Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I love to do seascapes, especially with a palette knife, as it allows me to use plenty of texture. I like working with the ocean, it seems like a different place minute by minute.
How cool to have all this texture and all these shades of blue, aqua and green.
Being an artist is a good thing....I am very grateful.
Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
My holiday season has been both fun and exhausting. Today, it feels good to attempt to get back into my routine of painting and posting.
This scenic view is of the intracoastal waterway in east central Florida lowers my blood pressure quickly.
I hope it does the same for you!
Enjoy the day!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It's my birthday!
To celebrate, I am offering 10% off any painting. Just click on the link at the top right side of this page called Available Paintings and choose the one you want. When you purchase used the coupon code SUBSCRIBER10 to receive the discount. Offer good until December 31, 2011.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The poor, lonely thistle
So often overlooked
Worse yet, despised!
One person's weed is another's glorious bloom. And for me this is a glorious bloom!
Picked from the fields of North Carolina.
Pretty as a rose!
Have a glorious day and look for roses everywhere.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is another painted from my recent photo shoot on the intra-coastal.
It was getting late in the afternoon and although the sun was bright, it was low on the horizon and quickly disappeared.
It was a gorgeous day. The kind of day that Floridians feel is pay-back for the hot sultry summer months.
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
One of the many reasons I live in Florida is the abundance of beautiful water scenes that become a part of your everyday life. How can you have a bad day when you glance out the window of your car and find nature in all it's glory there waiting for you to appreciate.
This time of the year, I don't want to be inside. The weather is perfect, the days are glorious and I just want to sit back and be thankful for such blessings.
As a little holiday gift to my blog readers, who bring so much joy to my life year round, I am offering you and only you, a 10% discount on any painting through the end of the year. Just contact me direct, or through Etsy and mention this discount and I will do a special discounted listing on the painting of your choice.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
In Florida we have an abundance of wetlands, especially along the coasts. They are home to birds of all kinds, not to mention, otters, snakes, gators and bobcats.
This image is the Viera wetlands, very famous in the birding community. Birder's from around the world visit the wetlands hoping to spy a rare type of bird. They also come for the annual bird count.
Our state is such a fascinating place to live. We can offer much more than just beaches and Mickey Mouse.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I was busy with my palette knife last week. I really enjoy painting with it but it takes a long time for the paintings to dry.
Do you like texture in your paintings? It seems I have to stick some in, somewhere, in every painting.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
By the beautiful sea,
You and me, you and me
Oh how happy we'll be
from "For Me and My Gal"
Harold Atteridge/Harry Carroll 1914
Palm trees and oceans....life is good!
Thanks to Sam and Meakin at Island Time in Abaco for the use of their photograph.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I hope your day is as inspirational as mine was!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Yes, you are on the right blog....this is Carol Schiff Daily Painting Studio. I like to play with new techniques and materials and sometimes I get in a very abstract state of mind.
I had lots of fun with this one. I even added beach sand and shells!
Do you ever try a totally different media?