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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Home Again

"Shelter" 
24x30
oil on canvas
available for delayed sale
(Wrought Iron arch is at the entrance 
to the Poet's Garden in Highland Park in Rochester, NY.)
Illuminations is changing its art and my friend Barb and I picked up the show today, with the pink chair itself, the booklet with the stories, the board with the love notes and positive affirmations written by so many that the post-its are piled up high. I will share some of this in the next few posts. In the meantime, the entire show is wrapped safely and is in my studio. The next public viewing will be in August. I am taking the work to "Art in the Barn" in Cushing, Maine the weekend of August 10-12. The rest of the month I will have it on display in the Scala Art Center. In September it will go to another hospital, Hudson Valley Hospital in the Peeksvill area near New York City, with more to come after that. I will keep you updated on the shows progress.

If you have a local venue that would like an art show during June and/or July, please contact me. I am also available for presentations on the story.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pink Chair Presentations!

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Dear Lynne,
Lynne is speaking about her pink chair project this week and next in Hamilton/Wenham Mass. and in Melrose, Mass. It's a chance to hear the whole story from her personally. Lynne will be showing slides of all the paintings.

Also, last call for classes! click here for details!

 
PINK CHAIR PRESENTATIONS!

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE HAMILTON WENHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Meeting 7 PM
Lynne's presentation is immediately following the meeting. Lynne will have cards and prints available for purchase after the presentation.

The meeting and lecture is open to the public


WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

MILANO SENIOR CENTER, MELROSE

Meeting 7-9

Each First Wednesday Melrose Arts sponsors artists demos. Lynne will be speaking about her project and also showing some of her other work.

I hope you can attend one of these!
e-mail Lynne for more information.

lynne@lynneschulte.com  

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pink Chair: "A Murder in the Garden Club"

Pink Chair: "A Murder in the Garden Club": "A Murder in the Garden Club" 12x16 Oil on Canvas (the painting) Well, this was really fun and I didn't want Mom to miss it. If you look cl...

"A Murder in the Garden Club"

"A Murder in the Garden Club"
12x16
Oil on Canvas
(the painting)

Well, this was really fun and I didn't want Mom to miss it. If you look closely, there are two pink chairs above the lilies and to the right of the brightest house. You can see them through the opening in the fence. I was asked to do the cover for a new murder mystery for author Neal Sanders. I read the manuscript, and then Neal and I were back and forth with ideas and designs. My goal was to make it both compelling, and at the same time threatning, with a big dose of a hint of how garden clubs help to beautify our towns. In the end, we both loved it and it was used on the cover of his book! It is a great read and it is now available on Amazon or directly from the author!



A Murder in the Garden Club - the book!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Moon and Sail

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: Moon and Sail: "Moon and Sail" 10x10 The natural edge of the paper floats in a deep mat and is framed under glass,  surrounded by a contemporary maple fram...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pink Chair: "Centered"

Pink Chair: "Centered": "Centered" Oil on Panel 11x14 Centered When a friend and I took a trip to Cape Cod to paint, a great stop was Wellfleet. We ...

"Centered"

"Centered"
Oil on Panel
11x14

Centered

When a friend and I took a trip to Cape Cod to paint, a great stop was Wellfleet. We found a perfect spot next to a building with shade and a great view! I found myself carefully positioning "Mom" exactly under the church steeple in the center of the picture. Later looking at it, I realized that this painting emphasizes Mom's central love in life besides her family: her church. The art I create is always zeroing in on the truth and I can usually only read it later.

Painting in Wellfleet

I am definitely starting to feel the itch of wanting to go 
to the Cape and paint again!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pink Chair: Against the Wind

Pink Chair: Against the Wind: Against the Wind I wanted to paint a piece with the sea in the distance and lupines in front. This piece had to be adjusted dramatically f...

Against the Wind


Against the Wind

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. 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!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pink Chair: This TUESDAY Reception at Massachusetts General Ho...

Pink Chair: This TUESDAY Reception at Massachusetts General Ho...: My art was chosen for the post card! It is hanging in the following places: Yawkey Center, 9th floor, suite 9a & 9E Yawkey Center, 8th f...

This TUESDAY Reception at Massachusetts General Hospital!

My art was chosen for the post card!


It is hanging in the following places:
Yawkey Center, 9th floor, suite 9a & 9E
Yawkey Center, 8th floor, suite 8E
Yawkey Center, 7th floor, suite 7B
Wang Building, 2nd floor, suite 240

February - May 2012
Illuminations Exhibit

Please join us for our Opening Reception

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

5:30-7pm


Opening remarks at 6pm

55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
2nd floor mezzanine


For more information about the Illuminations program, visit our website.
 


