Mood And Mystery

Large Contemporary Abstract Art Works by Julie Schumer

Reflecting abstract painting by Julie SchumerReflecting
70″ X 58″ Mixed Media On Canvas

I start each painting with a feeling; they are ultimately a mirror of my unconscious.

Recently I have limited my palettes to creamy whites, grays and chromatic black with limited use of only one or two other harmonized colors.  I find this results in a more contemplative painting that a viewer can delve into.

Moonrise abstract painting by Julie SchumerMoonrise
63.5″ X 54.5″ Mixed Media On Canvas

New Vision abstract painting by Julie SchumerNew Vision
67″ X 56″ Mixed Media On Canvas

Dreamscape II abstract painting by Julie Schumer

Dreamscape II
64.5″ X 55″ Mixed Media On Canvas

I paint freely until a composition begins to show itself.  Then begins the struggle to stay loose and in the moment yet create a dynamic, bold and interesting piece of art.

Internal Balance abstract painting by Julie Schumer

Internal Balance
65″ X 54.5″ Mixed Media on Canvas

Julie Schumer Emergence of Blue II, 54 X 64, mixed media canvas

Emergence of Blue II
54″ X 64″ Mixed Media On Canvas

I enjoy placing marks over larger shapes of paint to increase the illusion of depth in my paintings.

 Mood And Mystery Abstract Painting Series

The Mood and Mystery series has grown out of the change in direction my art took in 2018, as well as events in my own life, well beyond my control and which compelled and continue to compel a close examination of my interior self rather than simply responding to the physical landscape around me.  The series of paintings is ever evolving.

What is mood other than an emotional setting, an atmosphere, a feeling, a sensation?  Mystery is an enigma, a puzzle, something that cannot be fully understood by using one’s reason.  The series thus emphasizes emotion above all else and is a window in a moment frozen in time to my interior universe.  Once the viewer has accepted my invitation to become emotionally attached to the painting, he or she can receive its message.

These are a few of the paintings I have created in this style. If you would like to see more, please contact me!

-Julie Schumer

Julie Schumer Dialogue With Black