March 27, 2015

Abstract Landscape Painting | Contemporary Art | Palette Knife Painting | HUES by Carol Schiff | 18x36x1.5" Oil

I wanted to do an abstract landscape in a larger size than I have worked with in the past.  I remembered driving through the fields of Georgia just as the sun broke over the horizon one morning, and decided to paint based on that memory.


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I enjoyed the experience of painting on a larger scale and tried hard to keep the freshness of my smaller abstracts.

We used to say that photos never lie, but as you know, that is not true these days.  I just returned from a short trip to New York City with my daughter and grandson.  He had lots of fun taking photos that lie.  This is one of my favorites.....




We also walked by a sports show being filmed on TV.  That is my grandson in the background, making like the circus strong man.  Hope they didn't mind!








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March 26, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Kitchen Still Life, "Lemon, Lime, Salt" by Carol Schiff, 11x14x1.5" Oil

This kitchen still life is like a line up for a party!

I placed a lemon, a lime and a salt shaker in my window, with natural light pouring in from behind.

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  I loved the distortion of the lemon and the rays of light shimmering around the crystal shaker.




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March 25, 2015

Figurative Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Into The Blue" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

I have been wanting to do this figurative painting for a long time.  I remember the day I saw this young girl wade into the Gulf of Mexico, wearing her hat.

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It was blinding hot and I was tired and thirsty.  I shot a photo of her and went in search of shelter.  The image was in my files for years before I pulled it out, and painted it, last week.


It is the first figure I have done with a palette knife, (quite a struggle) but in the end, I am happy with it.


I have to admit, I get lazy.  I always feel the figure is a stretch of my sketching skills.  Instead of doing more of them, I shy away......the wrong thing to do!  I am happy I finally tackled this figure and my goal is to attack them more often.

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March 23, 2015

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

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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March 22, 2015

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, "Golden Palm" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil, SOLD

I was going through some of my old files, and found this tropical Landscape painting that I did several years ago.  I was in morning light, in an area covered with palmettos.  I was fascinated by the play of light on the palm fronds, forming beautiful abstract shapes.

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I worked very hard on this one, to get the dramatic values that I wanted.

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March 21, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Wildlife Painting, Bird Art, 6x8" Robin in Oil

I think we are all ready to put this whole ugly winter behind us and what says spring better than a robin?  When I was a kid growing up in northern Ohio, I always anxiously awaited the return of robins, knowing winter was gone when they came.  I wondered where they spent the winters....now I know....North Carolina!

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   Well, anyway, that is where this bird spent the winter and where my photographer friend, Ted Fuhrer snapped an image of him.  Thanks for allowing me to use it, Ted.



I really like this in a chunky black frame!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I hope you see a robin in your tree.



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March 20, 2015

Flower Painting, Floral Still Life, "Mixed Blessings" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5 Oil SOLD

It's spring.....sigh!  The perfect time to paint flowers...........



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I don't know about you, but I was beginning to think that winter would never go away!  I now what you're thinking...."she lives in Florida???)  Well. true, but even in Florida we have seen day after day of piles of snow and cars sliding off the road, although it was on the nightly news.  We feel for those of you who had to suffer through it first hand and we are happy that it is gone.



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So lets all celebrate a new beginning.



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March 19, 2015

Giclee Print on Sale, Wildlife Art Print, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Playful Otter" by Carol Schiff, 12x16x1.5" Art Print

Otters are one of those cute little animals that we all love to feel have human characteristics.  The way they float on their backs, using their bellies for  a table.  I once read they link paws when they sleep, so they will not float away from each other.

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Today I have a very special deal for you. Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $79.95 with free shipping in the US and Canada. 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 $25.00  to your credit card or PayPal account.

This is for a 12x16x1.5" canvas giclee print of my original painting.  It will come to you wired and ready to hang.  The print extends around the sides of the canvas, no frame is required.

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.

This offer expires Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

You "Otter" order now!



