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Contemporary Painting, collector's art, "Crossfire Hurricane", 24x36 oil on linen canvas by Deborah Chapin.

"Crossfire Hurricane", a contemporary painting, is part of my Book of Water Project.  It expresses the calm cent er of the hurricane.  The woman in the center of a whirling dervish of concerns, and events all around her.

About the Process:  This is part of the Water Portraits of Women.  This piece took several turns in the evolution.  You can see more in my blog about the process.

This series of portrait paintings is new work to my portfolio. In my youth I was a competitive swimmer and so am very comfortable underwater although it did require learning some diving skills to stay underwater since I am naturally buoyant. After about 2 months of practicing however with weights I managed to sink. I also worked at expanding the time underwater through controlling my breathing until really the limitations now are equipment rather than my breathing. Part of Women Painting Women Movement.

About the Artist: My Online Studio is an extension of my studio. When you enter you are entering my studio but without the housekeeping. I offer fine art in original oil paintings on linen and also canvas prints of favorite original pieces. Most of my originals in the past 20 years have been painted en plein air ( on location) I have lectured and made film presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, exhibited at the Louvre, and museums through out the world see by exhibition history at Deborah Chapin's Website Studio
The next 30 years I expect to be doing a combination of unusual water portrait work and collector’s favorite, my beach scenes with people. If you have questions feel free to ask.
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Exhibition History ~ Deborah Chapin