Circle of Friends

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“Circle of Friends”
Watercolor and Gouache

I took one of my beloved trips to York, Maine. Besides the required trip to Stonewall Kitchens for tastes of all their goodies and lunch, I like to go to the John Hancock Wharf. It is a beautiful spot on the York River. It has a nice pier and it also shares the location with a great gallery, the George Marshall Store Gallery.

This is a great little gallery that shows contemporary local artists. It was the store that sold the stuff that John Hancock’s Wharf unloaded. Eventually it became a central trading spot for all kinds of merchandise. So the spot has history, and art, and lots of beauty.

It was a gorgeous day and I did not have the pink chair with me but I decided I would paint anyway, because conditions were so perfect. I set up my paints and easel on the wharf (found shade and a great view) and started laying out my composition and getting in a few base colors on a small piece of paper. I suddenly did a double take. There, in the upper left of what was going to be my composition, was a pink Adirondack chair just like mine, with other colors. It was in the perfect spot for my composition. I literally had not seen any of the chairs when I set up. Did you put it there, Mom? I swear I hadn’t seen it at all. As my sister Georgie said, Cool…..what I thought of is that the chairs with “Mom” were her friends visiting. She would so much more enjoy a beautiful day with others than alone, right? Well, I gladly painted them in.

The original of this painting has been sold.

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.

Circle of Friends giclee on paper prices
8×8 – $70
6×6 – $55
This print is not available on canvas