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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Hillside Home"

Hillside Home
8x8
$195
oil on panel
unframed

I loved the way this birdhouse sat among the rocks and spring flowers in Stonington, ME. Lupines, roses and phlox are abundant and just tumble down the hillside and over the rocks.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stonington Hillside

Stonington Hillside
6x6
oil on panel
SOLD


This was the first painting that I made with my driver's wheel easel (touched up in the studio) It really worked. The day was grey, misty and not condusive to outside work. I am going to call this my "no excuses easel" The flowers were primarily dame's rocket, just pouring down the hill side in the millions, I am sure, with a few lupines. Stonington, Maine is gorgeous in the spring. Ledges of granite abound, with wildflowers everywhere, backed by a special fishing village. A painter's paradise.

Monday, July 23, 2012

"Almost Low Tide" Framed

"Almost Low Tide"
Oil on Panel
8x10
$255
Gold Frame

This is the first of the work from my recent trip to Maine. For this piece, I was in a great spot in Friendship, Maine. It's a beautiful little town at the tip of the landmass. I had brought my lunch and was searching for the right place to feed the soul as well as the body. I found it next to a boat ramp to the water, and I loved the way this angle on it let the water wander back in space. So I enjoyed my lunch and then did this painting. It is totally plein air, with not a touch-up in sight. The rocks in the foreground are loose and awesome. I put this image on the postcard for the show in Cushing, ME on August 10, 2012.

Sunday, July 22, 2012



Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project" #22 "Sky Blue Pink"


Sky Blue Pink
36x36

AVAILABLE FOR DELAYED SALE (SEE BELOW) 
$1900



I thought this was the last one. It was to be large (end with a splash!). It was my last frame that I had purchased for the show. And the image was clearly an ending one, with a beautiful break in a cloudy rough dark sky beckoning Mom. The title was to be “Welcome Break” But as usual, Mom had other ideas and she let me know. All went along as normal with the painting. I started with just what I wanted, then got mired in the difficulties as the piece progresses. There’s something called the “chaos theory” that applies to painting and this was no exception. I was trapped in the clouds and they just wouldn’t work. So I took the photo to a black and white on my computer to see the value patterns better. Next to it was a photo I hadn’t noticed before of the same spot. What? The sky is lighter in this one? It glows! And the clouds are reflecting in the water! So I pushed it further and made all the colors brighter and took it back to the studio where I started putting whites on with a big brush and adjusting many grays to be more blue and purple. Then I got to the water, which was thinly painted over an orangish under-painting. I noticed that area looks like an expression Mom used to say “sky blue pink with orange stripes”, a color I could never visualize. As I painted the reflections in, I heard in my head: “sky blue pink with orange stripes” “sky blue pink with orange stripes” over and over until I was done and stepped back. Whoa! The sense of doom and gloom was gone and a sense of joy was apparent. Its like Mom said: Make it pretty, because I am not going anywhere so I want to enjoy it. You still have painting to do. And so I do. I already have 4 paintings in my head. There will be more chapters to this story.

I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. High quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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.

Thursday, July 19, 2012



Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project" #21 "Hidden Treasures"


HIDDEN TREASURES
18X24

AVAILABLE FOR DELAYED SALE (SEE BELOW) 
$780



This painting is one of those that I thought was going to be easy but the panting itself had different ideas. I had a photo of my sister’s garden that I liked but I thought it was too much like “Daisy Love”. So I added more to the painting. I took parts from several photos to create this. It took a long time. In the end, I had a perfect green lawn and I felt it too even and bright and just didn’t work, so I had to take the brush and work on top of it to add leaves, grass, etc. That took a lot of courage, but it worked out OK. There is a purple pump in the foreground and it seemed the most important thing there to me and I didn’t know why. I still don’t, but would miss it if it were gone. I even had my sister take photos of it so I could see it better than I could in the original photo. The “ treasures” are different garden ornaments (three of them, can you find them?) but the real treasure is Mom herself. Obscured by a simple life in a working class neighborhood and a role as a homemaker, Mom was a treasure to those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. High quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project" #20 "New Friend"



NEW FRIEND
11X14

AVAILABLE FOR DELAYED SALE (SEE BELOW) 
$450

We took “Mom” on our trip to Canada stayed with my cousin Bill and his wife Marnie at their home right near Desert Lake Resort in Canada, a beautiful camping resort that they founded. By this time, everyone was just casually speaking of the chair as “Mom” We would say” be careful when you back up so you don’t run over “Mom”. On this particular day, we were going on a boat ride through the 1000 Islands and we could not take the chair there. So I chose a spot for Mom high on a hill overlooking a view through the trees around a small lake that connected to Desert Lake. There was another chair already there, a hand made Adirondack chair of strong dark brown boards. As I painted this piece, I became taken with how different the chairs looked, one hand made, one mass produced; one bright pink and one dark brown. I realized I was thinking of them as male and female chairs. Well, how appropriate! Mom would have loved sitting there with a new found handsome man. She was quite a flirt.  My sister told of a doctor, after seeing Mom in her last year, saying incredulously, “she was flirting with me!” My sister said. “Yup. That’s Mom.”