Participating Artists:

Steve Barylick
Stephen Baumbach
Casey Blanchard
Davi-Ellen Chabner
Malcolm Davis
Karen Hosking
Kay Ives
David Maroney
Stanislav Nikireyev
David Piedmonte
Edward Roche
Lynne Schulte
Solomon J. Thompson

Featured artwork: Camden View, Lynne Schulte
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pink Chair: Hidden Treasures

Pink Chair: Hidden Treasures: Hidden Treasures 18x24 Oil on Canvas This painting is one of those that I thought was going to be easy but the panting itself had differ...

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures 18x24 Oil on Canvas

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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pink Chair: Sky Blue Pink

Pink Chair: Sky Blue Pink: Sky Blue Pink Sky Blue Pink 36x36 oil on canvas I thought this was the last one. It was to be large (end with a splash!). It was my la...

Sky Blue Pink

Sky Blue Pink

Sky Blue Pink 36x36 oil on canvas

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.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pink Chair: LAST TWO DAYS to view the pink chair show in Georg...

Pink Chair: LAST TWO DAYS to view the pink chair show in Georg...: The pink chair show is about to leave its exhibit in Georgetown and move to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer in the Yawkey Center f...

LAST TWO DAYS to view the pink chair show in Georgetown!

The pink chair show is about to leave its exhibit in Georgetown and move to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer in the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care. It will stay there for 4 months.


The Committee wrote the following in their notification letter:


“As you know, the mission of Illuminations is to create a visually healing environment, offering enlightenment, inspiration, and encouragement to patients, family members, friends and staff through the visual arts,’’ the gallery review committee wrote to Schulte. “We believe your work reflects that ideal and will bring joy to many men, women, and children whose lives have been touched by cancer.’’
I am very excited about my work being placed in a manner that will help other people who may find it healing.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink Chair: "Full Nest"

Pink Chair: "Full Nest": Full Nest Full Nest 11x14 Oil on Linen Panel Right from an early time in the project, I knew I wanted to paint a piece with birds....

"Full Nest"

Full Nest

Full Nest 11x14 Oil on Linen Panel 

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.


Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm in the Boston Globe!

Here's the link    

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2012/01/08/georgetown-artist-carolyn-schulte-honors-late-mother-remembrance-the-pink-chair-project/zUUD5v2P68YTh75gpplsYI/story.html?s_campaign=8315#share-nav

This is a listing of my show with a great picture of the pink chair on it! Friday is the reception for the new Pink Chair show! You will see all the paintings of the first show in Topsfield with four new ones added! If you are local, I hope you can join us. The art show is at the Scala Art Center, 28 West Main St. Georgetown, MA. Hours are from 11-to 5 from Wednesday to Saturday. The show runs through the 21st but longer if I do not need to take the art to the hospital for that show. I'll let you know when we have a firm close date. The reception is this Friday from 5-7. Live music by Chris Trembley and good times!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pink Chair: Website Update!

Pink Chair: Website Update!: Happy days! All of thepaintings that are currently on display are now on line . You can see them all together on my website. please visit!...

Website Update!

Happy days! All of thepaintings that are currently on display are now on line . You can see them all together on my website. 

please visit!



Friday, January 6, 2012

Pink Chair: New Friend

Pink Chair: New Friend: "New Friend" 11x14 Oil on linen panel We took “Mom” on our trip to Canada stayed with my cousin Bill and his wife Marnie at their home...

New Friend

"New Friend" 11x14 Oil on linen panel

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. It was great to have some time to get to know them better. 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.”

Bill and Marnie

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pink Chair: "Full Nest"

Pink Chair: "Full Nest": Full Nest 11x14 oil on paanel Right from an early time in the project, I knew I wanted to paint a piece with birds. I ...

"Full Nest"

Full Nest 11x14 oil on panel

  
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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pink Chair: "Wet Feet"

Pink Chair: "Wet Feet": "Wet Feet" 24x18 Oil on Canvas One of the most powerful pieces in the original exhibition, you can almost feel the water lapping aroun...

"Wet Feet"

"Wet Feet" 24x18 Oil on Canvas


One of the most powerful pieces in the original exhibition, you can almost feel the water lapping around the feet of the pink chair. This painting took a lot of preparation in laying it out. The ratio of water to chair seemed incredibly important to me. I measured canvases until I found the perfectly proportioned one I used. Later, considering cropping it, I found that my care was wise. The piece lost all its power when the water to chair ratio was different.


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, which would have loved having the cool water wash over them. But a gift of understanding came from Barb Bodengraven, a writer, who said 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 of life.