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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Pink Chair Exhibit

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Pink Chair Exhibit: Pink Chair Installed at the Exhibit in Topsfield At the first of several exhibits of the pink chair paintings the chair sits under a ...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Pink Chair Exhibit

Pink Chair Installed at the Exhibit in Topsfield

At the first of several exhibits of the pink chair paintings the chair sits under a favorite piece and just beyond, "Daisy Love " that you saw yesterday. The stories are posted with each painting. With the chair itself is a board with post it notes where people write a love note to someone they miss. On the table is a journal with longer reminiscences.  


I leave you with this, because I am leaving in the morning on a 2 week painting trip to Maine where I probably won't have computer access so I can't post. It will also be good for me to be off line for a while. I will take it up again as soon as I return. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #9 - "Daisy Lo...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #9 - "Daisy Lo...: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #9 - "Daisy Love" DAISY LOVE Oil on Canvas 18X24 Available ...

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #9 - "Daisy Love"




DAISY LOVE

Oil on Canvas
18X24

Available for delayed sale
$780




Mom loved daisies - and she also wrote poetry. Daisies were on the cover of the program for her funeral service, and little girls wove them into garlands for their hair at the celebration of her life. She said she wanted a party! I just had to honor her with this painting. Here is one of her poems:

The Daisy

I remember in my childhood,
I was walking one nice day
With my mother, in a garden,
Where the flowers bloomed so gay!
I bent down to pick a rosebud,
(‘twas a very lovely hue)
but my mother said "Don't pick it,
for it's not the thing to do."

As we were heading homeward through a field of daisies fair -
I was filled with joy and pleasure
at the great profusion there.
And my mother smiled and told me
that since these were only weeds
I could pick as many "flowers"
as would fill my every need...

by Carolyn Schulte

This image is available as a 5x7 blank greeting card for $3.75 each plus shipping; send an e-mail to me. Also available as a giclee in a range of sizes, on paper or canvas. Click here for information.




I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #8 "Sailing Ho...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #8 "Sailing Ho...: SAILING HOME Oil on Canvas 16x16 Now Reserved for Sale at end of show Can Wait List  ...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #8 "Sailing Home"




SAILING HOME

Oil on Canvas
16x16
Now Reserved for Sale at end of show
Can Wait List 


Rockport, MA is a special place for me and has always nourished my art. I used to say my car went there all by itself!  So it naturally came to pass that I had to take "Mom" there too. I set up right on the T wharf but instead of doing "Motif #1" (below), the building that has inspired so many artists, I placed the chair on the pier high over the water, looking out to sea, through the jetties on either side. It was a gray day, cloudy, but comfortable. It was a 4 hour session, longer than usual because of the interruptions. The sky was pretty boring, all grey and kind of flat and I said in a kidding manner, "Mom, can you do something about that?" Within 15 minutes, the sky took on a interesting pattern of clouds with tiny bits of blue, which I gladly painted in. I left the water empty until almost the last minute, when a children's sailing school with small sailboats came tacking back home after their lesson. Without thinking, I quickly painted them into the piece, and it was done. Later, after packing up the car, an extreme tiredness came over me. I could barely make it to the bench, where I laid down for a while. Ravenous, I finally got up, and still tired, barely made it to the restaurant. I ate quietly and again, barely made it back to the car. I have never been so tired after painting, and had no fatigue during the painting process. Later, showing the painting to my friend Teresa, a therapist, I told her the story. She said: Lynne, you are doing grief work. You need to plan a nap after every painting. I said I didn't feel sad or grief; I had just been painting. She said "Lynne, look at it! That is grief work if I ever saw it!" Then I saw the powerful message of that small (16x16) piece. I instantly knew the title.


Motif #1   Rockport, MA



I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #7 "Centered"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #7 "Centered": CENTERED Oil on Canvas 11X14 Delayed Sale $450 This Painting is Available, see below ...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #7 "Centered"








CENTERED

Oil on Canvas
11X14
Delayed Sale
$450
This Painting is Available, see below


When a friend and I took a trip to Cape Cod to paint, a great stop was Wellfleet. We found a perfect spot next to a building with shade and a great view! I found myself carefully positioning "Mom" exactly under the church steeple in the center of the picture. I didn't know why, but I felt it was essential for it to be "just so". It took almost 15 minutes until I was satisfied. My traveling companion asked me why I centered the chair, and I said I didn't know; I seldom use a centered composition. Later looking at it, I realized that this painting emphasizes Mom's central love in life besides her family: her church. The art I create is always zeroing in on the truth and I can usually only read it later.


PAINTING IN WELLFLEET



I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #6 - "Meditati...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #6 - "Meditati...: Meditation -First Lotus Oil on Canvas 16x20 Delayed Sale $650 This Painting is Available, see below ...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #6 - "Meditation - First Lotus"





Meditation -First Lotus

Oil on Canvas
16x20
Delayed Sale
$650
This Painting is Available, see below

I have painted many times at the beautiful Sedgwick Gardens at Long Hill in Beverly, MA. It is the headquarters of the Trustees of Reservations, a wonderful group dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of our state's conservation lands. I decided that I would take the pink chair there and set up next to a beautiful water feature with lilies and lotuses. As I set up, I was told that I was lucky - that the lotus had just opened for the first time. It was just gorgeous in it's delicacy and I was taken by the sense of being in the presence of an ancient and exotic flower. I knew Mom would love it, so I set her chair up close to it so that she could get a good look.

I painted for several hours, always receding further away so I could have the benefit of the shade. I do like shade when I paint! I managed to stay in the same relationship to the chair so I could paint the same view. The painting came out a very rich green, and because of the oriental flower, I decided that it looked like Mom was meditating quietly behind the blooms. I like the way the leaves come in and out of focus and the way they arch over the chair like they are protecting it.




