Intuitive Scenes: Julie Schumer

30 Oct

To paint the feeling of a person or place, rather than a representation of your subject can be quite the task.  An artist must be able to interpret their impression into nothing but line, texture, color and form.  Through her abstract work, Los Angeles artist Julie Schumer gives us fleeting glimpses into the world around her.

Crowdscape, mixed media on canvas, 84×64

Through her use of color, expression, and texture, each canvas is given a sense of place.  You can feel the swish of people rushing by, feel the shade between the canyon walls, sense the warmth of the sun beating down.

Landscape Composition 21, mixed media on panel, 42×36

Canyon Suite 3, acrylic and cold wax on panel, 30×40

Just as music can abstractly transport us to another time and place, so can art like Julie’s.  It speaks to us visually, perhaps not in a language we speak, yet one that can understand.

Canyon Suite 1, acrylic and cold wax on panel, 40×30

To see more of Julie Schumer’s work, please visit her website.  Her work can currently be seen at several galleries across the country– see her website for more info on one near you!

All images are via the artist’s website.

7 Responses to “Intuitive Scenes: Julie Schumer”

  1. walkingonadream89 October 30, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    These are great! I love discovering about abstract painters

    • Lesley October 30, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      Glad you enjoyed Julie’s work! Abstract art is my happy place. 😉


  2. Athena Roth October 30, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Love these! Thanks for showing us! : )

  3. njpie October 31, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    These are really beautiful… I think it’s the weird colour combinations.

  4. jessica holliland October 31, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Its interesting just how much you do infer looking at these. Brilliant, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Lesley October 31, 2012 at 11:58 am #

      That’s what I love most about abstract work– the more you look at it, the more you see. Glad you enjoyed Julie’s work, Jessica!


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