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Charlene M Fuhrman-Schulz, Artist

Charlene M Fuhrman-Schulz, Artist What started as an interest in traditional Chinese brush painting (watercolor and ink on rice paper) I have always had an interest in art and all things oriental.

I began studying Chinese Brush painting in 1989, when I took my first class at the Smithsonian. What started as an interest in watercolor and ink painting became an all consuming passion - a life-time vocation. In 1989 I began studying with Painting Master I-Hsiung Ju (1923-2012). As part of my study of both Chinese culture and painting, I traveled with him to China in 1993, 2001, 2004 and again i

I began studying Chinese Brush painting in 1989, when I took my first class at the Smithsonian. What started as an interest in watercolor and ink painting became an all consuming passion - a life-time vocation. In 1989 I began studying with Painting Master I-Hsiung Ju (1923-2012). As part of my study of both Chinese culture and painting, I traveled with him to China in 1993, 2001, 2004 and again i

Operating as usual

Classes start today - still time to register: Beginner online Sumi-e classes start January 24 from 7pm - 9 pm, running f...
01/24/2022
Sumi-é : East Asian (Oriental) Brush Painting For Beginners - The Art League

Classes start today - still time to register: Beginner online Sumi-e classes start January 24 from 7pm - 9 pm, running for 8 weeks. Classes will be recorded and links will be placed in google classroom. Still time to register:
https://www.theartleague.org/class/sumi-e-east-asian-oriental-brush-painting-for-beginners-2/

This online, co-taught, class is for artists that have little or no experience with East Asian (oriental) brush painting. Students will be taught the use

Beginner online Sumi-e classes start January 24 from 7pm - 9 pm, running for 8 weeks.  Classes will be recorded and link...
01/15/2022
Sumi-é : East Asian (Oriental) Brush Painting For Beginners - The Art League

Beginner online Sumi-e classes start January 24 from 7pm - 9 pm, running for 8 weeks. Classes will be recorded and links will be placed in google classroom. Still time to register:

https://www.theartleague.org/class/sumi-e-east-asian-oriental-brush-painting-for-beginners-2/

This online, co-taught, class is for artists that have little or no experience with East Asian (oriental) brush painting. Students will be taught the use of the basic materials and instruction will focus on traditional subject matter such as bamboo, plum, orchid and chrysanthemum. Students will obse...

Hidden Garden: acrylics on 11" x 14" canvas panel. #acrylicpainting #garden #artist #fineart
12/30/2021

Hidden Garden: acrylics on 11" x 14" canvas panel. #acrylicpainting #garden #artist #fineart

Continuing with imaginary gardens.  Calling this Whispers on the Wind -Acrylics and ink on 12"  x 16" Fredricks' flat ed...
07/08/2021
Whispers in the Wind by Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz

Continuing with imaginary gardens. Calling this Whispers on the Wind -Acrylics and ink on 12" x 16" Fredricks' flat edge canvas panel.

Whispers in the Wind Painting by Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz

New work - Please check out the new paintings in Imaginary Gardens.  Paintings are acrylic and ink (and maybe a little c...
07/04/2021
Imaginary Garden - Tango Greeting Card for Sale by Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz

New work - Please check out the new paintings in Imaginary Gardens. Paintings are acrylic and ink (and maybe a little collage) on mixed media paper using asian brush work to create imaginary gardens. With FineArt America you can purchase greeting cards, coffee mugs and of course prints on canvas, on tin, on paper.. (original painting sold)

Imaginary Garden - Tango Greeting Card for Sale by Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz. Our premium-stock greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and can be personalized with a custom message on the inside of the card. All cards are available for worldwide shipping and include a money-back guarantee.

My imaginary garden series 2- acrylics and ink on 11" x 14" mixed media paper
06/30/2021

My imaginary garden series 2- acrylics and ink on 11" x 14" mixed media paper

New exhibit via the League of Reston Artists - AIPP (Art in Public Places)
05/31/2021

New exhibit via the League of Reston Artists - AIPP (Art in Public Places)

New exhibit via The League of Reston Artists AIPP.
05/31/2021

New exhibit via The League of Reston Artists AIPP.

Photos from Charlene M Fuhrman-Schulz, Artist's post
04/27/2021

Photos from Charlene M Fuhrman-Schulz, Artist's post

04/13/2021

Spring Blossoms - alcohol inks on 11 x 14 modeling film. Critic/suggestions welcome.

Abstract Expressive Landscape - Oils on 16 x 20 FLUID WC paper, cold press: I think it may actually be an abstract.  I a...
04/11/2021

Abstract Expressive Landscape - Oils on 16 x 20 FLUID WC paper, cold press: I think it may actually be an abstract. I am not sure I am finished, taking some time to study the painting. #artists #artworks #oils #landscape #abstract #painting #expressiveabstract #oilpainting #landscapeart

Oils on 12 x 12 canvas panel with under coat of gold gesso.  Love the misty dreamy feel of this imagined express landsca...
04/04/2021

Oils on 12 x 12 canvas panel with under coat of gold gesso. Love the misty dreamy feel of this imagined express landscape painting. #artists #artworks #oils #abstract #painting #expressiveabstract #oilpainting

04/04/2021

Journal entry (16" x 10 1/2"). Mixed media. Used gold gesso to start, acrylics, and then encaustic to finish. This is the journal page that finally emerged after a week of trial (and more trial).

