August 29, 2014

Painting on Sale | Teapot Still Life | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Teapot with Stripes by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

It's Wednesday...my favorite day of the week!  Why?  Because I can offer you another painting on sale today.

Today I have a teapot still life daily painting for you.

Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $94.95 and shipping. You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

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This offer expires Friday , Sept 26, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

Thank you for viewing my daily painting on my blog today.


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August 28, 2014

Rural Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Way Home" by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5" Oil

A few weeks ago, I posted a small rural painting of the North Carolina road I walk almost daily.  Today I am posting a companion piece.

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I was in awe of the beauty of the area, with trees forming a canopy over the road and sunlight streaming through.

This small painting is on 6x6x1.5" gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted, allowing it to be hung framed or unframe.

You can find the companion piece here:

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August 27, 2014

Flower Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | White Bird by Carol Schiff | 8x10x1.5" Original Oil

With this flower painting, I wanted to celebrate the beautiful, but not so well recognized, White Bird of Paradise.  If you live in the sub-tropical areas of the world, you probably see orange Bird of Paradise every day, but the white variety is not as plentiful.

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 The intresting thing is that although the flowers are similar excluding color, the plant and leaves are quite different.


This variety grows on a much taller plant.  I have one over 12 feet tall.  The orange plant is lower to the ground and more bush like.

No frame necessary!
Thanks for reading my blog today.


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August 26, 2014

art sale, daily painter, Price 410., teapot still life,

Every Wednesday, I post a painting on sale.  Today, I have something special for you.


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It is painted on gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted black, which gives the option of hanging with or without a frame.

To purchase this painting, click on the link above and you will be charged $450. plus shipping charges.
You must write on the order ART SALE.  This sale is for readers of my blog only, and that is how I know you saw it here.  When I am notified of your credit card of PayPal payment, I will send you a $40. rebate!!!

This offer expires Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

Don't forget to write ART SALE  on the order!

Thanks for reading my blog today.





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Rural Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Queen Ann's Lace by Carol Schiff | 6x12x.75" Oil

This is another of my small oil paintings of North Carolina.  The fields were golden in June, a nice offset to the blue green mountains.  As I walked the roads each morning, I found wildflowers everywhere.What a nice way to start the day!

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When I returned, a month later, the fields were green and the wildflowers were mowed down.  Still beautiful  but something was lost.

This piece has a companion.  You may remember it as I posted it here a few months ago.

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August 25, 2014

Mountain Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | On Top of Old Smoky by Carol Schiff | 8x8x1.5" Oil

Have you ever walked through clouds?  On this day, I could actually see them drifting past my feet.  They are very wet!


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We were on one of the higher peaks of the Smokies.  My youngest grandson was delighted!

I tried to capture the feel of the rugged pines that grow at an altitude of 7,000+ feet, with my palette knife.  It allowed a textured feel the reminds me of the prickly and gnarled pines.




I painted on a gallery wrap canvas to allow hanging with or without a frame.

Thanks for viewing today!


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August 24, 2014

Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Landscape | Into the Woods by Carol Schiff | 6x6x1.5" Oi

In this small oil painting, I tried to capture that brief moment in time when the sun drops behind the horizon and backlights a grouping of trees.

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 I wanted to leave this with a slight whimsical feeling.  It is on 6x6x1.5" gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted black, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.  Don't you just love gallery wrap?

I also wanted to show you this neat image a client sent me.  She purchased one of my prints on wood panel and liked it so much, she ultimately ordered another, larger, print of the same scene.  She sent me an image of it hanging in her room.  Thank you Kim... I have headboard envy!!


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Hope you have a wonderful day!






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August 23, 2014

Rural Landscape Paintings | Daily Paintings | Small Oil Paintings | Country Roads and The Road Home by Carol Schiff | 6x6x1.5" Oil Original

These rural landscape paintings are special to me.  I was inspired to do these small oil paintings during my recent trip to North Carolina.

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 As I took my morning walks, I marveled at the beauty of the area.  Even the road I walked seemed special surrounded in green and little wildflowers.  The trees surrounding the road formed a canopy with strong light shining through.  I couldn't wait to paint the scene!

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They are both painted on 6x6x1.5"  gallery wrap canvases with the sides painted black.  No framing costs necessary!

I had such fun painting these small landscape paintings....can you tell?


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August 22, 2014

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Seascape, "Pacific Blue" 4x12" SOLD

Most of my seascapes are from the Atlantic, or the Caribbean, but today I am visiting the Pacific.

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My reference photo was taken a few years ago on a trip to California with my daughter and granddaughter. We were in San Francisco most of the trip, but one afternoon we drove south to Half Moon Bay.



For us east coasters, the Pacific was an untamed beast, quite different from our usually gentle Atlantic.  Just that fact that we were peering down from a cliff and that the brave souls who ventured to the beach were all ON THE SHORE was foreign.  Not that we do not have sunbathers on the shore, but there are ALWAYS bathers or surfers in the water, even on the coldest of days.


I decided to use a palette knife on this scene to help capture the power  and texture.

