Remembrance -The Pink Chair Project #10 - "Remembrance"
Oil on Canvas
Available for delayed sale
I did this painting from a photo I took at Long Hill’s Sedgewick gardens, where I did "Meditation - First Lotus. Later this painting was used for the invitation to the exhibit. I worked hard to try to get a spot where I would not see the chair, but I would see its reflection in the water. This was the perfect image for that. It was my first large piece in the series and I learned a lot about greens! Many people do not see the chair at first glance, though children seem to pick it up quicker than adults because of the reflected image. Like in our memories and our reflections on our lives, the images are there, but altered by our perceptions, experiences, and by time. I find my memories of Mom are changed already. Qualities of my mom that were in the background are coming to the foreground as I appreciate them more. I start to see how they have altered and enriched my life and how I have been given the gift of looking, sometimes, in the same direction. The paintings tell me all I need to know.
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.