Thursday, December 31, 2009

GUITAR PRACTICE, 6X8, OIL-NFS


A few years ago we were on vacation with my daughter's family when my granddaughter disapeared. We finally found her in my "blue room" playing her guitar. I have been saving this photo for some time and finally it seemed like the right time to paint the scene.
Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

BIG RED, 5X7, OIL,


Peppers anyone?? We painted this set-up during our weekly group painting session. I like the vibrant red and orange against the equally vibrant turquoise background. I have never been accused of being subtle.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

GEISHA II, 6X8, OIL


This is the second geisha painting, as I promised yesterday. I have always been drawn to Oriental items, especially the back side of geishas. We lived in the Orient for amost 3 years although it was a long time ago. I guess my Oriental admiration is re-surfacing. Tune in tomorrow.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

GEISHA, 6X8, OIL, SOLD

Did everyone have a great Christmas? I hope so. I was thinking about taking off this week and trying to re-group, but it has become a personal challenge to me to be more consistent with my posting, so here I am. I just finished this up and have a few more likely candidates so I may have another geisha to show you tomorrow.

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SOLD

Saturday, December 26, 2009

BRIDE AND GROOM, OIL, 8X10, SOLD

This is a commission I finished a few weeks ago. The happy couple purchased one of my paintings on their honeymoon. The groom ordered this as a surprise for his lovely bride.
I hope she liked it!

Friday, December 25, 2009

MIAMI HEAT. 5X7, OIL



A little Miami heat for Christmas day! I have been fascinated with clouds lately. This is a view of the Miami area. I cannot wait for the big storm season to hit.
Hope you all enjoy the day, hopefully with your families.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

LEMON AND GRAPES, 5X7, OIL,SOLD


Tomorrow is the big day! Is everyone as busy as I am today? Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas celebration with your loved ones.
Every Thursday I post one item at 1/2 off for 24 hours. Today is the day. Just go to
CarolSchiffStudio on Etsy, find the item (it's a 5x7 landscape) and purchase it at 1/2 price. The price goes back to $55.00 at 7 am tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MIAMI, ABSTRACT, OIL, 6X8, SOLD

I have been interested in clouds lately, especially storm clouds. I cannot wait for the big nasty storms to roll in this year. Hopefully, I will get plenty of painting reference material.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

STORM OVER LOW COUNTRY, 5X7,SOLD, OIL


Another big storm over the low country. I don't know why this fascinates me so much. I find myself painting these stormy marsh scenes over and over. Maybe it is the lime green/dusty purple color combination. ???

Monday, December 21, 2009

ANOTHER FALL LANDSCAPE, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


Another little landscape from my trip to West Virginia. Is it abstract?? Is it impressionistic??

Is it a half-breed??? Sorry for the glare.

Friday, December 18, 2009

VALLEY VIEW, 5X7, OIL,SOLD

Our summer home in North Carolina is in the valley. In the mornings, the smoke lays in the valley and as morning goes on, it burns off and the sun comes out, much like fog. It is quite like watching the ocean, an ever changing view.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

BLUEBERRY BUSH, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


We have blueberry bushes on our property in North Carolina and last year I went down and snapped a few photos. This image has been waiting in my files and finally I was in the mood to paint it. I really liked the colors of the berries on this branch.
I have decided that Thursday's are going to be special on my Etsy site, CarolSchiffStudio. So each week I will put one painting on sale at 1/2 price for 24 hours. Today is the first day of this promotion. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TOUR EIFFEL, 6X8, ABSTRACT, OIL,SOLD

Tour Eiffel, did you know it "sparkles" for 10 minutes at the top of the hour every evening?
What an exciting sight to see. Here it is not sparkling, but is decked out in its evening lights and surrounded by the usual admiring crowds.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CLASS IV RAPIDS, 5X7, OIL


I tried to get through these rapids once, a few years ago. It was not a pretty sight. I won't be trying it again. Enough said.

Monday, December 14, 2009

ONCE UPON A TIME, 5X7, OIL, ABSTRACT,SOLD


As you can tell by the name, this one reminds me of a little fairytale. I cannot really tell you where my head was when I painted it, but I do remember that I enjoyed the process.
Is anyone, other than me, frustrated by the tagging process on blogger?? Maybe I just don't do it right. Once I use a tag, it will automatically appear when I type in the first few letters, which sounds like a good thing. But, when I type" landscape", I get "abstract landscape" and when I type "mountain" it gives me "Smoky Mountain" etc. Is there a way to stop this from happening? Do I need to change a setting? It gets very annoying sometimes. Not all of my landscapes are abstract!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

CONLEY'S CREEK ROAD II, 5X7, OIL, ABSTRACT ,SOLD

This is the companion piece to my previous post. It is our road in North Carolina, heaven on earth and the place we spend most of our summers. Life is good, indeed!

