Between Earth And Sky

Selected Paintings

I realized I had begun a new series with this piece as I incorporated both the shape of the New Mexico horizon as well as the atmospheric quality of what lies just above it.

Julie Schumer Breaking Light, 58 X 46, mixed media canvasBreaking Light
58″ X 46″ Mixed Media On Canvas

 

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

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

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.

Julie SchumerInto the Mist, 46 X 36, mixed media canvasIn The Mist I
46″ X 36″ Mixed Media On Canvas

 

Julie Schumer Into the Mist II, 46 X 36, mixed media canvasIn The Mist II
46″ X 36″ Mixed Media On Canvas

 

Julie Schumer Under the Full Moon, 58 X 46, mixed media canvasUnder The Full Moon
58″ X 46″ Mixed Media On Canvas

A painter risks it all every time she puts a brush to her canvas.  One must be brave and have faith in the outcome.

Julie Schumer Between Earth and Sky I, 72 X 60, mixed media canvasBetween Earth And Sky I
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 six works are the  initial explorations in this developing series.      

-Julie Schumer

Julie Schumer Dialogue With Black