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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Murder in the Garden Club part 1


A Murder in the Garden Club
12x16
Oil on Canvas
Sold


OK, this was fun. I did this painting to be used as the cover for a book by a friend, Neal Sanders (available through Amazon, and a good read too). It was fun to see it published. In painting it, I wanted to show a normal suburban setting, but get a somewhat sinister sense, like something is not quite right. I did that through the mood of the light, with an approaching storm and a watering can tipped over with  - what??? - dribbling out of it. Soon I will start on his next book's cover - "Murder for a Worthy Cause". 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "In My Garden No Tulips Blow"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "In My Garden No Tulips Blow": In My Garden No Tulips Blow 22x15 Mixed Media Archivally Matted with a thin Dark Wood Frame $375 This piece is mysterious, with the ...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Framed "In My Garden No Tulips Blow"

In My Garden No Tulips Blow
22x15
Mixed Media
Archivally Matted with a thin Dark Wood Frame
$375

This piece is mysterious, with the use of stenciling, and drawing in ink, acrylic, and prismacolor pencil. Words are mingled with the image, speaking of the wildness of the authors garden. Delicate drawings and a print top the underlying images.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Metallic Convergence"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Metallic Convergence": Metallic Convergence 15x22 Mixed Media Abstract Archival Mat and Thin dark wood frame $325 This piece was a surprise to me, b...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Framed "Metallic Convergence"

Metallic Convergence
15x22
Mixed Media Abstract
Archival Mat and Thin dark wood frame
$325

This piece was a surprise to me, because I was just playing, I thought. But sometimes creative play leads to nice pieces. I had some new metallic acrylic inks and wanted to try them. But I got lost in the image and really loved the outcome.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future": Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future 15x22 Mixed Media on Arches Textwove Abstract with words embedded Matted and Framed $325 ...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "All Gardening is Landscape Painting"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "All Gardening is Landscape Painting": All Gardening is Landscape Painting 15x22 Mixed Media on Arches Textwove Archival Mat with Thin Dark Wood Frame $375 Anot...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Copper Leaves"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Copper Leaves": Copper Leaves 7x13 Mixed Media on Arches Textwove Paper Archival Mat with a  Thin dark wood frame $250 A combination of d...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Framed "Copper Leaves"


Copper Leaves
7x13
Mixed Media on Arches Textwove Paper
Archival Mat with a 
Thin dark wood frame
$250

A combination of drawing, painting, printing and love for the color copper sets this piece apart from most of my other work and makes people stop in their tracks when they see it for the first time. It is done of the extremely strong Arches Textwove paper that can take anything.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Framed "All Gardening is Landscape Painting"


All Gardening is Landscape Painting
15x22
Mixed Media on Arches Textwove
Archival Mat with
Thin Dark Wood Frame
$375

Another piece from the inside work series has a purple/red/gold theme with touches of blue and black. Each division has a separate theme with a abstracted connection to nature. Glints of metallics and delicate linear touches add details. A good piece for this time of year, where the garden is keeping me out of the studio. The white mat and dark wooden frame set it off.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future": Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future 15x22 Mixed Media on Arches Textwove Abstract with words embedded Matted and Framed $325 ...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Framed "Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future"

Here, Hope is a Memory of the Future
15x22
Mixed Media on Arches Textwove
Abstract with words embedded
Matted and Framed
$325

This is a beautifully colorful piece. Black Sumi ink, and colored acrylic inks underlie prismacolor pencil detail and enrichment. The title and embedded words come from words in a Bernie Siegal tape, "Meditations for Peace of Mind". I would sit and listen at the end of a difficult day and be transported far away, in a type of self-hypnosis. It was a beautiful experience that helped me through a difficult time. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Leaves, Bark, and Silver Pennies"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Framed "Leaves, Bark, and Silver Pennies": Leaves, Bark, and Silver Pennies 13x20 Mixed Media Archival Mat plus Simple Wooden Frame $375 I absolutely love this piece. I...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Framed "Leaves, Bark, and Silver Pennies"

