Getting Ready to Open My Doors
It's been quite a journey here to Maine, 40 years of work and following various paths and always following the thread as William Stafford wrote.
For the past two years I have been working and building and repairing to open my first Studio/Gallery ... here in Bristol Maine. Now that I am here I am so thrilled to be working in my new space and creating new works from the exploration of the Maine Coast. I'm doing several projects from painting LIVE on Instagram periodically, to starting work on several books and exploring the coast starting with the Pemaquid Peninsula. This year I am offering a 21% discount for all those who subscribe to my newsletter through https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/subscribe so don't miss out. Watch the video of my studio evolution and stay tuned for the Virtual Tour coming up from the studio. Opening May 21st, 2021.
The Way It IsThere’s a thread you follow.It goes among things that change.But it doesn’t change.People wonder about what you are pursuing.You have to explain about the thread.But it is hard for others to see.While you hold it you can’t get lost.Tragedies happen; people get hurtor die; and you suffer and get old.Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.You don’t ever let go of the thread. -- William Stafford
Getting to Know Me
As part of the journey through the coast of Maine, getting to know the coast of Maine and people getting to know me, I am doing a series of LIVE on Instagram painting sessions. I'm naturally reticent to be in front of the camera but willing to appear a little foolish as I learn how to do this. Technology not always being cooperative and some days forgetting my words at home.
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This week I braved the cold weather and breeze and made a trip out to Pemaquid Beach to capture the moon. It is not always possible to plein air paint in -3 degrees and even though I was bundled up like the kids in Christmas Story it was not enough to stay out very long.…
Live Broadcast Sessions Wednesdays at noon – Starting in March
This film and artwork is part of a series of storm pieces done off of Pemaquid Point Maine during the 2020 season.
Introducing the New Pemaquid Point Artists Directory Showcasing incredible talent and celebrating the Original Fine Artists, Crafters and Antiques of Pemaquid Point Peninsula. SEE FEATURED ARTISTS Browse What’s on the Peninsula and Preview the 2021 Season Featured Artists WIP White Horses of the Sea, Deborah Chapin, Pemaquid Point Artists. Directory of Artists on Pemaquid Point…
New “Art Teaches That” Drawing.
Now through November 10th Early Birds have an opportunity to buy the series “Art Teaches That” for Christmas Gifts for Their kids or Grandkids at a Pay What You Want Price for the Art Teaches that Series and/or the Charcoal.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Charcoal Drawing Original “Pemaquid Pilot” by Deborah Chapin. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was a demonstration drawing I did as part of the “Art Teaches That” Series ( https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/art_teaches_that/drawing1/ ) and drawn on Strathmore paper for the kids to demonstrate perspective drawing, shading and development of subject matter. Kids seem to have a ball at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and I learned something too. All good things Charcoal drawing and pastel on Strathmore paper 18×24 paper size. Feel free to share with your friends.
I would like to say the problem isn’t with marine art as a subject, it’s thriving, it’s with the type of marine art market and marketing that Mystic Maritime Gallery represents. Your photos say it all. All good olde boys and historical ships.
Did You Know Did You Know? That with just inflation a painting: in 1982 that was sold at $600, in 2020 is worth $2375? in 1984 that was sold at $2500, in 2020 is worth $8625? in 1987 that was sold at $7000, in 2020 is work $21783 This doesn’t account for anything but the…
What is the difference between painting and photography? As an artist/painter of 40 years I can speak to both sides since I have also been a photographer at the same time. To me there is a soul to painting, especially in subject with souls (by human definition) I can look at a painting and see…
News Update: American Women Artists, Woman Marine Artist paints Maine Surf Paintings White Horses of the Sea Series by Deborah Chapin American Women Artists, Deborah Chapin, Maine Artist, painting a series of White Horses of the Sea. “White Horses of the Sea 2” is the 2nd piece from this series at Pemaquid Point…