July 30, 2014

Small Landscape Painting | Marsh Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Southern Marsh by Carol Schiff | SOLD

I just love playing with the palette knife.

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I love smearing the paint around with it.  I love the textures I achieve.  I love trying new techniques with it.  I like the way I can just give my knife a swipe and it is clean, so unlike cleaning brushes :(


It is maybe a little addiction.

Most of the time, I like to incorporate the brush and the palette knife into a painting, but some days I just go all the way with the knife.

It's kind of like cleaning my kitchen counter.  I could clean off my counter for hours on end.  I have to have a wet sponge and then I could just wipe, wipe, wipe.  It's just so satisfying.....and I guess that it how I feel about using a palette knife.


The only thing I don't like is how fast my tubes of paint disappear!

Have a fabulous weekend!!


July 29, 2014

Art Sale | Tropical Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Florida Morning by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Oil

Time for my weekly painting on sale. This painting is the result of an early morning adventure.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera and jumped into my car.  I arrived at the intracoastal park just in time to record the sun breaking over the horizon. I still remember the quiet and peace of that morning.  I highly recommend  everyone give it a try now and then.


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When you purchase this painting at the link above, you will be charged $95.95 plus $6.50 shipping fee. You must write "Art Sale" on your order as this is my sign to send you a rebate.   As soon as I am notified of your purchase, I will send your credit card or PayPal account a $20.00 credit.

This offer expires Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.


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July 28, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Palette Knife Art | Tropical Glow by Carol Schiff | 6x12" Oil


I was down at the inter-coastal one evening in late November, just as the sun started it's journey below the horizon.


When the sunlight hit the trunks of  palms, they seemed to glow, almost like they were on fire.





Some times, I like to display my paintings on a shelf instead of framing and hanging on the wall.

This painting has been licensed and reproduced as a hand-distressed solid wood plank wall decor.  You may have seen it on OneKingsLane.com, JoshandMain.com or Wayfare.com.

Thanks for viewing my daily paintings.  Have a great weekend everybody!

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July 27, 2014

Abstract Seascape, Daily Painting, Abstract Mxed Media "Sea Rhythm" 6x8" SOLD

The sea is so fascinating to me.  I love the thought of all the life under the surface of the sea....movement as the waves are pulled to the shore, tiny sea creatures burrowing into the sand..........

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Jelly fish that look like man-made objects, balloons, or aliens...........



So many interesting and exciting things going on that we are totally unaware of.  All we see is the beautiful surface of the sea.

This piece is inspired by that thought.  The paint is an example of pouring technique, along with texture and metallic elements.  Although the metallic has photographed in a warm color, it is actually silver.  Much experimenting going on in my studio these days. Feel free to pin it!
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July 26, 2014

Tropical Landscape Art | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Boat Painting | Retirement Dream by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

We all have dreams....right?  Well, this is not my dream, but a client's.  It's a really nice dream, but I am already retired and no boat in sight!

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 My client dreamed about living in the tropics, on the water, a nice toy nearby and a pretty tropical garden.   If you have ever been in Florida, you will see these Poinciana trees everywhere in the central and southern portion of the state.  Of course, you have to be here at the right time of the year to see the beautiful blooms.


I hope all your dreams come true!

Thanks for reading my blog today.



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July 25, 2014

Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Floral Still Life | Peony in Glass by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

I was painting with my friend, Donna, and we wanted to do a simple, loose floral.  We both enjoyed our paintings that day.


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  I like the coral color and the free brushwork in my version.  I also like using a black frame to make the colors really pop.



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July 24, 2014

Wildlife Painting | Blue Heron Art | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Flight by Carol Schiff | 6x18x1.5 Oil

I was standing on the dock with my camera when this gorgeous Great Blue Heron flew towards me and landed on the railing nearby.  My lucky day!  I snapped several photos of this beautiful specimen and have painted him twice.

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I was thrilled to get a photograph of him flying, something that usually doesn't work out for me.

I used my palette knife to obtain the texture of the water.

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You may remember seeing this first painting a short time ago.

I don't think this bird was friendly so much......just determined.  Behind me on the dock were several fishermen and he was hoping for an effortless meal.

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July 23, 2014

Farm Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Barn Landscape | Carolina Mountain Farm by Carol Schiff | 6x12x.75"

This is a scene I see every day when I am in Carolina.  I pass this beautiful meadow and barn on my morning walk and it never fails to impress me with it's beauty

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No matter the season, I enjoy this sight.  I guess it is just my own little piece of heaven.  I have painted the barn many times, from different angles.  I have hundreds of images of the property.

It evokes memories of the simpler days of my youth and the rural area of Northwestern Ohio where I lived.  No open meadows there, but country roads with fields of tall corn growing right up to the edge of the road.

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July 22, 2014

Painting on Sale | Urban Painting | Small Oil Paintings | Walking to Manhattan by Carol Schiff | 6x12 Oil

When I visit New York City, I always walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.  It is such an exciting activity and everyone I have introduced it to has enjoyed it.  The views are fantastic!

