Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Daily Painting Small Oil Painting, Abstract Triptych, 6x18" "Ode to Blue"

Every now and then, I just have to do an abstract.  Usually painting knives are involved.  This one is no exception.   I wanted to take a square composition and turn it into a rectangle. This us what I came up with.

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and here is the original square composition.  Which do you prefer?

I have been in North Carolina, in the mountains for the past few weeks.  We are enjoying our time here.

The other day we went to the park and had a picnic lunch, something we never do at home.  There were ducks and geese everywhere.

We had a relaxing and fun time and our sandwiches tasted twice as good as usual.  The crisp fall weather comes and goes.  It is so much fun to be in the mountains this time of the year and I cannot wait for the fall color.   I will share with you when it comes.

When I work on the computer,  I can see chipmonks running back and forth, across the patio.  They are so fast, it is hard to get a photo, but I did manage to catch one stuffing his cheeks with goodies.

Have a great fall day, wherever you are.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Art on Household Items ....Throw Pillows, Comforters, Shower Curtains, and much more!

It seems that every day more exciting news comes my way.  Today, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the artists at Kess

If you are not familiar with Kess, they produce household items, like comforters, area rugs, shower curtains, throw pillows and a host of other objects, all featuring beautiful art.  Here are some showing my art.......

This is just a small sampling of products and designs available.  Of course, I want to buy them all!  If you are interested in seeing more, just go to my page at Kess Inhouse or find me on Amazon here.

Guess what everybody is getting for Christmas this year!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Daily Painting, Sunset Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Marsh Sky", 11x14x1.5" Landscape Oil Painting

Life here in the mountains, of North Carolina, is a slower pace for me,  But the days are quickly getting shorter and shorter.  The leaves are beautiful, my favorite time of year!  It reminds me of my childhood days in northern Ohio, burning leaves, apple cider, hay rides.  I wonder if people still do those things.

I am still busy, painting commissions, but I managed to paint this 11x14x1.5" landscape,  It is a study for a commission.

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It is not easy capturing that "glow" from a beautiful sunset, and I am not sure I succeded here. but it is a start.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Abstract Triptych, Green, Yellow, Blue, Gray, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x18" Oil

This was a commission that I delivered recently.  My client always knows exactly what she wants, and is able to articulate her desires to me......that makes her the perfect client!

When she first contacted me, she was intrigued with this abstract work of mine.

She wanted the square look, but in a 20x60" format.  I was puzzled by how to do that, but came up with this small study.

After a little more communication, we came up with the this triptych below.


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The finished artwork, is 60" wide, and I was unable to get a good image of the three canvases side by side, so, this is actually a small study I did for her.  She loved it!

It was a fun project to work on.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My artwork on distressed wood planks

Something new and exciting is happening in my studio!  Several years ago I agreed to license some of my work through a company who manufacturers gorgeous giclee prints on distressed wood planks.

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 They do a beautiful job and make my artwork look so good.

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I really like the look for rural and mountain paintings.......

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as well as beachy scenes.

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I added text to this one...something new for me.

So what is so new and exciting?  For the first time, I am able to offer these for sale on my Etsy site.  I am adding more each day and will continue to update with new selections as they are released.

I hope you will check them out here at my Etsy store, CarolSchffStudio

Wishing you peace and joy!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Yellow Paintings, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Yellow Art, daily art

This time of the year is so hectic.  Now that I think about it, every time of the year has been hectic lately!

I am busy painting several large commissions, so for the moment, my daily paintings are scarce.  I decided to post some older works, and the theme I chose today is yellow.

Roadside Thistles
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Nantahala Rapids
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6x8" Abstracted Church

24x30" and living in Poland

Love the bold color in this one.

I hope you enjoyed my yellow paintings today!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Flower Still Life, 12x12x1.5" Oil, "Garden Bounty"

I picked these flowers (peony and hydrangea)  from my garden, and placed them in sunlight.

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I have to admit, I struggled with this piece.  I started with a brush, but after much frustration, I turned to my trusty palette knife.  In the end, I am happy with the values, and the glow on the hydrangea on the rigfht.  And the colors, love the colors.  In fact, the more I look at it....the happier I get!

So the moral of this story is, don't give up!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear granddaughter, Courtney!!
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