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Monday, April 30, 2012

Matted "First Light"

First Light
10x10
matted (floated) with edges of the paper showing
in a deep mat.oil on prepared paper
$295

This is another from the Coastal Sunrise series. I was indeed, painting at the crack of dawn. A guest in the house came out to look, looked at the sky and water and just said: yup, that's exactly the color out there.
Kinda reassuring....

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Deep-Matted "Striped Sky"

"Striped Sky"
10x10
Oil on Prepared Paper
Floated with edge showing in an extra-deep matt to 16x16
$310

This is one of the Coastal Sunrise plein aire series of morning paintings from Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine. So many variations in that blue provide interest, and the punch of the sky stripes give the perfect accent!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Shimmering Sun"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Shimmering Sun": Shimmering Sun  11x14 Oil on Panel Silver frame $375 I've been saving this. This is the view of the Smoky Mountains fro...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Framed "Shimmering Sun"




Shimmering Sun 
11x14
Oil on Panel
Silver frame
$375

I've been saving this. This is the view of the Smoky Mountains from that porch on the mountain in Franklin, North Carolina. The sky was ever changing, so amazing and beautiful.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Orchard Gate"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Orchard Gate": Orchard Gate Oil on paper on panel 10x10 Gold Frame $295 Doc had a small orchard of peaches and a couple apples in his lovely...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Framed "Orchard Gate"

Orchard Gate
Oil on paper on panel
10x10
Gold Frame
$295

Doc had a small orchard of peaches and a couple apples in his lovely mountainside house in Franklin, NC.  Franklin is a short drive from Asheville, is very near the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway, and is known for gemstones. Doc's orchard had this lovely white fence and gate. I caught it just as the light was backlighting it. The peaches had just been harvested and were ripening on a table in the back room, and I could have as many as I wanted. Another kind of heaven!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Enter Paradise"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Enter Paradise": Enter Paradise Oil on Panel 8x10 $255 I am still in Franklin, NC on the side of a mountain. This piece shows the entry into t...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Framed "Enter Paradise"

Enter Paradise
Oil on Panel
8x10
$255

I am still in Franklin, NC on the side of a mountain. This piece shows the entry into the home I was staying in. Actually, you are looking out, as if you were ready to go to town to touch base with civilization. But I like this title better than "Leaving Paradise"!


Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Porch Rockers"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Porch Rockers":  "Porch Rockers" 11x14 Oil on Panel Gold Frame $375 This place was absolutely heaven. I was in Franklin, NC, on the side of a mounta...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Framed "Porch Rockers"

 "Porch Rockers"
11x14
Oil on Panel
Gold Frame
$375

This place was absolutely heaven. I was in Franklin, NC, on the side of a mountain sitting every day on this porch. I sat to eat, to listen, to paint, to write in my journal, to think. I had it all to myself for a week. It was a safe haven in a sometimes scary world (night noises? no one else around?) I loved the orange light and the bright turquoise cushions, and the brilliant pink crepe myrtle. I also loved the tiny neon blue salamander that often kept me company.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Silver Roof in Sunlight"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Silver Roof in Sunlight": Silver Roof in Sunshine Oil on Panel 11x14 Gold Frame $375 I am still at Plymouth Notch , home of President Calvin Coolidge. ...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Framed "Silver Roof in Sunlight"

Silver Roof in Sunshine
Oil on Panel
11x14
Gold Frame
$375

I am still at Plymouth Notch, home of President Calvin Coolidge. Here is another nearby house. It has that amazing metal standing seam roof that works so well in a snowy location. And Plymouth Notch is VERY snowy! I was taken with how it glimmered in the sun!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "The Red Roof"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "The Red Roof": The Red Roof 16x20 Oil on Canvas Gold Frame $575 I'm back painting in Plymouth Notch, VT , again. I love this place! This is the view with...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Framed "The Red Roof"

The Red Roof
16x20
Oil on Canvas
Gold Frame
$575


I'm back painting in Plymouth Notch, VT, again. I love this place! This is the view with your back to Coolidge's home, and at one time it was his grandfather's farm, I think. The pond was a great reflector and the golden light just flooded everything. I like the way the distant hill went all purple; it really did that.This painting is the largest one from the travel series.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Roadside Sugarhouse"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Roadside Sugarhouse": Roadside Sugarhouse 6x6 Oil on Panel Gold Frame $180 This small sugarhouse is in Woodstock, VT on rte. 12 on the way to Barnard, VT. ...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Framed "Roadside Sugarhouse"

