Friday, July 26, 2013


Mixed Media on 9" x 11" heavy watercolor paper
Ready to frame

May be purchased directly from my Web Gallery: HERE

Soon it will be time to get back to those large, large canvases.  Whether  large or small, I am always looking for the flow of the painting.  This one was begun with soaking wet 156lb watercolor paper.  Gesturally marks where then made with a black watercolor pencil.  The first layer of color was applied with watercolors while the paper was still wet. Chinese white was used in the white areas to soften the pencil marks.  Acrylics were later over laid to pop a few colors, creating more depth.

When is a painting done?  That can sometimes be difficult to determine.  I really like the simplicity and all the white in this one as it is, so have just decided to leave it alone and call it finished. Seemed to be the flow...

Have a divine weekend!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren Thebeau said...

I'm loving the white, pristine and yummy. Beautiful piece

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Thank you, Bren!