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Siberian Blue, blue flower wall decor on canvas , floral artwork by Deborah Chapin
Blue flower wall decor on canvas ” I painted each blossom en plein air (on location) over several weeks as a portrait of these flowers, adding each flower as it opened, faded and died creating the composition as I went. ” Exhibited at Texas Art Gallery as part of a National Exhibition of the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters (NAPPAP) in their “Natural World Observed Series” The Ultimate Home Gift is Art. For Questions Contact the artist
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Siberian Blue by Deborah Chapin
Blue flower wall decor on canvas “I painted each blossom en plein air (on location) over several weeks as a portrait of these flowers, adding each flower as it opened, faded and died creating the composition as I went. ” Exhibited at Texas Art Gallery as part of a National Exhibition of the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters (NAPPAP) in their “Natural World Observed Series” As a rather odd turn of events on the way to the exhibition UPS decided to spear the painting with a forklift, clearly ignoring the FRAGILE and do not use FORKLIFT printed all over the air float box. I have shipped paintings to Germany, UK, France and all over the US as well as having participated in many US embassy exchanges in Russia, United Arab Emirates and South America yet UPS managed to damage a painting going to Texas. Needless to say that was the end of their handling of my work. At any rate, I told the gallery to split the painting into two pieces sparing as many blossoms as possible so the original is now a diptych and looks very nice as such. This piece is now also available as a mural in which it is rejoined as one piece. See Siberian Blue under Murals & Wallcoverings.
About the Process of creating Original art: I like to paint several smaller paintings, working myself up to larger work, as I learn the subject matter. Gradually developing a portfolio which expresses the full character of the place. Pemaquid Point is no different to than one of my favorite haunts in France. It must be explored and appreciated and allowed to seep in at it’s own pace. I think deeply and like to delve into the nature of the place, learning the nooks and crannies and developing a deep appreciation of its beauty. Instant gratification is not my thing. I have never been someone who thought a cursory look at someplace even counted as having seen something. This series of plein air and studio paintings are new work added to an already extensive portfolio of 40 years of art.
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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 value of the $ and nothing added for a lifetime of professional experience and worldwide exhibition history. Description About the Artist Blue Dot Reserve Description
About the Artist
Original art are all on linen canvas and one of a kind paintings by the artist.
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 Carrousel du Louvre, and museums through out the world see by exhibition history at Exhibition History
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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I invented the blue dot reserve for collectors who saw a painting at the show preview that they wanted to purchase, so that they could bring a spouse or friend to see the piece before purchasing. The piece would hold for the first 15 mins into the show opening. Blue dots were applied on a first come first serve basis. Once the show started if someone else wanted to buy the piece the blue dot collector had the right to purchase the piece or the blue dot was removed and the next purchaser was free to purchase. This eliminated a lot of acrimony when collectors are vying for the first dibs on paintings.
My first experience with this phenomenon was at the Greenwich Workshop Galleries shows during a “Of Ships and the Sea” exhibit when Graham Stiles was the director. He had a number of collectors come in for an early preview for work and those collectors would be able to buy paintings during the preview. While that’s great for the artist in the gallery it isn’t particularly fair to novice collectors who would be furious when at the opening they saw red dots. So the blue dot eliminates this problem and everybody relaxes a little. All is more fair and open and anyone can put their blue dot on a piece to hold it while they bring their spouse, aunt and uncle and whomever and that way they know they’re sure of their purchase. A collector does have to buy it within the first 15 minutes of the show with a preview blue dot and collectors would come by and say is that painting being bought and if I call out and say who’s blue dot is this and they’re not there they lose out but they’ve been given a fair shot and most the time it works out really well for everybody. Everyone gets what they need and they want and then the next round those collectors that didn’t come to the preview and put a blue dot on a piece are aware that they can do it and so then they do.
during my shows at the Audubon could also use a blue dot to hold a piece while purchasing. it eliminated a lot of confusion and sell out shows made the artist happy.