I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. High quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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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: Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project" #19 "Full Nest" FULL NEST 11X14 AVAILABLE FOR DELAYED SALE (SEE BELOW)  $450 ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #18 - "Reflec...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day:
Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #18 - "Reflec...
: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #18 - "Reflection"                 "Reflection" Oil on Canvas 18x24 Framed; Avail...


Remembrance - The Pink Chair Project" #19 "Full Nest"


FULL NEST
11X14

AVAILABLE FOR DELAYED SALE (SEE BELOW) 
$450


Right from an early time in the project, I knew I wanted to paint a piece with birds. I have some of them in the studio that I use when I teach classes; we use them for models. I saw them perched on the back of the pink chair, even taped them up there. I was clear on why: to celebrate Mom’s joy in singing. She was part of singing groups for many years, and would easily burst into song. As we did the dishes each night, we would sing together, all the old ones. I called them “kitchen sink songs”. Or so it was planned.  I started the piece and placed the birds on the chair in front of a tree that was in its autumn splendor out my studio window. But I could not get into it somehow; it just wasn’t right. I also had a nest I bought at a flower show and I kept putting it on the chair, it seemed to be telling me to put in. So I did, but I had to turn the tree to springtime dress, because that’s when eggs are seen!. As the green started to take over, I opened my eyes and saw what I had. Why 5 birds? Why THOSE five birds? Why was the nest so important? Ahh, the awakening. Lynne, Ricky, Paul, Georgie, Joey…I can hear her call us to dinner now. This piece is a celebration of my mother’s family, her five children. Mom loved us and was always ready to drop everything to be with us; no matter if the house needed cleaning. Our doors were always open to welcome our friends and her heart expanded to hold many foster children. The nest is still full because the door is always open. I even know who these birds are though I didn’t paint them deliberately; From the left: Me, Georgie, Joe, Paul and Rick. Rick died at age 27; he is flying away in the upper right. Mom’s children were her song, and the songs were joyful, energetic, mournful, loving, and heart lifting.


I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. High quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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.

Monday, July 16, 2012



Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #18 - "Reflection"



               
"Reflection"
Oil on Canvas
18x24
Framed; Available for delayed sale (see below)
$780
  


After I did the Remembrance painting I did a second one. I had a hard time choosing which photo to work from and so I decided to do both. It is smaller, but it is also a reflection piece. This one is called, (simply enough) "Reflection". I thought it would be easy after doing the big one. No way, it was harder than the big one, and I am not sure why. Life is like that sometimes. Maybe that is the message I need to hear, a very personal one for me, that I always need to go into each experience with my eyes wide open and ready to do my best and with no assumptions. We think we may know what awaits us, but surprises are around every corner. Sometimes we get deeper into an idea by revisiting it from another angle or just waiting until our conscious gets out of the way. I did not plan to do as many paintings as I have done, but the subconscious messages keep pouring out, the more I do.


I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings 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.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #17 - "Garden by the Sea"



               
"Garden by the Sea"
Oil on Canvas
36x48
Framed; Available for delayed sale (see below)
$2670
  
When I was in Rockland I was very taken with a pretty town park by the edge of the sea and took pictures there three times. I watched these beautiful poppies open and expand and start to flop a bit during the time I was there. There was also a small gazebo. While I was there, I met a woman, an artist also, who arrived on a bike, and who maintained the garden. When I asked, she said she was not part of a garden club, but she just did it because she wanted to, including putting plants in and maintenance. This painting was not working until I put her in and later I realized why and the connection to Mom. Mom was above all, committed to people around her. In each of her areas of connection, she had many friends and she was always contributing to some aspect of making her community better. Not only is there a community of 25 poppies in this piece, everyone different, but when I put the gardener in, the piece came together. Its not about the poppies, its about community and contributing to make a more beautiful world, another surprise. My art always knows where I am going and it always gets there first.


I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. High quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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 #16 - "Barri...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day:

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #16 - "Barri...
: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #16 - "Barrier Beach"                 "Barrier Beach" Oil on Panel 12x16 Fra...

Saturday, July 14, 2012




Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #16 - "Barrier Beach"


               
"Barrier Beach"
Oil on Panel
12x16

Framed; Available for delayed sale (see below)
$565
  

When My friend and I went to Cape Cod to paint, we both found it very difficult to get started. It was too sunny and hot; I couldn’t set up the easel with the umbrella because the wind would blow it away. I set up the chair and then realized that the tide was coming in too fast to do the painting that way. Then I moved the chair and tried again, but the rocks kept getting covered with too much water. And my feet hurt, and I felt all discombobulated. So I did the best I could and when we quit, was delighted to find a lunch place with air conditioning. Later in the studio, I reworked the painting and combined three different images. What made it work was more rocks, bigger rocks, and water coming right under the chair.