Hope you have a great weekend!



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August 21, 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?


August 19, 2014

Painting on Sale | Flower Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Sunflower and Tulips by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

Every Wednesday, I post a painting on sale.  Today, I decided to post a flower painting.  I really like the way the sunflower and tulips worked on this painting and I wanted to share it with you.

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A sweet little floral that brings summer into your home every day.

When you purchase at the link above, you will be charged $89.95, plus shipping.  To receive the discount you MUST WRITE ART SALE on the order to receive the rebate.  As soon as I am notified of the sale and payment, I will refund your credit card or PayPal account  $15.00  This sale is only for my blog readers, and if you do not write ART SALE on the order, I will not know to send you the rebate.

This offer expires on Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. PDT.




Thank you for reading my blog today.

Have a happy Sunflower day!



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August 18, 2014

Thistle Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Thistle and Meadow by Carol Schiff | 6x12x.75" Oil

It seems to me the beauty of the fields and meadows of the North Carolina mountain country is even more stunning than usual this summer.  During my trips there, I walk the country roads each morning.  Every day seems more spectacular than the day before.  Since returning home, I have tried to capture the scenes on canvas.

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 The purple thistles sparkled against the golden fields.  One morning, I picked a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers, some would all them weeds.  The entire state seemed to be covered in daylilies, blooming wild on the sides of mountains and in roadside ditches.


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This is my bouquet of wildflowers, sitting on my windowsill.


Hope you find some beauty in your life today too!



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Barn Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Georgia O'Keeffe | Georgia's Barn by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

There is something special about this barn painting.  This small oil painting is my attempt to duplicate one of Georgia O'Keeffe's barn series.  I was unaware the she had a barn series, until my painting group, Pieces of Eight, spent a day studying her art and trying to duplicate it.

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Duplicating the art of a master is an acceptable learning practice as long as the original artist is given credit, which I have done by signing this work as "after O'Keeffe".  It is why you see so many art students sketching in museums.

To be honest, I chose this work because it was such a simple, flat little piece.  The thought of giving her flowers or skulls a try did not appeal to me.

The more I worked on this little piece, the more I began to enjoy it and see it's charm.  I ended the day very happy with my choice.

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August 17, 2014

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Storm Painting, PALETTE KNIFE LANDSCAPE, "STORMY WEATHER", OIL, SOLD

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Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time.

Tom Snow/Leo Sayer


For those of you into rap.....this is a wonderful, soulful old song made famous by one of the top female singers in history, Billie Holiday.  If I knew how to add a sound clip, I would be playing it now.

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August 16, 2014

Sea Gull Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | The Freedom to be Yourself by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil | SOLD

I happened to find this old post of a seal gull paintng from May, 2011.  I have always liked this painting.....and I enjoyed reading the post again.  I thought you might like it too.  Try as I might, I cannot get the fun comments from the original post to transfer, but it was a neck and neck between the two titles.




You have the freedom to be yourself,
your true self,
here and now -
and nothing can stand in your way!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
from a very popular book of the 70's

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My second choice for a title is "He said, she said".  Also during the 70's one of the top women's magazines of the day, I think it was McCall's or maybe Redbook, had a monthly article called "Can this marriage be saved?"
They would write the wife's story under "she said" and the husband's version under "he said" and then a counselor of some kind would write an analysis of what was wrong in the marriage and what the couple needed to do to improve the situation.  So, when I looked at this painting, to me it looks like "he" is saying and maybe "she" is not buying it.

Which title do you like the best?  Hmmmmm, I think I just told you how old I am!

Reference photo by Shelley Smart



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August 15, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Small Oil Painting | Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Bougainvillea Garden by Carol Schiff \ 6x8" Oil | SOLD

One of the advantages of living in Florida is the profusion of blooming flowers available year round.  Bougainvillea is found everywhere in the state in several vibrant colors.

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A native to coastal Brazil, the bougainvillea was discovered in 1768 in Rio de Janeiro by French naturalist Dr. Philibert Commerçon (also sometimes spelled Commerson). The plant is named after his close friend and ship’s admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, who commanded the ship La Boudeuse that sailed around the world between 1766-1769, and in which Commerçon was a passenger.
It certainly speaks to tropical Florida, although it is covered in thorns.
This scene was requested by a client who longs for her memories of a Key West vacation.

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August 14, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Small Oil Painting | Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Bougainvillea Garden by Carol Schiff \ 6x8" Oil

One of the advantages of living in Florida is the profusion of blooming flowers available year round.  Bougainvillea is found everywhere in the state in several vibrant colors.

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A native to coastal Brazil, the bougainvillea was discovered in 1768 in Rio de Janeiro by French naturalist Dr. Philibert Commerçon (also sometimes spelled Commerson). The plant is named after his close friend and ship’s admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, who commanded the ship La Boudeuse that sailed around the world between 1766-1769, and in which Commerçon was a passenger.
It certainly speaks to tropical Florida, although it is covered in thorns.
This scene was requested by a client who longs for her memories of a Key West vacation.

detail

Thank you for viewing my blog today.