Surf Painting, “First Light 1 – Pemaquid”


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Coastal paintings by Deborah Chapin – First Light 1 Pemaquid

Maine Marine Artist Deborah Chapin is Painting a series of coastal art, of dawn surf, painted on location with the sun rising and surf moving.

About the Process

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 am not a slam bam thank you…. kind of artist.  I think of speed as antithetical to art.  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, even as a tourist.   I went back many times, and stayed during long visits of a month or more exploring the culture, the history and the people of a place. 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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Surf Painting, “First Light 1 – Pemaquid”

$600

Maine Marine Artist Deborah Chapin is Painting a series of coastal art, of dawn surf, painted on location with the sun rising and surf moving. .

“painting the surf en plein air while the sun is rising and the light is changing is the ultimate challenge. As one of the few people in the world who can do it, there are many little sketches which lead up to the larger pieces. This is one of those sketches, where it leads nobody knows. Makes a truely unique work of art, never seen before or since. You can not repeat all the possible variations of surf, tide, light, atmosphere and experience of the artist. Makes it truly original and rare and that is what make REAL art collectible.”


Surf Painting, “First Light 1 – Pemaquid” by Deborah Chapin Painting Dawn Surf at Pemaquid Point

First Light, 8×12 oil on linen by Deborah Chapin, $600


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