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!

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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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July 9, 2014

Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Art, "Gold Rush" by Carol Schiff, 10x10x.75" SOLD

I was feeling the need to get abstract again and wanted to experiment with some gold leaf I had in my bag of tricks.

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I have to say I had lots of fun with this piece.  I wanted to keep the colors fairly neutral....black, white, gray, rust.  I had a piece of watercolor paper that had already been treated with a rusting technique, so the plan was to let some of that background show through.  I also wanted to incorporate that gold leaf.  I worked with a palette knife to get plenty of texture.  All in all, I had a great time!  Kind of like making mud patties when you were six....that same feeling. :)





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July 8, 2014

Small Oil Still Life | Daily Painting | Art Sale | Fruit Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Reflecting Pear by Carol Schiff

Yes, this small oil still life is on sale today!  This pear still life is 6x8" on canvas panel.  A red pear, a green drape and a mirror make it special.

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This has always been a favorite of mine.  I like the colors, the contrast and the chunky brushwork.  Today, it can be yours, for only $65.  Here's how............

Follow the link above and purchase the painting.  You will be charged $90 plus shipping.  You must write on the order ART SALE.  That is my clue to send you a $25 rebate to your credit card or PayPal account.  That is all you have to do.  I will send you the rebate and contact you with shipment tracking information.

This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. PDT Friday July 11, 2014.

Thank you for viewing my art sale.  I will be back Friday morning with a new daily painting for you.




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July 6, 2014

Daily Painting | Mixed Media Abstract | Contemporary Art | Metallic Movement by Carol Schiff | 6x12x1.5" Acrylic

This is one of my favorite pieces....an abstract poured paint piece.  I poured several colors of acrylic, including some metallic colors, over the canvas.  Then the fun began as I tried to manipulate the canvas to help the paint flow into a pleasing design.

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That probably sounds very easy, but I beg to differ.  It is VERY messy and very difficult to do.  When I would move the paint where I wanted it in one area, another area was destroyed!  I have the utmost respect for artists, like Kimberly Conrad, who do this routinely.

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The metallic gold really catches the light and makes it special.



 I did two similar pieces, using the same colors.



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I usually end up tossing these out, or try to use them as an under painting, as the seldom feel like successful pieces to me.  It has been some time since I tried this....I think I am ready to give it another try,






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July 5, 2014

Small Seascape | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | On The Beach by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

I live close to the sea and it often shows up in my work in both representative and non-representative pieces.  This is a view of the waves rushing to shore from the east coast of Florida.


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July 1, 2014

Daily Painting | Art Sale | Vegetable Still Life | Red and Green by Carol Schiff

My daily painting on sale today is a vegetable still life featuring green pepper, green onions and grape tomato.

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My painting on sale today is a 6x8" oil on canvas panel.  I love the cheery feel of this piece with those red tomatoes almost jumping off the canvas.

To purchase, click on the link above where you will be directed to pay $100 plus shipping fees.  As soon as I receive notification of your payments, I will send you a $25.00 credit on your PayPal or credit card account.

You must write  ART SALE on your order, so I will know you saw it here and send you the rebate.  This is my way to say THANK YOU to my blog readers.

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June 28, 2014

Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Small Seascape |Tropical Waters by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

If you follow this blog, you know how much I like to paint seascapes.  Not just any seascapes, but scenes from my own little piece of the Atlantic.



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The waves were coming in quickly on this day.  I think a "tropical depression" was off shore.  Tropical depression is a weatherman's term, several steps below a hurricane, but usually meaning the winds will kick up to some degree and rain is on the horizon.  Of course, in Florida, this time of the year.....rain is always on the horizon.



This photo is a little wonky.....sorry!  When I take photos of my paintings, I usually have 5-10 paintings to photograph, trying to get 5-6 shots of each.  I get a little production line going...and I guess I didn't pay much attention to how this one was lined up :)

This summer, we have been tied to home and we are missing our annual trips to the mountains. We will be there soon and will really appreciate getting a chance to leave this hot and humid weather behind for a stay in the cool mountain country.  How do you spend your summer?


June 27, 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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June 26, 2014

Daily Painting | Abstract Painting | Small Oil Painting | Wishful Thinking by Carol Schiff | 14x11" SOLD

Well, it has happened again.........I had the urge to try my hand at abstract again.

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I was determined to do a mixed media  abstract, get out my many Golden mediums, and just have a fun day playing.  Kind of like kindergarten.  Why did I think that?


Don't I know that mixed media abstract is one of the most stressful things I can try?  Why don't I remember that my mind goes blank, that I'm not one of those people that can stand in front of a blank canvas and pick up a brush without a plan?


Why do I always think, this time it will be different?

Well it wasn't.  I worked at least 4, maybe 5 hours with my Golden mediums, getting the texture just right, carefully choosing the acrylic colors, blah, blah, blah.  It was a mess.

The next day, I sanded down as much as I could,  turned to my beloved oils, and ended up with this result.  Something I can live with.  Something that might give me a tad more confidence the next time I decide to do an abstract.  Something that I really kind of ........ like.  NEVER GIVE UP!!



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