Kathy Schumacher | CALIFORNIA COLLECTION
Sunflower Explosion, 40"x30"
Sunflowers have long been a favorite subject of painters because of their inherent beauty. In Sunflower Explosion, the large, yellow petals contrast with the small, lavender blossoms of the hydrangea. Notice the varying palette knife strokes in the petals. The combination of two complimentary colors, cadmium yellow and purple, were planned to please the viewer’s eyes.
Super Bloom, 36"x60"
During years when moisture is abundant, the desert’s normally harsh landscapes produce flowers that bloom briefly, but abundantly. Super Bloom was inspired by last season’s California bloom. Notice the intensity of the color, and free movement of the contrasting flowers. Your mind quickly gets lost in this magical array of chroma.
Koi Ballet, 36"x60"
Koi, more than any other fish, have significant symbolism in many cultures. In most oriental cultures the fish symbolize good luck, abundance and perseverance. Koi Ballet reflects not only the unique characteristic of each fish, but the strength of the team as the school swims together. Appropriately named, Koi Ballet is defined by light, graceful, fluid movements in unison.
Hollyhocks signify ambition, because of the strength it takes for the plant to grow in an array of conditions. This plant makes a powerful statement in landscaping scenery. Gorgeous is a stunningly, confident painting to reflect the strength of this species. Saturated, vibrant colors were chosen to show the endurance of this beautiful flower.