Roadside Sugarhouse
6x6
Oil on Panel
Gold Frame
$180

This small sugarhouse is in Woodstock, VT on rte. 12 on the way to Barnard, VT. I see it every time I leave my friend Ellen's house. I like the way it sits near the overpass of a small stream, with lots of fields around it. I went to photograph it after I painted it and my camera caught on the guard rail, bingo, end of camera. Oh well, it was tie for a new one anyway!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Two Barns"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Two Barns": "Two Barns" 11x14 Oil on Panel $375 I was painting in the Woodstock area in the fall, looking for just the right spot. I found it in Plymo...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Framed "Two Barns"

"Two Barns"
11x14
Oil on Panel
$375


I was painting in the Woodstock area in the fall, looking for just the right spot. I found it in Plymouth Notch, the home of President Calvin Coolidge. This place had it all: beauty, foliage, comfort (restaurant and bathroom), parking, and people who would stop and take a look. Plymouth Notch is an entire restored village with multiple buildings including the home the president was born in, another that he lived in as an adult including the room in which he took the oath of office, barns, church, and many others. The air was golden with the last glory of autumn. These buildings are two barns belonging to his family and house agriculture artifacts of the time. I loved all the openings, especially the one that allowed me to see right through and to the field and mountain behind it.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Waiting for Horses

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Waiting for Horses: "Waiting for Horses" 11x14 Oil on Panel $375 Gold frame I was nearing the end of an autumn trip to Vermont (more about that in the next few...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Framed "Waiting for Horses

"Waiting for Horses"
11x14
Oil on Panel
$375
Gold frame

I was nearing the end of an autumn trip to Vermont (more about that in the next few days). I had packed the car but had just one morning to get a painting in before I had to take off for a committment. I went to The Billings Farm, a wonderful part of the National Historic Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Parkpark.  It's in Woodstock, where I used to teach high school art. I found a comfortable place to paint, out of the way near the end of the parking lot and used my few hours well. There was a horse pasture ahead of me but the horses were out of sight. Hence the title. I loved the hills in the background and the fence doing its thing, just meandering. I had a wonderful window on the world.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Hydrangea's"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Hydrangea's": "Hydrangea's" 12x12 Oil on Canvas Sold I love Rockport and was painting there one morning, on Bearskin Neck in the heart of the shoppi...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Hydrangea's"

"Hydrangea's"
12x12
Oil on Canvas
Sold

I love Rockport and was painting there one morning, on Bearskin Neck in the heart of the shopping district. A car pulled over and the driver said I was painting her store and "let's talk". She commissioned me to do another painting of her store from a different angle. So this is it! The store name is Hydrangea and there were gorgeous ones in full bloom in front and in theside courtyard.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Framed "Red, White, and Blue"

"Red, White, and Blue"
Oil on canvas
12x12
Gold Frame
$375

I decided to paint in Newburyport, one of my favorite nearby places. It's a traditional seafaring town, with gorgeous sea-captain homes lining High Street and more. It's also become a tourist attraction and a popular place to live. Click the link on Newburyport for pictures. I set up in the town square, a very lively place. All around me were interesting storefronts, people, flowerboxes. What did I land on as what I wanted to paint? The roof of the Maritine museum with its flag against the dramatic clouds. The title works on two levels - the obvious, plus the building colors. I think I love roofs. And flags.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Cove and Dock

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Cove and Dock: "Cove and Dock" Oil on Panel 8x10 sold Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport Maine had a place with very interesting colors in the tide-exposed ro...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cove and Dock

"Cove and Dock"
Oil on Panel
8x10
sold

Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport Maine had a place with very interesting colors in the tide-exposed rocks and I loved the light glinting on the roof of the building and on the dock. I was painting it from the sweet spot I told you about yesterday when a few people stopped by to see what I was doing. They enjoyed the art, and we discussed some of the problems of painting. Later we maintained an on line conversation about the challenges we faced and how we did it. In the fall, they contacted me to buy the painting as a holiday gift. It was all pretty special and we still write!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Framed "The Pink House"

The Pink House
8x10
Oil on Prepared Panel
$255

During my stay at Goose Rocks Beach, I discovered a nearby area that was just as compelling. Cape Porpoise is a wonderful spit of land with a deep cove, active fishermen coming and going, a great place to eat lobster, and beautiful views. It was, however, a bit hard to find parking in a distance where I could walk to my chosen painting sites. Finally I found a little spot where there was parking and the perfect spot to paint out of the way and in the shade! I did a few here. I was across the cove from a bunch of houses and this piece shows several of them, though not in the exact orientation. I liked it better this way!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "New Organ Today"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "New Organ Today": "New Organ Today" 12x16 Oil on Canvas $465 Right next to the Scala Art Center, where I have my studio and teach classes, there is a histo...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Framed "New Organ Today"

