Sunday, September 30, 2018

Island Marketplace, Large Figurative Painting, 52x26x1.5" Original Painting

I consider myself to be a daily painter.  As a daily painter, most of my work is small, many times just 6x8".

 My painting today is a different story at 52" x 26".  Not my largest painting ever...but right up there.



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I enjoy painting large, but it does present other issues.  Framing or no frame?  Such a large piece means a large investment in framing....a frame your client may or may not approve.

Where do I store it?  Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious studio.  I am one of those people.  Since downsizing, I have even less space to store unsold artwork.

The logistics of painting such a large piece, is not to be ignored.  My aging knees protest at the thought of climbing up and down a step stool to paint.

So, this piece may continue to be one of my rare, larger efforts.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Studio Sale - Day Two

All my original paintings are on sale, at 30% off, today thru Sunday the 30th. 

Here are just a few items .

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Sale ends 9/30/2018

Studio Sale - Original Paintings on Sale

I decided the time was right, to clean my studio.  I found that the reason it is so cramped is............TOO MUCH INVENTORY!



So, to remedy the situation, today is the start of a 4 day SALE in my Etsy shop.


30% off ALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

9/27 - 9/30/18


Choose from over 150 original paintings

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THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY ONLY

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dog Painting, Pet Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Forrest" 8x10" Oil

Meet Forrest, the beloved pet of Troy and Sharon.  Unfortunately, Forrest has crossed over the "rainbow bridge".  One of their friends, commissioned me to do this painting.


It is so nice to have such a loving, thoughtful friend!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolASchiff.com
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Small Barn Landscape Painting, Textured Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Original Oil, SOLD

This old barn, sits near our home, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I see it every day and knew I would paint it eventually.

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I painted with brush and palette knife, creating texture for interest.  I popped the autumn colors, for the same reason.




I almost always use a black frame, as it really shows off the colors.

Thanks for stopping bye today.

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Floral Painting, Flower Painting, Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil SOLD

My favorite rose painting.

I was pleased with this one.

SOLD


Roses have always been difficult for me.  This time I tried to channel Elio.  I was determined not to describe each petal,  I did my best to remember the softness and translucency of a rose petal.  I wanted to pop the colors, but, not too much.  Finally, I made myself stop!

Yes, I like this one.....and I hope you do too.




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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dog Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

When my cousin, Susan, posted this image of her beloved pets, I contacted her immediately for permission to paint them.  She was thrilled and today's post is the result.

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Susan adores her pets and it is obvious they adore each other.  They are truly soul mates.


This painting is also available as a giclee print in the size of your choice here.

I really enjoyed trying to convey the love of these magnificent specimens .

Thank you for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Seascape Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Textured Seascape

I wanted to do a seascape, or actually a beach painting, somewhere between an abstract and impressionism.

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I wanted to record just my memories and impressions of trips to the beach.  I painted with a knife and tried to work quickly.

I tried not to think too much about the colors I was using or where I was putting them, but tried to keep it really instinctive.





I wanted plenty of texture in this piece.



It was a fun exercise!

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Wildlife Print, Otter Print, Otter Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

Otters are one of those cute little animals that we all love to feel have human characteristics.  The way they float on their backs, using their bellies for  a table.  I once read they link paws when they sleep, so they will not float away from each other.

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 It will come to you ready to hang.  The print extends around the sides of the canvas, no frame is required.

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