Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RED GRAPES, 6X8, OIL, SOLD


I painted a bunch of green grapes not too long ago, and then half a grape...now I bunch of red grapes.  I think I have totally explored grapes!  Well, there are still those gorgeous black grapes, hmmmmmm.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

KIWI HALF, 5X7 OIL, SOLD

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Yesterday I promised to post another in my series of halves of fruits and vegetables.  Today I present a kiwi.  Usually you see them cut in circles and I think they are quite different from this angle.  Hope you like it, I have another ready for tomorrow.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

SOUTHEASTERN WETLAND, 5X7, OIL, SOLD



Another abstract marsh painting.  Tomorrow I will post more in my series of half fruits and veggies.  I have been posting 5 days a week now for 6 months and I can see the changes in my paintings.  I thought it would be difficult to find something interesting to paint every day, but I find the real difficulty for me is to find something interesting to write.  I may have to revert to one of those artists who posts their paintings with no commentary.  I wish I were one of those clever types or more technical.  I don't suppose there is any chance I will change at this stage of life...the only changes I see are accentuating my more undesirable traits, improvement seems out of the relm of possibilities.

Friday, March 26, 2010

GREEN GRAPES, 6X8, OIL-SOLD

Don't you just love to paint green grapes.  They have the most beautiful colors in them..all that transparency is irrresistible.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

BERRY REFLECTIONS, 6x8, OIL



As I have mentioned several times lately, winter light in my home can be a good thing. This is another example of a still life with a double reflection from my glass table top.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SUNRISE, 6X8, OIL


The ocean is still one of my favorite spots, and if you have the energy to get up and visit just as the sun is rising, it is a majestic sight.  Every minute is different and if I take photos, each one will seem to have it's own palette.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

RED RUBY GRAPE HALF, 5X7, OIL


I am really having fun working on this series of half fruits and vegetables.  Here is one tiny grape, cut in half and sitting on my window sill with the light behind.  Fruit is so interesting viewed from the inside.  It is thrilling to me when I photograph these items and find the one photo that has the composition that I cannot resist.  Guess my life (or lack of) is pretty pathetic!  Anyway, I had fun on this one and I have a few more coming up this week.

Friday, March 19, 2010

YELLOW TEAPOT, 5X7, OIL, SOLD

Another teapot.  This one is mine and a little on the boring side.  I must take my friend Donna some candy to get on her good side (see yesterday's blog).  Maybe she will share her pots with me again.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT, 5X7, OIL

I think I have mentioned in the past that my friend, Donna Vines, has a killer teapot collection.  This is another of her's, although the actual teapot is covered in orange and blue stripes.  It was too much for my little brain to figure out, so I took the easy road.  I like to think of it as quiet and sophisticated, as opposed to Donna's circus tent object.  Just kidding, Donna!  Stop by her blog, she not only paints, but writes limmericks too!

Today is my 1/2 price for 24 Hours Sale on my Etsy site.  Read the shop announcement to find the sale painting.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PELICAN PATROL, 6X8, OIL, SOLD

These are rare white pelicans that winter in our area.  I am not sure where they live in the summer, but in the winter they travel primarily to Sebastian, FL to hang out for a few months.  Now, I live maybe 25 miles away, but I have never seen a white pelican in my town.  They only go to Sebastian.  So here they are heading out to get some fresh dinner.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

PEPPER HALF, 5X7, OIL, SOLD

If you didn't like yesterday's post, you probably won't like this one either!  I cut a red pepper in half and then taught it how to stand at attention in the window sill while I painted.  I got the most lovely backlight shining through the cut pepper which really made it come alive.  Not sure I was able to capture it in this photo.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

HALF GRANNY SMITH, 5X7, OIL

Since I have painted every possible fruit or vegetable, I have decided to cut them in half and start all over again.  You may remember I posted a half strawberry not too long ago, so here is a follow-up with half a Granny Smith apple.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

KIWI AND BLUEBERRIES, 5X7, OIL, SOLD

More berries and kiwi.  I need to get off this still life kick, or at least, branch out into flowers!  Food is so easy, just throw it in the fridge and it comes out looking yummy and fresh.  Flowers are only good a day or two.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

RADISH AND CRICKET, 5X7, OIL

Taaaa Dahhhhh!!  This is the final posting in my radish series.  Why, you ask, did I include a cricket??
Sorry, the only answer is , because it was there!

1/2 price sale on a painting today only....HERE!  Read the shop announcement to find the 1/2 price painting.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

RADISHES IN COOL LIGHT, 5X7, OIL-SOLD


Last week I posted a radish painting, I have a couple more to show you.  This one is a cooler winter light and has a neat network of shadows.  Tomorrow, I will post the final in my "Ode to Radishes".


Monday, March 8, 2010

GOLDEN MARSH, 5X7, OIL, SOLD

I have not done a marsh scene for awhile.  The other day I was in to mood and did a couple.  I like the colors of the marsh during the winter months.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

WINTER LIGHT, 5X7, OIL, SOLD

I love the cool winter light that comes pouring in my home this time of the year, so for this little painting, I simply set an apple on my glass table. If the light is just right, I get a double reflection as depicted here.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

RADISHES IN THE SUN, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


I was able to find radishes with the tops on in the grocery.  I put them under a window with strong light and liked what I saw.  These are my favorite hues, the pinks, reds, purples and blues.

Today is my 24 hour 1/2 price sale on my Etsy site, CarolSchiffStudio.  The 1/2 price painting is a 5x7 original oil "Apple a Day" on page 2.  Only $19.95, check it out!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

BEACHBOY, 18X24, OIL

I was cleaning out closets the other day and came across this painting. This is one of my very first oils. I saw this fellow on the beach one day and couldn't resist sneaking a photo.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BERRIES AND KIWI, 11X14, OIL SOLD

The fruit was really nice at the grocery and I bought several varities.  Naturally, it looked too good to eat, so first I painted.  I did have fun with this one, it was enjoyable using all the vivid colors.

Debbie Schiff of South Africa has awarded me the Sunshine Award.  I met Debbie on Facebook due to the same last name.  My husband's family originally  came to the US from South Africa and I thought we might have a family connection (still don't know).  Anyway, Debbie is a skilled watercolorist and I hope you will visit her blog here.  Debbie, keep those beautiful watercolor/ink sketches comming, and thank you so much for this award.

Another little connection.  I was checking out all the artists that Debbie sent this award to when I stumbled upon one that focused on Viera Wetlands birders.  Turns out , this artist is from Tennessee and has recently been visiting  the Wetlands to photograph the variety of birds that gather.  The Wetlands are about 5 miles from my home.  So, while sitting in my home, in just a few minutes, I find a connection to South Africa and then one down the street from me.  Do you remember that old movie "Around the World in 80 Days"?  Now it is more like, around the world in 80 seconds!

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SOLD

Monday, March 1, 2010

BERRY TRIO, 6X8, OIL


More strawberries in strong natural light. It's all about the shadows!

I was fortunate enough to have the Sunshine Award given to me my Karen Hargett.  She is a lovely lady  who does beautiful work with a lot of Texas themes.  Stop by her blog here, I am sure you will enjoy it.

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