WIPS. Only one finished so far.
WIPS. Only one finished so far.
14x14” Gumped Bonsai. One of many experimental Xmas smalls under 1000. Available. Just DM to Buy now.
First of 9 takes in an explorative Suite of DaVinci’s Lady With Ermine. This is the largest and most elaborate, about the same size as the original.
Good or bad, in person, this painting is alive. And available. The other versions will move toward abstraction, simplicity and affordability across a bevy of ranges.
Happy T. Detail of a WIP.
Detail . WIP.
Sweet mornings with Harriet.
Pablo in a House Dress
Acrylic Mediums on Panel
Third and possibly final stop on these flowers… an in depth contemplation on the flight patterns contrasted against the vocal calls of northern speckled songbird.
Just kidding. Flowers are happy, and I paint the happy.. If I do the next step, I will essentially destroy this and then build it back up again. Available until then via DM.
Yesterday’s painting is now today’s, in a different form of the same form. Which do you like better? Still available, temporarily. Still 24x 18”.
Coming out of the longest painting drought in 12 years, with some small flowers. 24x18”. Available. From beautiful photo by Hunt Country Gardens
Have recently done several upgrades of this available painting from years ago called Cotton Pickers, the story of which I have gone over and will go over again soon in tandem with a work currently in the works called Strange Fruit. Stay tuned.
Final for Wise Basin Cherry. 2022. 36x72 in. Currently on private display in Wash DC.
4th of currently 4 Blueback Portraits. You’d think that with all of the Lincoln’s I’ve done, he would be the easiest. It was the hardest, but I’ve never painted like this so it’s newish. 24x18 in. Available.
Blueback Portrait #3. 24x18 in. Available. (phone pic)
2nd of currently 4 and possibly 12+ blueback portraits. Phone pic.
This in is also about 99% done like the rest and I’ll probably address the 1% of all four at the same time.
24x18 in. Available.
If it’s not done, it’s 99% done. There will be 4-12 portraits in this series called Bluebacks, similar to the Brownbacks, which were all purchased by the city of Atlanta.
These are much smaller though at 24x18 in., yet like the Brownbacks, I’m making up a new language just for this series, which has an intended venue/audience.
They are available, and hopefully you can tell this first one is of MLK. (Phone pic)
Again, it's a complex and well thought out pose, geometrically speaking. Marilyn Monroe, Pl***oy Issue #1.
It's oft bandied about that she had an IQ around 175 which is 15 points higher than Einstein. I think a lot about this actually, and chose her after Harriet Tubman on purpose, who was illiterate. The lives of the 3 are an interesting comparison.
Regardless, MM was both a complex and simple human being. Following the previous Suite of 3 abstracts, I wanted to further reduce the figure down to it's essence. The hardest thing to do is be simple.
Title/ Marilyn Monroe / MM Smalls 01-08
Artist Rodger Schultz
Size/ 8x10" each
Medium/ Acrylic Wash on Flat Panel
If you don't own an original work from me yet, this is the time and place to start. I'll be building a whole system of n**es off of them. Get one, and one more. They're great in multiples. First set/ 420 each.
General Tubman. That's what John Brown called her, whom she assisted on several raids. In fact, Harriet had a long military service with the Union Army serving as a laundress, nurse, cook, scout, spy, fighter and recruiter.
Though illiterate, she was known as a brilliant military strategist. Combined with her intimate knowledge of the land and access to former slaves, Harriet gained more vital information for the Union brass than any other soldier could, often by dressing up as an elderly woman to go unnoticed in various towns.
Under Col. James Montgomery she became the first woman to plan and lead a military assault, which resulted in the freeing of 700 former slaves in South Carolina. She also organized and ran a spy ring and a guerilla regiment of freed slaves that took over plantations and destroyed millions of dollars of enemy supplies, stores, stockpiles and encampments.... just a few of the great many achievements of this great woman, 'General Tubman'.
Title/ Harriet Tubman, Mint Suite, Plate 4
Size/ 24x18 inches
Medium/ Acrylic Gels on Panel
Harriet Tubman / Mint Suite Plate 2
Her birth name was Araminta Ross, but those that knew her called her "Minty". Her first wanted poster was for Minty and her brothers Ben and Harry. The brothers however turned back of fear in the first day or two of the escape leaving Araminta to escape on her own.
The Mint background color was chosen for her name and the green shirt was an imported connection from the Anthony Bourdain portrait done just previous, which was also from a black and white photo and oddly similar pose. I retroactively painted the chair in the Bourdain portrait red, because of this painting. They both flowed into each other.