Each time I start a painting series, I have incredible barriers to overcome. This trip was no exception. There’s that lesson from Mom again – where there’s a will there’s a way……..and my own translations: just keep on keeping on, and put one foot in front of the other…….eventually you will make it. Thanks Mom, again, for this lesson.
See the pink chair? That's where I placed it first but it was about to get drowned.
I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. High quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #15 - "Wet Feet"

               
"WET FEET"
Oil on Canvas
18X24
RESERVED FOR PURCHASE (see below)

Available for delayed sale (see below)

 
The painting was done from a photo taken at the end of an awesome boat ride on a pontoon boat at Desert Lake Resort, the kind of dreamy, all the time in the world kind of day. My cousin Bill drove the boat, his wife Marnie made the lunch, and "Mom" held the towels. We looked for loons, picnicked and swam in a cove off the boat. It was a perfect day. The title of the piece came to me out of the blue and for a while I have wondered what it meant. I thought that perhaps it was because both Mom and I have suffered from painful feet, and we both would have loved having the cool water wash over them. But a gift of understanding came from Barb Bodengraven, a writer who stated in an article about me that the chairs arms were "open to whatever treasures the incoming tide will bring". Yes. That's it! My mother had experienced the joys of the day with us and took that same openness to all of the events her life would offer. She just jumped right in at every stage. Her feet were wet with life!

Mom Holding the Towels

I am now sharing my current show with my readers and daily paintworks viewers. This show is currently traveling and unreserved work will be available for purchase after the travel is completed, around mid-2014. Paintings may be held until then with a 10% down payment. E-mail me or see my pink chair project blog, for details. This piece is reserved for purchase. However, high quality giclee prints are available on paper or canvas in a range of sizes as well as blank cards with this image. E-mail me for further information.

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 #14 - "Visitin...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #14 - "Visitin...: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #14 - "Visiting"                                                  "VISITING" ...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #14 - "Visiting"


            
               
                    "VISITING"
Oil on Canvas
20x20
$750

Available for delayed sale (see below)

This piece depicts a beautiful garden in my sister’s backyard. The pond is the center of evening campfire conversations, and has served many family gatherings, and even was the location for a renewal of wedding vows for my brother. It also serves as a memorial to my sister’s daughter, Laura, who succumbed to a brain tumor at age 22. The artifacts around it celebrate her life and love, with butterfly symbols and a pair of nestling love birds given to Georgie at a memorial service. I did the painting from a photo I took in August, but I like the lush look of spring better, with the beautiful green moss. So I put summer flowers with spring water, and like it just fine!
 Laura

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. Paintings 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 #13 - "Shelter...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #13 - "Shelter...: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #13 - "Shelter"                                "SHELTER" Oil on Canvas ...

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #13 - "Shelter"


               
               "SHELTER"
Oil on Canvas
24x30
$980

Available for delayed sale (see below)

I live too far from my home town to have been much help during my mother and father’s aging issues and final illnesses. My sister Georgie has been the rock and center of the family, the guard dog if something threatens, the news gatherer and communicator, and the warm home we gather in when we are together to celebrate. She has put in countless hours and more energy than anyone has in order to be there for our parents. This piece honors her work on behalf of Mom. It depicts The Poet’s Garden, part of Highland Park in Rochester, NY. Mom and I both loved the Poet’s Garden. It is a wonderful woodland setting with poems carved in the benches and tall trees and lush green. When my husband and I took our summer trip to Rochester, we went to the garden with Georgie to take photographs. It was raining, a soft misty summer rain. I was taken with this scene, where my sister held Mom’s pink umbrella under the wrought iron archway at the exit. Shelter here is represented at three levels: The shelter of the massive trees and the ironwork; the shelter of the umbrella, but mostly, the security that Mom had because she was sheltered by Georgie against anything that would harm her.


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. Paintings 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. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #11 - "Convers...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #11 - "Convers...: Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #11 - "Conversation"            "CONVERSATION" Oil on Canvas 20X20 ...

Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #12 - "Against the Wind"


          


"AGAINST THE WIND"

Oil on Canvas
18X24
$780

Available for delayed sale (see below)

I wanted to paint a piece with the sea in the distance and lupines in front. This piece had to be adjusted dramatically from the photo I worked from, which was taken in Friendship, Maine. The houses were made smaller and the sea closer. I first painted the chair as it was in the photo, facing toward the viewer. I just didn’t like it, it didn’t feel right some how. So I took it all out (ouch!) and re-did it, using the pink chair in my studio as a reference, this time I faced the chair toward the house. This piece has areas painted very thinly as well as thickly and an intense sense of drama, unusual for me. I am still trying to get the message of it clearly, as there are several in there. It is clear that there is something going on with that white house, a conversation of sorts, but what does it mean? Are all those lupines representative of family? Is the white house on the edge of the canvas about looking forward to a hereafter? I certainly didn’t expect that to be such a strong element. My title gives a clue as to what I feel. Right from the beginning this piece has been called “Against the Wind” I always see the chair as counteracting the forces that are pushing against it and up the hill. My sister clarified it for me yesterday when I discussed the difficulty of producing a solo show while suffering from chronic pain: “You have a goal in mind and you will reach it!  I know the "where there's a will there's a way attitude".  It came from Mom. (This) attitude has been a big part of my life.  I have thought of her saying that often all my life and often said it to my kids.” Thank you, Georgie. You made that part so clear. But, hmmm, there is still that white house. Ideas welcome!

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. Paintings 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.