Women Painting Women, Underwater Portrait, Ephemeral by Deborah Chapin

Women Painting Women, Portraits of Women,  Ephermeral 36×24 oil on linen canvas.

This Portrait of Hair depicts that Life is Ephemeral, fleet moments of light and color and beauty.  Finding these things to appreciate in life as we pass along the journey is what makes the journey special.  It is probably why I love gardening, as a constant reminder that while the rose blooms to enjoy the perfume, the color the delicate nuance of it all.  Seizing the opportunity to see and capture these serendipitous moments is the artist’s vocation.  I always try the impossible and sometimes the impossible works but I also look for serendipity to create the unique moments I love to paint.

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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