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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Port Clyde Refuel (Framed)


30" x 40"
Oil on Canvas
Framed in Cpontemporary Floater Frame
Limited publication time
$2900

 I took a photo in Port Clyde, Maine, where the boats go out to Monhegan Island because I loved the way the sun hit the objects that afternoon. Later, in painting it, I was mystified by the blue, red, and yellow object. I just couldn't figure out what it was and it seemed important to know. So I asked everyone who had a boat or who might know. I kept a list, because everyone had a different idea. Finally, the light. I went to the source this June when I was on my Maine painting trip, and I asked a fisherman who was working that dock. The red/yellow object is a support for the blue water hose so it doesn't get kinked with the tide changes. At last! Also, I found out that the green handled nozzle is for gas and the missing one is for diesel fuel. Now I can relax.

I am very proud of this piece, the largest one that started my new series of items from the working waterfront. I love the light and the way it blesses the everyday objects that serve the need of the sailor. This piece was chosen for a national juried exhibit at the Cape Cod Art Association. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ready for the Season (Framed)


36" x 36"

Oil on Deep Canvas
Framed with a Light Wood, Black Lined 
Custom made Contemporary Floater Frame
Limited Time Only

$2900

This piece will grab you and not let you go. It is quite large and uses the bright colors found on the dock. The lobster fisherman is waiting for the season to be ready; that will be when the lobsters are at the correct stage and the laws allow. In Maine, in June, there are piles of equipment on almost every dock. There are traps in every color, floats that are painted in the registered colors of each family, stacks of pallets (which is what those brown things are) The large blue container and the one on top of it are huge coolers and they are full of mackeral for bait. I watched one day as container after container dumped the mackeral into a special holding tank. In this piece, through the pallets on the right you can see through to additional traps and a snatch of the sea.

Through all this identification of stuff, what I really like is how the colors and shapes play against each other, forming an almost abstract composition.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Shack Window, Friendship, ME (Framed)


8x10
Oil on Panel
still wet
Framed with contemporary float frame, light wood
Limited time only
sold


You walk down the rickety pier covered with traps and surrounded by boats and rough beauty. In the window you stop, taken by the wonderful collage of bits and pieces of the fisherman's world: peeling paint, a buoy unique to the family; weathered wood, used, useful, and trashy stuff; you can feel cold water, salt air, hope of a good catch, memories, despair, swelling seas, and hard work. Suddenly this is more beautiful than the sky and sea.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Checking the Traps" (Framed)



18x24
Oil on Canvas
Framed with light wood contemporary floater frame

sold



When I visited `Maine, I was taken by the working waterfront and it has become my primary subject matter now. The piece shows a couple of lobstermen checking their traps behind a field of buttercups in Friendship, Maine. Recently, I heard that the lobster boats built in Friendship are considered the best.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"The Survivor" (Framed)

Oil on Canvas
12x12
Framed in Contemporary Light Wood Frame

$590



I did this painting in Plymouth, right in the middle of the tourist area, with Plymouth Rock and the tour busses behind me. I had some time to paint, and was dropped off. Looking around this was what I chose. It was a lovely park on the waterfront, with large shade trees and great shadows. All that beauty, and I was drawn to this small tree, bent, twisted, and pruned until there was just one limb left. Maybe I felt a kinship....Later I found out that the tree has a huge fan club, who came out in huge numbers to prevent it from being torn down, and that it is photographed more than the Mayflower! Also people come out and water it in the winter. I guess it's struggle and survival touches us all.

I wish I had painted all fishing boats, but there is a pleasure boat there. I would have called it The SurvivorS, because of the struggle the fishermen have now and how many of them have quit.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Vermont Treeline, Early Autumn


4x6
Watercolor
$140

This tiny piece was done sitting in the car....on a crisp autumn day in Woodstock, Vermont that was too windy to go outside. It's another small gem I found in my treasure hunt, and I have always loved the simplicity of it. I particularly like the way the evergreens stand out. I always enjoy that part of fall, seeing them return after being hidden by all the deciduous trees. They are like the bones of the landscape. Now it's your chance to own it!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fall into Winter


5x7
Oil on prepared Paper
Auction 
$50

I had totally forgotten about this one, too, before I unearthed it recently. I cannot remember where I painted it, but I think it was out of my back window when I moved to Vermont. I love the rich colors and the feeling of transition.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Spine of the Forest

Spine of the Forest
7x5
Watercolor and Prismacolor

$140

This is a second piece discovered lurking in my drawer that I decided I like. It was done from the forest floor found at Haystack Mountain School Of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. The amazing boreal forest there is rich in lichens, mosses, roots, balsams, ferns, and  tiny sea urchins dropped by the gulls. It is a most wonderful collage. I love walking there and especially love the roots that ladder the surface in wonderful twisting ways and they spread over the massive rocks and ledges. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

"Rainbow"


 "Rainbow"
about 5x7
watercolor on watercolor paper

$50

OK, Now I am going to have some fun here. Because I am working on large work for an upcoming show, I have not done small paintings in a while. Recently I cleaned my studio and made some cool discoveries of great little work that I have never posted. I am putting these up for auction at low starting prices so that they can find a good home! So much better than sitting in a drawer!