The 'God' portion across from Harriet's face (explained in Plate1) is made up of thumbprints here. It was done as the very last thing, and at the same time as Plate 1, after viewing all of the 9 plated together.
I started this painting, unplanned, about 5 days into the first one, then began working on them simultaneously. Eventually I'd work on all 9 simultaneously. At 4 feet tall, I had envisioned it to be a very simple and geometrical abstract, which immediately went off the rails.
I've included some process shots to show the white board this was painted on, done years before, with broad random strokes. Well, instead of creating an intended geometry... as I am often want to do, I created the painting almost entirely out of the lines existing in the random background.
I just traced what was already there, and have enclosed some early process shots so you can see. This painting is essentially an orchestrated collision of a pre-existing image, and random chaos -- much like I imagine Harriett's life to have been.
Name/ Harriet Tubman Mint Suite Plate 2
Size/ 48x36 inches
Medium/ Acrylic Gel on Flat Panel
Artist/ Rodger Schultz
I think I’m finished these. All 9 Tubmans done different ways from the same image, with the same palette. Will introduce them again individually later. iphone pic.
Fourth of five Harriet Tubman works done from the same photo. This is third abstract and smallest at 12x16 in… and it still took 16 hours or so to reduce the form down to this. Its more like what I was aiming for on the 4x3 ft. version before it went off the rails.
Last week I put up a Harriet Tubman painting. This second one is made from same the b/w source photo, yet in a different language. The same color palette was used for both works.
NEW/ As far as human beings go, this woman is about as badass as you can get.
It is one of, so far, four Harriet Tubman paintings I have working from the same black & white photo. This is the first one started and finished, maybe. Except for some touches on the background and possibly hair, it's exactly as I want it.
It merges all 4 styles that I generally employ and is a great pleasure to stand in front of. Very potent. It makes me thankful to be able to do what I do. 36x34 in.
WIP/ dipping back into figures again after a long break. Early into a Tubman.
The neutral-colored, halfway finished Grove is from 3-4 years ago or so. As of right now, it seems like it will become my first Autumn Grove. It currently looks like a skittles bag, so we'll see how it goes. I'm on the hunt for high color. 6x7ft.
Turned one of Van Gogh's Ink drawings into a Painting. This one he called The Rock of Montmajour (shown). Its masterful. He considered the series of inks he did there the closest he ever got to Japanese drawing.
32x36 in. Available.
I think I'm done this. I don't know. This is my take on an eerily beautiful 500 px. photo of my niece by one of my favorite artists Joseph Karr. She was an eccentric genius by the age of 3. I added the fig. I don't know why. I just happened.
3x3 ft. Painted wet-on-dry with hogs hair brushes. I haven't viewed it with my glasses on yet but it looks nice blurry in real life.
New/ Bourdain on raw canvas/ 32x28" / NFS
WIP. Progress. This is based off of a stellar photo of my niece Ila by true artist’s artist .
FRIDA!!! I'd have to say this is probably my favorite failed series. FRIDA AS.
Three Fridas done three different ways -- Frida As Geisha, Frida As Lady and Frida As Superman. All 4x4 ft.
I had planned to make 12, the next one being Frida As Hi**er, but it wasn't popular enough to continue. Hence, them being stacked in the bedroom I suppose. I still love them. The comic booky Superman one makes me laugh.
They're we all based off the same younger picture of Frida that didn't really look like her iconic self as we know her... probably not a wise move as they are all stacked in my bedroom. Five years after making the Geisha I changed the face completely to more resemble an older photo.
Done. So light and sweet and alive -- I'm officially in love with the 2x2' again. The marketing team told me to make a few works under 2500 so was shooting for 2400. Went a couple sessions over but will keep it at that. Available.
It's from a regular, nice social media photo by friend Stephanie Sams. If you have a photo that you'd like a painting of, I'd do 100 of these in a row if you're up for it. I don't think I've done a 2x2' landscape for a couple of years. Perfect size. Love on.
Went to Pnuts. This is from 2009. Trust. 18x80 in.
Today's upgrade was on Birth Of The Gutenhame. It's a cross of multiple stories. One, it's based of a family friend's photo, named Tullia. Two involves the calling in of the Avatar. Three is of the shape of the Universe/Mind. Four is of finding the greatest thought available to the Mind, and five is how said greatest thought is painful next to Silence -- the beginning of suffering.
