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Friday, August 31, 2012

"Yellow Freesias" (Matted)

Yellow Freesias
5x7.5
watercolor
Matted archivally
$115

Next to Lilies, I love to paint freesia. They seem just like just like little lillies, plus the added attraction of their great arching stem with a gracious curve. And they last a long time; one opening, then the next. I love this piece, with the bright yellow against the black and purple background.


This piece is archivally matted to 12x14 for a nice presentation. This image, as are the other small florals, is part of "A Year in Bloom" a series of 365 paintings I created one year. Many of these images are available as blank cards, and I have 10 card sets (sets of 5 different blank cards) available on Etsy.


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Two Yellow Daisies" (matted)

Two Yellow Daisies
Oil on Prepared Paper
7.5x5
Archivally matted
$140

Oh, it's a classic. I have been using this image since 1997 for card sets; it is a favorite in the green ribbon set on etsy.  It is simplicity and joy; who couldn't love two yellow daisies? Still available as an original.

This piece is archivally matted to 12x14 for a nice presentation. This image, as are the other small florals, is part of "A Year in Bloom" a series of 365 paintings I created one year. Many of these images are available as blank cards, and I have 10 card sets (sets of 5 different blank cards) available on Etsy.


My etsy shop:
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Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Red Lily" Matted

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Red Lily" Matted: Red Lily 5x7.5 Oil on prepared paper matted archivally $140 When I was painting my "Year in Bloom" paintings, I loved the l...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Red Lily" Matted


Red Lily
5x7.5
Oil on prepared paper
matted archivally
$140

When I was painting my "Year in Bloom" paintings, I loved the lilies the best. They have such a scuptural structure, came in so many colors, and really gave a focus to a small painting. Here is one of a deep red asiatic lily.
This piece is archivally matted to 12x14 for a nice presentation. This image, as are the other small florals, is part of "A Year in Bloom" a series of 365 paintings I created one year. Many of these images are available as blank cards, and I have 10 card sets available on Etsy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poppy and Bachelor's Button (matted)

Poppy and Bachelor's Button
5x7.5
Watercolor
Archival Mat
$115

Wildflower or weed? These were not planted but were beautifully placed in the yard at the St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont where I was taking a summer course. This piece is archivally matted to 12x14 for a nice presentation. This image, as are the other smal florals, are part of "A Year in Bloom" a series of 365 paintings I created one year. Many of these images are available in blank cards.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Sunflowers and Stone Wall" (matted)


Sunflowers and Stone Wall
7.5x5
OIl on Prepared Paper
$140

These great sunflowers were in a pot in front of the garage in our house in Thetford, VT. I liked the way they looked with the stone wall and the grass behind them. They were the short kind that look great in a pot.  This piece is matted with a 3" archival mat to 12x14. It is part of the series "A Year in Bloom", 365 paintings of flowers done in one year.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Keny's Rhododendrons (matted)

Keny's Rhododendrons
Archivally matted
Watercolor 
7x5 1/2
$115

Today I spent the afternoon taking pictures of pieces that I have done but hadn't managed to record. Consequently, we are back in "A Year in Bloom", the painting series from the year I did 365 paintings of flowers. These were the first pieces I posted on Daily Paintworks. Many of these have been sold, but there are still a good number of nice pieces available. This is one of them, a watercolor I did at my son's house when I was visiting. All of the matted florals have a 3" archival mat which sets them off as little treasures. They mat out to 12x14.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Murder for a Worthy Cause

Murder for a Worthy Cause
Oil on Panel
12x16
sold

Finally! I can unveil this painting! It is the second cover illustration for a murder mystery that I have done for author Neal Sanders this year. The book will be published in September. I've been working on it for a couple of weeks. You will be able to get it on Amazon. I'll show you the book when it is published.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

"At Rest on the River" (framed)


At Rest On The River
11x14
Oil on Panel
Gold Frame
$325

When I was in Maine, I met fellow aqua-workout lovers. One lady invited me to paint at her house. She lived on the widening river that runs through Thomaston and becomes a cove to the sea.What a gorgeous view! Though she had beautiful gardens, I stayed on her deck high up and painted the water. The "at rest" refers to the seals (lower right) and birds (center) that regularly take breaks at low tide.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Last Sail" (framed)


Last Sail
8x8
gold frame (see below)
oil on panel
$190

This was one of those paintings that seemed easy but was a challenge. I wanted to get that last light that hits the rocks and turns them almost orange, and then also softens the sky and turns greens into burnt sienna. And I had about 15 minutes to get it. I didn't get it then, but later in the studio, I could. I'm happy with it now. This piece was done from my balcony in Stonington and is of the Deer Isle Thorofare. I think the frame (one of my favorites from Documounts) sets it off nicely.