This one's title came easily. I think I did it while experimenting with new watercolors.

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Above and Below"

Above and Below
20x20
oil on canvas

Original Sold
Now available as a giclee on paper or canvas

One of my all-time favorites, I wanted to put this up again to share it with you. It is one of my "Coastal Sunrise " series of paintings that I did in Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, ME. The amazing sunrise just filled every inch of my being and the incredible quiet space between the layers of clouds above and below drew me in. It was the first to sell of the series, and I spirited it away from the show over the day the gallery wasn't open so that I could get it digitally captured to make giclees. They are now available in a range of sizes and in both canvas and paper. The giclees are a perfect match for color with the original. I also have some cards made from the design. Please e-mail for details.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

On Native Land (Framed)


20x20
Oil on Canvas
Framed with Contemporary Natural Wood Frame
$950

This piece was painted standing high on the cliff near the GayHead lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard. The amazing cliffs underneath the lighthouse are multicolors of clay. The land is fragile, and the cliffs are falling into the sea at an amazing clip. I read recently that the lighthouse is likely to be lost because there is not enough land to move it. Nearby there is a new Native American Museum. I felt I could see forever here. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blue and White Boat

Oil on Prepared Paper
7.5 x11 plus mat and frame

$390

Archival mat and contemporary natural frame 


This piece is a great memory one for me and it is getting reframed and is on its way to the gallery, unless someone buys it first!  I was taking a summer painting class at U Mass Dartmouth and we were supposed to stay on campus to paint, which was primarily a solo undertaking. We would go out, do our thing, then return to the studio for an extensive critique. One day I escaped and discovered a wonderful out of the way boat yard. It was full of old boats and weeds, gravel roads and had a wonderful view of the ocean. I came back day after day, doing painting after painting. This was one of my favorites and is the first image I ever used on a business card. The little blue and white boat sits waiting patiently for its owner.

Much later, I went to revisit "my" boatyard. It was totally cemented over with all the boats parked in neat rows and unwelcoming signs. I was so lucky to discover it when I did!

Friday, July 19, 2013

"Painting Motif #1"

8x10
Oil on Prepared Panel
framed

$295

It was the first day of my painting outdoors season. I went to my favorite place, Rockport, and decided to start with a classic, Motif #1. It was very cold by the sea. Because it was the first time that year, I forgot stuff. Like my solvent. Like my white paint.Like my gloves. I did the best I could but it remained in my studio for two years and every time I looked at it, I could feel the chill in the air. This week, I took it out and dressed it up and warmed it a bit, allowing some bells and whistles, including a bit of white paint. I don't know if I like it better of not! Comments welcome. It doesn't look quite so chilly now. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Women With Cello and Violin


6x6
Oil on Panel

This is my second paint sketch from my morning of painting at the open rehearsal of Music at Eden's Edge, the chamber music ensemble. There were four members of the group present and I was positioned to get the cello and violin player most directly. 

I have a history of figure drawing, most artists do, and it seems that returning to it is like coming back to the place where you can get renewed, or maybe, made humble again....... You can also get pretty frustrated with figures, because the slightest movement and everything changes. I found that I would try to really see a specific movement, shape, color, light, and put it down, trying to catch the essence of it. If it didn't really go with the next one, because of time and movement of the model, somehow it generally works OK it it is authentically drawn/painted from something clearly seen. I think it may be time to do more of this!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Woman With Cello #1

6x6
oil on panel


I had an opportunity today to paint a chamber music ensemble, Music at Eden's Edge  at the North Shore Art Association in a "really open rehearsal" open for listening and for artists to paint and draw. 

It was an absolute delight and I did two paint sketches. I haven't had time to determine if they are finished so I will not price them at this time, but I wanted to share them. Now, it is a challenge to paint figures, and I haven't done it for some time, and it is even more of a challenge when they are moving, and playing their instruments! I was particularly taken with the cello player in her white dress. I kept remembering a May Sartom poem: 



"Girl With Cello" by May Sarton

There had been no such music here until
A girl came in from falling dark and snow
To bring into this house her glowing cello
As if some silent, magic animal.