Leaves, Bark, and Silver Pennies
13x20
Mixed Media
Archival Mat plus Simple Wooden Frame
$375

I absolutely love this piece. It is one of a series that I occasionally do, and I will show these pieces for a few days. I call them "inside work". This piece combines nature drawing with tissue collage, acrylic inks, and colored pencil. Though the effect is abstract, it actually is quite realistic if you know what you are looking at.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Blue Skies #2"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Blue Skies #2": Blue Skies #2 9x12 Watercolor $175 This is the partner piece to Blue Skies #1, posted yesterday. It also has a sky so huge I ha...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Matted "Blue Skies #2"

Blue Skies #2
9x12
Watercolor
$175

This is the partner piece to Blue Skies #1, posted yesterday. It also has a sky so huge I had to make the horizon very low. The two together make a great set. Buy both for $300 and save $50.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Blue Skies #1"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Blue Skies #1": Blue Skies #1 watercolor 9x12 archivally matted $175 Done plein aire on a spectacular day for skies, this painting and Blue S...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Matted "Blue Skies #1"

Blue Skies #1
watercolor
9x12
archivally matted
$175

Done plein aire on a spectacular day for skies, this painting and Blue Skies #2 are great together. The sky was so big the horizon had to be VERY low, and I like it that way; it helps to tell the story.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Colton Pond

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Colton Pond: Colton Pond Oil on Panel 12x24 $440 Every now and then I travel to Vermont, where I lived ten years and revisit favorite sites ...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Colton Pond

Colton Pond
Oil on Panel
12x24
$440

Every now and then I travel to Vermont, where I lived ten years and revisit favorite sites and find new ones for painting. This is a lovely pond near the confluence of the Appalacian Trail and the Long Trail.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Framed "Poison Ivy Rocks"

Poison Ivy Rocks
12x24
Oil on Panel
Gold frame
$565

I was painting with a friend at the Cox Reservation, which is the headquarters of Essex County Greenbelt, a nature conservation area , and a great supporter of artists. The view there is absolutely spectacular and I had painted it several times, including the view of Spring Marsh, posted on this site on May 9th, 2012. Well, I just didn't want to do it that day, but my friend did. So I turned around with my back to the view and found the most beautiful....poison ivy! I painted it with the rocks and just loved it.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Sunlit Winter Day"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Sunlit Winter Day": Sunlit Winter Day 10x14 Watercolor $190 Some winter days are so beautiful, especially when you have been cooped up in the house...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Matted "Sunlit Winter Day"

Sunlit Winter Day
10x14
Watercolor
$190

Some winter days are so beautiful, especially when you have been cooped up in the house for a while. And, sometimes, when you get to walk down the long boardwalk to the beach at Plum Island in the Parker River Wildlife Preserve, you see combinations of sunlight trees, sand dunes and grasses that are just lovely. This was one of those days. This lovely place is near Newburyport, MA, another favorite spot, and I am 25 minutes from each of them. Very lucky!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Around the Bend"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Around the Bend": Around the Bend 10 x 8 oil on paper matted archivally $190 The piece is from streamside in Vermont - I can't remember where (...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Matted "Around the Bend"

Around the Bend
10 x 8
oil on paper
matted archivally
$190

The piece is from streamside in Vermont - I can't remember where (unusual for me) but maybe it is good because it could be in any of a gazillion places in Vermont.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Yellow Hillside"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Yellow Hillside": Yellow HIllside 15x11 Oil on Prepared Paper Archival Mat $400 This piece is one of the more exciting ones from the summer I s...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Matted "Yellow Hillside"

