Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday......back to work

Indian Summer
Abstract Expressionism Palette Knife Painting
Acrylic on 24" x 30" gallery canvas

What do you do when you really don't feel like working? Ever feel like that on a Monday?! This painting was began with that sort of a feeling. After having endured criticism in which I felt I might lose my inspiration and confidence in working with bold color, I knew I had to get back in there. Once again, I don't feel this photograph does this painting justice. There are layers and layers of layered colored painted with a palette knife and acrylic paint. When viewing this work up close you can see all these colors and from a distance they blend. It is beautiful!

An interest has been expressed in my doing a large commissioned piece in this style. Similar paintings to this one that I have done are Night Life and Italia (two panels). I enjoy very much this technique and am excited about this opportunity. I will definitely post them as well.

So, what do you do when you don't feel inspired-

"Inspiration far more often comes during the work than before it because the largest part of the job of the artist is to listen to the work and to go where it tells him to go" L'Engle

just trust that it will come and get started.

Daily Abstract Painter Elizabeth Chapman


kendra moberly said...

i have no idea who would criticize anything you do b/c you amaze me! and this one is another fantastic piece.

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

I have one of L'engle's books!
When I am lacking inspiration I usually go looking for some. I look at blogs, try to find pictures that inspire me, listen to music I love... that kind of thing. Or I just wait it out and try again the next day.

Color Splashes said...

thanks you guys!! you are so very kind.

jarispry said...

ELIZABETH! I LOOOOOOOVE THIS PAINTING!!!!! you continue to amaze me with your beautiful paintings!