September 22, 2014

Small Seascape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Atlantic Rush by Carol Schiff | 8x10" Oil SOLD

I created this small seascape from my memories of the beautiful beaches that surround us here in the state of Florida.


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I painted with a brush and pallet knife to show texture in the waves rushing to shore and the sea oats rising above the protective dunes.


The more I travel, the more I am in awe of our beautiful world, including the beauty of my home state.  It is so easy to forget the beauty that surrounds you.  Take a moment today to find your beauty.

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September 21, 2014

Small Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Entering Light" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

I enjoyed the small landscape painting, of my morning walk, that I posted a few weeks ago.  I decided to do another similar piece.  I hope you like it.


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 I enjoy the solitude of getting my morning exercise on this road, with nothing to keep me company except the birds and wildflowers and the beautiful canopy of trees.  When I return home from my walk, I feel ready to attack the day ahead.






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September 20, 2014

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Are you up for another landscape painting?  I seem to be stuck in that genre these days.  I did a little traveling this summer and have so many beautiful landscape images lined up to paint.

This one is from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, on the North Carolina side....Bryson City entrance.  If you have ever been there, you will recognize this immediately.

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 Normally, this scene has a steady flow of kids and adults floating slowly down the river in tubes.  Yes, it is Deep Creek!  A beautiful area with lots of folks having picnics on the banks of the creek.

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You can watch the tubers and small children playing in the water, or watch the fly fishermen trying for a trout.  If you on the energetic side, you can go for a mountain hike or maybe just a leisurely stroll to beautiful Thomas Falls.  The perfect no stress day.

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September 19, 2014

Flower Painting, A GLASS OF SUNSHINE by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

Everybody needs a little sunshine in their life..............I hope this flower painting brings some to you.



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It's hard not to smile when you see a bunch of sunflowers, either in the fields or sitting on  a table.


Blogger is misbehaving today and doesn't want me to post more than one image.  Hopefully the next post will be more complete.

Have a great weekend and thank you for viewing and commenting on my blog.  By the way...please pin this!





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September 18, 2014

Seascape Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Green Sea" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5"

Living on the coast of Florida, I love going to the beach for inspiration.

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The mood and colors of the sea change drastically and often, so you never know which sea you will find.


Some days it is hot and hazy, or choppy or calm as a lake.  The color may be blue, green, turquoise or maybe muddy.  When a storm moves in, everything changes quickly.

The mood of my seascapes also change.  Some of  them are full of texture and color, some not so much.  This one was quite a challenge for me, I just couldn't mix the colors I wanted or make my brush behave.  It took a few tries, but eventually I created a painting I was happy with.

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September 16, 2014

Still life Bottle , Palette Knife Art, "Vintage Bottle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Still Life

I have become slightly obsessed with vintage bottles, well, maybe a little more than slightly.  I love the idea of these bottles, most of them reclaimed from the earth, crusty and sometimes pearlized.  I like to think about how they were used when they were new.....and if they have a crystal cross on top (called a cross bottle) all the better!

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This one, obviously does not have a cross on the top.  It does have any absolutely gorgeous color, kind of a cobalt violet.  I am told the it started out as clear glass, but due to magnesium in the glass, has aged into a beautiful hue.




The other thing I love, is painting with wild abandon with loads of thick, creamy, oil paint and a combination of palette knife and brush.  So yes, this little painting hits my buttons on several levels.



Some days, I just go through the motions, and the resulting painting usually shows it,  but this one was pure joy!  I would love for you to pin it!




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Flower Painting, Painting on Sale, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Mixed Blessings" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5: Oil

Every Wednesday, I post a painting on sale for my blog readers.  Today, I have the sweet little flower painting.  It is painted in oil on 8x8x1.5" gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted, meaning, it can be hung with or without a frame.