Yellow HIllside
15x11
Oil on Prepared Paper
Archival Mat
$400

This piece is one of the more exciting ones from the summer I spent 3 weeks at Skidmore College in a fellowship program for high school art teachers ,started by professor Regis Brodie, to renew their creative juices. (An awesome program, btw) I painted all over the campus, and it was here I did my first multi-small-paintings series, building to almost 70 of them over three weeks. Needless to say , I got freerer and freeer as the time moved along. This is one of the last ones; I think it is pretty special; it would probably take me at least a month of warm ups to get that loose again.
Note: click the link to find out more about the program - it is still running, but application is closed for this year. If you teach high school art, seriously consider it for next year.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Off the Haystack Deck"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Off the Haystack Deck": Off the Haystack Deck 7x10 archivally matted watercolor $125 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, is...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Matted "Off the Haystack Deck"



Off the Haystack Deck
7x10
archivally matted
watercolor
$125

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, is a special place, almost sacred to me. It is the place where I go to get deeper into everything I am thinking of, and to move ahead in my art. I haven't been recently, but have been there 8 times, each meaningful in a different way. It's a community of 70-80 artists living and working and playing together. It sits in a balsam boreal forest with rocky boulders and many lichens and mosses and magic spots. Most of all, it tumbles down the hill to the sea, with wide steps good for sitting, and if you step off the stairs you find places to work and places to dream, to wonder, and to relax. I am remembering when we all took our blankets one night in August and stayed into the night watching the meteor showers until I left at 3. Some stayed all night. And the art! It is the best fine crafts in the world, and each session they have one paper studio that offers things like printmaking, drawing, bookmaking, and papermaking. That's where I usually land. This small painting is done from the deck right outside my cabin. All this beauty under your nose!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "In the Shade"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "In the Shade": In the Shade 8x10 Prismacolor on Canson Paper Archival Mat $80 This is a sweet little drawing that uses prisamacolor p...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Matted "In the Shade"




In the Shade
8x10
Prismacolor on Canson Paper
Archival Mat
$80


This is a sweet little drawing that uses prisamacolor pencils to bring out many colors in the strong trunk, bringing power and variety to it.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Salt Pond View

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Salt Pond View: Salt Pond View 12x16 Oil on Panel Sold When you finally get to the Cape, and work your way down Rte 6 toward the outer area, yo...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Salt Pond View

Salt Pond View
12x16
Oil on Panel
Sold

When you finally get to the Cape, and work your way down Rte 6 toward the outer area, you finally get to the main visitor center for the Cape Cod National Seashore, and you have checked the exhibits, and used the restroom, you step out the back and this is what you see. I cannot go to Eastham without stopping here. It is a spectacular view.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Framed "Tree With Vines"

Tree With Vines
11x14
Gold Frame
Oil on Panel
Plein Aire Landscape
$365

I created this piece standing in a yard outside the Fresh Paint Gallery on Cape Cod with other artists; we were having a paint-in. At the time, I was a member of this gallery. The only thing that drew me was this tree, and it drew me strongly. The incredible action of the trunk and branches twisting around, compounded by the vines going every which way gave me plenty of challenge.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Framed "To the Lifeguard Station"

To the Lifeguard Station
plein aire landscape
8x10
Oil on Panel
Gold Frame
$255

It always feels good to be painting on Cape Cod. I am hoping I can do some of that this summer. Here I am at Grays Beach, with my back to the parking lot, and I can see the lifeguard station just beyond the cedars and just a strip of the water. I like how the foreground was so warm, and I am crazy about the umbrella! 

While we're talking about Gray's Beach, you might like to click on the link. It shows the amazing long, long boardwalk there. Here is another painting I did at Gray's beach, from the Pink Chair series. This time I was in FRONT of the lifeguard stand.


Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Spring Marsh

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Spring Marsh: Spring Marsh 12x16 Oil on Panel SOLD This is one of my favorite pieces for this time of year and I wanted to share it with you, even ...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Marsh

Spring Marsh
12x16
Oil on Panel
SOLD

This is one of my favorite pieces for this time of year and I wanted to share it with you, even though it was sold. The colors tell just what is happening right now in the coastal marshes.I painted it at the Cox Reservation in Essex, MA. This gorgeous place was the home of renowned muralist Allyn Cox, who gave the property to the conservation group, Essex Greenbelt.

From their website: "The studio barn, which served as Cox’s Studio, still contains many of the tools used by Allyn Cox to practice and create his murals. Some of the implements on display include old canvas stretchers, brushes, and palettes. One of his murals is permanently on display. For one weekend every June, Greenbelt hosts an art exhibit and sale. Two barns are converted into colorful galleries, and display and sell the artwork of over 130 local Essex County artists.

The view there that I painted is often referred to as "Motif #2". It is a place where artists are always welcome and can find lots to paint.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: PLum Island #2 - Just Mowed

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: PLum Island #2 - Just Mowed: Plum Island #2 - Just Mowed 12x12 Oil on cradled panel $325 The same day I painted Plum Island #1 (posted yesterday) I painte...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PLum Island #2 - Just Mowed


Plum Island #2 - Just Mowed
12x12
Oil on cradled panel
$325

The same day I painted Plum Island #1 (posted yesterday) I painted this picture at the Parker River Wildlife Preserve at Plum Island. I just looked right instead of left, same spot. The fields had just been mowed, probably a control of some kind in this wildlife refuge, and there were wet spots in the foreground as well as the waterway behind. What at first seemed rather plain and simple, became one of my favorites.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Plum Island: Waiting for Wildlife

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Plum Island: Waiting for Wildlife: Plum Island #1: Waiting for Wildlife 12x12 Oil on Cradled Panel $325 Plum Island is a wonderful National Wildlife Refuge in ...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Plum Island: Waiting for Wildlife


Plum Island #1: Waiting for Wildlife
12x12
Oil on Cradled Panel
$325

Plum Island is a wonderful National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, MA. Click the link for some beautiful photos of it. I go there many times - to paint, to photoghaph the beauty, to walk the beach, to think, and just to eat my lunch. This is an overlook of a lovely watercourse and there is almost always some avian wildlife here. But not the day I painted, hence the title....

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Long Hill Crane

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Long Hill Crane: Long Hill Crane 5x7 oil on panel $155 This gentle colored painting is a plein aire piece(painted on site) direct from one of ...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Orange Horizon"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "Orange Horizon": Orange Horizon 10x10 oil on prepared paper $295 This piece was done at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport right after "First Li...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Matted "Orange Horizon"

Orange Horizon
10x10
oil on prepared paper
$295

This piece was done at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport right after "First Light" but the differences surprised me: the blue settled into the sky more lightly and a slight cloud was overhead. The sea also picked up a sense of lightness. These clear sky mornings are quite different than the ones with all the cloud drama, and quite peaceful. Looks like a beautiful day ahead!

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Watching the Sea"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Watching the Sea": Watching the Sea 10x10 oil on paper $285 I'm still in Stonington, Maine with this painting. This time I am looking in the opposite d...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Watching the Sea"

Watching the Sea
10x10
oil on paper
$285

I'm still in Stonington, Maine with this painting. This time I am looking in the opposite direction from yesterday's painting. I felt that the window in the wal was almost alive, looking out to sea, waiting for a far away loved one.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Stonington Sunlight

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Stonington Sunlight: Stonington Sunlight 10x10 Oil on prepared paper $295 Some of the best painting opportunities are found in the town of Stonington, Mai...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stonington Sunlight

Stonington Sunlight
10x10
Oil on prepared paper
$295

Some of the best painting opportunities are found in the town of Stonington, Maine. It's enough off the beaten path to avoid huge crowds, and the hills surrounding the harbor make dramatic compositions. I painted this right off the porch I was staying in. I love painting on porches!


Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Matted "First Light"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: 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 fro...