Mood And Mystery

Large Works

Reflecting 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.

I like to create contrast between boldly colored shapes, subtle layers of grays and whites and softly veiled graphite lines.

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

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

Dreamscape II
64.5″ X 55″ Mixed Media On Canvas

I like to create contrast between boldly colored shapes, subtle layers of grays and whites and softly veiled graphite lines.

Internal Balance by Julie Schumer

Internal Balance
65″ X 54.5″ Mixed Media on Canvas

Soul Song
62″ X 53.5″ Mixed Media On Canvas

Color, shape, line, texture and structure must all be harmonized to give face to the story of my interior world.

Mood And Mystery

The Mood and Mystery series has grown out of the change in direction my work 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 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 work, 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