Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Made for You" Original Abstract Painting and a few changes....

Made For You
Acrylic on 40" x 48" x 1.5"

Commission Sold

I haven't posted in several weeks, but it isn't because I haven't been painting. This is one of three large 40" x 48" paintings that I have been working on for a local commission.  I was able to visit this home to get a feel for and given color swatches for ideas. It turned out to be a beautiful piece that fit perfectly into the room. I loved working on this and such a joy that it meant so much to the owner.  I have also been thinking a lot about wanting and actually needing to make some changes with my work.  Not a bad thing. It's actually inspiring to be thinking about these things. I've been feeling this for awhile but just not knowing exactly what I want to do. The ideas have been coming and I've have written many of them down in order to go back to them.  Two of the bigger goals (changes) are with my approach to painting and secondly with presentation.

I began in 2008 painting floral paintings with transparent watercolors that were very realistic.  Amazing to go back and look at these. They were the beginning of the process and this journey. At the time, I was only playing around with the abstracts.  In time the abstracts were more me and won out...and there I've been ever since.  I've learned SO MUCH about painting and selling as an independent artist. Presently, I've been feeling as if I need to artistically challenge myself more and move on for new growth. To do this I feel I need to concentrate more time with each painting(s), playing,exploring and bringing to completion a series.  So, this is what I'm going to be doing beginning this spring and through the summer.  I'll continue to work on other projects as they come along.

The second change is with my website, this blog and my approaches to selling. Presently, I have a large body of work available for sale on my website, Etsy store and with Zatista.  I will be working on a separate website from the one that I presently have with a blog. I will announce those changes on here so as to redirect.  

For now, my time spent on the internet when not painting will be to set up these new changes.  I will continue to show glimpses here, there and on instagram.

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Elizabeth Chapman
Modern Abstract Artist


Carol Flatt said...

You have been busy, Elizabeth! I've never tried a really large canvas as you're working on, and I greatly admire your ability to do that! The painting in the photo is wonderful! The owner must be extremely pleased with the way it perfectly fits into that room! I hope you will post the others if you're able to. The design of the abstract is so appealing! Those colors are so harmonious and fresh looking. Congratulations on such a great job!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Thank you Carol! and for reminding to post the other two! It might seem overwhelming at first to work on a large canvas, but in time it becomes easier.

Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Love it! I have been grappling with similar thoughts and issues with my own work, needing, wanting to spend more time with a painting, finding my way into new materials and concepts. I'm afraid I've fallen way behind in both blog posts and my blog reading, but love keeping up with your work via Instagram and FB