Coastal Maine Art Workshops ~ Paint in Maine Workshops ~ Deborah Chapin

coastal maine art workshops, Plein air Painting Instruction
Chapin’s Paint in Maine program

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse just 10 mins from the B&B. Chapin Gallery @ Stoneridge Bristol, ME

Coastal Maine Art Workshop ~ Paint In Maine ~
Sea and Surf

Painting the Sea and Surf at Pemaquid Point Maine

​The problem isn’t learning how to paint.
The problem is learning how to see.

The focus of this coastal maine art workshop is learning how to see:

  • how the water moves
  • color effects
  • lighting effects
  • translucent effects
  • and composing them together.

This Coastal Maine Art Workshop will give the student a good start on how to accomplish a Seascape on site. Your guide is the 40 year veteran international marine artist Deborah Chapin. Each Coastal Maine Art Workshop is an intensive 4 hour study of painting on location at Pemaquid Point, painting on-site Seascapes.

Artists must bring their own easel, paint, brushes, solvents, canvas and anything else that they need to paint during the day. ( See suggested supplies below)

Artists are free to do one or two paintings during the morning session.

Included with the fee is the e-book “Capturing Life and Movement en Plein Air”, and an article from the same subject written for the American Artist magazine. Deliver by email before class.

Artists will meet up in front of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse 30 mins before the instruction begins to setup and prep.

Cost and Payment:

Cost: $190 each student. Size is limited to 3 private students/ month. To register send a check to: Deborah Chapin, 24 Stoneridge Ln, Bristol, ME 04539 or use PayPal. If you would prefer an invoice email the studio at

Chapin Workshops 2023

Limit 3 Students / Month Personalized Instruction

Level All

Date: June

Time 7 – 11 am

Tuition $190

Level All

Date: September

Time 7-11 am

Tuition $190

Coastal Maine Art Workshop ~ Paint In Maine ~ Sea and Surf


6:30 Arrive at painting location
7:00 Setup and brief beginning
7-11am painting

(Students can request time shifts to earlier sessions. )

Additional Info:
Each plein air instruction will be 4 hours of individual instruction throughout the morning. Video reviews for individual instruction after the session.

A suggested supply list is below.

  • Supply List

    Supply list is only a suggested list. If you have a palette of colors, a medium and a supply of brushes that is working for you, then by all means, you are welcome to bring what you like. I do highly recommend a warm and cool tube each of Red, Yellow and Blue.

  • Oil Paint

    I recommend Oil Holland Oils Titanium White Blues Ultramarine Blue Deep Prussion BLue Cerulean Blue Yellows Raw Sienna Talens Yellow or Cadmium Yellow 0ptional lemon Yellow Reds: Alizarin Crimson Rose Madder Burnt Sienna

  • Brushes

    Raphael Brushes Filberts 2,4,6,8 Brights 4,6

  • Palette Miscellaneous

    Palette Paper Towels-Bounty Solvent Brush Washer bucket Medium Cup Trash Bags Canvas – 9×12 and 11×14 inch panels are good travel sizes. Outdoor Easel

  • Other

    Insect Repellant Sun Block Large Billed Hat

    Examples of Paintings:

    About the Artist

    Deborah Chapin’s Marine paintings have a long exhibition history starting with American Society Marine Artists in 1980 at the now defunct Grand Central Galleries in NYC. As an Independent artist since embarking on her career she has exhibited extensively in top shows and Museums including: Grand Palais and Carrousel de Louvre in Paris with the Société National des Beaux Art; Mystic Seaport Gallery International since it’s inception in 1982, Of Ships and Sea Exhibits at Greenwich Workshop Gallery; Artist of America Exhibitions Colorado Historical Museum; Ketterer Kunst Auctions; and Lectured on plein air painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, just to name a few. At the time of her debut she was one of two women in the national exhibitions of Marine Art. See more information She now resides in Maine and is working on a new portfolio of work and commission paintings for select collectors in her private studio/gallery.