Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lemon On Tree Painting, 9x12 Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

This one has been hanging around for awhile, no pun intended!  Sometimes, it seems the most simple objects are the hardest for me.  I struggled to get the correct shape and shading on this lemon until I was ready to pull out my hair.


I should have put my brushes away that day and gone shopping, have lunch with a friend, anything but paint!


It sat in my studio for months, mocking me, this lemon of a lemon.  Finally I worked up the courage to finish it and put it away.

Some days just don't work!

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Figurative Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 14x18" Figurative Oil Painting "Just another Sunset", SOLD

This painting was a Christmas commission of two young sisters.

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I love the composition of this painting.  Two loving sisters, with that protective arm around the little one.


The big challenge here was to represent the beautiful sunset, without allowing it to become the bride of the painting.


 My client was wonderful, commissioning me way back in August, which allowed me plenty of time to complete this painting.



Thanks so much for viewing my blog today.


Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dog Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10" Oil Painting, SOLD

Today's post features a commission I was asked to do.  My customer wanted a large print of the family pet to give as a gift to her daughter.  She sent me several images of her dog Bennett.

Of course, I could not do a print, without an original painting, so we decided on a 8x10" oil.

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She chose what I considered the worse image.  She wanted a horizontal painting and the image was vertical.  She didn't want the background to be too strong and in the image, the right eye of the dog was in such deep shadow, it was practically invisible.  But........she felt this image captured the spirit of her pet.  We made it work!

She was thrilled with the final image and now she owns the original and her daughter has the large print.

Commissions can often be difficult.  It is hard to get in the head of your client, and translate their expectations to canvas and paint.  When it happens...it's a thing of beauty!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


 Carol Schiff

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pet Portrait, Dog Painting, Small Oil Paint, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting SOLD

Several months ago, I did a post consisting of dogs I have painted over the years.  The post generated a new commission from a high school friend who follows my blog.

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She sent me several images, but this was her favorite.  I had admired this image on facebook.  It was a picture of her, with her pup on her lap, both of them staring intensely into the camera.

Sadly, this sweet dog is no longer with us.  My friend was so affected by the painting, she cried when she saw it.  I was affected by her response and got a little teary eyed too.

I know she is missing her  companion, especially over the holidays.  I hope that in some small way, this portrait helped to fill the void.

In my next post, I will show you another dog portrait commission that I completed over the holidays.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY 2017


Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Surprise from from the Holy Land

The internet is fantastic and has become a necessary part of our lives.  I sit here on my computer in Florida and magically my artwork is seen worldwide.   How lucky are we to have the fantastic ability in our lives.

A few days ago, I received some wonderful and unexpected news from Israel.  An Israeli fashion designer, Assaf Pelleg,  contacted me with an offer I cannot refuse.  He has chosen one of my paintings to be printed on fabric and featured in his Spring 2017 collection.  I cannot show you the painting he will be using (top secret!) but, I can show you a dress he did last year, using the same technique.


Isn't it wonderful?

The new dress will be ready in March and he will be sending me one of his samples.  I am so excited, I can hardly wait!

This has been a fabulous year for me, with new and unexpected art opportunities coming my way.  A DVD cover, a wine label,and other new venues for my work.....all because of the internet.  How blessed am I?

I cannot wait to show you the dress with my design as soon as it comes!




Carol Schiff

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