Coastal Art – Exhibited at Mystic Maritime Museum, Mussel Rock by Deborah Chapin
Coastal Art – Mussel Rock by Deborah Chapin. Painted plein air (on location) at low tide of the rocks covered with mussels. Seascape , coastal art, marine artist
Coastal Art, Deborah Chapin Coastal Art with her depiction of Sea Surf and the Coast painted plein air (on location) in Brittany France. “Mussel Rock” is original art, a Marine Art piece
Exhibited at the Mystic Seaport Museum International. Painted in Brittany France during low tide.
Mussel Rock, 12×17 oil on linen by Woman Marine Artist Deborah Chapin
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Maine Coastal art by Deborah Chapin is working a series of small paintings on the subject of Sea and Surf painting depicting White Horses of the Sea.
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 Coastal Art by 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.
fast speed painting demo
video of wave inspiration
video of White Horses of the Sea Wave Study
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 Societe National des Beaux Arts, Mystic Seaport Gallery International since it's inception in 1982, Of Ships and Sea Exhibits, Artist of America Exhibitions, Ketterer Kunst Auctions, Lectured on plein air painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum just to name a few. 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 commission paintings for select collectors in her private studio/gallery.
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.
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