Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Acrylic on 36" x 36" x 1.5" canvas

This painting has been in the works for quite some time and recently went back to give it some tender loving care.  There was a lot that I liked, but had too much not working for the whole.  I resolved it by focusing more on defining it's high horizontal composition, still retaining it's original identity.  I love the texture that is built up when layers upon layers of paint are built up. Many times it is not done intentionally just happens as I am searching for the flow/direction of a painting. Yet works. Unfortunately, texture is not one of the elements that is visible on images.  SO much more to appreciate in real.

Well, I'm off to start a painting today with an abstracted landscape idea that came to me as we were on our way to eat with our kids last night.  I also think about food while painting…Sky,mountains, beach scene.  Warm yellow/oranges, purple/blues and off white. Another large, large…we'll see where it goes. Perhaps work on a figurative too.  Weather is finally warming up, so time to start getting some outside work done.  Hoping to clean the garden and plant peas this afternoon.  Then back to painting in the evening.  Enjoy your day.

More of my abstracts can be viewed: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman
Contemporary Abstract Artist


Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Looking forward to seeing the new piece, never know where inspiration will come from

Manon said...

It's beautiful. I'm partial to reds so I love your use of it.