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Meanders of the Sea, painted on location, Brittany France, Deborah Chapin

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Meanders of Sea 1, coastal painting, art, painting on location

A Coastal Painting , Meanders of the Sea 1 is a 20x30 plein air oil, painted in Brittany.  This piece is part of a series of oil paintings on the meanderings of the tide coming in on the mud flats very early morning from one particular spot.  I painted oils as large as 24x42 on stretched linens.  These pieces are nature abstracts, the color is all there I painted what I saw, the tide comes in pretty quickly as does the sun move rapidly at that time of day, but the piece would just evolve and move with the tide until I captured what I was looking for or the sun was fully up.  I have a number of these pieces and will set about to photograph them and organize them this year.  Deborah Chapin

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About the Brittany Paintings:  I painted 7 years in France from 1991-1998 5 of those included projects painted in Brittany France.  I had continuous showings of these works each year as well as work from other locations in France during this period.  I loved the Brittany coast and in particular the rugged surf and coastal pieces.  In painting over 150 original oil painting which included abstract marines, coastals,  harbor scenes, sandy beach paintings I also painted a significant number of scenes with people, houses and local life.