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Plein-Air” is the French expression to describe the act of painting in situ within the landscape, capturing the ever changing weather and light with tonal qualities, colour, loose brushwork and softness of form...

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

Jane Chapin, Storm Over Assateague, 2013, oil on linen board, 8 x 10 in.

The practice of “Plein Air Painting” goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir who were advocating of plein air painting. Much of their work was done outdoors in the diffuse light of a large white umbrella.

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

"Waterfall at Terni" by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot; 1826, oil on paper, laid down on wood, 12 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Whitney Collection, Gift of Wheelock Whitney III, and Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McVeigh, by exchange, 2003

I noticed that everything that was done correctly on the first attempt was more true and the forms more beautiful

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

Plein Air Landscapes 1855-1870

Another major proponent of Plein Air was Jean Baptiste Camille Corot whom Claude Monet considered as “The only One Master here”. Corot provides a transition from the sharp academic style that ruled in his day with focus on the natural world and the lyrical expressiveness of one's work. 

 

 

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

“I noticed that everything that was done correctly on the first attempt was more true and the forms more beautiful”

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

Plein Air Landscapes 1855-1870

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

Jane Chapin, Appearance, 2018, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

With her "Plein Air Paintings", Jane Chapin is part of one of the largest art movements in history. Her paintings carry human emotions.  We can read her moods and feelings with places that carry deep remembrances for the artist that go beyond the descriptive. 

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

Jane Chapin, Coming in and Going Out,  2014, oil on linen board,  8 x 10 in. 

"My paintings grow from observing and interpretating light as it emerges from, surrounds and reflects on everyday people and scenes. They seek to remind us of the beauty of our common surroundings, regardless of where we are." - Jane Chapin

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

Jane Chapin, Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 202, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen board

"Painting sensitizes me to look for the grace and dignity and order in what I see." - Jane Chapin

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

Jane Chapin 

Originally from rural Pennsylvania, Jane Chapin grew up sketching and painting the people and scenes around her. A year and  as a foreign exchange student broadened her influences and began a lifelong love of travel. After receiving her Bachelors in Art from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Chapin was an art teaching volunteer in the Peace Corps, an experience which reinforced her connection with the richness and diversity of her visual surroundings. Believing that painting is about the journey as much as the destination, in 2007 Chapin challenged herself to paint en plein air in all 50 states, resulting in a three year project that would culminate in two benefit books for veterans and their families. 

Her work has been exhibited internationally with Art Renewal Center and nationally with Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Salon International, Plein Air Painters of the Southeast and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Chapin resides with her husband dividing their time between Pecos, NM and their Cody, WY ranch where she maintains her studio. She is represented in numerous private fine art galleries in the United States. She is also a teacher and guest speaker

JANE CHAPIN: PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPES -  - Viewing Room - Silas Von Morisse Viewing Room

Jane Chapin, alaska, 2003, oil on linen panel, 10 x 12 in.

"Beyond this, the endless mountains curving like a scimitar. And in the querulous mind, the yearning heart, a sudden immeasurable calm." - Tom Sexton, Autumn in the Alaska Range

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JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019    
    oil on canvas                                    16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
                    
                            JCH001

JANE CHAPIN

Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019

oil on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH001

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Lettuce Entertain You, 2014    
    oil on linen panel                                    12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm
                    
                            JCH002

JANE CHAPIN

Lettuce Entertain You, 2014

oil on linen panel

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

JCH002

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH006

JANE CHAPIN

Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH006

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Coming In & Going Out, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH009

JANE CHAPIN

Coming In & Going Out, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH009

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Coastal Trees, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH010

JANE CHAPIN

Coastal Trees, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH010

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Hill Country, 2019    
    oil on linen board                                    9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm
                    
                            JCH013

JANE CHAPIN

Hill Country, 2019

oil on linen board

9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm

JCH013

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm
                    
                            JCH014

JANE CHAPIN

Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH014

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Storm Over Assateague, 2013    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH015

JANE CHAPIN

Storm Over Assateague, 2013

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH015

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Badlands, 2015    
    oil on linen board                                    16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
                    
                            JCH016

JANE CHAPIN

Badlands, 2015

oil on linen board

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH016

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Palo Duro, 2014    
    oil on canvas                                    15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm
                    
                            JCH018

JANE CHAPIN

Palo Duro, 2014

oil on canvas

15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

JCH018

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Palm Light, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm
                    
                            JCH017

JANE CHAPIN

Palm Light, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH017

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Pecos River, 2020    
    oil on linen board                                    6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm
                    
                            JCH019

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos River, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH019

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Pecos Temple, 2020    
    oil on linen board                                    6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm
                    
                            JCH020

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos Temple, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH020

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019    
    oil on canvas                                    16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
                    
                            JCH001

JANE CHAPIN

Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019

oil on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH001

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Lettuce Entertain You, 2014    
    oil on linen panel                                    12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm
                    