I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #5 - "Lupines ...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #5 - "Lupines ...: TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012 Lupines and Buttercups 10x14 Watercolo...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #5 - "Lupines and Buttercups"



TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012




Lupines and Buttercups
10x14
Watercolor and Gouache
$375
Delayed Sale
This Painting is Available, see below


I was perplexed about this piece for a long time. I didn’t know whether or not to put it in the show because it didn’t have a pink chair in it. But I absolutely love it. For me it says all that I went to Maine for and it felt like part of the series. I had to leave the spot where I was painting the first day because of a storm before it was finished and came back to finish a couple of  days later, on the day before I had the awakening that I was going to be doing Pink Chair paintings. As I painted that day I had an incredible feeling of intensity when I was painting, like I had to do it fast - strong - NOW!  It is part of what put the power in that tree. I think that the strength I felt had come from Mom and was just waiting inside to be named on the next day when I would be doing the first transformative painting, the one in which I felt her presence.. With tears in my eyes, on the last day of preparing paintings for this show, I realized that she was indeed there, but quiet and in the background. Her power had come through my paintbrush. So I painted her in, as she deserved.




I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #4 - "Circle of Friends"


Circle of Friends
9x9
Watercolor and Gouache
$295
Delayed Sale
This Painting is Available, see below


I took one of my beloved trips to York, Maine. Besides the required trip to Stonewall Kitchens for tastes of all their goodies and lunch, I like to go to the John Hancock Wharf. It is a beautiful spot on the York River. It has a nice pier and it also shares the location with a great gallery, the George Marshall Store Gallery.

This is a great little gallery that has contemporary and traditional art. I'd like them to represent me some day. It was the store that sold the stuff that John Hancock's Wharf unloaded. Eventually it became a central trading spot for all kinds of merchandise. So the spot has history, and art, and lots of beauty.

It was a gorgeous day and I did not have the pink chair with me but I decided I would paint anyway, because conditions were so perfect. I set up my paints and easel on the wharf (found shade and a great view) and started laying out my composition and getting in a few base colors on a small piece of paper. I suddenly did a double take. There, in the upper left of what was going to be my composition, was a pink Adirondack chair just like mine, with other colors. It was in the perfect spot for my composition. I literally had not seen any of the chairs when I set up. Did you put it there, Mom? I swear I hadn't seen it at all. As my sister Georgie said, Cool…..what I thought of is that the chairs with "Mom" were her friends visiting.  She would so much more enjoy a beautiful day with others than alone, right?  Well, I gladly painted them in. 




I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #3 - "Camden V...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #3 - "Camden V...: Camden View 10x14 Watercolor and Gouache $375 Delayed Sale This Painting is Available, see below After do...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #3 - "Camden View"


Camden View
10x14
Watercolor and Gouache
$375
Delayed Sale
This Painting is Available, see below

After doing the two pink chair paintings at the cabin, I realized that I was looking at my new series. The bottom line was that I just didn't want to do anything else and I felt that this process would help me in my grieving. I had sat for a long time with Mom's book, reading again all she wrote about her life. What a gift that was! But now I was ready to move ahead in public and I had a whole day ahead of me. I decided that because it was a rare good weather day, to go up the auto road at Mount Battie in Camden. 

It really caught some eyes as I put the pink chair out on the edge. Tourists enjoying the view were saying "Boy, you really want to be comfortable up here". But as I spread out my paints and sat a distance away, my purpose became clear. Throughout the afternoon, people stopped and talked. I used a combination of transparent watercolor under opaque gouache, a new thing for me this summer, which I like better than transparent watercolor alone. I told the story of my mother and the chair over and over, and gave out the business cards that seemed to please people. Telling it over and over seemed to help me. The afternoon wore on and the crowd thinned. I slowed down as I got near the end, very reluctant to go. But finally, with the sun setting and the chill coming in, I finally picked up my paints and headed home. I really love this piece. I am transported back there instantly when I look at it.

I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed. 

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project #2 "Between S...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project #2 "Between S...: Between Sunlight and Shadow 12x16 Oil on Panel $565 Delayed Sale available  I was taken at how the chair ...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project #2 "Between Sunlight and Shadow"


Between Sunlight and Shadow
12x16
Oil on Panel
$565 Delayed Sale
available 


I was taken at how the chair sat on the line between light and dark in the yard and decided to paint it there. I had been reading Alla Prima, a Richard Schmid book on painting, at the cottage, and I decided to follow some of his advice to create a strong painting. I took a lot of care with this painting, doing an under painting first, so I could check the composition and value areas. I was not prepared for what happened. As I carefully started to paint the pink chair into the work, all of a sudden I sensed the presence of my mother. She was there! in the chair! And she has stayed with me through this adventure.


The underpainting I did first

I completed the painting on site but later touched it up in the studio. When you first do a plein-air painting, there often are areas that are missed or need enhancing. It is a delicate dance to touch up without losing the original feeling. As I sat there ready to work on this piece in my studio, I felt again the sense of Mom being there.


I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Art work may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details

This exhibit tells the story about painting a pink plastic Adirondack chair. The chair represents my mother, Carolyn Elizabeth Pedersen Schulte, of Rochester, NY, who passed on June 5th, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, full of love for everyone around her, and she loved this bright color pink. She was proud of me as an artist and would love what I am doing. I take the chair to favorite places of hers and to places or situations I know she would have liked. It is a way for me to grieve and to celebrate her life. I talk to her as I paint and make sure that she would want to be where the chair has been placed.