The sixth story is of manifesting, and if you hold your left (receiving) hand up to the painting with the fingers and thumb over the dancers, the thought will be in your hand.
Anyway, I did a session on it. I hold this painting next to all the other ones to measure their vibrancy.
24x48" / Acrylic, Polymer Gels, Gold foil / Avail
Probably 20 -- the amount of times I've taken this off the shelf to give it a punch up. I just always fell in love with it as it was.
Well I finally buckled and just put in a two day session covering about 87.95% of the surface. It was refreshing, like getting a haircut or an oil change. Most of it is very subtle but at minimum you should notice a drastic color change and that it's much, much brighter and more vibrant. Live, it's a stunning display of color.
The before/after and the original source photo are shown below, which was just a normal fb pic of my friend Elvira, used for inspiration. It's such a fantastic image... had kind of a 1920's elegance to it. I'd love to sell this today so I'm going to keep it the same price and call it a free upgrade. Just message.
Size/ 39x39 in.
Medium/ Acrylic and Polymer Gels
Support/ Stretched Canvas
Year/ 2017 (upgraded in 2021)
Groves. I make them to help wire the two loves of the brain together and have made a made a couple dozen over the years. They're a favorite to Commission with all the energies and palettes to choose from. Here's a few below. Several are 7 ft long.
Because they're a very definitive way to bring healing in, Meditation Rooms and Health Practitioner spaces are an obvious go-to, but for my money, getting out of bed in the morning and walking straight into one of these is El Locale Primo. It's a proper way to wake up.
Finished. As the surface is less than 1% of the Ocean yet is the only part seen, so is a painting only 1% of an Artwork.
It is the paintings themselves that taught me that.
Jen has been telling me to paint water, so I chose the The Great Wave from Hokusai in 1831 to explore. I'm not quite sure what I expected from the 1% you are seeing here except just to see what my version of the 99% would look like on an image that everyone already knows.
I will call it pure exploration, I gave myself a time limit that is 1/2 of what I have been working with lately. Such a beautiful and Iconic scene, I would love to see how 6 ft. version would play out.
Title/ Study for Great Waverly Springs
Artist/ Rodger Schultz
Size/ 24x36 in
Medium/ Polymer, Acrylic on Canvas
Status/ Avail (3.50 sq. in.)
This was one of my first stripe-back portraits, and of the 1500 paintings I've made, one of the very few that were purely for myself. It was initially comprised of 7 different photos, none of which looked like this, and took 3 years to make on-and-off.
Having no true visual reference to work from, in the end, I'd go daily to the Terp message boards, put up the painting, and all of the fans told me what to correct in the comments. I'd make the corrections and post back the next day, then correct it again based on the comments.
We did that for weeks, and this was the result -- my childhood hero largely created on the memory of others.
Title/ Leonard Bias
Artist/ Rodger Schultz
Size/ 36x36 in.
Medium/ Polymer, Acrylic
Status/ Available from Artist
I think this is done. Will sit with it for a few days. This was made from a regular ole social media photo by friend Judith Olivia HeartSong. I like sunflowers and saw a painting in it.
If you go past the time it takes to get an image to come together, it starts breaking apart again, and you enter this space where the painting is falling apart and coming together at the same time. When painting for discovery, there's no end. You just stop when it plays the right sound.
Title/ Heartsong Sunflowers
Artist/ Rodger Schultz
Size/ 32x32 in.
Medium/ Polymer, Acrylic
Status/ Avail (7.00 sq in.)
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Have recently done several upgrades of this available painting from years ago called Cotton Pickers, the story of which I have gone over and will go over again soon in tandem with a work currently in the works called Strange Fruit. Stay tuned. #heal #love #freedom #slavery #suffering #human #trancendence #fineart #painting
Minus some minutia, I think this is done. Going to sit with it a few days. iphone preview. I decided to take this one to all my thresholds before starting. As fine a painting as I've made to date, it's from a simple, random phone pic I took on a walk. To me it's completely silent. Nature is el primo. Title/ Roots Artist/ Rodger Schultz Size/ 36x36 inches Medium/ Acrylic and Polymer Support/ Hardboard Panel Date/ 2021 Status/ Currently Available Similar Commissioned versions avail at any size between 3.50-7.00 sq. in., in addition to open-ended sketches and studies. It's fun to pick one of your own photos too. #art #fineart #painting #roots #trees #landscape #ras #rodgerschultz #loveon
I just finished this for the 4th time in 5 years. #fineart #painting #landscapepainting #rodgerschultz
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