                            JCH002

JANE CHAPIN

Lettuce Entertain You, 2014

oil on linen panel

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

JCH002

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH006

JANE CHAPIN

Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH006

JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Coming In & Going Out, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH009

JANE CHAPIN

Coming In & Going Out, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH009

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Coastal Trees, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH010

JANE CHAPIN

Coastal Trees, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH010

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Hill Country, 2019    
    oil on linen board                                    9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm
                    
                            JCH013

JANE CHAPIN

Hill Country, 2019

oil on linen board

9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm

JCH013

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm
                    
                            JCH014

JANE CHAPIN

Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH014

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Storm Over Assateague, 2013    
    oil on linen board                                    8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm
                    
                            JCH015

JANE CHAPIN

Storm Over Assateague, 2013

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH015

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Badlands, 2015    
    oil on linen board                                    16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
                    
                            JCH016

JANE CHAPIN

Badlands, 2015

oil on linen board

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH016

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Palo Duro, 2014    
    oil on canvas                                    15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm
                    
                            JCH018

JANE CHAPIN

Palo Duro, 2014

oil on canvas

15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

JCH018

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Palm Light, 2014    
    oil on linen board                                    12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm
                    
                            JCH017

JANE CHAPIN

Palm Light, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH017

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Pecos River, 2020    
    oil on linen board                                    6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm
                    
                            JCH019

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos River, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH019

JANE CHAPIN
            
    
        Pecos Temple, 2020    
    oil on linen board                                    6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm
                    
                            JCH020

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos Temple, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH020

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JANE CHAPIN

Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019

oil on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH001

JANE CHAPIN

Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019

oil on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH001

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Lettuce Entertain You, 2014

oil on linen panel

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

JCH002

JANE CHAPIN

Lettuce Entertain You, 2014

oil on linen panel

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

JCH002

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH006

JANE CHAPIN

Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH006

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Coming In & Going Out, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH009

JANE CHAPIN

Coming In & Going Out, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH009

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Coastal Trees, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH010

JANE CHAPIN

Coastal Trees, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH010

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Hill Country, 2019

oil on linen board

9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm

JCH013

JANE CHAPIN

Hill Country, 2019

oil on linen board

9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm

JCH013

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH014

JANE CHAPIN

Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH014

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Storm Over Assateague, 2013

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH015

JANE CHAPIN

Storm Over Assateague, 2013

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH015

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Badlands, 2015

oil on linen board

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH016

JANE CHAPIN

Badlands, 2015

oil on linen board

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH016

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Palo Duro, 2014

oil on canvas

15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

JCH018

JANE CHAPIN

Palo Duro, 2014

oil on canvas

15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

JCH018

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Palm Light, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH017

JANE CHAPIN

Palm Light, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH017

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Pecos River, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH019

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos River, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH019

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Pecos Temple, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH020

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos Temple, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH020

Inquire
JANE CHAPIN

Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019

oil on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH001

JANE CHAPIN

Thinly Veiled Disguise, 2019

oil on canvas

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH001

JANE CHAPIN

Lettuce Entertain You, 2014

oil on linen panel

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

JCH002

JANE CHAPIN

Lettuce Entertain You, 2014

oil on linen panel

12h x 16w in
30.48h x 40.64w cm

JCH002

JANE CHAPIN

Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH006

JANE CHAPIN

Vermillion at Lee's Ferry, 2020

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH006

JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

JANE CHAPIN

Twin Trees, 2014

oil on linen mounted on board

12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm

JCH008

JANE CHAPIN

Coming In & Going Out, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH009

JANE CHAPIN

Coming In & Going Out, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH009

JANE CHAPIN

Coastal Trees, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH010

JANE CHAPIN

Coastal Trees, 2014

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH010

JANE CHAPIN

Hill Country, 2019

oil on linen board

9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm

JCH013

JANE CHAPIN

Hill Country, 2019

oil on linen board

9h x 12w in
22.86h x 30.48w cm

JCH013

JANE CHAPIN

Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH014

JANE CHAPIN

Lake Pend O'Reille, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH014

JANE CHAPIN

Storm Over Assateague, 2013

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH015

JANE CHAPIN

Storm Over Assateague, 2013

oil on linen board

8h x 10w in
20.32h x 25.40w cm

JCH015

JANE CHAPIN

Badlands, 2015

oil on linen board

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH016

JANE CHAPIN

Badlands, 2015

oil on linen board

16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm

JCH016

JANE CHAPIN

Palo Duro, 2014

oil on canvas

15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

JCH018

JANE CHAPIN

Palo Duro, 2014

oil on canvas

15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

JCH018

JANE CHAPIN

Palm Light, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH017

JANE CHAPIN

Palm Light, 2014

oil on linen board

12h x 9w in
30.48h x 22.86w cm

JCH017

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos River, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH019

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos River, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH019

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos Temple, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH020

JANE CHAPIN

Pecos Temple, 2020

oil on linen board

6h x 8w in
15.24h x 20.32w cm

JCH020