04/04/2021

Japanese Temple (alcohol inks and spectrum noir markers on 9" x 16" yupo. Suggestions welcome.

04/04/2021

Intuitive abstract landscape. Acrylics on 10 x 20 canvas panel. Playing with reflections and light to bring the viewer into the painting.

Oils on 9" x 12" Canva Artboard.  Don't have a title yet.
03/19/2021

Oils on 9" x 12" Canva Artboard. Don't have a title yet.

Black and White: Acrylics on Canson Mixed Media 98 lb 11x 14 paper. (Created as part of Alexis Bonavitacola's Abstract L...
03/05/2021

Black and White: Acrylics on Canson Mixed Media 98 lb 11x 14 paper. (Created as part of Alexis Bonavitacola's Abstract Landscape Expressions class). I am having great fun experimenting with just black and white acrylics.

#artists #artworks #black_and_white #abstract #painting #expressiveabstract #acrylic #acrylicpainting

Black and White: Acrylics on Canson Mixed Media 98 lb 11x 14 paper. (Created as part of Alexis Bonavitacola's Abstract L...
03/04/2021

Black and White: Acrylics on Canson Mixed Media 98 lb 11x 14 paper. (Created as part of Alexis Bonavitacola's Abstract Landscape Expressions class)
#artists #artworks #black_and_white #abstract #painting #expressiveabstract #acrylic #acrylicpainting

A few new paintings (PoMo's - watercolor on shikishi boards)
02/22/2021

A few new paintings (PoMo's - watercolor on shikishi boards)

Time to think about signing up for the online spring Sumi-e class. Class starts April 6 at 7 pm - 9:30 pm. The link to t...
02/16/2021

Time to think about signing up for the online spring Sumi-e class. Class starts April 6 at 7 pm - 9:30 pm. The link to the Art League School is in the first comment.

Splashing Ink (PoMo) - preparing for tonight's class#artists #artworks #Chinese_brush_painting#watercolor #abstract #pai...
02/16/2021

Splashing Ink (PoMo) - preparing for tonight's class

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#watercolor #abstract #painting #expressiveabstract #asianpainting #birch #pomo #splashingink #pinetree

Sumi-e online classes start Jan 12 from 7 - 9:30 pm and run for 9 weeks. Here is the link for the Art League to register...
01/12/2021

Sumi-e online classes start Jan 12 from 7 - 9:30 pm and run for 9 weeks. Here is the link for the Art League to register: The fall session was great fun and am looking forward to class next Tuesday.
https://www.theartleague.org/shop/class/sumi-e-east-asian-oriental-brush-painting-online-2/

Sumi-e online classes start Jan 12 from 7 - 9:30 pm and run for 9 weeks. Here is the link for the Art League to register: The fall session was great fun and am looking forward to class next Tuesday. https://www.theartleague.org/shop/class/sumi-e-east-asian-oriental-brush-painting-online-2/
#sumie #art_classes

Cranes and Pine – 14” x 18”.  https://fineartamerica.com/featured/cranes-resting-on-pine-charlene-fuhrman-schulz.html?ne...
12/27/2020

Cranes and Pine – 14” x 18”.

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/cranes-resting-on-pine-charlene-fuhrman-schulz.html?newartwork=true

Rice paper on cradle board – mixed media. The initial painting was completed on rice paper using traditional brush painting techniques with Chinese ink and watercolor. It was then mounted on cradle board and acrylics were used to enhance the painting.
Crane and pine are often painted together are a symbol of longevity in Asian culture.

#artists #artworks #Chinese_brush_painting
#watercolor #abstract #acrylic #mixedmedia
#painting #expressiveabstract #asianpainting #Cranes_and_pine #Cranes #Pinetrees

White Plum – 14” x 14”. Rice paper on cradle board – mixed media. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/white-plum-charlen...
12/26/2020

White Plum – 14” x 14”. Rice paper on cradle board – mixed media.

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/white-plum-charlene-fuhrman-schulz.html?newartwork=true

The process behind this painting is as follows – the sheet of rice paper was used to blot washes on other paintings. It was then crinkled and a dry brush dipped in black ink was dragged over some of the crinkled areas. The painting was then lightly misted to relax the crinkles in the rice paper. Based on the black ink marks, the plum painting emerged. The painting was then mounted on a gessoed cradle board with acrylic medium. Acrylics, alcohol inks and pastels were used to further develop the painting.

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#watercolor #abstract #acrylic #mixedmedia
#painting #plum #expressiveabstract #asianpainting #plumblossom

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WHERE TRADITIONAL MEETS ABSTRACT

My training is in Chinese Brush painting. I use ink and brush on rice paper, to capture movement and life - making the brush dance and the ink sing. Everything is captured in the spontaneous dance and movement of the brush as it meets the rice paper.

This love of spontaneous Chinese painting has provided a unique segue for my exploration of more abstract techniques of Oriental painting such as 'Splashing Ink' or 'PoMo.'

Upon retiring in 2016, the door opened so to speak, providing me with an opportunity to explore a range of mixed medium including encaustic wax, alcohol inks, acrylics, India inks and pastels on substrates ranging from water color paper to yupo, mineral paper, metal surfaces, canvas and ceramic tiles. This exploration has led to a creation of very abstract paintings, expressive landscapes, to more controlled flower and nature paintings.

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