This painting was done from a reference photo taken  mid-way across the Brooklyn Bridge.  The view is of the Manhattan Bridge.



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The painting is listed at $120., but this week I have a really good price for you.  Purchase this painting from the link above and you will be asked to pay $119.95 plus shipping.  As soon as I am notified of your payment,  I will refund you $60.00 on your credit card or Paypal account.  That is correct 50% off for readers of this blog only.  You must write ART SALE on your order to receive the rebate.  
This offer expires at 12:01A.M. Friday July 25, 2014, PDT.

Thanks so much for reading my blog today.


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July 21, 2014

Painting on Sale | Urban Painting | Small Oil Paintings | Walking to Manhattan by Carol Schiff | 6x12 Oil

When I visit New York City, I always walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.  It is such an exciting activity and everyone I have introduced it to has enjoyed it.  The views are fantastic!

This painting was done from a reference photo taken  mid-way across the Brooklyn Bridge.  The view is of the Manhattan Bridge.



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The painting is listed at $120., but this week I have a really good price for you.  Purchase this painting from the link above and you will be asked to pay $119.95 plus shipping.  As soon as I am notified of your payment,  I will refund you $60.00 on your credit card or Paypal account.  That is correct 50% off for readers of this blog only.  You must write ART SALE on your order to receive the rebate.  
This offer expires at 12:01A.M. Friday July 25, 2014, PDT.

Thanks so much for reading my blog today.


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July 19, 2014

Florida Landscape | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Palm Grove by Carol Schiff | 8x6" Oil | SOLD

I was on a photo shoot one late afternoon, walking though wetlands and knee high grasses.  I was getting a little anxious as the wildlife and creepy crawlies get more active as the sun goes down.  When I came home, I found several reference photos that I was interested in painting, which made it all worth while.

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I liked the way the early evening light was hitting these palms, turning them from gray to gold.  This is a little study for a much larger piece that I am interested in trying.  Hopefully, I can get to it soon.



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July 18, 2014

Floral Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, "A Rose is a Rose" by Carol Schiff, 9x12x1.5"

I was in the zone of this one and able to complete it very quickly.  My palette knife was slinging paint.....maybe it had to do with the music I was playing.




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You may recognize this set up as I have painted it before.  Last time it looked like this:



I enjoy painting the same object or scene in different styles.





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July 16, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Art Sale | Daily Painting | IntraCoastal Evening by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

Art sale today!  This daily painting is a tropical landscape showing a little lagoon in Florida's Indian River.  The shore is full of palms and dusk is approaching quickly.

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The painting shows texture with thicker paint in areas.....sweet!

You know how this works.......Buy the painting at the link above.  You will be charged $95.00 plus shipping.  Write on the order ART SALE.  That tells me you saw it here and I will credit your PayPal or credit card account back in the amount of $25.00  It pays to be a reader of my blog!

This offer expires at 12:01 a.m.,  PDT  July 18, 2014.

Thanks you viewing my daily painting today!



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July 15, 2014

Fall Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fall Colors" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

We have just returned from several weeks in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  Everyday I would run to the door as soon as the sun peeked over the mountain to see how the beautiful fall colors had intensified over night. I was not disappointed.
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The sun was back lighting a red maple, giving it a beautiful glow.  I tried to duplicate the colors without falling into the "too garish" trap.



It was a lovely trip.  Lots to do with little time available.  I need to take a few deep breaths and all will turn out okay.



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July 14, 2014

Daily Painting, Beach Painting, "Florida Surf" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

I love to walk on the beach and I also love to paint the scenes I find there.  So, when I walk, it is always with camera in hand.

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 I almost always start with a brush...but some paintings demand a knife.  This one demanded a knife.  I like the effect as the surf was choppy on this day and the knife helps to depict that.





Do your paintings evolve despite your best intentions?  It may not be the painting I envisioned  when I started but I always enjoy the process and MOST of the time, the results.


Just a little reminder, for those of you in Central Florida.  Our holiday art sale is coming up on Saturday, December 7th. Lots of gift ideas, including one of a kind birdhouses and chalk painted furniture.  Do your Christmas shopping with us.  For a map to the location.....click here.


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July 13, 2014

Abstract Landscape Painting, "Blue", 8x8x1.5" Oil Abstract by Carol Schiff SOLD

A new abstract landscape with all my favorites...texture.....variation in paint thickness.....palette knife work....color interaction I am fond of.   Hope you like it!


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8x8x1.5" canvas
Sides painted



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July 11, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting, "Going Coconuts II" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" oil SOLD

A few years ago we visited Sanibel Island.  It is such a beautiful place with the beaches and beautiful foliage.  Most of the island is a nature reserve and the people who live there have gone to great lengths to protect the natural beauty.

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This is a companion to a piece I did last year.

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I think they make an interesting pair!


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