Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cloud Painting, Sky Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, A Touch of Blue by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Original art

I love to paint the sky, but this is my first daily painting of ONLY sky.

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 It was really quite fun as I concentrate more on values than getting really accurate shape.  I like the texture  and will definitely do this little exercise again.




It's nice to have a model that is always available and changes each time you paint it.

What are your favorite things to paint?  I started off with simple still life, went through a flower stage and now find I am doing more landscape than anything else.  My goals this year are many.  I want to paint more larger pieces, more figurative pieces and to add quality giclee' prints to my website.

I hope I can stay on track.  Do you have a plan for where you want to be 12 months from now? I would love to hear about it.

Keep painting and thank you for viewing my blog today.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Painting On Sale, Daily Painting, Tropical Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Morning Light by Carol Schiff, 12x12 Oil Painting SOLD

This is a painting that has always been close to my heart.  It is a scene not too far from where I live.  Although it looks like a wilderness, it is actually between a neighborhood and a church.

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I stopped by one morning to photograph it as the morning light was highlighting the area.


Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $219.95 and shipping. You must write 
ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.  That's right....$20.00  This is a very nice work on canvas panel and I am really hoping to help it find it's forever home.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.  This offer expires at midnight January 30, 2015.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Large Landscape Painting, Storm Painting, "StormFront" by Carol Schiff, 24x30x1.5" Original Oil Painting

In the tropics, the storms come in quickly and violently!  This large landscape painting attempts to convey the power and drama of these events.



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I painted with a palette knife and tried to keep all the strokes visible and strong. 



Some areas have extremely thick paint.



This was a study for a 48x60" piece that I painted.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Small Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Lemon Still Life, "A Classic Set-Up" by Carol Schiff, 8x10 Original

Yes indeed, this is a classic set-up!  This small still life painting was completed during an Elio Camacho workshop last fall.

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 I found the workshop to be both helpful and exciting.  Elio's gave us some information that I had not heard before, especially about the direction of strokes and color.



I don't take a lot of workshops and always get very stressed in them, trying to follow my instructor's information.  This workshop was no different.  I ended up with paintings that looked unlike Elio's and unlike mine.  However, Elio is a very talented artist and instructor and I immediately signed up for a second workshop with him this spring.  Hopefully I will be a bit more relaxed next time.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sale Painting, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Tall Stems", 6x18x1.5" Original

Time for another  painting on sale.  This painting is one that always makes it smile.


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It is such a fun piece with a quirky composition along with tulips and a sunflower to brighten your day.  Some of my favorite flowers and favorite colors.

It is on gallery wrap canvas, with painted sides, giving the option to hang or without a frame.

Original price $180.

Have a happy day!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Marsh Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Original Oil

This marsh landscape painting is inspired by a trip to Fernandina Beach.  I was captivated by the autumn colors of the marshes.

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Yes, we do have fall color in Florida.....you just have to look a little harder to find it.


It may not be on the trees, and it may not be in October.  I was just noticing how beautiful the red maple trees in our yard looked last week. The leaves were a lovely burgundy color.....perfect during the Christmas season.  Of course, we don't have thousands of trees in glorious color like you will find in the North, but I like to think the beaches and mild winter weather make up for it. :)




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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mountain Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Morning Mist" by Carol Schiff, 12x12x1.5 Original

When I am in the mountains of North Carolina, I love to start the day with a cup of coffee on the front porch.  It is fascinating to watch the sun break over the mountains and burn off the morning mist that collects in the valley in the evening.

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 This piece is done on gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted, which allows it to be hung with or without a frame.



I have some exciting news.  I can now offer prints of my work on my Etsy site.  These are high quality giclee' prints on either watercolor paper or canvas.  Although, I have only a few in stock at the moment, my inventory will quickly grow.  If you don't see your favorite painting or size in print, just contact me and I will special order one for you.



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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Painting on Sale, Red Pepper Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting,"Sliced Peppers", 8x10" Original

It is sale day!  Once a week I post a painting on sale and today is the day!

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 I was cleaning closets and found this piece.  I cannot believe I overlooked it!  I love the way the red;s, blues, and black work together in this piece.


Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $165.00 and shipping. You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

This sale expires at 12:01 a.m. January 16, 2015

Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.



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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Still Life, "Hydrangea and Cross Bottle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Original

There is something special about this painting.  Yes, I painted it, and the composition is not the best, and yet I keep coming back to it.  Maybe it is the color, or the texture or the knife work.....I don't know, but it intrigues me.

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I must admit that purples and blues are my favorite colors.

I have closed my FineArtAmerica site and now can offer you beautiful giclee' prints direct from this site or my Etsy site. They are beautifully done and very reasonably priced, starting at $20.  I have a few sizes and compositions in stock, but I can easily supply you with a print of your favorite painting.....just contact me here for details.

I hope you are staying warm on this cold January morning!




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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pansy Painting, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Perky Pansies" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil, SOLD

On a cold January morning a flower painting seems perfect to start the day.

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This little piece sold at our group Christmas sale last month.  Thank you Helen Wheatly for your purchase and your very kind words.

When I see pansies, one of my favorite flowers, I always remember coming to visit my grandmother.  We lived in Ohio and a winter trip to Florida was always welcomed.  My grandmother would always have her yard planted with pansies, which are a winter flower in Florida.

Stay warm today....wherever you are!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Painting on Sale, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Georgia's Barn" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

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This painting is a result of a Georgia O'Keeffe study.  I was unaware of her barn paintings and one day decided to try her technique.

Today, this painting is on sale at a very tempting price.

Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $79. and shipping charges. You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

This offer will expire Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.


Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Have a Happy Day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Marsh Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x.75" Landscape

I always enjoy marsh paintings and was very excited to find some wonderful marshes with easy access in Fernandina Beach.  I was unable to paint there, but I took lots of photos and started painting them in my studio.

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 The marshes were a combination of green and gold when I visited in October.  I hope to return in March and catch the bright spring green of new growth.




 I would love to see them today,  The winter colors are usually a beautiful mauve.

Thank you for reading my blog today.



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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Palms in Breeze" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Original SOLD

"Palms in Breeze" is an understatement!  It is never easy painting outside, but when your supplies are blowing away, it is time to pack up and go home.  Which is what I did.

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 Is everyone recovered from New Year's Eve?  Don't you just love the idea of a fresh start, a brand new year ahead of you?

I have big plans for the coming year, a trip to Italy with my daughter and grandchildren, a new (to me) vacation home.  Painting wise, another Elio workshop and plans to start marketing my work with prints on Etsy.

A new year is the perfect time to thank you all for following my blog and facebook page too.

My wish for you is that a year from now, you will say "Wow!  Thank was the best year ever!"





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