Announcement: Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who of American Art
Woman Artist, Seascape Painting by Deborah Chapin, “Surf Watcher”
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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
Seascape Painting by Woman Marine Artist Deborah Chapin, Surf Wather, Midcoast Maine art, Pemaquic Point Maine, Art by Woman Marine Artist.
So on August 5th I joined the #pleinairpaintersofMaine at Pemaquid point. I haven’t been able to join them much since I’ve been here when my mother was sick. But it was a beautiful day, perfect weather and the aftermath of a storm, so all the good things that make painting surf great. I nabbed a small Plein air and some photos of my fellow #PleinAirPainters. See photos of progress shots and fellow painters.
So satisfying when you are able to create something out of nothing and it works. Nothing ever touches the feeling. A deeper level of study which is derived from creating something by hand. I realized #PleinAirPainters are probably some of the best mindful studiers of our environment.
Seascape Paintings, by Maine Marine Artist Deborah Chapin is working a series of small paintings on the subject of Sea and Surf painting depicting White Horses of the Sea.
Seascape Paintings by Maine Marine Artist: Deborah Chapin is working a series of small paintings on the subject of Sea and Surf depicting White Horses of the Sea. “White Horses of the Sea 4” at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, is original art, by Maine Marine Artist Deborah Chapin inspired by the poem “White Horses of the Sea” She is just beginning her exploration of the coast of Maine but it is not her first exploration of a coast. Deborah Chapin has been painting marine art for 4 decades and many collectors have admired her work worldwide. She paints complex wave actions as well as the simple wave on a beach pieces. “I’m just getting the movements of the wave action at Pemaquid Point, she said,” “Every combination of wave and wind and rock formations will result in different (water) actions.” Pemaquid point is proving to be a rich environment for an experienced eye, with several points of rocks jutting out, large boulders and the ability for a churning action of the water because of a drop level. It also produces a lot of what she calls slapping back of one wave into another, it proved ideal action for the proverbial white horses. Spits of water and foam which create the shapes of horses. See the video clips below.
video of wave inspiration
video of White Horses of the Sea Wave Study
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.
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 Societe National des Beaux Arts, 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 https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/exhibition-history-of-35-years-in-paint-by-deborah-chapin/ 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.