Tuesday, July 28, 2009

moving on....



Abstract Expressionism
11" x 14" canvas

Well, it's almost been a year since I began this journey of following what I believe to be my calling. It was a giant leap of faith to leave a well paying job and move on. I've learned more than I ever expected. There is a lot more to art and the business of art than meets the eye. More on this I sure as I approach my one year anniversary.

Lately, I've been faced with making decisions which basically have left me once again, to believe and rely on that which I can not see. This first year has brought me to a point of knowing and building my confidence as an artist. I am now ready. I had absolutely no idea of where to even start one year ago. I just began with what I did now, believed and it all began evolving from there.

This recent painting reminds me of a calm, peaceful, serene and inviting environment. A place to enter and be at rest. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the hard work and discipline required of an artist in order to make a living in this business. (doubly so in this economy) I believe this is all in preparation for what will be needed and required of me. Recent decisions and occurrences have brought me peace in what I am doing, yet I am still finding myself counting the cost before I enter.

moving on......

Daily Abstract Painter Elizabeth Chapman
to contact: elizabeth


Sheila said...

Wow! You've only been doing this a year? Your story has given me inspiration and hope. Thank you friend!

Deanna said...

I just found your blog and your beautiful works of art! I am blown away and totally inspired. I love to paint, but I don't really paint "things" so well, so I was having some major self-doubt stirring inside. seeing your abstracts has given such motivation and inspiration to keep going. and good luck on your journey! you are off to a great start.

kendra moberly said...

i am so proud of you and so encouraged to see you pursuing your dream - even at great costs. i log onto this site practically every day and am always amazed at what i see. one of these days, i hope to display something of yours in my home and tell everyone that walks in that i have been privileged to know the artist. thanks so much for sharing.

Color Splashes said...

Sheila- Thank you friend!
Deanna- You've just got to believe in yourself and yes keep going!! those self-doubts will lessen. The Creative Call by Janice Elsheimer is a good book that has really been encouraging me lately. Thank you for your kind words.
Kendra-one of these days we will have that painting for you and i will be sooo honored to have you as the recipient. Thank you so much for your encouragement!! Encouragement brings life to creativity.