Friday, December 11, 2009

CONLEY'SCREEK ROAD I, 5X7, OIL, ABSTRACT, SOLD


A view of the road we live on in North Carolina. The perfect place to spend a lazy summer day on vacation.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WATER LILY, 20x24, OIL,SOLD

A commission I did for a friend of my daughter. This lady has a daughter too, her name is Lily.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CHEAT LAKE, 5X7, OIL,SOLD

My husband and I had the good fortune to visit W VA during peak leaf season this year. It was stunning to say the least! This is a lake outside Morgantown W VA, close to the PA border and home of Univ of WVA

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Monday, December 7, 2009

CHRISTMAS CATCUS, 5X7, OIL


This time of the year, I have great light streaming in through my windows. I love to photograph objects on the window sill because of the great shadows. I loved the abstract shadows on this piece.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

CARMEN'S TEAPOT, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


Just a little set-up that my paint group worked on some time ago. Somehow, I forgot to post it.
Yesterday we had a successful studio tour and sale. Thanks you Susie, who was our first customer and was followed by many friends, neighbors, new and repeat customers. There were seven artists at my location and we all appreciate your support of our passion and the extra effort that was made to come out in the mist of two days of steady rain. Seven happy artists went to sleep last night dreaming of empty studio storage and new paintings to come.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

RUNNING FOR COVER, ABSTRACT, 6X8, SOLD

Big cloud, little boat. A storm moves in from sea. Time to run for cover!!

My art group is participating in a week-end studio tour and art sale. If you are in my area, please put it on your list of things to do Saturday December 5th, from 9-5. You will not be disappointed and original art prices start around $15. We are located at 3532 Samuel Place, Melbourne, get out your GPS and come on over. Refreshments and good company are part of the attraction and when you leave, we will give you a map to the other fine artists studios on the tour. Did I mention tht 7 artists will be showing at our location and some of them have been internationally published?
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SOLD

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

CONLEY'S CREEK ROAD III, ABSTRACT, OIL,SOLD, 11X14

A view of our "neighborhood" in North Carolina.
Those of you that follow my blog may remember that about a month ago I put out a plea for help. I had taken a road trip to West Virginia during peak leaf season and then promptly come home and deleted all my photos before getting them onto my computer. I was so uptset with myself to the point that I was thinking of another trip next October.
With the help of a friend, Donna Vines, I was able to recapture all my photos. It seems that when you "delete" on the camera card, it doesn't really delete at all. It just starts re-writing over your existing photos. Yesterday I took my camera to a local camera store and within 30 minutes I walked out with a CD of all my "lost" photos. Well not all. I did loose about 6 photos that I had written over in the past month. I send this information to you to file away in case you are ever in the situation I was in. While at the store, they showed me their file of hundreds of people who had done the same thing I did. Delete before downloading. It can happen!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CHRISTMAS KITTY, 8X10, OIL, SOLD


My daughter-in-law is a big time animal advocate, so none of us were surprised a few years ago when she brought this little kitten home from her job at a local vets. office. The kitten was born to a feral cat. She fed it with an eyedropper and soon Frankie was spunky and ruled the roost. She also had a fascination with the Christmas tree and would climb it and bat at the glass balls. Many ornaments bit the dust that year.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

BLUE HERON, 11X14, PASTEL, SOLD


This is one of my favorite pastel paintings, done 6-7 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!
I have free shipping in USA and Canada on 5x7's through Monday. Just go to my Etsy site.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SANDCASTLES, 11X14, PASTEL, SOLD

If you read my post yesterday, I was comparing my "angel painting" to my granddaughter's pose in this image. I thought it would be fun to post this today.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Don't eat too much or cook to much. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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WATCHING ANGEL, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


Just a little fun image that popped out of my head one day. I had done a pastel several years ago of my granddaughter on the beach. I came across it one day and painted this little angel using the same body pose as my granddaughter who was building a sandcastle.

Monday, November 23, 2009

LANDSCAPE WITH POPLARS, after Cezanne, 11x14 SOLD


A few years ago, my paint group studied the Masters for about 6-8 months. We ended up with a good many paintings and a lot of knowledge that we didn't have before. I highly recommed it to anyone interested.
This is a busy week for me and I wanted to keep posting, so I will probably use this week to dig up a few oldies but goodies. Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

EBONY AND IVORY, 6X8, OIL,SOLD

Remember the "marina pup" I posted about a while ago? Well, these ducks live at the same marina. I cannot help but think of the great song "Ebony and Ivory" when I look at this work. I had the song running through my head the entire time I was painting.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

APPLE SLICES, 5X7, OIL,SOLD


I have been having fun with still life set-up's this week. Apples are always in the kitchen and I can munch on the other half when I get hungry.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PEARS ON A PLATE, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


Have you tried the pears this season? Absolutely delicious! Green pears, red pears, they are all very good and just as beautiful as they are sweet and juicy.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