"New Organ Today"
12x16
Oil on Canvas
$465



Right next to the Scala Art Center, where I have my studio and teach classes, there is a historic building, formerly a school, that houses the Noack Organ Company. I've loved the building for a long time, and liked it even better after visiting the building for their new organ open house, which they hold each time an organ is completed. This organ was amazing. It was so big it could not fit in the open room of the two story building, so we viewed it in parts. I think it had over 4000 pipes. I painted this the day of the open house, before it started, and went over later.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Hancock Wharf"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Hancock Wharf": Hancock Wharf 12x12 Oil on Canvas Gold Frame $375 Now I am moving up the coast and going to one of my (sort of) local painting spots. I jus...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Framed "Hancock Wharf"

Hancock Wharf
12x12
Oil on Canvas
Gold Frame
$375

Now I am moving up the coast and going to one of my (sort of) local painting spots. I just love this spot in York, Maine. The building pictured is the museum at the John Hancock Wharf, where he did his business. Nearby is the George Marshall Store. This is a historic building - the original store that sold the goods that came in to be unloaded onto the Hancock wharf, and other items. Now it is a wonderful contemporary art gallery, showing rising and established regional artists. Both of these sit on the banks of the York river, a lovely setting with a big wide dock. All this 40 minutes from my home!I have painted here several times.

George Marshall Store



George Marshall Store

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Rockport Rooflines

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Rockport Rooflines: Rockport Rooflines 12x24 oil on prepared panel framed in gold $525 I'm still in Rockport. The red building is Motif #1, so called because i...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Framed "Rockport Rooflines

Rockport Rooflines
12x24
oil on prepared panel
framed in gold
$525

I'm still in Rockport. The red building is Motif #1, so called because it has been painted so many times.They even have a festival for it.  I've done my share of paintings with the building in sight. After a long morning painting, I had put all my paints away and was sitting on a bench overlooking the harbor to eat my lunch and relax. There was no rest for me because I was drawn into the amazing interplay of all the rooflines in my view. I like the overall feeling of the piece, very fresh and free and colorful and I like the masts of the pirate ship behind the building.!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "The Red Skiff"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "The Red Skiff": The Red Skiff 12x12 Oil on Canvas Gold Frame $375 This is my favorite breakfast place in Rockport. When I go there I love to go very early ...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Framed "The Red Skiff"

The Red Skiff
12x12
Oil on Canvas
Gold Frame
$375

This is my favorite breakfast place in Rockport. When I go there I love to go very early and get a good free parking spot! So after I arrive, I treat myself to breakfast at the Red Skiff. All your favorites. This is a plein aire painting. Luckily, I painted this before all the cars parked in front!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Welcome to Bearskin Neck"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Welcome to Bearskin Neck": Welcome to Bearskin Neck 12x12 oil on canvas Gold frame $375 I thought maybe you were getting bored with all those skies so it's time to se...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Framed "Welcome to Bearskin Neck"

Welcome to Bearskin Neck
12x12
oil on canvas
Gold frame
$375

I thought maybe you were getting bored with all those skies so it's time to see another line of my art. Bearskin Neck is the famous shopping street in Rockport, Massachusetts. Lots of really quaint shops, many flowers, shoppers,lobster and clams, strudel, ice cream, and sea views.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Pink and Purple Flats

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Pink and Purple Flats: Pink and Purple Flats Oil on Canvas 8x8 Contemporary Maple Frame $195 This piece is one of the small studio paintings and is a great comp...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pink and Purple Flats

Pink and Purple Flats
Oil on Canvas
8x8
Contemporary Maple Frame
$195

This piece is one of the small studio paintings and is a great companion to "Pink Sky, Orange Light", posted a couple of days ago. Note: this picture is a bit shiny and I will change it soon.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Coastal Sunrise #5 (Goose Rocks Beach Morning)

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Coastal Sunrise #5 (Goose Rocks Beach Morning): Coastal Sunrise #5 (Goose Rocks Beach Morning) 36"x36" Oil on canvas Sold This is the largest piece in the exhibit and one of the very firs...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Coastal Sunrise #5 (Goose Rocks Beach Morning)