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To purchase this sweet peice, simple follow the link above.  It will take you to my Etsy store where you may purchase it for $140.  On the order, you must write Blog Art Sale.  This is to let me know you saw it here.  I will immediately Send you a $25.00 refund on your credit card or PayPal account.  This offer expires Friday Sept. 19, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.






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September 15, 2014

l Floral Still Life, "Rose of Sharon with Back Lighting" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

A small floral still life of blooms from my garden in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.  I set them on the window sill with natural light streaming in from behind.

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These pinks, blues, purples and greens are really my favorite colors.  I think they give a very soothing feeling to this small floral still life.

 

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September 14, 2014

Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Seascape Painting | California Sun by Carol Schiff |m 5x7" Oil

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Shelley Smart documents the day to day activities at the beach on her great blog "A Year at the Beach".  She is a fantastic artist and photographer and was nice enough to share some of her photography with me.  So, I painted this little seascape from her reference.


How could I turn down a scene like this!   I still didn't have it out of my blood, so I decided to try a little acrylic abstract based on the same reference.

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Shelley, thank you...I hope you approve.

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September 13, 2014

Painting on Sale, Daily Painting, "Fruit Salad" by Carol Schiff, 10x8" Oil

This week, my painting on sale is a nice little still life.  Various fruits in the foreground, against a background of palm shadows.  I like to think the earth tilts once a year, just for me, so that the setting sun shines in my window, just so, spraying my wall with gorgeous palm shadows.


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As usual, I will send your credit card or PayPal account a $25.00 refund when you purchase this painting  and write "Wild and Wacky Wednesday" on your order.  You MUST write this on your order to get the rebate.  Offer good until midnight PST, March 6 2014.






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September 12, 2014

Small Abstract Painting, Church Painting "The Safe Place" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

I have been dabbling with abstracts for some time, and now have started to add some structures to the mix.
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 I am always attracted to old churches, and this one is rather special.  It is a local landmark in our town.  I worked right next door for twenty plus years, so I saw it every day.  Now, it also serves as a cold weather shelter for the homeless.





I tried to focus on color interaction as well as texture and abstraction.  I am happy with the results. 


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September 11, 2014

Still Life Bottle Painting, "Fluer de Lis" by Carol Schiff, 6x18x1.5" Oil

I like to collect bottles, so, it is a natural for me to do a still life bottle painting.  I like the fluer de lis on the bottle as well as the bold gold color.


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 Painting this bottle was a challenge for me, but photographing the results was even more frustrating.  Try as I might, I could not get the correct background color to show.  The image above is much too blue while the one below seems more accurate.


Thank you for viewing my still life bottle painting today and please feel free to pin it if you so desire.


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September 10, 2014

Abstract Landscape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Seeing Better Days by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Oil

This abstract landscape of an isolated structure in blazing sunlight is a memory of the days I lived in Louisiana and Texas.  Often we would find these abandoned structures awaiting a new life.

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 But it could also be from the countryside of Arizona or even North Dakota, where the weather is very rugged.  Can you tell I moved a lot in my life?  Yes, I spent years and years following my Air Force husband from location to location.  We are so happy to have spread our roots in Florida and North Carolina.




I have to be in the mood to paint with a palette knife, but when I am.....it is really fun (and in my case messy).  Most of my favorite artwork (by me) has a least, some areas of knife work.  I really love the texture which I feel brings a whole new dimension to the piece.

Thanks so much for viewing my abstract landscape today.  I hope you will pin it!




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September 9, 2014

Florida Landscape Paintng | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Dance of the Wavesby Carol Schiff | 6x8" Palette Knife Painting | SOLD

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I don't really understand what it is about water that makes our blood pressure drop, why it is so appealing  to most everyone.


During the hot, steamy summer months, I often wonder why we live in Florida, but this time of the year, there is no doubt.



Paint me a picture of the landscape.
Dance me the dance of the waves. 
Sing me of the legends of the river.
Tell me the story of the sky.
Author Unknown

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