She sat, head bent, her long hair all a-spill
Over the breathing wood, and drew the bow.
There had been no such music here until
A girl came in from falling dark and snow.

And she drew out that sound so like a wail,
A rich dark suffering joy, as if to show
All that a wrist holds and fingers know
When they caress a magic animal.
There had been no such music here until
A girl came in from falling dark and snow.


Saturday, July 13, 2013

"I Told You That They're Not Mine



6x6 oil on panel

Sold

It was hard to set up the composition of this piece but deciding to use the 5x7 rather than the 6x6 worked for it. I like that the little bird is denying parental ownership of the limes.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Red Boat"



6x6 oil on panel

$295




It's a good idea not to get too complacent. At all......It was my last day in Rockland. I had struggled all week to put the learnings from Carol Marine's class into my normal way of working, and had finally had a pretty good day on Thursday. So I took on this boatyard (see below) I LOVED the way the tugboat in drydock contrasted with historical and contemporary vessels both in and out of the water. Well, first my panel fell into my palette. Then I had to bungee everything because of the wind. And when I started painting, it was like painting with stickum on formica. I was painting on a surface I did not realize was extra slick. It was awful, but I kept plugging. The "drawing" part was very hard, getting all the parts in scale and place.Three hours later, I finally had a basic cover on the panel and quit. Trust me, you will not see this one., it was really bad. So I had to end the week with something I could handle successfully. 

So I turned around and found the little red sailboat, waiting patiently for me in a small cove. Simple, straightforward, kinda sweet. Ahhhh. at last. A better ending to my two weeks in Maine.

This piece is nicely framed with a contemporary float frame.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Friendship Harbor Walkway"






6x6 oil on panel

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $89

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"You First"





6x6 oil on panel

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $89
click here to bid

Well now I know that that tall pear is a bully. Look what he is doing today! Pushing her ahead of him into the copper bowl so that she can take the brunt of the unknown! Even the color is kinda evil.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"When Push comes to Shove"



6x6 oil on panel

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $89

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OK, those red pears looked so well behaved yesterday, but today one has become much more domineering. I love how these items take on new lives all their own, depending on how you place them. There's always a story somewhere. They are close, next to each other, but definitely at odds and the one in the back looks like a bully to me. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

"Red Pears and Cherries"






6x6 oil on panel

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $89

to bid click here


Finally! It's the first piece I did back in my home studio after my Carol Marine workshop and after my week painting plein aire in Maine.  I have always loved the beautiful red pears and the glow and sparkle of cherries so I chose to do them first. The hardest part was the white oval soap dish the pear is sitting in. It's hard enough to get an elipse from a round object, and now an oval is something else entirely. But I am happy with this. I do not know how long I will do still life this way. Currently it is a good way for me to solidify the learning I had in the workshop. But I also find I am looking at landscape and florals differently so let's all just watch this new direction unfold!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Hot and Sweet"




6x6 oil on panel

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $69



This is another piece I did in Carol Marine's class in Maine. Let's just say that this was a challenge. Any idea just how many yellows are in that yellow pepper? Especially if you had to wipe it all out and start over. I like the way the peppers seem to be having a conversation, trying to come to something in common.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Aglow"





6x6 oil on panel

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $69


It's the first of the new work! This was the last painting I did in Carol Marine's Boothbay Harbor class in Maine. I think I like the joy and the energy it has best of all those I did. Stay posted and you will see some more!


Two Yellow Daisies (Matted)




7.5x5 oil on prepared paper, archivally matted

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $69


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.



Sunday, June 30, 2013


Yellow Day Lily (Matted)






7.5x5 oil on prepared paper, archivally matted

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $69


 I remember painting this in a yard of an acquaintance. There were hundreds of the orange tiger lillies with the downward curving petals, but for some reason this is the one I chose, maybe because of it's rarity in the scene. Later, I regretted not painting the tiger lillies, and started looking for another opportunity. It took a long time to find it again, but I did eventually, in Maine, outside a motel where we stayed on a mini honeymoon. (I think every couple should have at least a couple of days of honeymoon each year!)

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 different card sets of five florals available on Etsy.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red Lily (Matted)





7.5x5 oil on prepared paper, archivally matted

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $69



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 different card sets of six florals available on Etsy.



Friday, June 28, 2013

Open Rose (Matted)




7.5x5 oil on prepared paper, archivally matted

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $85


An update for my readers:
I am restarting my Daily Paintworks blog. After a recent workshop with Carol Marine, I have returned all refreshed and inspired! I will be posting some pieces that I have posted before, but these will be now available at auction for a great price! Some will be new works inspired by the workshop, and oil sketches done on location as I work plein aire on pieces that will become larger works in the studio. The works primarily posted here will be my smaller work. Larger work will now be available through my brand-new gallery. (No website yet at larkrisinggallery.com, but watch for it and e-mail me if there is a painting you were looking for.) The new gallery is called Lark Rising, and like that bird, will lift your spirits! It is in Rockport, MA, on Bearskin Neck in the Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge lobby.