Friday, August 17, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Let's Get the Paddles" (framed)

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Let's Get the Paddles" (framed): Let's Get the Paddles Oil on Canvas 11x14 gold frame $325 I was in the Deer Isle "downtown", about a block of small gift shops...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Fog Coming In" (framed)

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Fog Coming In" (framed): Fog Coming In 11x14 Silver frame Oil on Panel $325 This is another view of the yellow house by the sea (in Stonington, ME) with...

"Let's Get the Paddles" (framed)

Let's Get the Paddles
Oil on Canvas
11x14
gold frame
$325

I was in the Deer Isle "downtown", about a block of small gift shops, food and galleries, looking for a place to paint. Just past the bridge, I saw a small park I'd never seen before, with lovely gardens, a nice bench, shade, and a beautiful view. Counting myself lucky, I set up and spent quite a bit of time on this one, and also worked it a bit in the studio afterward, adding glazes to bring out the canoe contrast, and softening the background. What a nice day! It would certainly be a great place for a paddle!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Fog Coming In" (framed)

Fog Coming In
11x14
Silver frame
Oil on Panel
$325

This is another view of the yellow house by the sea (in Stonington, ME) with it's turretted neighbor. I loved the space between them, the contrast in architecture, and the sea beyond with its many moods. This is the Deer Isle Thorofare and the  I loved it when the view softened as the fog settled. The foreground light was even and stood out because of the contrast with the fog. I also loved the way the ledges of stone rolled on their way to the view. It made you want to go out and walk on them, which I did. The silver frame complements the soft greys and blue.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

"Stonington Wildflowers"

Stonington Wildflowers
8x10
Oil on Panel
SOLD

There is nothing like June in Maine, and Stonington which is built on granite ledges is no exception. This field of wildflowers just tumbled down the hill. Primary flowers were Dames Rocket, Lupines and buttercups, a beautiful combination in such glorious excess. I loved the path that led through the flowers.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

"Just Past the Birch" (framed)

Just Past the Birch
12x12
Gold Frame
Oil on Panel
$330

This is the view from my balcony in Stonington but we are looking the other way from the previous paintings. I loved the way the birch, with it's wonderful energy, seemed to guard the entrance of a path that leads out eye to the harbor.

Friday, August 10, 2012

"Friendship Gold" (framed)

Friendship Gold
8x10
Gold Frame
oil on panel
$225

Friendship, Maine, is a delightful town at the tip of the long finger of land that includes Cushing. There are scenic working waterfront areas and areas more residential, but it has been the inspiration for 3 paintings so far. It is one of those places that makes you want to slow down and just enjoy. I was scouting painting spots and I fell in love with this golden seaweed floating on the waters. I loved trying to push the colors to help you see that shimmering gold.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Art in the Barn Barn" (Framed)

Art in the Barn Barn
8x8
oil on panel
Natural Maple Contemporary Frame
$190

This time is perfect for this painting! Tomorrow, my friend Barb Harrold and I are traveling to Cushing, Maine (near Rockland, ME) for "Art in the Barn" a two person show in this lovely barn pictured in the painting. It is on the grounds of the Cushing Historical Society. Cushing is where the whole pink chair project started, just last year, in June, when I stayed there to paint. We will have a reception on Friday, and be open all day Saturday and Sunday. I will be showing my whole pink chair suite, along with all of the new paintings that I did this June in Maine. Barb will be showing her soft sculpture creatures, puppets, and hats, and she will have her sewing machine set up so she can demonstrate her techniques. I put 6000 steps on my pedometer just packing my car.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rockland Gazebo (framed)

Rockland Gazebo
12x12
oil on panel
Gold Frame
$330

This is the second painting this gazebo has shown up in. It sits in a garden by the sea and provides a lovely resting place for many tourists and locals. The same gazebo, in Rockland, Maine, was in my painting "Garden by the Sea" from the Pink Chair Project.

