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from the brush of Bob Schmitt

Bob often works in series to allow the creation of work that is connected by topic, location, season or style.

All of these paintings are available as prints in a range of sizes and in various card sets. (Original paintings are available for purchase. Inquire for current availability and pricing.)
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four superior mornings

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a set of 4 paintings (each 3 feet wide x 3 feet high) of the experience of viewing the same spot on Lake Superior on four consecutive mornings.

a wintry wave at split rock

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the experience of a solitary wave at the base of Split Rock lighthouse on a winter’s day.

dawn at Mather Point, Grand Canyon

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a 15 foot long monumental painting (each panel 3 feet wide x 2 feet high) in five panels of an experience of the dawn light breaking over the chasm we know as Grand Canyon. Painted during the early months of the COVID pandemic and completed in the summer of 2020.

 the frozen sound of Minnehaha in winter

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a five panel monumental painting (each panel 2 feet x 3 feet) of the iconic Minnehaha Falls in winter. Completed in 2018.

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superior series

four paintings capturing the moods of that great lake superior, each with a calligraphy inscription to complete the painting.

This series explores 4 different  ways to portray water.

superior moon

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 superior view

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superior waves

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superior pallisade

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superior pallisade 500

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dawn on city lakes series

four paintings of the sun rising over four beloved Minneapolis lakes

This series uses traditional Chinese painting materials to create iconic paintings of familiar Minneapolis lakes.

harriet dawn

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calhoun dawn

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isles dawn

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nokomis dawn

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Minnehaha Falls series

Living only blocks from Minnehaha Falls, Bob continues to create depictions of this urban waterfall, as shown below in an epic creation that takes the viewer on a walk from above the falls all the way down to the Mississippi River.  Portraying the falls in four seasons creates another favorite series.

song of Minnehaha

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winter: the roaring silence of a frozen falls

08 winter falls

spring: surging Minnehaha

surging Minnehaha

summer: the sound of laughing waters

08 summer falls
autumn: the crisp autumn leaves color the air

 08 autumn falls

pines series

Taking pine tree as a theme, this series demonstrates four different ways in which to portray the majestic character of pine tree, a symbol of longevity in the Chinese tradition.

picnic under the pines

picnic under the pines

dancing pines

dancing pines

dragon pine

dragon pine

snow pine
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snow pine

 All of these paintings are available as prints in a range of sizes and in various card sets. (Original paintings are available for purchase. Inquire for current availability and pricing.)

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