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Introduction to Patreon – Chapin

July 18, 2019

I’m opening up a channel on Patreon for my exploration of Maine,  a Video Exploration Log Painting Maine’s Coast (VELP-ME).    I am super excited to launch and start growing this community of patrons.   I’ve loved water my entire life.  From fishing, competitive swimming and sailing to just watching the ocean as a professional artist.    Living in Maine will give me a unique perspective that is difficult to come by just visiting I’m building my studio and following my bliss I never know where it might lead….

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Maine Art, Morning Light, Pemaquid Point at Dawn, by Deborah Chapin

June 18, 2019

Writeup Maine Art, Pemaquid Point, collector’s art, “Morning Light”, 12×17 oil on linen canvas by Deborah Chapin. “Morning Light”, is the first piece I’ve done off Pemaquid point for the Maine Art Portfolio.   I’m in the process of working on an idea of capturing the catspaws off the coast,  A contemporary painting idea and I’m…

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Les Vagues (the waves)-abstract marine art- waterscape- Deborah Chapin

June 6, 2019

This abstract marine art painting was painted on location is a large plein air oil.   The subject is a large abstract marine art or waterscape.   A short video was filmed while I was painting in Brittany doing this 21×34 oil painting on linen canvas.

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This Week in Maine

 ~ Bristol Maine Artist Deborah Chapin Studio & Garden @ Stoneridge

 

This Week's Update ~ Bristol Maine Artist Deborah Chapin in Maine:  I’ve been working real hard but I’m a little bit behind where I want to be, again… But I went out to see the moon night before last on the coast.  Last night it’s full so I’m giving it another try. I decided I wanted to try painting a moonlit seascape so I went out to see what the possibilities were. I think there will be a lot of memory work involved. But I have this idea and I’d like to see it develop so I’m going to give it a try.  I’m going out again to see if I can capture the moonrise a little earlier.  Learn what I can learn.
Weather’s gorgeous.
@deborahchapin
Midcoast Maine
#velpme

Last Night I did another session spent 2 hours and then I was ready for the moonrise.

 

 

so today I've been working on ideas two that I've tried to date are vertical compositions...

  • Composition idea #2 for moonlight piece as vertical in a sketch...
  • The trick is to make a painting with gravitas without being kitch.
  • I noted that a lot of artists have gone to the greens to do moonlight scenes ...
  • clearly photoing lavendar - midnight blue is one of the problems to resolve. Also this old rough canvas isn't the best for a smooth creamy surface, all things to work on for the next go around.   I  need to set up my photo lamps to improve the photoing on the work but the canvas is more important.
  • So... its a start.... this convinced me that what I saw was in lavenders haven’t been explored…  the next full moon is at 14th of September at 7:29pm  however the sunset is at 6:55pm so I want to capture the in between light of dusk with he moonrise.  So.... a couple of days before September 14th I think the sunset and the sunrise coincide.

September 10th Sunset 7:02pm EST Moonrise 5:39pm

September 11th Sunset 7:00pm EST Moonrise 6:12pm

September 12th Sunset 6:59pm EST Moonrise 6:40pm ding ding ding we have a winner **** high tide not optimal at 11pm 9.5 feet domage but because it will be building still may get some good wave action....  I will do my first attempt on this evening weather permitting....

September 13th Sunset 6:67pm EST Moonrise 7:06 pm ding ding ding we have another opportunity here is at 11:45pm this is a second painting opportunity.

September 14th Sunset 6:55pm EST Moonrise 7:29pm

September 15th Sunset 6:53pm EST Moonrise

September 16th Sunset 6:51pm EST Moonrise

September 17th Sunset 6:49pm EST Moonrise

 

I'm going to attempt to paint on location a piece that I am going to practice up for right now and undoubtedly it will come out much different because of the lighting and coloring present on the day.  Weather will also play a factor... but I have always done well with this method of seeking a particular trifecta if you will.  Tide will also be a factor.   Join me if you can at Pemaquid Point.

 

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Morning Light, 12x17 oil on linen canvas, Deborah Chapin

Maine Art, Morning Light, Pemaquid Point at Dawn, by Deborah Chapin

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Writeup Maine Art, Pemaquid Point, collector’s art, “Morning Light”, 12×17 oil on linen canvas by Deborah Chapin. “Morning Light”, is the first piece I’ve done off Pemaquid point for the…

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  • I’m currently working on the composition possibilities for a moonrise piece.  I’m going to attempt to do a live piece on location the next moonrise opportunity.  I’m estimating September 12th.  If you’re in the area and want to join me check out the details on my homepage.  Instagram won’t let me do a direct link but use the bio link to my website and scroll down to moonlight story or click on the button to see me paint 🌝 light.  The on location painting will undoubtedly be different and by then I should know the subject pretty well.  @deborahchapin #visitmaine #maineisgorgeous #themainemag#visitmaine #mynewengland #mainething #moonlightpainting
  • WIP. Well the Full moon was everything is purported to be.  I’ll be back out there next go around.  Started a sketch for a larger piece and then I’m going to just jump right in.  Will keep you posted.  Can’t wait to see how it comes out.  There were loads of people keeping me company last night.

For those of you who haven’t seen a moon rise from the horizon it is quite a spectacular site I had never seen it because most the time you’re either surrounded by mountains trees or something else so the only place to see a moon rise at the horizon would be the ocean or desert someplace where you could actually see the horizon.  This leaves out everyone who lives in the mountains, everyone who lives in a tree environment and everyone who lives in a city.  So the moon rose just left of Monhegan Island last night and if you look carefully you can see the outline of Monhegan Island.  The glitter that goes on the waves doesn’t come until a little later.  The whole process took about 20 minutes. -
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  • I’ve been working real hard and we’ve had company so I’m a little bit behind where I want to be, again… But I went out to see the moon last night on the coast.  Tonight it’s full so I’m giving it another try.  I decided I wanted to try painting a moonlit seascape so I went out to see what the possibilities were.  I think there will be a lot of memory work involved.  But I have this idea and I’d like to see it develop so I’m going to give it a try.  I’m going out again to see if I can capture the moonrise a little earlier.  Learn what I can learn. 
Weather’s gorgeous. 
@deborahchapin
Midcoast Maine 
#velpme

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2018 Studio Build in Maine ~ Bristol Maine Artist Deborah Chapin

I put together a little photo journal of the progress in the studio build 2018.  It's amazing how fast this year went by and how much has changed but I am so looking forward to being at the easel again and  working on my 2019 Plans For more info see the latest news see my Notes from the Studio

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Painting Gallery of Deborah Chapin

This is my online Painting Gallery and my New Studio / Gallery in Bristol connection.   Plein Air Paintings, Marine Art, Expanded Nature/Underwater Portraits in the next phase of my career will be announced on this site.

I have always pushed my art to the next level.  I want to improve upon what I have already done.  It is for this reason that my work has evolved over the past 39 years through so many subjects.

I am building my new brick and mortar studio gallery and opening it to the public.   If you would like to more info and be kept in the loop as we build, contact the Studio here and subscribe to Patreon Page

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