Wednesday, December 4, 2013

tis the season

Acrylic on 32"W x 36"H x 1.5" wrap canvas

Winter seems to bring on a desire to work more with red.  In this painting I am working with those reds, a touch of turquoise, azo yellow and burnt umber.  My neutrals are a mixture of those colors in the painting plus white.  I began this one with the idea of of a vertical line composition using raw umber for the lines and then filling color in with a brush.  As the paint began to build up and thicken I switched off to a palette knife. This enables me to do a lot of my mixing of color on the canvas itself.  A roller was used for a softening effect. Lastly, I played around with the detailing. Do you like?

This painting along with a complete portfolio of my work can be found in my Web Gallery: HERE

Hope you are having a wonderful week and staying warm!

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Sue Marrazzo said...


Anonymous said...

Would love to see you in photographs while you are in the flow of painting rather than in an Olan Mills photo prop. Have your daughter photograph while you are actually working and that will also show the evolution of your work! It is hard to put yourself out there.

Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Mmm, would love to see this in person, pictures just can't capture the subtleties of layers :-)