Friday, December 18, 2009

#114...abstract inspiration

I was recently commissioned to paint a large abstract canvas, primarily in pastel colors with some pops of pink. My client Vanessa gave me ample inspiration examples, but when I came across the work of artist Elizabeth Schuppe, her work struck a cord with me, and became my primary inspiration. Here are two pieces of her work. Elizabeth Schuppe

Elizabeth Schuppe

and here is my painting, done in acrylic, on a 3ft x 4ft canvas. My goal was to evoke the feel and movement of Schuppe's work, but with slightly more subdued coloring. Interestingly enough, I thought the painting would hang vertically (as pictured), but when I delivered it, Vanessa told me she plans to hang it horizontally over her soft caramel colored couch, opposite some freshly painted and upholstered vintage chairs from her grandfather, and in front of her beautiful stone fireplace. I can't wait to see how it looks hanging in her stylish home!

Christie Chase


melifaif said...

Very lovely. I'll have to check it out when I pay her a visit soon. You don't rest ever. Do you sleep? Ha! Happy Holidays O Crafty One!

Toya said...

I love your blog!! I return to it every week to see your new posts. This painting is beautiful!!!