Carolyn Schmitz

Paintings & Mixed Media

Carolyn Schmitz

Paintings & Mixed Media

The connecting theme in my artwork is the fluid and permeable boundary between humans and animals and plants.
The connecting theme in my artwork is the fluid and permeable boundary between humans and animals and plants.
The connecting theme in my artwork is the fluid and permeable boundary between humans and animals and plants.

New Work

“Desert Recliners”

Painting size      12 x 16 acrylic on panel      $2,500 

As seen in my upcoming book “The Wild Hat”

As the cliffs rose from deep indigo into gold on that April morning, creatures from all directions zig-zagged into the clearing.  An upstanding — so to speak — Gila Monster couple, as judge and master of ceremonies, plopped onto their lounges. She wore an eye-popping pink & charcoal embroidered pantsuit and he a spangled hematite & coral unitard.  Their sidekick, a desert tortoise, was “on hand” for dry commentary.

“The Invitation”

Painting size  9×12 acrylic on panel  $2,100 [sold]

As seen in my upcoming book “The Wild Hat”

The ravens took off like black jets, inviting everyone via their extensive noisy network.  Honks, chortles, screams, squonks, and raucous caws were heard by every desert dweller. “From bite-size to bigger guys!” the birds chanted.  One raven placed a saguaro blossom and sprigs of chuparosa between the ears of a jackrabbit. Inspired and excited, the animals began fashioning their adornments from the abundance of materials right under their noses.  The rodents refrained from noshing on the supplies.

“The Blue Button”

Painting size  11×13 1/2 acrylic on archival fine art paper  $2,200

“Lucky Boys”

Lucky Boy
Painting size  11×13 1/2 acrylic on panel  $2,200 [sold]
Putting the finishes touches on “The Squirrel’s Dream”

Greeting Cards

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Desert Dada greeting cards are all from original paintings by Carolyn Schmitz.  

The cards are blank inside.  The back of each card carries a description of the plants and animals featured in the painting.  

A coyote peers beguilingly from the shadow of her spring hat–a jumble of blooming cacti and wildflowers. Blackfoot daisies, southwest coral bean, prickly poppy, yucca blooms, and dangling mesquite pods are fancied up with a snakeskin bow and velvet “ant”. Her necklaces are milkweed stems with sage leaves, and a desert checkered skipper poised on a string of creosote pods.

Click here to see the available greeting cards.

Portfolios

Book

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Strange things happen in the desert when both predator and prey converge to find out who wore it best!