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Surf Painting, Pemaquid Moon, 12×20 plein air oil by Deborah Chapin

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Surf Painting, Pemaquid Moon, 12×20 plein air oil painting by Deborah Chapin.  I was painting en plein air on a very windy spring evening off of Pemaquid Point. Because of the cloud cover I didn’t expect to see the moon but then suddenly it was there.

There is nothing like painting the surf on location where you become part of what you are painting. The wind and surf spray mix together with the cold chill in the air, all becoming part of the painting.  Sometimes you are successful and have a chance to really just enjoy being alive and revel in the moment. This is one of the lessons that nature demonstrates every time you go out on location. 

This was painted on Pemaquid Point in Maine in late spring before summer had truly arrived.  Contact Us About This Piece if you have questions, please include the title in your subject line.

Tip: Stand about 8′ from the wall for accurate sizing of piece and/or mask the size on the wall with painter’s tape and fit the image within the tape

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Surf Painting, Pemaquid Moon, 12×20 plein air oil painting by Deborah Chapin.  I was painting en plein air on a very windy spring evening off of Pemaquid Point. Because of the cloud cover I didn’t expect to see the moon but then suddenly it was there.

There is nothing like painting the surf on location where you become part of what you are painting. The wind and surf spray mix together with the cold chill in the air all becoming part of the painting. Sometimes you are successful and have a chance to really just enjoy being alive and revel in the moment. This is one of the lessons that nature demonstrates every time you go out on location.

This was painted on Pemaquid Point in Maine in late spring before summer had truly arrived.  Contact Us About This Piece if you have questions, please include the title in your subject line.

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.

 Contact Us About This Piece please include the title in your subject line.

Blue Dot Reserve

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.

About the Artist

Original art are all on linen canvas and one of a kind paintings by the artist.

Deborah is a long time professional artist who has lectured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on color and plein air painting and has exhibited her works in museums worldwide.  For more information about the artist see her online portfolio of fine art and her cv/biography

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.
For more information see

https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/exhibition-history-of-35-years-in-paint-by-deborah-chapin/

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