Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wildflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Landscape, 6x8" Oil on Panel

Today's painting is a memory of last summer.

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As I was painting, looking out my window at a cold, gray day, with snow spitting now and then, I REALLY wanted to remember last summer!  Did I question my decision to leave the beaches of Florida, for the the mountains of North Carolina?    You betcha!



But, then I reminded myself.....life is all about choices.  I don't care for cold weather, but I enjoy bundling up in warm sweaters and furry boots.  After 40 years in Florida, I look forward to the change of scenery and seasons.

No, I won't miss the sweltering summers and fury of hurricanes.  I look forward to spending the winter months on the beaches....the best of both worlds.

Find beauty and peace wherever you can.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Carol
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Small Oil Seascape, Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Beach Scene

I may have left Florida behind, bu it is still on my mind.  I look forward to spending time on the beach this winter.

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This piece was painted, from my memories of days on the beach, the air full of salt spray.  

I painted with a palette knife, because, you all know how much I admire texture in my work.




I have several seascapes in my new Asheville home........it keeps me from getting homesick!  ACTUALLY, I love it here in the mountains.  I now feel I have the best of both worlds.  Mountains in the spring, summer and fall, and the beach in the winter.  Looking forward to being a "snow bird".

Thanks for visiting today.

Carol

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wildlife Painting, Robin Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 5x7" Angry Robin




Angry Bird
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This little guy is my upside down painting.  I painted him upside down, as a drawing exercise, which is supposed to trick my brain.  Ha!

I'm not sure why he is so 
angry, but I think it has something to do with the fact that he may have come back to North Carolina, just a little too early.  I think he is seriously thinking about turning around and heading back to Florida, because he is caught in a spring snow storm, here in the Blue Ridge Mts. 

 He is also my first painting, since I left my Florida home, to live here in the mountains around Asheville.  I may be following him back to Florida, if it doesn't warm up here soon!

He is 5x7" on oil and looking for a home, preferably in one of the more southern, warmer spots of the world.  Leave me a comment if you have to have him.


Carol Schiff





Sunday, April 8, 2018

Flower Painting, Sunflower Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16" Original Floral

Remember summer?  Now that I have moved, after living in Florida for 40 years, winter has slapped me in the face!  Even though it has been a very mild February, I long for the warmth of the sun.


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I think this is an interesting viewpoint, looking up at a sunflower that was towering over me.

If you ever visit Waynesville, NC, look for Love Lane Flower Farm, where you can pick your flowers fresh.  They supply everything you need and you pay on the honor system.  How cool is that?  

Hope you have a sunny day.

Cheers,

Carol

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Pineapple Still Life Painting, Best Deal, 14x18" Painting with Frame, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

Since moving (and downsizing) I'm trying to squeeze into a much small studio, with almost no storage space.


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My solution......start a new section on my Etsy store, entitled "Best Deal".  I plan to feature a specific artwork, at a great price, and hopefully, my inventory will become more manageable.

Today, I am featuring this pineapple and mango  oil painting, in a custom frame.  The piece is framed to 19x23".  The painting shows the fruit sitting on glass, and may be purchased with or without the frame.

Marketing, in my opinion, is one of the hardest parts of being an artist.  I don't know any artists who enjoy this part of the game. I will let you know how this idea works for me.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Abstract Painting, Small Abstract, Alcohol Inks, Experimenting



I am finally writing a post in my new home!  It has been a long and stressful journey, from Melbourne, FL to Asheville NC.  I know I am home, because I am finally painting, posting and doing all those art related activities that were a part of my life for 25 years.  Welcome home!

This is an experiment with alcohol inks.  I purchased the inks, as a change from my oils, but my move has gotten in the way of experimenting with them.  I did find this little sample to be interesting and have lots of ideas on ways to use them in the future.  Have you tried them?  I am open to suggestions and techniques.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.



Carol Schiff

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