Sunday, May 24, 2020

Pineapple and Mango Artwork, Fruit Oil Painting, Framed Still Life, 14x18" Original Oil Painting, Daily Painting,Small Oil Painting

When I first started painting, 25 years ago, I did many, many still life paintings.  I must have painted every apple or pear I could get my hands on.

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This is a more recent painting, of pineapple and mango.  It is 14x18" and is professionally framed in a gold wood frame.  I have it listed at 50% off in my Etsy store, quite the bargain.  If you are interested, you can check it out here:

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Appalachia Oil Painting, Blue Ridge Mountains, Summer Landscape, 11x14x1.5" Original

It looks like summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  As our lives change from day to day, Mother Nature is telling us,that all will someday be well.  The earth is surviving very well without us, thank you, and it is up to us humans to change our routines as life will go on, with or without us.

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I would prefer it went on with us!

Although the Blue Ridge Parkway was closed, for some time, it is now open and giving people in the area a place to drive and walk and enjoy nature.

This is an 11x14" original oil painting.  The 1.5" deep sides are painted black, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

Stay safe!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Flower photos for you to use

I stumbled across this old post, and thought I would show it again, as it seems very cheerful, during these trying times.  Enjoy!

Last month we were enjoying our condo in North Carolina, trying to get it ready for visits from family and friends.  It is so beautiful here during at least three of the four seasons.  I have not been here in winter and cannot speak to that, although I imagine the snow covered mountains would be a sight to behold.

On this trip, there are flowers blooming everywhere.  Each morning, I set out for a walk, with my trusty camera in hand.  Come along with me.......

A garden of hosta
Calla Lily
Rose abound!
A cute little playhouse, or maybe a gardening shed?
Sit for a moment and enjoy the scenery.
Mountains surround the area,
Who knew day lilies grown wild?
I love purple flowers.  Do you know their name?

My goal is to interpret many of these scenes in oil in the coming months

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Colorful Abstract Art, Textured Home Wall Decor, Daily Painting, 8x8x3", SOLD

Today is gray, foggy and damp, so I decided to post the most fun painting I could find.


You know how I love color and texture and this little painting has it all.

I painted it on a 8x8x3" canvas, so even the shape is unique.  It's chunky and cute and it resides on a bookshelf , where it brightens the whole room.  I cannot help but smile each time I look at it.

The canvas was a mistake.  I did not realize how deep it was when I ordered it.  What could I possibly do with it?  Well, for this painting, I think it is perfect!

Have a fantastic day!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Coastal Home Wall Decor, Abstract Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Art, Textured Art

I am very happy with the understated color which makes the brighter hues really pop.  I am not sure if it would be call an abstract or impressionistic.......what do you think?

What I do know, I really enjoyed painting it and want to try it again and go BIG!

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Happy Birthday to my son David!  XOXO

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

3 Birds A Dog A Cat and A Horse, Oil Paintings of Various Animals and Birds, Daily Paintings, Small Oil Painting

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.





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!

Small Cat Painting, Daily Painting, Green Eyed Kitty, Daily Painting,

This cat lives at our local art supply store.  My art group, Pieces of Eight, would meet there each week, and we spend the morning creating, visiting, challenging.....and then have lunch together.


 Kitty loves to interact with us, jumping in the middle of our paintings, climbing into our art bags, doing her cat thing.  Usually mid morning, she climbs into her favorite sleeping artist browser.  For those of you who don't know, it is a canvas sling, much like a hammock.  That is where I snapped a photo of her, which of course, woke her up.


Can you tell, fom her expression, that she seems less than happy with me?







Hope you have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff


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