Between Earth And Sky

Selected Paintings

 

Canyonscape
54″ X 42″ Acrylic On Canvas

My work is heavily layered with opaque and transparent paint alternating with drawing media.  This overall effect is to invite the viewer in to the world of both the physical landscape as well as my internal landscape.

From dawn and sunset light to glimmering auroras, Sun Dance honors the Sun in all its manifestations.

 

Julie Schumer Sun Dance_62 X 54_mixed media canvasSun Dance
62″ X 54″ Acrylic On Canvas

 

Julie Schumer Canyonscape II_46 X 40 acrylic canvasCanyonscape II
46″ X 40″ Acrylic On Canvas

I switch up my painting tools regularly to add diversity to my marks and inject vitality and depth into my work. The goal is always a captivating and engaging painting.

A sudden breeze on a mountain lake, and the reflected colors of earth and sky ripple and flow with ever-changing patterns.

 

Julie Schumer Coastal Rhythms II, 54 X 45, mixed media canvasCoastal Rhythms II
54″ X 45″ Mixed Media On Canvas

 

schumer Field of Possibilitiy, 60 X 48, mixed media canvasField of Possibility
60″ X 48″ Mixed Media On Canvas

The Field of Possibility is endless and boundless.  Anything is possible.  I tap into it and find my creative well.

Currents weave their intricate tales, whispering secrets of timeless flow, guiding life’s journey with a gentle hand or tumultuous embrace 

 

Julie Schumer Currents_40 X 40_mixed media canvasCurrents
40″ X 40″ Mixed Media On Canvas

 

Ebb and Flow
60″ X 72″ Mixed Media On Canvas

My gut tells me when a painting is finished.  The rest of my body does too, I feel a complete inner peace.

My challenge in painting a diptych is to create two paintings that can stand together or alone.

 

Julie Schumer Between Earth and Sky II, 60 X 72, mixed media on canvasBetween Earth And Sky II
60″ X 72″ Mixed Media On Canvas

Between Earth And Sky

I began my painting journey seeking and obtaining inspiration from the physical landscape around me.  Every time I walked out my front door I was enveloped in spectacular beauty so this was an obvious choice.

Later on I turned inward creating works of great emotional depth born of my own internal landscape as a way of more fully revealing myself to the viewer, my Mood and Mystery series.  More recently I have felt the pull back to an inclusion of elements of the physical landscape and begun a series of works exploring the mysteries of what lies between Earth (Nature) and Sky (Soul), and learning to live in that atmospheric, ambiguous space, fully stepping into it.  These works are explorations in this developing series.      

-Julie Schumer

Julie Schumer Dialogue With Black