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Deer Isle Thorofare

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Deer Isle Thorofare: Deer Isle Thorofare 11x14 oil on panel $375 This is the long range view from my deck in Stonington. All kinds of boats, brom lob...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Deer Isle Thorofare

Deer Isle Thorofare
11x14
oil on panel
$375

This is the long range view from my deck in Stonington. All kinds of boats, brom lobster boats to schooners were constantly going up and down the area. Almost too special to paint.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water": Moving Water gold frame 6x6 oil on panel One day in Stonington I had dinner early and was very hungry. Feeling like treating myse...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water": Moving Water gold frame 6x6 oil on panel One day in Stonington I had dinner early and was very hungry. Feeling like treating myse...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water": Moving Water gold frame 6x6 oil on panel One day in Stonington I had dinner early and was very hungry. Feeling like treating myse...

Beach Near Sunset (framed)


Beach near Sunset
8x10
Oil on Panel
Gold frame
$255

The sunsets are lovely on this side of Deer Isle, which faces west just north-west of Stonington. This piece was painted at Burnt Cove, again with my steering wheel easel. There is a gift shop just past where I parked, and all I saw was a long old interesting looking building. After I had been there a while, a woman came over and told me I could go down to the beach if I wanted - and then she said oh,you are painting. Then she said she needed to get back to work. So after I was finished, I went around the bend a bit and found her with her mother on a picnic table creating some crafts. The gift shop, called Clam Factory Gifts, was in an old building that seemed to go on forever. I stayed quite a while and had a personal tour through it. The most impressive were the dollhouses the woman made, but there was also a large variety of other gifts in the jumble in the back including photography and paintings/drawings. It was a real "downeast experience"!  And just a short way up 15A north, you will actually come to a town called "Sunset".

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Moving Water": Moving Water gold frame 6x6 oil on panel One day in Stonington I had dinner early and was very hungry. Feeling like treating myse...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Moving Water"


Moving Water
gold frame
6x6
oil on panel

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One day in Stonington I had dinner early and was very hungry. Feeling like treating myself, I went to a restaurant and ordered a glass of wine before dinner. Well, the wine was all gone before any food came by and by the end of my dinner I could feel that it had really hit me. Knowing that I couldn't drive to my rental like that, I decided to - what the heck - do another "steering wheel easel" painting of what was in front of me. My easel hooks over the steering wheel while I paint small paintings from the materials sitting on the passenger seat. (I Know, it's not so good for the car, but I've got almose 300,000 on this one and believe me, no one will notice!) I figured it couldn't hurt. Turns out I liked the painting, and after finishing, I took a walk, took a bunch of pictures and safely drove back.

Friday, August 3, 2012

"Last Light" (framed)

Last Light
oil on panel
8x10
framed

This is another piece from my steering wheel easel. I love that light when the sun is so low that the water just shimmers while the sky softens. Silouettes become stronger and details fade and we are all taken in by the magic. The location of this piece is a wonderful cove near Stonington and "The Cannery" gift shop which is unseen off to the left.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"After the Rain" (framed)

After the Rain
8x10
Oil on Panel
Framed
$255

Now that I have my "Steering Wheel Easel" that hooks over the wheel, I tried it out in Maine. The first day of my trip, I did three paintings in the car using the easel. I have to be honest with you. There is a limit. When I was painting this piece, it started raining, hard, and I discovered the limit on the use of the easel. You cannot paint out the window if you cannot SEE out of the window. But I did the best I could and when I got this piece home I took a good look and said "no one is going to want that, it is just too grey and boring" So I worked on it in the studio and that's how it got it's name. I think it actually looks like it could be a wet, after the rain scene! This scene is on the causeway that runs from Little Deer Isle to Deer Isle.


Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Hillside Home"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Hillside Home": Hillside Home 8x8 $195 oil on panel unframed I loved the way this birdhouse sat among the rocks and spring flowers in Stoningto...

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Yellow House by the Sea"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Yellow House by the Sea": Yellow House by the Sea 8x8 $275 Framed Oil on Panel This was part of my view off the deck on the place where I stayed in Stoning...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Yellow House by the Sea"

Yellow House by the Sea
8x8
$195 Framed
Oil on Panel

This was part of my view off the deck on the place where I stayed in Stonington. Fabulous. The waterway is called the Deer Isle Thoroughfare and it is just studded with island after island and a gazillion lobster boats. It was heaven being there! I loved the way the little yellow house kept watch.