Summer’s end, exploding portfolio and 3 great models

Well last ‪#‎model‬ session for ‪#‎underwater‬ ‪#‎portraits‬  was Sunday.   I had a fabulous productive summer with three new models this year and multiple sessions covering most of the summer months.   I have to comment about my models who were so exceptional.  I had probably 50 “applicants” all told for posing.  Some people seemed to have difficulty in comprehending what “send me 3 un-edited photos” meant.  Some had difficulty in comprehending that they needed to be able to swim.  Some had difficulty in understanding they needed to show up in order to get the job.   But despite the odds, I ended up with 3 beautiful young women all with full lives and ambitious plans for their lives and still they were able to follow instructions, show up to sessions and try anything.  What do you know!

We ended up creating some of the most spectacular subject matter.     Already creating a set of new charcoal sketches of  4 new pieces.    Preparation for the winter studio sessions and work-a-work-a-work-a .   Wish I could show you what I see but they are all in the mix and stir stage.


Dust On My Shoes ~ Book Release

The hard cover of my book is now available through Borders, Alibris, Blackwell UK, Borders UK, Books-a-Million, BetterWorldBooks, Chapters/Indigo, Ingram, and TextbookX. Amazon is coming but it takes a little time. Depending on how quickly any particular book chain updates will determine its listing.
Dust On My Shoes, Sun at My Back by Deborah Chapin

15 professional artists discuss how plein air painting has played a role in the work.
15 professional artists discuss how plein air painting has played a role in the work.
Deborah Chapin
Dust on My Shoes ~ Sun at My Back
11/9/2009 12:00:00 AM
Dust on My Shoes ~ Sun at My Back by Deborah Chapin See the Online Preview NHStudios Press: ISBN – 10: 0982535406 ISBN – 13: 9780982535400 Coming out the First of September 2009. This book covers 15 professional artists and their reasons for painting en plein air. Selecting 3-5 key paintings each these artists described their careers and the role that plein air painting has played in their work. Each section has an artist biographical sketch and writeups on each piece. Please contact: Deborah Chapin at or through facebook / twitter for more information. Artist’s include In this album: Karen S. Vance, Fran Ellisor, Lynn Gertenbach, Richard McDaniel, William Scott Jennings, Debra J Groesser, Kaye Franklin, Colleen Howe, John Poon, Grace Schlesier, Ned Mueller, Greg McHuron, Jeanne Mackenzie, Rick McClure, Deborah Chapin, and Dawn Whitelaw Retail – 30% = Studio Price: 10×8 Hardcover Retail $144 /Studio Price $98.50 and a Signature Edition 12×12 Coffee Table Book. Retail Price $288 / Studio Price $197.50 Soft cover is available through studio only at


Film Broadcast set up – Subscribe to Technoart

We now have the Film rooms set up. We are sending out another notice on Thursday. Feel free to look around down load any viewer which you might need. think our Flash version is 9 instead of 10 and will confirm later. Passwords will be sent out to those who have suscribed to this blog when the films are uploaded and ready for viewing.

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