Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Sydney" by Elizabeth Chapman


Sydney
Acrylic on 22" x 30" heavy paper
Ready to frame

ORIGINAL 2017

To purchase or for further information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Website: HERE


Continuing to showcase a few of these that I have done on heavy paper. It is Arches 156lb acid free watercolor paper often gessoed before painting on it.  A friend pointed out to me how it reminded her of the coastline near Sydney, thus the title.  I just love to play with color, shapes, line, etc., it's an adventure for me. Where ever the painting takes you, well that's your adventure!! Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Gardin" by Elizabeth Chapman


Gardin
Acrylic on 22" x 30" heavy paper

Available

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Website: HERE


I keep meaning to get back to painting abstracts in the red color palettes, but the bright summer colors continue to emerge. This is one of a small series of paintings that I have done on heavy 156lb Arches acid free watercolor paper. Price is great for this size, but they do need to be framed, mounted or whatever creative way you might find to display them.  I reminded here of a garden...can you find the tulips? I will initial these on the front, sign on the back.

Sold three large paintings last week! 

Thank you for viewing.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Modern abstract painting "Sunset Blooms" by Elizabeth Chapman


Sunset Blooms
Acrylic on 24" x 30" canvas

Available

More abstracts can be seen on my website, here.

To purchase/information email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


Reminiscent of a sunset...all so beautiful and each one unique.  The title for this one was a collaboration between grandpa and grand-daughter. The former saw a sunset and the other saw blooms. Together we have "Sunset Blooms. Perfect.  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Bayou" by Elizabeth Chapman


Bayou
Acrylic on 20" x 20" canvas

Available

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Website: here

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I just paint! Whatever happens is what happens. This one is a small painting but it has lots of layers (paint) creating lots of surface texture. It wasn't that it was intentional, it's just that it took that long for this painting to emerge. Some are quick to find, other's take time.  I would define it as not only having RICH color, but also a rich surface texture. It can be seen by clicking on the zoom feature in my website or click here to see it. What do you think?!

SO, in titling I turned to my hubby who titles the majority of my paintings. Once in awhile, I come up with a good one. smile. Anyway, often he will asked, 'so, what does it remind you of?' To which I replied, 'can't you see it?!' 'it's like swampy, there's a tree, water, kinda has a southern feel to it'. Immediately, he came up with "Bayou"...and that's why we call him 'title man'!





Friday, April 28, 2017

Modern Expressionistic Abstract Painting "Uplift" by Elizabeth Chapman




Uplift
Acrylic on 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas.

Available

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Website: HERE

Often times, people will want to know what an artist's thoughts are while painting. With this one it was with the people that are now fighting to survive in the mess that a socialist government leaning towards dictatorship  has created. Having been born a duo citizen the Venezuelan in me is heart broken for what the people in Caracas are enduring. Prayers for these people and the country are interwoven into each brushstroke of this painting. Pray for Venezuela. May they be uplifted.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Abstract Painting "Motif" by Elizabeth Chapman


Motif
Acrylic on 30" x 40" x 1.5" canvas
$1100 with Free US Shipping

Available

More abstracts: HERE

Email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com


Titled "Motif" but Cadbury might just be a better fit. My color palette totally changed on a binge with Cadbury eggs. I don't keep sweet around anymore, but I caved in and bought a bag of Cadbury Eggs this year. My favorites and you know there only available one time of year. So secretly kept them in the glove box of my car. For weeks I had done fine with just 2-3, ok 4-5 a day. I was to about a good handful when I binged on the remainder. Next day I go to continue work on a painting and the color palette TOTALLY changed on me. I stood back and thought, "oh my...it's those Cadbury eggs!" ha

Monday, April 17, 2017

Figurative Abstract Painting "Bicycle Girl" by Elizabeth Chapman


Bicycle Girl
Acrylic on 20" x 24" canvas

Figurative Abstract Commission
SOLD


For information on commissioning your figurative abstract painting, email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

More of these can be seen in the figurative abstract section of my website: HERE


The latest figurative painting completed recently as a commission for my water aerobics instructor, Margaret. Having gone through my website, she fell in love with a painting that I had done years ago of my daughter, Emma.  It reminded her of her own daughter, Tamara. I knew she wanted it to be similar, but at the same time I wanted this painting to have a life of it's own. So, I also worked with the original photograph of Emma and the bike. She also asked if I couldn't perhaps make the skin color just a little darker. As I was painting, I realized that I had never mixed color for black skin. Had to google it! Why had I never done this before? I loved the richness of the colors. There wasn't much skin to cover with this painting but I mixed SO much paint just enjoying the learning process. Thank you, Margaret! Hope your enjoying "Bicycle Girl" up there on your mantel!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Iridium" Acrylic on 12" x 12" canvas by Elizabeth Chapman


Iridium on 12" x 12" canvas
Acrylic, $185

Available

May be purchased from my Etsy store: HERE

or

email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

or




So many layers! Layer upon layer of acrylic paint which created lots of rich surface texture and color. 

Let me know if your interested in this one!



