Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vivid and bright abstract painting.....

Acrylic on 36"H x 24"W x .75" wrap canvas
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Come dance with me...... 

This painting began as a horizontal and ended as a vertical, but even more than that it made some  very dramatic changes in color from the initial format.  As I followed the flow to find the path of this particular painting, it also kept getting brighter and brighter.  "Wow" it's kinda different?!  "is this going to work?" I thought, as I went along until I got to a point where I felt I don't know if it works or not, but I do know that it is finished.  Then came the choosing of a I have posted before, I can paint much quicker than I can choose a title.  And so, the question my husband will often ask is "what does it remind you of?" Africa.  \I really don't know why it did, perhaps the colors.  But that in turn reminded me of a trip our daughter had taken to Uganda with her youth group in high school.  Dancing is done for many different reasons and occasions in Africa.  For Emma it was as a gift that the women wanted to give to express their thankfulness and joy as they circled around her and danced after she had shared the with them.  As I did my research on this I found I liked the title "Adowa," (sounds good for a painting) which is a dance that is done for many different types of occasions in southern Africa.  

Do you feel like dancing now?!

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Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist

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