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 SOLD


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!!

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