the people."  -Dr. Rafael Vegas Sanchez (Dec. 8,1908- Dec.30,1993)

Dedicating this painting in memory of my 'abuelo' (grandfather) who loved, believed in and served the people of Venezuela. It is a scene overlooking the city of Caracas with the northern mountain range, La Avila. One of my favorite stories is of him as a young man while living in France attending medical school organized a small army and rented a ship (El Falcon). They would meet up with several other groups along the coastline of Venezuela where there would be a surprise attack in order to overthrow a tyrannical government. Through various miscommunications the attempt failed and he was forced to flee into the forest. This cost him his health as he contracted an inoperable parasite that would weaken his heart and in turn shorten his life span.  He was able to escape and return to medical school in France. His early profession began as a practicing psychiatrist in Caracas, Venezuela. There he saw a need for children that were abandoned and opened an orphanage were their needs could be met and they could be educated. It was through the success of this program that he would receive a phone call from the President of Venezuela asking him to serve as Minister of Education. And so, began his dream for the country's success through the education of it's people. He accepted. Frustration set in as he was not able to accomplish the programs that he envisioned because of government bureaucracy. He came to a realization that his dream could be accomplished, but it would have to be at a smaller scale. So, he opened up his own school with grades 1-12,  which would become known as one of if not the best school in Caracas, Santiago De Leon. 
As a young girl, I remember visiting this school and being quite impressed. It had an olympic size swimming pool, playgrounds, a zoo (the monkey's where my favorite), a two story building with classrooms, and an outdoor like cafeteria where I remember black beans, rice and plaintains being  served for lunch with a trip to 'la cantina' afterward for a treat. The whole school would gather in the circle drive before school to sing the national anthem together. I would stand by my grandfather's side and I knew he was just as proud as could be to walk his only grand-daughter around the school. They also had the coolest pleaded gray skirts and white blouses as a uniform for the girls! School buses had a teacher who rode along and she was treated with much respect as you got on and off of the bus. I have many fond memories of visiting this school. I am proud of this man who out of El Amor (Love) for the people of Venezuela saw his dream come true. Not on a large scale, but through quality and consistency in a smaller circle of influence provided Venezuelan children with a place were they could be educated to later go on to professions much like he had.
My cousin Dario Carrera and his family will be the recipients of this painting where it will be displayed in their home in Caracas,Venezuela.

Dream Big!!




Rafael Vegas



Rafael with school children



Rafael and Simone

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Journey


Journey

Acrylic on 24 x 48 x 1.5" canvas

Available

To purchase contact: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

or from my website: elizabethchapmanartwork.com


So many layers and so many changes as I progressed through this painting. Click on the image to see it closer. I use acrylic markers in my paintings in particular for the final marks. They are acrylic so just like the paint they are not going to fade. From the initial brushstrokes to the finale detailing with markers it truly was a journey. There were a few frustrations along the way but it all ended with joy as it's beauty was revealed.

More of my abstract paintings can be viewed on my website by clicking; HERE

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Blu Skies


Blu Skies
30 x 40 x 1.5 inch canvas, Acrylic

Available!

To purchase directly from my website link: HERE



This painting was begun as a demo for a workshop that I taught at Splatter Art Studio in Springfield, Mo. It had a really great start with a rawness to it that I really enjoyed and found hard to get past. So, I let it sit for awhile and came back to it when I was ready to let go. I turned it and began the work of layering colors, shapes and mark making.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Stream Valley


Stream Valley
Acrylic on 36 x 48 x 1.5 inch

Commission

SOLD





On the wall at Mostly Serious...Springfield, Mo.


Painting continues around the sides.


A surprise project to the staff of Mostly Serious moving from downtown Springfield, Mo into their new office spaces in the Galloway area. I was free to create an abstract painting with the only stipulation being that it be my interpretation of Galloway. I spent some time in the area, took a few pics and began tossing ideas around in my head as to how I would approach this painting. Often, when I do a commission I feel as if the painting is completed long before I begin painting as I have already painted it over and over in my head. Here I couldn't decide to go with the new construction or the softer natural organic almost Monet type feeling I was getting from a neighboring park. It finally came to me that I could combine both. Duh. I'm an abstract painter! But how? Well...this is it!!! "Stream Valley" I feel SO honored as a local artist to have been asked to create on of their first pieces. THANK YOU!! 

To see more of my work please visit my website: elizabethchapmanartwork or by clicking: HERE









Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hello Fall....


Frolic
Acrylic on 30 x 40 inch canvas

Available for purchase from my website by clicking: HERE

Or

Email me: elizabethchapman@artlvoer.com


Whimsical fall like scene for your entertainment! What do you see?!

Enjoy!!

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Someday Soon


Someday Soon
48 x 48 x 1.5 inch canvas
Acrylic

Specially requested- SOLD

This painting will eventually be stretched on stretcher bars with a 1.5" depth sides. It is a canvas that was secured to the wall. Markings can be seen where the 48 x 48 edges of the painting will be seen. It will be shipped in a tube. Message me if interested in a commissioned piece.

There's a smile followed by a celebration that takes place when an artist has completed a painting! That moment. I'm very happy with this one.  I often get asked "how do you know when a painting is finished?" For me, it's when i feel as if I just can't add one more color or mark. Sure, I've crossed that line before and..hey it's ok we're just off to the making of another painting. It will work out. A painting can have many lovely places to be done at. This is just where I have chosen to be be. Now time to sit back, enjoy and celebrate!! Cheers! 🍷😊. More of my completed celebrations can be seen and/or purchased from my website: elizabethchapmanartwork

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Altogether Beautiful


Altogether Beautiful

Acrylic on 11 x 14 paper

Available


or message me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

It's a beautiful day!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Summer Crush


Summer Crush
Acrylic on 11 x 14 paper

Available

May be purchased from my website, elizabethchapmanartwork or click: HERE

OR by email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


I'm a summer type of person. I LOVE summer.  The smells, sights and pretty much everything about it.  That is what this painting is all about, my crush on summer. Also, there are many more this size on my website, if you care to take a look. These are sold unframed. Enjoy!! 




Thursday, August 16, 2018

Happy Travels


Happy Travels
Acrylic on 11 x 14 inch
I painted this one just shortly after getting home from a road trip from Springfield Mo to Buffalo New York where we went to see Niagara Falls. There was a lot driving and scenery to take in. Wonderful times. The two bottom paintings where actually painted while on the trip and sold just as soon as they were posted. However, this one is still available! But, for how long?!

Visit my website elizabethchapmanartwork or click HERE to link to it.

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Colorful World
Acrylic on 11 x 14 paper

SOLD



Wonder of Wonders
Acrylic on 11 x 14 paper

SOLD