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March 18, 2015

Tropical Landscape Art, Florida Painting, Florida Morning" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Landscape

I work up eary, grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera, and headed to Florida's intracoastal waterway.  In our area, it is the Indian River, and I arrived there just in time to see the sun break over the horizon.

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 When I had finished my photos, I drank my coffee and enjoyed that wonderful early morning atmosphere.  You know the one, where it seems that only you and maybe a few birds are up and around.  It is so still, the birds are starting to feed, and a small pod of dolphins are fishing off shore.  Heaven!




I am often asked where I find my small frames.  The answer is my favorite framer.  Apparently it is standard procedure for framers to throw away the end pieces of moldings.  My framer, who has a large following of artists, started using those end pieces to make  up small standard sized frames.  He always has a good selection and sells them for next to nothing.  Perfect for starving artists!

If you are in Melbourne, FL area, his store is Ridley's Frames on Palm Bay Road and Troutman Ave. in Palm Bay.  Stop in and load up on his treasures and tell him I sent you in :)

Happy Day!



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March 17, 2015

Small Seascape, "Stormy Beach Day" by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Oil, Palette Knife Seascape SOLD


Living in Florida, we get lots of sunny days.  This time of the year, it is normal for what starts out as a sunny day to suddenly change to black, threatening clouds, as the cool sea breezes collide over land
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with hot air from the west.  When that happens, it's time to run for cover as the effects can be fast and violent.  The last place you want to find yourself is on the beach as we live in an area fondly known as "Lightening Capitol of the World".  Every year we read of people who are struck with lightening and often do not survive.  On this day, we quickly ran for our car as the clouds rolled in.  I was happy to get a few shots of the storm.



I tried to capture that moment when the clouds roll in with the azure water quickly turning dark.

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Small Tree Painting, "My Morning Companion" 6x8" SOLD

When I spend time in the Smoky Mountains, I start many of my days on the porch, with a cup of coffee.  It's a special time of day as the sun streams in over the mountains and starts to burn off the protective layer of "smoke" from the night before.

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It's just me, my coffee, and this old dogwood tree that sits in our yard.  A very nice way to start the day.


Soon the sun will rise over the mountain tops and light will stream in behind the tree.  My little special moment of the morning is gone and it is time to start my day.

Do you have a special moment each morning?


March 16, 2015

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

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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March 15, 2015

Tropical Landscape Painting, " Shadows " by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil SOLD

It's Wild and Wacky Wednesday again and this tropical Landscape Painting is up for grabs this morning.

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Shadows is about the interplay of light. When the sun strikes a group of palmettos, interesting and wonderful things happen.  

Gallery price is $550. on this beautiful piece and it is already discounted to $350.  Today only, you can receive an additional $35. rebate.  Just write "WILD AND WACKY" on your order , and I will refund $35.00 to your PayPal or Credit Card account.

This offer is only good until midnight, PST January 29, 2014.

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March 13, 2015

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Florida Painting, "Conchy Joe's" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil

Everybody loves tropical landscape, especially me!  This painting is from a few years back and depicts a much beloved part of our community.  "Conchy Joe's" was a seafood eatery located on the banks of the intracoastal waterway.

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The original has sold, but I am pleased to be able to offer a giclee print at the link under the image.

The eatery is still there, but under a new name and for me, much of the charm has been lost.  I am glad I painted this scene, while it was a popular and vibrant location, filled with local memorabilia.

This painting was featured as the Art Works poster art several years ago.

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March 12, 2015

Daily Painting, Lighthouse Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Lighthouse on the Marsh" 11x14 Oil

Last fall I spent to few days in beautiful Fernandina Beach, Fl, attending a painting workshop.  Although we were painting still life, I had a little opportunity to explore the area.  I found this great lighthouse, overlooking a beautiful marsh, just down the street from my hotel, in a state park.

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I was short on time and only able to snap a few quick shots of the scene awash in morning light.  It started my day off perfectly.


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I plan to return in March for another workshop, and hopefully, I will have the opportunity to visit this beautiful area again.

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