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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Lantern

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Lantern: "Lantern" 12x12 Oil on Canvas auction: starting bid $175 Buy it now $590 Click here to bid When I was on Cap...

Lantern


"Lantern"
12x12
Oil on Canvas

auction: starting bid $175
Buy it now $590


When I was on Cape Cod, friends of my host invited me to come into their yard and paint. It was hidden, peaceful, set in the woods but open to the beautiful cove. Out beyond (in the upper right) was a small spit of land that divided the cove from a larger Seconsett harbor. These people had traveled extensively and had brought back beautiful artifacts from Japan. This lantern was one of them. I liked the way its presence punctuated the space. For a long time the lantern was fighting with the tree for dominance, but I think the lantern won.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Yellow Boat

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Yellow Boat: Yellow Boat 10x8 Oil on Panel This piece has been sold. Sorry! This view was straight from my porch while I...

Yellow Boat







Yellow Boat

10x8
Oil on Panel

This piece has been sold. Sorry!


This view was straight from my porch while I was staying in Friendship - and it now graces a wall of the cottage in which I stayed. It's lovely and makes you just want to walk down next to the railing and go out to the end of the dock, where the fisherman bring in their catch. Or maybe just go down there to it and listen to the waves and harbor sounds. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Islesford Morning Mist

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Islesford Morning Mist: Islesford Morning MIst 12x12 Oil on Panel This piece has been exhibited and has a high quality exhibit line frame, contempo...

Islesford Morning Mist




Islesford Morning MIst

12x12
Oil on Panel

This piece has been exhibited and
has a high quality exhibit line frame, contemporary floater style

opening bid $200
buy it now $590


During my time in Islesford - far too short a time - i was socked in by fog or rain during most of the painting time. Somehow, it just seemed to make one painting after another with a different look than I was used to. There's a lot more to a seascape than blue sky over blue sea. This was FAR more interesting to me. What amazing things weather does! This morning, the fishing boats in the harbor rocked gently waiting for their owners. There were fewer and fewer of these boats each day and it was like painting an endangered species!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Bait Truck Delivery"

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Bait Truck Delivery": 8x10 Oil on Panel This piece has been exhibited and has a high quality exhibit line frame, contemporary floater style openi...

"Bait Truck Delivery"



8x10
Oil on Panel

This piece has been exhibited and
has a high quality exhibit line frame, contemporary floater style

opening bid $180
buy it now $340



I was lucky enough to have an entire week in Friendship, Maine. I stayed in a house immediately adjacent to the town dock. From my vantage point on the large farmer's porch, I had enough material to paint for the entire week. I never took my supplies off the porch! If I turned around, with my back to the street, I saw the next dock, and it was one with a lot of activity. This was June and everyone was getting ready for the season. Lobster traps and ropes and buoy of different kinds were piled and made great patterns of color. It looked great. But one day a bait truck came to deliver the necessary product. It was there a while as the delivery was negotiated and accomplished. I loved this part where the two men came together, all their attention on something between them. The perfect moment to catch. This piece was primarily done on site and touched up in the studio.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Fog and Float

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Fog and Float: Fog and Float 6x6 Oil on Panel opening bid $100 buy it now $200 This piece has been exhibited and has ...

Fog and Float

Fog and Float




6x6
Oil on Panel

opening bid $100
buy it now $200

This piece has been exhibited and
has a high quality exhibit line frame, contemporary floater style


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: White Floats and Boat

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: White Floats and Boat: White Floats and Boat 6x6 Oil on Panel opening bid $75 buy it now $175 click here to bid This...

White Floats and Boat





6x6
Oil on Panel

opening bid $75
buy it now $175



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Stonington Family Business

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Stonington Family Business: Stonington Family Business 6x6 Oil on Panel Framed with high quality exhibit line frame (light wood, floating) opening bid $10...

Stonington Family Business

Stonington Family Business


6x6
Oil on Panel
Framed with high quality exhibit line frame (light wood, floating)
opening bid $100
buy it now $295


I was painting on the town landing in Stonington and was drawn to a wonderful truck being loaded at the dock over an expanse of water. I especially loved the yellows and how they reflected in the water and seemed to respond to each other. I like that I was able to catch the man loading in the back. Putting my brushes away, a man came over to look. "That's a Stonington family business", he said. "It would be a great gift". But no, he didn't buy it.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Waiting at Manchester-By-The-Sea


Waiting at Manchester-By-The-Sea

6x6

Oil on Panel


What a wonderful discovery, finding Manchester-By-The-Sea harbor not far from my home on the North Shore of Boston. I visited with a friend whose pastel class came frequently to work. Just lovely - still a working harbor where you would not expect to find one. I liked the sunlight on this small working boat and the reflections.

Fisherman's Float

Fisherman's Float
7x5"
oil on panel 

starting bid $75


This is a small piece I did while sitting on the dock in Islesford, Maine. The days had been grey with fog and rain, but the colors of the fishermen's equipment glowed through that mood and reflected in the water. I painted quickly and I meant to go back and make it more specific. But then it was clear that is was done. Now. So here it is!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cranberry Isles Fishermen's COOP #1


Cranberry Isles Fishermen's COOP #1

8x8

Contemporary exhibit line float frame


Starting bid $100
Buy it now: $350


My time on the island of Islesford was very special - it was a weekend class with Henry Isaacs and Ashley Bryan. It just didn't matter that it was raining almost the whole time, we were all so happy to be there. Heaven at an island in the sea….  I had found a place to paint on an enclosed porch that looked out to the next dock, which housed the lobster COOP that served both Cranberry Islands. I was taken by the abstract quality of what I was seeing - the yellow metal structure, a weigh station, I think - tell me if I am wrong!, a ladder down to the water, wonderful pieces of wood and a spot that had a really bright orange spot in a bit of unexpected sunlight. Yum, yum, I like this piece.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Low Tide Chores

Low Tide Chores

11x14
Oil on Panel 
Framed 


I love painting in Rockport and was a little sad that this was such a low tide. Then I noticed activity in the corner. A man was working on his boat standing in waist deep water. As I painted and watched the water got lower and lower. I thought he was cleaning it but all of a sudden the red disappeared! He was painting it instead. I liked the red better!