May 23, 2015

Sunset and Sea Painting, Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sun Falls to the Sea" 11x14x1.5" Oil Painitng

What could be more beautiful than a sunset, except maybe a sunset over the sea.

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 I knew right away I was going to have to paint this one.


 I used both a brush and a palette knife on this one.....had to get a little texture in there.



I feel like I want a Margarita every time I look at this one....right away I am on island time.

Hope you find a way to relax a little today, too.  Thanks for stopping by today.



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May 22, 2015

Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings, Animal and Bird Paintings

I was looking at some of my images and was really surprised to see how many bird and animal paintings I have done.  I thought today would be a good day to post a few of my old time favorites.

Great Blue Heron
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Just Ducky
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It is always interesting and educational to review the painting journey that you have been on.  I like to line up older paintings, chronologically, which helps me to see the improvements I have made and the ones I would like to make in the future.  Always an interesting exercise.

Have a painterly day and thanks for visiting!




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May 21, 2015

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Rhododendron by Carol Schiff 6x8 Oil

Still painting flowers!  Hope you have not tired of them yet.  I will try to break up the flower posts with other subject matter, just to keep you awake.

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This petite bouquet of rhododendron blossoms grew next to my house in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I snipped a few and placed them in a jelly jar on my kitchen window sill.  I love the effect of the darkened flowers with the bright light flowing in behind them.



My goal with these little works is to keep strong basic shapes and let the viewer's eye fill in missing pieces.  As you can see from this photo, the paint is thick and the strokes are few.

Happy Morning to you!



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May 20, 2015

Wildlife Painting, Daily Painting, Painting for Sale, "Fishing Egret", 6x8" Oil

I found this guy sitting under the causeway one morning, looking for lunch or maybe just passing time.

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It was a hot day and the sun was sparkling on the water.  I was on his shadow side, which gave him a glowing frame.  I painted the water with a palette knife.


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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.  This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015


Thanks for reading my blog today.

May 19, 2015

BLUE HERON, 11X14, PASTEL, SOLD


This is one of my favorite pastel paintings, done 5-6 years ago. I chased this bird all over the riverside, trying to get the perfect photo. Finally came up with this one! It's not easy being a wildlife artist!
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May 18, 2015

Florida Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Wetlands View by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Original Oil | SOLD

I believe the wetlands of Florida are some of the most beautiful areas in the state, and sadly, some of the most underrated.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :-)

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May 17, 2015

Passion Flower Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Kathy's Passion Flower, 6x8" Oil

Passion flower is such a unique plant...it almost looks alien!  This passion flower painting is  from my friend, Kathy's garden.

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 With it's weird shapes this plant looks like it has to be man-made, or at least, from outerspace....but no.  Nature is indeed amazing!


It has all my favorite colors, from red violet, to blue to purple. I felt I had to try to paint it because that's MY passion!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I hope you have some passion in your life today.



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May 16, 2015

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Geranium Joy by Carol Schiff 8x10" Oil

What could be cheerier on a dreary day that a bright red flower painting?  Geraniums are always a favorite in my home.  This one is painted on stretched canvas and looks fantastic in a bold black frame.

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This will brighten up even the darkest, most boring corner of your home.

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Once again, my goal was to keep my colors clean and bright and my strokes simple and bold. I think I achieved my goals in this flower painting.  Thanks for viewing my daily painting today.



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May 15, 2015

Landscape Tree Painting "Reach for the Sun" 6x8" Oil SOLD

This massive oak tree lives on a neighboring farm in North Carolina.  It is beautiful any time of the day, but seemed even more so with the sun setting behind it.

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I have been on a tree painting frenzy this past few days, fueled and influenced by a small painting I purchased from Robert Kimball.  If you are not familiar with his work, I hope you will check out his blog.  His color choices are excellent.



I have wanted to do some tree studies for quite some time, but never seemed to get around to it.  This week I did several and will be posting them soon.



May 14, 2015

Painting on Sale, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "African Violets", 6x8" Oil

African Violets get a bad rap!  They are the "old lady flower", your grandmother's flower.  Maybe so, but I love the way they bloom all year long and the gorgeous range of colors.  What is more adorable than a mini planted in a tea cup?

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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.  This offer expires at 12:01 a.m., Friday May 15th.

Thank you for reading my blog today!





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May 13, 2015

Daily Painting, Oil, "The Gull", 6x8" SOLD


If you live close to the sea, these guys are a part of your everyday life.  This one looks a little serious, like he has a job to do and is going to get it done.


When my grandson was four, we went to the beach for a picnic.  When I casually mentioned to him that the sea gulls were after his sandwich, he gobbled it down.  Unfortunately, he didn't want to go to the beach for years afterwards.  The mere mention of the "beach" conjured up thoughts of a bird attack ala Alfred Hitchcock!  Bad Grandma!!



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May 12, 2015

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Painting, Floral Still Life "Hydrangea and Goldenrod" 8x6" SOLD

Another of my "chunky" floral still life.  The idea on these is to keep detail to a minimum with color, brushstrokes and shape catching you eye.

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I quickly sketched in very basic shapes, not being fussy but trying to capture enough of the flower shape to be recognizable.  I massed in dark under colors and then worked a little with local color.  Of course, I  pumped it up.




I worked with big strokes and lots of paint.

Thank you for viewing my art today.



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May 11, 2015

Florida Landscape Painting, Palm Tree Art, "Twins" 18x14" Oil

An ode to my home state...two stately palms residing on the banks of the intra-coastal waterway.

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Painted with my favorite instrument.....a palette knife.  I like the way I can transition from one color to another with my knives.  I kept this painting quite smooth in comparison with many of my palette knife works



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May 10, 2015

Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Music" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Living close to the sea, it is no surprise that I paint a lot of seascapes.  The sea and mountains have one thing in common....they never look the same from day to day or even minute to minute.  Fascinating and beautiful!

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Life gets busy and sometimes I don't visit the beach for months at a time.  When I finally get there, it is like visiting an old friend.  I always vow to get back more often.



Thanks for viewing my blog today!


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May 8, 2015

Daily Painting, Landscape Painting, "In the Bamboo" 8x6" Oil Painting

As a child living in rural Ohio, my grandmother would visit from Florida, bringing along an exotic collection of seashells and postcards. There was always one or two postcards from McKee Gardens in Vero Beach. She  awakened a deep desire in me.....to live in this strange and beautiful tropical land.


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Recently I made my first trip to McGee Gardens, a magical place filled with  tropical flora and  giant water lily pads.

I was fascinated with the bamboo stands, so abstract in their shapes.



It's always nice when a childhood dream comes true............Thank you Grandma.



May 7, 2015

Painting on sale, Floral still life, daily painting, small oil painting, "Spring Flowers" by Carol Schiff, 8x10 Oil

Today is sale day!  I hope you like this floral painting of spring flowers.  It has been a big seller as a print on wood panels, but , so far, the original is still looking for a home.

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Now for the deal of the day( and the PERFECT Mother's Day Gift.)  Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $150 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 $25.00 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.

This offer expires Friday May 8 at 12:01 a.m.


Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.


Have a great spring day and take time to smell the roses.




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May 6, 2015

Small Floral Still Life, "African Violet", 6x8" Oil

Now that spring is here, flowers are starting to bloom everywhere.

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The beauty of African Violets is that with a little sunlight, they will bloom all year round.



Of course, this one doesn't even need sunlight!