Paintings, Fine Art, Surf Painting, Morning Surf
Original Plein air Painting by Deborah Chapin entitled “Morning Surf” 14×30 plein air oil.
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 morning chill 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 the wildlife demonstrates every time you go out on location. Sure there are harsh environments and bad weather days but what a thrill it is to fly along the surf on a bright summer’s morning. Read More
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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 morning chill 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 the wildlife demonstrates every time you go out on location. Sure there are harsh environments and bad weather days but what a thrill it is to fly along the surf on a bright summer’s morning.
This was painted on Carolina’s outer banks, a beautiful morning scene with fresh breezes and clear air. Everyone was strolling by as I painted this piece and stopped to admire what I was doing, one of those perfect moments in time. A painting that goes well with rustic chic, cottage style framing or elegant gold leaf. Your choice. This would be perfect art piece to remind you of those beautiful peaceful mornings even when the weather is not. 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.
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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.
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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. All this was accomplished without the aid or support of galleries, art groups or spouse. At the time of her debut she 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.
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