Coastal Sunrise #5 (Goose Rocks Beach Morning)
36"x36"
Oil on canvas
Sold

This is the largest piece in the exhibit and one of the very first large ones I have done in my career. The director of the art gallery encouraged me to paint larger and I have done that several times now. I absolutely love it. When I face a canvas taller than I am to work on (on the easel, of course, I'm not that short!), it feels like I am taking on a challenging adversary! Maybe I need to do more of them. Yep.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Pink Sky, Orange Light"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Pink Sky, Orange Light": Framed "Pink Sky, Orange Light" 8x8 oil on canvas  contemporary maple frame $195 This is one of the smaller studio paintings. With these, I...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Framed "Pink Sky, Orange Light"

Framed "Pink Sky, Orange Light"
8x8 oil on canvas 
contemporary maple frame
$195

This is one of the smaller studio paintings. With these, I started smaller and then gradually built up my size until I was at the 3x3 foot largest piece. There is a bit of shine on the canvas in this pic and I will be getting another, better, photo soon. Though it is small, I think it somehow manages to hold the large sky, don't you think?

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Coastal Sunrise #1 (Promise)"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Coastal Sunrise #1 (Promise)": "Coastal Sunrise #1 (Promise)" Oil on Panel 12x24 Sold This piece, the first of the Coastal Sunrise Series, is the first stage of several p...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Coastal Sunrise #1 (Promise)"

"Coastal Sunrise #1 (Promise)"
Oil on Panel
12x24
Sold

This piece, the first of the Coastal Sunrise Series, is the first stage of several paintings from a spectacular sunrise. A long format makes it even more dramatic, and it was a struggle to get the center area as smooth and still as the upper and lower areas are dramatic.

This piece is available as a giclee at my store. Click here to visit the site.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Sun Squeeze"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Sun Squeeze": "Sun Squeeze" 10x10 oil on prepared paper deep matted and  framed in maple to 17"x17" Sold This piece seems to have the sun being squeezed ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Sun Squeeze"

"Sun Squeeze"
10x10 oil on prepared paper
deep matted and 
framed in maple to 17"x17"
Sold

This piece seems to have the sun being squeezed down by the cloud. But it is holding it's own! Another of the plein aire pieces from the porch on the ocean at Goose Rocks beach in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Coastal Sunrise #2 (Breaking Through)"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Coastal Sunrise #2 (Breaking Through)": "Coastal Sunrise #2 (Breaking Through)" 24x30 Oil on Canvas Sold available as giclee on paper or canvas  (click here) soon available as a c...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Coastal Sunrise #2 (Breaking Through)"

"Coastal Sunrise #2 (Breaking Through)"
24x30
Oil on Canvas
Sold
available as giclee on paper or canvas (click here)
soon available as a card


This piece was the star of the show - It was on the postcard announcing the exhibit.  This piece seems to carry all of the energy of the whole series within its edges. It is part of a series (Coastal Sunrise #1,2, etc.) that tell the story of a morning's sunrise at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine. It is interesting how a show takes the power of all the pieces and creates a synergy that goes beyond. This exhibit certainly did, and I loved the feeling of being deeply involved in those skies in the months leading up to it. I want to share with you the artist statement for the exhibit, which took the form of a poem.

LYNNE SCHULTE

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“COASTAL SUNRISE” EXHIBITION

I want the viewer to be there with me, and to feel and see what I have experienced. In the Coastal Sunrise series, I celebrate the amazing skies of September mornings.
 


Look up
Up I can see forever
The sky is never as big as it is over the sea
I look down
Sand, rock, and the cool water around my ankles
bring me back to now.
The new day’s sky marked by the most brilliant color is far too much to contemplate in its hugeness
My smallness is comforting
My smallness is frightening
So I bend down, touch a shell, a stone, or a feather.
Then look up again

I pick up the brush and paint
and am transported far beyond myself to what is deepest and whole
I bring the sky inside.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Belfast Sunrise

Belfast Sunrise
Beautifully framed and deep matted
10x10 framed to 16x16
oil on prepared paper

After my stint at Goose Rocks Beach, I headed north and spent 3 days in Belfast at a cottage complex. The owner gave me one right on the beach when I told her I was an artistand I did this painting from that porch. I had just attended a lecture by one of my  inspirations, Connie Hayes, the night before and used one of her ideas in this one and I loved how it came out.

Here is how the piece looks framed:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Indigo Storm Promise"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Indigo Storm Promise": Indigo Storm Promise 10x10 oil on prepared paper Deep Matted and framed with glass/maple $250 The day is dark and the clouds coming up fas...