Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Abstract Painting "Chandeliers" by Elizabeth Chapman


Chandeliers
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

More of my abstract paintings can be seen: HERE


From "Colors on my Palette, Artist Interviews"

Question: What do you listen to when you paint?

Answer: Music is inspirational to me. I listen to all kinds, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Country, etc., I seem to enjoy instrumentals the most. I go through periods when I will listen to the same artist for weeks at a time. I will definitely stick with the same CD through the entirety of a painting, as it sets the mood. My husband plays guitar and enjoys picking out music for me to listen to. There are times when I will paint without music. Not many, but I seem to go through those times as well. More of the interview can be read: HERE

This painting inspired by an older CD by Sleeping At Last, Storyboard. Lyrics by Ryan O'Neal. 🎶

Friday, October 27, 2017

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Rainbow Water" by Elizabeth Chapman


Rainbow Water
Acrylic on 36" x 36" canvas

Private collection

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

More of my abstracts can be seen: HERE


Question: Do you have a favorite piece that you have created? What makes it special to you?

Answer:  Yes, I have a painting that was a collaboration between myself and my grand-daughter, Penelope. We spend a lot of time together and at times it's in my home studio where she also has her own little studio. We were spending time there one day when I decided I could get an underpainting done while we were messing around. I pulled out a large square canvas, set it on the easel and put 70's Carpenter's music on. We both grabbed a large brush and I gave her the spray bottle. We had the best time dancing, dipping the brushes with color, swinging them on the canvas and spraying water. She titled the painting "Rainbow Water". Later that week I finished the painting. The next time I picked her up from school she told me the art teacher had taken her brush away.  I said "on no" and asked her "what happened?" She said, "well, I was painting and swinging my brush around, you know like you and I where doing to the music"___So, a little explaining between at home and classroom expectations was forthcoming! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

MODERN ABSTRACT PAINTING "Xylan" by Elizabeth Chapman


Xylan
Acrylic on 48" x 48" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


More abstracts can be seen: HERE


From "Where Art Lives, Color My Palette Interview": 

Question: What is your first memory of art?

Answer:  There are two that come to my mind, both at around the age four. The first one is of standing by my mother's easel painting on a small canvas with oil paints. She still has that painting! It's your typical little house, with a tree next to it on grass. The colors are interesting as the whole sky area was painted orange rather than blue. The memory that stands out the most though, is probably because I got in trouble for it. My parents had friends over one night and they brought their kids over to play. I took the kids and showed them how to draw. The only problem was that I was drawing on my mother's oil paintings with crayons. I wasn't trying to be mean, nor did I mean any harm I just really thought that it was OK! Well, as you can imagine it wasn't!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Abstract Painting "Mistral" by Elizabeth Chapman


Mistral
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com


I recently had the honored to be interviewed with "Where Art Lives Magazine"! I thought this was a really good question as it is oftened asked. 

Interview question: 
How do you know when a painting is finished? Answer:  How do you know when you are in love? You just know. It can't be measured in time. Sometimes it can happen just as you've begun a painting. Most of the time there is a beginning stage and then the struggle. This is the difficult time as you know it just isn't happening and yet you can't let go until it does. Lastly, comes THAT moment. It may be just as you've laid a stroke of color or line down and it clicks. You know it's good.  The rest of the question and answer interview can be read in "Where Art Lives Magazine": HERE  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Floral Abstract Painting "Hello there" by Elizabeth Chapman


Hello there
Acrylic on 25" x 35" canvas

Available

Floral abstract painting inspired from a bouquet of flowers picked from a local CSA farm.  The colors were so rich contrasting against the white flower, that just seemed to be reaching out to say hello.

More of these floral abstracts along with many more abstracts can be seen on my website: HERE

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Floral Abstract Painting "BYE BYE" by Elizabeth Chapman


BYE BYE
Acrylic on 22" x 30" paper, ready to frame

Now and then inspiration hits to paint a floral. This is from an end of the summer bouquet with the sunflower wanting to be the center of attention. Hope your enjoying the last of these beautiful summer days!...as it's almost time to say goodbye for the summer.

To purchase this painting and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

More of my abstract paintings can be seen on my website: HERE

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Ambit" by Elizabeth Chapman


Ambit
Acrylic on 24" x 36" canvas

Available

To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

More abstracts and prints are available for purchase from my website: HERE

Elizabeth Chapman

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Knockout" by Elizabeth Chapman


Knockout

Acrylic on 36" x 48" canvas

Available


To purchase and/or for more information email me: elizabethchapmanart@gmail.com

More abstract paintings can be seen on my website: HERE


Challenging myself to use a color that I have been avoiding for years. I'm not sure what happened as I was using Orange a lot when I first began painting abstractly. In the back of my mind I'm wondering if it doesn't have something to do with the time I was trying on an orange outfit, looking into the mirror I thought I looked like a pumpkin. I've not bought orange clothes either. Anyway, decided it was time to give it up. I've spent some time working with orange and am seeing myself beginning to use it again. yay! I do love the way it pops.


Elizabeth Chapman

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Impetus" by Elizabeth Chapman


Impetus
Acrylic on 36" x 48" canvas

SOLD

More abstract paintings and now prints are available from my website: HERE


Now and then a painting of mine will sell fresh off the easel. This is one of my latest, Impetus.  I had it posted on Instagram and sold within four hours. Can I not just have that happen every day?!! No, it doesn't work like that, but what a joy it is when it does. Actually, every painting that sells however way the timing works is one that brings me joy and thankfulness.  For several reasons.  One being that it is my income and for that I am thankful.  Secondly, it is a joy in knowing that I have so connected to someone through the gift of creativity that they are willing to spend their hard earned money to own and hang the painting in their home to be loved and admired.  Not all will be sold and not who view my work are purchasing it, but if it brightens some one elses day then that makes me happy too.

Enjoy!
Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Urbane" by Elizabeth Chapman


Urbane
Acrylic on 40" x 40" canvas

ORIGINAL 2017

Available

To purchase directly from me and/or for more information email: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Prints are also now available from my website: HERE



"Just keep taking chances and having fun." Garth Brooks


Being a creative is all about taking chances and having fun along the way.  I really don't know any other way there is to be original than being willing to be yourself.  To let go.  Remember the song from just a few years ago...'let it go, let it go'   Definitely easier said than done. I was reminded of this while painting this morning. It seems like the painting really begins to take on a life of it's own once I let go of all expectations and that includes my own as well.  The crossing over where the creative mind takes over and it feels like your on autopilot. Taking chances and having fun are happening right before your eyes.  Oh sure, there are always negative thoughts to be dealt with. I have found that most usually when I get to thinking that things aren't going so well, what an ugly painting this is is usually when it is actually working out pretty good. Step back, get away and come back before deciding. You might just surprise yourself! I do.


have fun...and enjoy! elizabeth