JOHN DENVER WAS RIGHT, 5X7 OIL-SOLD


Just returning home from a trip to West Virginia, Morgantown area, I must say John knew of what he was speaking. I would be hard pressed to come up with an area that is more beautiful that WVA in the fall. We were lucky enough to be there during the peak leaf season, and being starved for fall colors (I am a Floridian) I was suitably impressed.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CAROLINA STORM, 8X10, ABSTRACT, CA SCHIFF, OIL SOLD


Life has been very very busy for me this week. My little internet work took a hit!
This painting was featured on Etsy's gift guide and storque. To give you an idea of what that means, I usually get 20-40 hits a day on my little abstract site, Carolonedge, on Wednesday I had 2083 hits, 700+ on Thursday. Have not checked today, but the firestorm is over, now I am just mopping up. If this sounds like I am complaining, I"M NOT, it was so exciting, and I was tied to the keyboard, responding to inquirys for 2 days.
The power of Etsy is amazing. I read they have over 1 million subscribers. Maybe this went out to 100,000, who all saw my painting. 2083 cared enough to click through to my site. I find it to be a great site and I am constantly amazed at how helpful and caring the other sellers on the site can be. GOOOOO ETSY!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

BLOG AWARD



Imagine my surprise when Marie Theron awarded me this honor! Marie is a kind soul who lives on the western coast of Africa (how exotic is that) painting and blogging, just like the rest of us. Thank you Marie, for all the nice comments you leave, and for sending this little ray of sunshine to me. I will do my best to follow the rules of sending it to 7 artists along with 7 facts about me, but I warn you I am pretty boring.


1) I have lived through 1 earthquake (Okinawa 65) and probably close to 25 hurricanes, so far.

2) I traveled the world with my Air Force husband for 15 years.

3) My favorite time of year is fall, especially if there are maple trees around.

4) I worked as a volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem progam for 6 years and helped to get 8 children adopted.

5)I once fell off a sailboat.

6)I had to drive myself to the hospital when my son was born (including over a mountain).

7)My mother is 89 and we "do lunch" every week.


I will spend some time thinking about who to pass this award on too. More about that later!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MOUNTAIN LAKE, 5X7, OIL,SOLD


Fontana Lake, one of many beautiful scenes in western North Carolina. I recently returned from a trip to West Virginia, my first, and I have to say, John Denver was right! It was stunning with perfect weather and gorgeous fall foliage. I took hundreds of photos and had at least 10 paintings lined up, complete with names. Cheat Lake, Cooper's Rock, New River, farms and a great neighborhood in Morgantown called South Park, full of Victorian homes and maple trees in full color. Of course, I accidently deleted all from my camera before downloading them on the computer!!!!! So, I am putting out a plea, if anyone out there has landscape photos of W VA they would like to share with me, I would be thrilled and would send you a print of any painting I complete from your photo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

LIMES AND LEMONS, 5X7, OIL


We were touring a beautiful art deco building in Ashville one summer, or rather, peering in through the door, when one of the servers in the very upscale restuarant invited us in for a tour. On the second floor was a beautiful bar, set up and ready for the evening rush, with a beautiful platter or limes and lemons waiting for the action.

Friday, November 6, 2009

AND THEY COULDN'T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN, 6X8, OIL


This month, our group challenge was an egg. Being me, I decided to get an egg yolk on it's way into the bowl. I actually got the shot, but the shutter speed was wrong so I settled for this one. Let me tell you it was not easy, reaching inside the light box, broken egg in one hand and camera in the other, trying to manipulate both at the correct time. Anyway, this is one of two paintings I did. The other was posted a few days ago.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

DRAGON FRUIT AND LIMES. 5X7, OIL, SOLD


Yes, this is a for real fruit! Probably something you have never tasted or even seen, unless you live in Mexico! My friend, Carmen Beecher brought this in as a set up for our paint group one day. Needless to say, none of us had ever seen or heard of this particular breed before. When we were done painting, we cut it open. It had a melon type center, no pit, white studded with tiny black specks. Very mild but pleasant flavor, very refreshing. If you see one at your market, don't be afraid. And look how pretty it is to paint!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

THE INCREDIBLE, EDIBLE EGG, 8X10. OIL, SOLD

Our paint group is doing a challenge about every other month. This time it was my turn to choose a subject, so I went for the egg. It was something I always wanted to paint but somehow never got around to doing it. So here it is! Ta da!! I had so much fun, I did not one but two egg paintings .

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Monday, November 2, 2009

GRANNY SMITH AND STRAWBERRIES, OIL, 5X7


This one was fun. Set it on a mirror, in a light box, sit back and enjoy. It kind of makes up for all the ones you sweat over!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

VOTE FOR ME, 8X10, OIL


Just a little joke on my part....you know that commercial on television about "happy cows from California"?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

SURFING WEATHER, 5X7, OIL, SOLD

I lucked out and went to the beach one day,and was able to get some great surf photos. I didn't realize until later that a tropical storm was passing about 200 miles off shore, which was the reason for the larger than normal waves. The surfers were coming to the beach in droves!

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