I had a lovely bunch of roses and was experimenting with how to make them freshly and quickly. This is one that I love: It just worked and doing anythig else would have not made it better.


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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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poppy and Bachelor's Button (matted)



7.5x5 oil on prepared paper, archivally matted

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $85


An update for my readers:
I am restarting my Daily Paintworks blog. After a recent workshop with Carol Marine, I have returned all refreshed and inspired! I will be posting some pieces that I have posted before, but these will be now available at auction for a great price! Some will be new works inspired by the workshop, and oil sketches done on location as I work plein aire on pieces that will become larger works in the studio. The works primarily posted here will be my smaller work. Larger work will now be available through my brand-new gallery. (No website yet at larkrisinggallery.com, but watch for it and e-mail me if there is a painting you were looking for.) The new gallery is called Lark Rising, and like that bird, will lift your spirits! It is in Rockport, MA, on Bearskin Neck in the Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge lobby.

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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunflowers and Stone Wall

7.5x5 oil on prepared paper, archivally matted

Available at Auction on Daily Paintworks
Starting bid $99


An update for my readers:
I am restarting my Daily Paintworks blog. After a recent workshop with Carol Marine, I have returned all refreshed and inspired! I will be posting some pieces that I have posted before, but these will be now available at auction for a great price! Some will be new works inspired by the workshop, and oil sketches done on location as I work plein aire on pieces that will become larger works in the studio. The works primarily posted here will be my smaller work. Larger work will now be available through my brand-new gallery. (No website yet at larkrisinggallery.com, but watch for it and e-mail me if there is a painting you were looking for.) The new gallery is called Lark Rising, and like that bird, will lift your spirits! It is in Rockport, MA, on Bearskin Neck in the Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge lobby.

These great sunflowers were in a pot in front of the garage in our house when we lived 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, January 26, 2013

"Sad Bunny" Auction to benefit Newtown Families

Sad Bunny
8x10
oil on panel
gold frame
auction, starting bid $75 Monday January 28
This sad bunny misses his child, who was lost in the Newtown, CT tragedy. All funds raised from the auction will be donated to a fund that assists the families in that town. It's my way to deal with what cannot be dealt with..... Prints are also available, 8x10, 2" border, $50. 50% of all profit from prints will go to the same cause.  Contact me by email: lynne@lynneschulte.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blue and White

Blue and White
12x16
$300
Acrylic on paper


In my 50 day project, I have been alternating between realistic and abstract paintings. This piece is an attempt to bring the two together; the defined subject matter along with the range of brushes, palette knife and freer techniques. I like the bold contrasts and the complimentary color scheme. I think we've got "essence of iris" and "essence of tulip leaves"  for example, even though you may not see all clearly. It's challenging to step back from spelling it all out.


I am participating in the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser through Daily Paintworks. Artists donate a painting for auction and all profits go to Hurricane relief. I am currently looking for the best place to send funds and am open to suggestions.
The piece I am entering is now on auction. The minimum bid of $150 is far below the regular price of $470 so you are likely to get a good deal! The location pictured is at Colton Pond in Vermont, along rte.100 just past the intersection of rte. 4 and rte.100. A nice quiet and beautiful place to stop for a picnic! Long range views of the mountains and a very private setting. I was the only car there the day I painted this. It is a good sized piece at 12"x25"

Colton Pond 12x25  oil on panel   opening bid $150

Monday, January 14, 2013

"Sweet Spot"



"Sweet Spot"
9x12
Acrylic on paper
$85

This 50 day project has been a lot of fun because I do things I would not normally do. Which, brings up complicated questions, such as "why not"?  Normally I don't use much orange, or do abstracts, or have so much fun when I am painting. Hmmmm.






I am participating in the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser through Daily Paintworks. Artists donate a painting for auction and all profits go to Hurricane relief. I am currently looking for the best place to send funds and am open to suggestions.
The piece I am entering is now on auction. The minimum bid of $150 is far below the regular price of $470 so you are likely to get a good deal! The location pictured is at Colton Pond in Vermont, along rte.100 just past the intersection of rte. 4 and rte.100. A nice quiet and beautiful place to stop for a picnic! Long range views of the mountains and a very private setting. I was the only car there the day I painted this. It is a good sized piece at 12"x25"

Colton Pond 12x25  oil on panel   opening bid $150