Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Trip to Three Sister Vineyards


Do you remember my announcement that my painting has been selected for a wine lable?  Well here it is, in all it's glory!  It is a pineapple infused chardonnay, and my new favorite wine.


 Thank you to Three Sisters Vineyards for choosing my work for their label!


Naturally, I had to make a trip to the vineyard, and I am so happy I did.



Three Sisters Vineyard in Dahlonega, GA is a great experience  for everyone. This weekend, they have food trucks and live music.









The grounds are charming.



The new barn for events of all kinds, including weddings.



The perfect place to enjoy your bottle of wine.....just outside the tasting room.


Touches of Fall are everywhere.  We Floridians eat that up!



Inside the tasting room, we were warmly greeted by the family.  Did I mention this is a family business?  Can you tell everyone is enjoying their selections.



There is no end to the charming views of this historic property.





184 acres of North Georgia Mountain vineyard beauty and the oldest continuously operated vineyard and winery on the Dahlonega Plateau.


Overlooked by Three Sisters Mountains





It was not easy pulling my husband away.  Neither of us wanted to end this wonderful and relaxing afternoon.

A special thanks to Doug and Sharon for sharing their fabulous piece of heaven.

Carol Schiff


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Barn Landscape Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Textured Painting, 9x12" Oil Painting

Barn Landscape Painting.

When my Pieces of 8 art buddies were visiting me, in my mountain condo, we left our paints at home.  We still had plenty to do!

Each day we would venture out, with our cameras in hand.  One day we drove through the countryside, looking for rustic barns.

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 We found plenty to choose from.






On this painting, I used a combination of brushwork and knifework.  I concentrated on color relationships and texture.

I so enjoy fall in the mountains and wanted to share some of the sights of the season.

Thanks for viewing my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Friday, October 21, 2016

Where Will Your Art Lead You?

I am always delighted and surprised by the contacts I receive regarding my art.  Today, I wanted to share this wonderful poster with you, that features one of my abstract paintings.


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I recieved a request from SPROG, a fantastic charity, that helps to finance summer camps for under priviliged children.  Children are always near and dear to my heart, so I was happy to allow them to use my image.

 If you are around St Louis or Kirkwood Mo. this weekend, I hope you will take the time to join this church tour.





Here's hoping you have a wonderful fall weekend.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

An Autumn Drive Up the Blue Ridge Parkway

Today's post is not about art....well not about my art.  It is the art of Mother Nature.  I want to show you some of the sights in the mountains this time of year.


 Who can resist these colors?


The Methodist Curch in Waynesville has the best pumpkin patch every year.





 Beauty is everywhere.

Even tiny little trees catch your eye.



We enter Smoky Mt Natl Park.


Now were are on the Blue Ridge Parkway.



As we climb in elevation, the show gets more intense.


Ohhhs and  ahwws  in every direction.


It is a photographer's delight.






My husband and I.

The show that never ends!



Back in Waynesville, the show is equally stunning!



Nature at it's best.  I much prefer this to the other show of nature we saw a few weeks ago....Hurricane Matthew!

I hope you enjoyed this little trip.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall In The Mountains

I have been in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina since early September.  Some of my painting buddies were with me earlier last month.




 We took a short trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Here we are a 7,000 feet.


The weather was beautiful and so was the view!



We visited several waterfalls and had a delicious picnic.


The trees had just a touch of color, at the time.


We made some new artist friends, who had this pear tree outside their studio.  Thank you for your hospitality Joe and Mari.


We visited the apple orchard and bought fresh cider.  I'm going back for those apple fritters!


Nothing beats the fresh fruits and vegetables, right out of the fields!


Denette made a new friend in Hendersonville.  We also had a fabulous lunch and shopping trip!!


We didn't have time to paint, but took photos everywhere.  Maybe you will recognize some of the paintings I will be posting in the future.


One day we drove around looking for interesting barns for future artworks.


There are so many beautiful scenes in our country.  We loved the farmlands as much as the mountains.


The perfect finish to our day, a glass of wine and good music, overlooking trees and a creek.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Octopus Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Coral Reef Series, 9x12x.75" Oil Seascape

Yes, another coral reef series painting.  This series may be complete....at least for the time being.

I didn't actually see an octopus on my trip to the coral reef, but I know they were there!

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I DID see this fellow in an aquarium!  He is truely an amazing creature!


I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains now, enjoying the colorful trees, beautiful weather and fall atmosphere.  As much as I love Florida, I do miss fall and spring and try to be in the mountains during those seasons.

Is it just me, or has this year flown bye, even faster than last year.

I will soon be off to another workship with my favorite instructor and painter, Elio Camacho.  It will be an intense 4 days, but I always come home highly motivated and excited to get back to the easel.  Check him out at www.ColorRelations.com.

detail of Elio's work

 Above a detail of one of his 30x40" 2 hour demos!


 Cheers!

Carol

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