Mood And Mystery

Medium Sized Works

 I am seldom self-reflective when I am immersed in creating a work. But on occasion it occurs to me that the image I am making is a symbol of a fleeting present moment, and that these moments are all we have.

Julie Schumer This Moment, 58 X 46, mixed media canvasThis Moment
59″ X 46″ Mixed Media On Canvas


julie Schumer Passage IPassage I
46″ X 36″ Mixed Media On Canvas

I embrace a limited palette. This makes for a more powerful painting and reduces distracting color chaos. 

I often use strong blacks in my paintings coupled with softly veiled areas symbolizing the many dualities in human nature.

Cloud Cover by Julie SchumerCloud Cover
54″ X 47″ Mixed Media On Canvas


the Sand Beneath My Feet by Julie SchumerThe Sand Beneath My Feet
54.5″ X 45.75″ Mixed Media On Canvas


Julie Schumer Change of Plan, 59 X 53, mixed media on canvasChange of Plan
59″ X 53″ Mixed Media On Canvas


In between by Julie SchumerIn Between
54.5″ X 44″ Mixed Media On Canvas

At The Edge
54.5″ X 42″ Mixed Media On Canvas

Mood And Mystery

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