Believe it or not, this painting is not an original!

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Believe it or not this painting is not an original!

HFA just made a resin pour print of my painting 'Breathing Space' (c) Deb Chaney originally 60 inch by 40 in - the print here is a big bigger.

It's incredible this technology, it actually looks like the original and even better with the glossy finish!

I'm also super stoked to share that an interior designer just purchased it off the display wall!

So now you want your own resin pour print custom made? Please call HFA at 1.888.298.0731 to order your own.

You can order smaller prints on paper or canvas at: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Breathing-Space/499285/4073238/view

Today's Feature Painting: 'Crossing Over' - diptych ii of ii

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Big Thank you to the collector who just purchased a large scale print of "Crossing Over ii of ii". May this painting bring you peace in the process of transition in your life. Original diptychs are current available 23" x 30" Mixed Media on 300 pound water colour paper. (c) Deb Chaney $1200/ea. info@debchaney.com Click Here for Prints.

Below is an image of the first panel : 'Crossing Over i of ii'23" x 30" Mixed Media on 300 pound water colour paper. (c) Deb Chaney $1200/ea. info@debchaney.com. Click Here for Prints.

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Changing it up... A New Option for a Stuck Painting

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One of my students who has been working together with me in the studio for some private sessions came to me stuck in process on a number of large paintings.

The one thing we noticed together as we looked through the stack of unfinished pieces was that she was tending to make the same marks and gestures, again and again. Adding more and more paint, but never accomplishing her goal to complete the piece. This is common in painting when we don’t stop, step back and ask ourselves; ‘How Can I do this Differently?’.

This same concept also applies to our lives. If we keep doing the same things again and again, we are likely to get the same results.

Our job is to change things up!

One recommendation we came up with together was instead of applying more paint, how about this time we remove paint.

Did you know that you can sand acrylics? Yup. They need to be dry and you can use paper sand paper or an electrical sander like I am doing here in the picture. I suggest you wear a mask, but its fun and can create some really cool effects and definite takes the painting down a whole new path!

To your creative success,

Deb

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'City Through The Fog' New Painting

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'City through the Fog' 9x12x1.5" mixed media on wood panel. Copyright Deb Chaney 2018. Original available date of post $372 info@debchaney.com prints: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-City-Through-The-Fog/499285/4235594/view

This Little Gems Series Painting is in preparation for teaching the upcoming 3 day workshop in September ' Creating Encaustic Effects with Acrylics' Workshop details here: https://www.debchaney.com/events/

What happens when you love your daughter so much!

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Recently my daughter decided to completely re-do her room. While she was in the renovation process, she came down to the studio and asked me if she could please put a painting of mine in her room. Let's just say I was totally taken aback in a good way... My teenage daughter wants to showcase my artwork in her room! Whoah! Biggest complement ever!

That said, we couldn't find anything to meet the colours she wanted: light green/turquoise, white and gold. So I ended up creating an original 24" x 24" piece here with dictionary collage pages of words she'd chosen embedded into it.

The piece is called 'Happy' and will be in Ruth's permanent collection, for which I'm honored! 24" x 24" x 1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas. (c) Deb Chaney 2018. I will be having prints made, they will be available through HFA Custom Fine Art Services in Vancouver and also on my website Saatchi Online Gallery in the near future.

 'Happy' 24 x 24 x 1.5 Mixed Media on Canvas (C) Deb Chaney 2018

'Happy' 24 x 24 x 1.5 Mixed Media on Canvas (C) Deb Chaney 2018

Up close:

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This Week Deb Chaney Featured Artist: Saatchi Online Gallery HomePage !

 Saatchi Online Gallery Home Page - Weekly Featured Artist Deb Chaney 2018

Saatchi Online Gallery Home Page - Weekly Featured Artist Deb Chaney 2018

Thank you Saatchi Gallery for featuring 'Content Right Where I am' on your homepage this week as part of your selected art collection. I am honored and grateful.

Here is the painting 'Content Right Where I am' triptych i of iii  23" x 30" Mixed Media on 300 pound water color cold press paper (c) Deb Chaney 2017.

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'Content Right Where I Am' iii of iii (c) Deb Chaney

'Walking on the Moon' New Little Gem Painting

 'Walking Walking on the Moon' 9 x 12 x 1.5 " mixed media on wood panel (c) Deb Chaney 2018

'Walking Walking on the Moon' 9 x 12 x 1.5 " mixed media on wood panel (c) Deb Chaney 2018

'Walking Walking on the Moon' 9 x 12 x 1.5 " mixed media on wood panel (c) Deb Chaney 2018. $372 original available date of post. Prints are available at: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Walking-on-the-Moon/499285/4235502/view

This painting and the past few Little Gems pieces on wood are my process preparing to teach my upcoming workshop on Whidbey Island in the fall:

Sept 21-23, 2018

Tuition: $500 skill level:  all, some experience with acrylics recommended

This is a fun and experimental class for artists eager to create paintings using transparent and translucent layers of acrylics and mixed media.

Using gels, mediums, and pastes; we will drip, pour, scrape and etch; adding and removing parts of layers to create intrigue and texture in our paintings. Artists may incorporate collage, use stencils, and sketch or paint any scene or object that inspires them. The focus of the workshop will be to learn how to create layers that look like encaustic (wax) using various polymer mediums with acrylic paints.

Students are responsible for their own paints, mediums, tools, and substrates. A comprehensive materials list will be provided.

Some experience painting with acrylics is a plus, though beginners will not be turned away, this workshop may be overwhelming for an artist who has no experience painting with acrylics.

Register here: http://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/chaney-deborah-creating-encaustic-effects-with-acrylic-polymer-mediums-sept-21-23-2018-tuition-500/

Here is the painting up close:

 'Walking Walking on the Moon' 9 x 12 x 1.5 " mixed media on wood panel (c) Deb Chaney 2018

'Walking Walking on the Moon' 9 x 12 x 1.5 " mixed media on wood panel (c) Deb Chaney 2018

10 Ways This Artist Makes Multiple Income Streams

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One of the artists I am mentoring emailed me this week with this question;

"Deb, I remember you mentioned that you believe it is possible to create a multi -teared business as an artist selling and offering a variety of products and services that generate income for me?"

Here was my answer: Yes, its really smart to have multiple sources of income doing this business of being an artist. Especially when you can leverage one image to make you money in various ways. I do this myself and have streamlined my business as an artist in several ways;

Full article here:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/18714792

Thank you Jack!

 Deb Chaney in her home studio in Coquitlam, BC working on a mixed media painting on paper

Deb Chaney in her home studio in Coquitlam, BC working on a mixed media painting on paper

Big Thank you to Jack Lew!

Thank you Jack for coming to the studio last weekend and taking several hundred photographs of me working in process on various layers of my mixed media paintings. I'm really appreciative of your time and the beautiful photos that resulted. Thank you.

Seen in Above Photo: Part of my painting process involves taking away paint. Here you can see me using a pot scrubber to take paint away off this painting. I'm working on Arches 300 pound water colour paper which is tough and can handle the adding and subtracting of layers which can get quite rigorous at time! This painting in process is part of my Fragments of Life Series which can be seen here: https://www.debchaney.com/medium-works/