Watercolor and Gouache
After doing the two pink chair paintings at the cabin, I realized that I was looking at my new series. The bottom line was that I just didn’t want to do anything else and I felt that this process would help me in my grieving. I had sat for a long time with Mom’s book, reading again all she wrote about her life. What a gift that was! But now I was ready to move ahead in public and I had a whole day ahead of me. I decided that because it was a rare good weather day, to go up the auto road at Mount Battie in Camden.
It really caught some eyes as I put the pink chair out on the edge. Tourists enjoying the view were saying “Boy, you really want to be comfortable up here”. But as I spread out my paints and sat a distance away, my purpose became clear. Throughout the afternoon, people stopped and talked. I used a combination of transparent watercolor under opaque gouache, a new thing for me that summer, which I liked better than transparent watercolor alone. I told the story of my mother and the chair over and over, and gave out the business cards, which seemed to please people. Telling it over and over seemed to help me. The afternoon wore on and the crowd thinned. I slowed down as I got near the end, very reluctant to go. But finally, with the sun setting and the chill coming in, I finally picked up my paints and headed home. I really love this piece. I am transported back there instantly when I look at it.
This image is available as a Giclee print on paper or canvas.
A Giclee print is a museum quality print that has been professionally prepared with archival inks and archival paper or canvas and proofed by the artist to insure the greatest integrity of color match with the original painting. Giclee is the French word for print.
Lynne Schulte’s Giclee prints are individually titled, editioned and signed by the artist. They are available on either heavyweight paper with a two-inch border or on canvas that has been gallery wrapped so that it may be hung with or without a frame.
Camden View giclee on paper prices
This print is not available on canvas
This image is also available as a decorative print from Fine Art America (fineartamerica.com) on Lynne Schulte’s site. These prints are open edition and not signed. They are delivered directly from the company.