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Promenade" by Elizabeth Chapman


Promenade
Acrylic on 30" x 40" canvas

Available

email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Website: HERE

Also available as a canvas print: HERE

or painting may also be purchased from my Etsy store: HERE

Enjoy!!






Sunday, April 2, 2017

Modern abstract painting "Mishmash" by Elizabeth Chapman


Mishmash
Acrylic on 28" x 32" canvas

ORIGINAL 2017

Available

email me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

website: here

Also available as a print: here


Mishmash is from my latest collection! Love it...hope you do!

I'm doing a little spring cleaning this week and have slashed the prices on the last of my 2014 inventory. Go directly to my Etsy store: here and you will find them featured at the top. 

PLUS....in addition use coupon SPRINGCLEANING when checking out for an additional 20% discount!!! of ALL paintings.

Thank you viewing and following my work!!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Avid" by Elizabeth Chapman


Avid
Acrylic on 36" x 36" canvas

Available

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More abstracts on my website, here.


Thinking I might have to hang this one in our living room!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Black and White Abstract...kinda.


Filigree
Acrylic on 36" x 48" wooden panel

ORIGINAL 2017

Available

This painting can be purchased directly from me, contact: elizabethchapman@artlover.com

Also, if interested this one can be purchased as a print from Fine Art America: HERE


This painting was a work in progress for many, many months. It was one that I picked up to paint from time to time, ( about 6 months in the making!) unlike the majority of my paintings. It was an experiment in working with a different support. I purchased several large wooden cradle boards from a local business. The surface was gessoed to begin. It was different working on wood rather than a canvas. I believe that is why I would leave it for a time as it just wasn't my comfort zone. Something different. 

I did not begin with a plan for a black and white painting, it just worked out that way. Because I work with so much color, black and white is always a challenge for me as I feel as if my hands have been tied. With this one the black and whites went in towards the last. I am really happy with the results!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Commissioned Modern Abstract Painting "Ipseity"


Ipseity
Acrylic on 36" x 48" canvas

Commission


I'm posting the second of two paintings commissioned by Brian and Alexandra. I actually painted this one first. The inspiration for it was from "Gold Rush". The two paintings were to be different yet still go together. Scroll down to see "Archetype".  Rich colors were built up layer by layer creating lots of  real surface texture.  Funny story here. Brian and I had a mix up when communicating a problem that he saw on the right side of the painting with what appear to be shapes that looked like c/o. I searched and searched and could not find what he was pointing out. Finally, I wrote back with I can only find what your talking about on the left side of the painting.  Right away he realized the problem. Turned out working in the medical profession he reads images turned around as if from the back side. lol. My left is his right and vice versa.  After having gotten a few minor details adjusted we were done. I say we, because both paintings were a collaboration between myself and this wonderful couple that I feel I got to know along the way. This painting is now hanging in their home.

More of my abstract paintings can be seen: here

Feel free to contact me: elizabethchapman@artlover.com for purchasing information.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Modern Abstract Painting "Archetype"


ARCHETYPE
Acrylic on 30" x 30" canvas

SOLD COMMISSION

To inquire about a commissioned painting contact me: elizabethchpaman@artlover.com


One of my favorite quotes is by the artist Matisse and goes something like.. 'let the art speak for itself'.  Perhaps I so like that quote because it highlights THE ART and nothing else. And also, because I'm really not very good at articulating my thoughts in words. Not a wordie person. I've always been a quiet, shy and more on the introverted side...a visual communicator. As much as I would like for it not to be so, it is so.  let the art speak for itself takes the pressure off of explaining it.

I love hearing from others how a particular painting speaks to them. That is what I got to hear from the couple that commissioned this painting. This is one of two that I created for them. (I'll post the second one next time) It meant so much to me as an artist to be able to hear what this painting meant to them upon seeing the completed image. It really was a confirmation that art can speak for itself.

First, a bit on the commissioning information. I was given images from a style of work that I was doing from back a few years. like 2011.  Links here: Double Take, Thirds, Tonality and Gold Rush. (It was a challenge for me to go back and figure out what type of paint I had used. With this one I found it was Golden Liquid Acrylics, Azo Yellow and Quin Gold. Lots of layering working with them much like watercolors.) I have always loved and still do being turned loose on a commission without to many specifics. This was way different. BUT, I found that it actually made it so much easier than I would have thought. It was definitely the most detailed instructional commission that I have ever done and I loved it! 

In wrapping it up and sending an image for it's final approval, I was told what they saw in the painting. How it spoke to them. I knew nothing else about this couple except what I had been given concerning color and style. I was totally wowed by what they saw.  I am a believer in Jesus Christ and what He has done for us, but I don't attach my beliefs to my work at least in written word. I do often pray before I begin a painting and much while painting. When they told me that they saw a tomb, like a cave with the Arch, the squiggles on the side symbolizing the ascension of Christ and a cross in the center.  Amazing. They had wanted to ask me to place a cross in the painting, but where afraid they might disrupt the creative flow. But, there it was. How cool is that?!

Thank you Alexandra and Brian for choosing me to create this piece for your home...and thank you for sharing your story in order that I was able to see that art truly does speak for itself. I'm really not needed for that part. 

ENJOY!!!