Sunday, February 26, 2017

Recently Sold Paintings, Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings

I was looking back through my sales for the end of the year, and thought I would post some original paintings that have sold.

It is easy to spot a trend with sales of prints, but not so much for originals.

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These are all original paintings.

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It has been a busy winter season, and I am very grateful.

Looking forward to spring!

Thanks for viewing my blog today

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Chunky, Textured, Colorful Piece of Art That Makes Me Smile, Abstract Landscape, 8x8x3" Oil Painting

Today is gray, foggy and damp, so I decided to post the most fun painting I could find.


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You know how I love color and texture and this little painting has it all.

I painted it on a 8x8x3" canvas, so even the shape is unique.  It's chunky and cute and it resides on a bookshelf , where it brightens the whole room.  I cannot help but smile each time I look at it.

The canvas was a mistake.  I did not realize how deep it was when I ordered it.  What could I possibly do with it?  Well, for this painting, I think it is perfect!

Have a fantastic day!


Carol Schiff

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cindy's View

Today, I am sharing a blog post from my fellow artist and friend, Cindy Michaud.


Have you ever listened to music and had
a line just jump out?  Often I am in the car and think
to myself "what would that lyric look like painted?"
I rarely go further as I can't make a note
while driving but every now and then...

Does the Title Affect Your Viewing?

Titles for paintings are funny things.  To some artists they are merely a locale, to others they become a marketing gimmick; sometimes one struggles for a title and once in a while the piece instantly names itself.  Purchasing a piece, I once asked the artist where it was. "Oh," he answered, "that was from Siena, Italy."  I paused writing the check and looked up. "Shoot, it reminded me of a place my husband and I stayed in Provence, France," I replied.  He grinned, "yes, that is just what I meant to say!"  We both laughed, I finished the purchase and simply re-christianed the piece.  All the same...

What does a title mean to you?

I am serious.  My husband and I go round and round (I won't say out loud that he likes trite references which he thinks are literary....oh, did I say trite??) and I wax and wane between what I feel and what I see.  Frankly I have rarely bought something for which the title was a critical component, yet I usually ask.    The selection is often a point of reference or at least starts a conversation with the maker.

Which brings me to the piece I share today.


We stopped by an amazing "You-Pic-Em" flower farm in Oregon which also had a winery and a gourmet food truck.  It was a spontaneous stop on a long but spectacular drive and with one eye on the dark clouds rolling in we stood in awe of the acres of flowers ready to be picked.  Wine, lunch, flowers...a few photos and we happily resumed our drive.

Can one ever re-capture that experience?  I think not.  The dark, mountainous backdrop and the swaths of floral color are perhaps better rendered in the abstract of masses.  But on another rainy day in the studio I can play and remember.  So I did.  And then to title, humming...I will borrow, with respect for Joni Mitchell's endless talent,  a line that is laden with meaning...for me.


"The Dizzy, Dancing Way You Feel"
24 x 18, oil
available

How do you feel about titles?  Do they influence your view of the art?  Or do you prefer a numbering system? I am really curious, so please share.

contact me at: art@cindymichaud.com
see more work at: www.cindymichaud.com

Dancing in Color,
Cindy

Thanks for visiting me blog today.  I hope you enjoyed this guest post.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

In the Surf, 11x14" Child Oil Painting,Daily Painting,Small Oil Painting , Figurative Painting SOLD


It may seem an odd time to post a child playing in the surf, for many of you, but here in the land of sunshine, anything is possible.

Actually this was a commission and also a surprise for the lucky Dad.

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I had my usual problem of photographing blues accurately.  The water is much more of a blue gray in real life.


The face is in shadow and her pony tail did not show in the photo, so we had to make our own.


My favorite part of this composition was the great reflections in the water.







Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolschiffStudio.etsy.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Daily Paintings on Sale, Small Oil Painting Sale, Out with the Old and In with the New!

I am trying to lighten my life!  Every year, after the New Year, I have the urge to clean, organize, discard.  I love the sight of empty shelves in my closets.

So, this morning, I decided to clean out my studio.  The first thing I did, was go to my Etsy site and create a new section on my site.   "SALE- 30 Dollars and Up".   Here are a few of the pieces that are currently on sale.

Farm Landscape Painting, Barn Painting,Impressionist art, "Valley View" 5x7", Painting on Sale,  Reduced from  85.00
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Painting on Sale, Tropical  Sunset Painting, 6x18 Landscape  Painting , Florida Painting,"As Evening Fell", Reduced from 195.00
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Painting on Sale, Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Sunflower Painting, Tulip Painting, 6x8" Oil Still Life, Reduced from 119.95
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 This is only three of many and as  paintings sell, I plan to add more, until I have a few "empty shelves" in my studio.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Craft Day, Moon Glow, Small Textured Acrylic Art 6x7"

Today, I am taking a play day!

I painted this small piece as a sample for a client and I have to admit, it was very relaxing.  I textured the board with molding paste and then painted with acrylic.  I was trying for a somewhat antique feel.

It is very simple, but I did enjoy playing.

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Simple painting, simple post.

Thanks for stopping my today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Abstract Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Textured Art, "Rainy Day in Albany" 10x10x3" Contemporary Art

This painting was a happy accident!  Well, maybe not the painting, but the total effect.

I purchased some art supplies online and was very surprised (and maybe dismayed) to see that two sizes of canvases we actually 3" deep!  How did that happen?  I thought about returning them, but after calculating the return shipping, I realized that would not work.

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 So what to do?  They seemed so in-your-face, not the right canvas for a delicate rose.


I decided abstract was the way to go.


I wanted lots of texture, but still need contract in the texture.


Yes, it can go on the wall.....but why?  I love it sitting on a shelf, pretending to be a sculpture.

And guess what!  A manufacturer loved it too, so it is licensed and may be appearing in a department store near you soon, pretending to be a pillow or maybe a duvet.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

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