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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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


Lupines and Buttercups
Watercolor and Gouache
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. 

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