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Friday, June 8, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #7 "Centered"


Oil on Canvas
Delayed Sale
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.


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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