Monday, January 31, 2011

EGGStravagenza, 6X8, OIL SOLD

SOLD
A little switch here as I was in a more abstract frame of mind when this came off the easel.  What I thought would be a simple exercise with three simple eggs, turned into a much more challenging afternoon at

As you know, I love all things French...especially Paris.  This beautifully constructed card from Clayslipper on Etsy is one of many I have purchased and sent to my favorite people.  It is so much more satisfying to send  a gorgeous, lovingly designed and hand crafted card to the people you love, than just picking one off the shelf at the grocery store.  Clayslipper has some of the best I have found and they are packaged beautifully.  Check her out.
Bon Jour!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

J*E*L*L*-OOOOO*, 6x8, OIL SOLD

I decided to try something fun today...see if I could make a bowl of jello look a little dramatic.  You remember jello, that wiggly stuff, this is the orange flavor.  Of course, I had to pile it high with whipped cream.  You see, I have been trying to diet and jello is the only dessert allowed.  After six weeks of it, I am pretty much sick of it.  I dream of cookies and chocolate.
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SOLD

Thursday, January 27, 2011

PARISIAN CAFE, 8X8, OIL, SOLD

I am planning a trip to Paris, so when I saw Genie's photograph of a cafe table waiting to be cleared, I had to paint it!  Genie is the author of the interesting and fun blog, "Paris and Beyond" and she was kind enough to allow me to use her photograph from her January 15, 2011 post.  Check out her blog.  If you love Paris, you will love her blog.  If you have never been there, you will want to go!  Her fantastic photos of Paris, decorated for Christmas is reason enough to spend time with her.

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$119.
Cindy Michaud blogged about ME!  Thanks, Cindy!  Read it here, it has a great Beef Bourguignon  recipe attached.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

AND THEY JUST KEEP ROLLING ON, AND ON, AND ON, OIL, 6X8, SOLD


For me, it is almost as relaxing to paint the ocean as it is to just sit there and enjoy it.  The repeating waves are just the most calming,hypnotic thing I can think of.  Add in the sea birds calling and the roar of the waves and my shoulders unclench and my eyes start to droop in minutes.  What is your magic place that makes the world go away?
SOLD

Sunday, January 23, 2011

HENS AND CHICKS II, 12X12, OIL

This is the companion to my previous post.  If you look closely, you will see a baby jade plant nestled in the pot too.
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$275

Some of you may not be familiar with Etsy, so I decided to start showing some of the great items I see there.  Everything is hand-made or vintage on Etsy and I have found some of the most unique items.  It is my favorite shopping place these days.  This is a cute notions book from Karamagic.  Made of vintage materials with a bright gingham print bow for closure.  Wouldn't you love to pull this out of your suitcase when you find a button has popped off?  It's enough to make you WANT that to happen!  And only $7.00!  What a great "just because" gift for your best friend.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

HENS AND CHICKS AND BABY TOES, 12X12, OIL, SOLD

I have always been attracted to succulents and when I started traveling more frequently they seemed to be the answer to my gardening problems.  They are happy with or without water, with or without sun.  You don't even have to plant them.  Just throw them on the ground and they grow.

This pot was looking very pretty, sitting in the sun, so I had to paint it.  This is the first of two, I will post the companion piece next time.

Don't forget about my painting give-away on Etsy...read the January 16th post for details.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TEMPTATION OF PETER RABBIT, 12X16, Original Oil SOLD

This is not really one of my daily paintings..it's a gallery piece.  As you can see I couldn't think of a title, so I am open to any and all suggestions.  Help me out, please!

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$325.
The new title is noted above, thank you Cindy Michaud, for an excellent suggestion.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

HALF WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN, 11X14, OIL

Last October, we were driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, when I photographed this old barn with an equally old tractor.  It was a beautiful, warm day and the leaves were close to "peak".  The whole scene seemed to speak of days gone bye.

I want to remind you that I am having a painting give-away on my Etsy sites.  You will receive one entry for each item you purchase between 1-1-11 and 3-31-11.  The drawing will be for a 6x8" original oil painting shipped to your home at no cost to you.  Purchases from Carol Schiff Studio or Carol On Edge will  give you an entry in the drawing.  Good luck!

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$225.

Friday, January 14, 2011

JUST A BUNCH OF CARROTS, 4X12, OIL, SOLD

I just received this back from a gallery, and I must say, I am happy to have it back.  It is one of my personal favorites and I feel like I have welcomed an old friend home.  I am listing it on Etsy, but if it doesn't sell quickly, it will have a home forever in my kitchen.  If you are interested in viewing it at it's best, click on the image to zoom in.
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SOLD

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE, 12X16, OIL, SOLD

My daughter and her family live in Jupiter, Florida, so we pass this scene often.  The lighthouse is not the only spectacular sight.  The whole area,with  great views of the inter-coastal waterway, always take my breath away.
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SOLD
For those of you who are art collectors, I am having a special give-away on my Etsy sites from January 1 to March 31st.  When you purchase a painting from either Carol Schiff Studio  or Carol On Edge you will be entered in a drawing for a free 6x8 painting.  You will receive an entry for each item you purchase.  You will have a good chance to win because, trust me, I don't sell hundreds of paintings each month.  No need to refer to this post, you will automatically be added to the drawing with each and every item you purchase.  This is just a little way for me to thank those of you who help to support my sites and original art.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

THREE PALMS, 10X8, OIL, SOLD

Every once in a while I like to do a palette knife painting.  This one started out with a brush, but as I was working on it it insisted I use a knife.  These three palms are on the shore of the inter-coastal waterway in Florida somewhere around Sebastian.

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$159

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A SPECIAL ROSE, 6X8, OIL

Why is this rose special?  Because it is designed to convey your love.  Send me your "special message" and I will inscribe it on this sweet painting.  Great gift idea for Valentine's Day, weddings, birthday's, Mother's Day, anniversaries, or just because.
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I found this really beautiful cup and saucer on Etsy.  Mom'sVintageTreasures has a whopping 26 pages of the coolest vintage goodies in town.  This one would work really well for me.  Hmmmmmm, Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SHADY LADY, 10X8, OIL SOLD



Once upon a time, this lovely lady lived happily on my back porch...until the big, bad, cold, northern winds blew through.  Now she is nothing but a pile of brown dried out petals.  I did my best to revive her with lots of water and sun, but alas, to no avail.  She has gone to hibiscus heaven and is no doubt enjoying herself there with thousands of other plants that came to live at my house for a brief amount of time.
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SOLD

Sunday, January 2, 2011

BANANA TREE, 20X16, OIL

Life is slowly getting back to normal.  Not so normal that I am painting and posting on a regular basis yet.  I did get to paint today, but, alas, it is too dark to photograph outside.  In fact, it is totally dark.  So, I am digging out an oldie but goodie, one I painted several years ago but still like.  I hope you enjoy it.

The "Streetview paint off" contest is drawing to an end.  As a post this, I am in second place.  So, if anyone out there likes my little painting, and would like to vote for me, please go to www.streetviewpaintoff.com to place your vote. The voting ends on Jan. 5th.

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