Thursday, March 31, 2011
This painting has been licensed and reproduced as a hand-distressed solid wood plank wall decor.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
So here I am, 10 miles from the ocean, not a sea gull in sight, and perfectly content. But, I can still close my eyes and dream now and then.
Monday, March 28, 2011
This one is so charming, sitting just off the inter-coastal with the boat waiting to take you on a leisurely afternoon cruise. Old Florida at it's best!
Only a few days left to join my painting give-away! Go to my Etsy sites, Carolonedge or CarolSchiffStudio
and read the shop announcement for details! Good luck!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Did you know I am hosting a painting give-away on my Etsy sites, CarolSchiffStudio and CarolOnEdge?
Everyone who has purchased an item from either of these shops between January 1, 2011 and March 31, 2011, received a chance in the drawing for each and every item they purchased. Only one week left to go and I am getting very excited to see who the winner will be.
Yesterday, I finished the painting I am giving away, so I thought I would post it today. A scene of the Atlantic surf from the east coast of Florida. It's not too late to enter the contest. The odds of winning are very good. I am not McDonald's so there are not millions of people in this drawing.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
My friend Donna, always has something new up her sleeve, so my painting group was not really surprised when she announced that we would do "collage" at one of our gatherings. She came with tons of papers in all colors and form along with matte medium and an apple. Half way into this, I got in the groove, came home and sacrificed two of my vintage cookbooks for recipes.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
A "treasury" is simply a collection of items from different Etsy sites. So if you would like to purchase something from one of these shops just click here to see the treasury.
These are not the only shops offering 100% donation, just a sampling, so if you don't see anything you like on the link, just search on Etsy for "100% donation for Japan" and pages of items will come up.
Now, that is what you call a "double duty purchase!".
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
with dignity. I am only heartened by the many organizations that I see trying to gather help for them. We must all do whatever is possible to help.
In other news, my painting give-away on Art by Karena was a grand success and the painting is on it's way to Blayne Beacham of Atlanta, Ga. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to Blayne. I wish I could have sent a painting to everyone.
There is still time to enter by give-away at my Etsy site. Just go to Carol Schiff Studio or Carol On Edge and read the details under the shop announcement.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I inserted Italian words into the painting to help me capture the flavor and excitement of the day.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Time is running short on my painting give-away. Check out Art by Karena to enter your name. The drawing will take place on the 14th.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This time of year, we all get tired of cold and dreary days and look forward to the first signs of spring. I hope this little painting will put you in a "spring frame of mind". It won't be long...I can feel it!
Only a few more days to enter the drawing for one of my paintings at Art by Karena. Check out her blog for details in this great give-away.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This is another "fun day" project with my friend Donna. The idea was to add texture to a canvas and just start painting and see what would emerge. This is on a 6x6 stretched canvas with deep sides, so I ended by painting the sides black and then adding the words "Delight In Simple Things" across the sides and top.
It's not too late to visit Art by Karena and participate in my painting give-away. Get your name in the hat and if you win, I will ship a 4x12" painting to you absolutely free.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
California is such a beautiful place. Every time I go the word "rugged" is in my mind during the whole trip. I think the weather, the sea,the landscape, the people and the animals all seem to be larger than life. Like everyone and everything there is tough. Not to say it is a bad thing...I love it, but maybe it is a little tougher there than on the east coast where everything is pink and teal and the waves are 2 feet instead of 20.
Of couse my time has been in Northern California, never got south of Carmel, so maybe it weenie's out as you go south.
This scene is from an image by Shelley Smart. If you have not visited her blog "A Year at the Beach" you must go. She is a wonderful artist and photographer and did a project of photographing the beach every day for a year. I hope she approves of this painting.
CarolSchiffStudio or CarolOnEdge and purchase a painting. I have several choices in my "make me an offer" section.......
and then hop on over to Art by Karena where you can get a chance on winning this painting just by following her instructions on the bottom of my interview.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Did you check out my painting give-away at Art by Karena? If you are the winner, I will ship the painting to you, at my expense. Why not give it a try? Details on Karena's blog.