Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Seagull Painting, Wildlife Painting, Bird Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, SOLD

I love color, especially all the luscious paint colors available. I decided to shake things up a bit.  I painted with a limited palette of only one red, one blue, one yellow and white.  This was rather confining for me.  To make it even a little more difficult, I chose to paint a scene without much color of any type.


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I was pleasantly surprised by the beautifully harmonious results.  The color, in this piece is very subtle, but none the less, I enjoy it!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull lives on!


I will be trying this technique again!
Carol Schiff



Moon Painting, Sky Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x1.5"

Before we get to the art.......

This blog, along with many, many others, was recently the victim of widgetserver.com, who did some sneaky things to my HTML files, causing viewers to be redirected to their site.  I was finally successful in disabling widgetserver.com.  I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you, my readers.

It is not impossible for this to happen again, so I hope, if you have a problem at any time, you will inform me though a comment.  A BIG thank you to Carol B. for informing me of this problem.

Now, back to art!



The moon rises as night falls.


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This is not my usual painting.  This painting was commissioned by a client, who wanted to use it on his CD cover.  He had written and recorded songs and wanted the cover to represent specific lyrics.

I allowed him to dictate the exact scene he requested, which resulted in this painting.  The bad news is, he was not happy with the results.  The good news is, he had paid an non-refundable deposit.

Although my deposit, was not enough to cover the materials and labor I expended, I believe it was a profitable experience.  I learned a lot of dos and don'ts.  He ended up purchasing another painting.

We parted ways, but I believe we were both happy with the outcome.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fish Painting, Angelfish Painting, Textured Painting,SOLD

Sometime ago, I visited Key Largo, which inspired a series of paintings, I called my Coral Reef Series.  One of  favorites of the series is called "Angels on Parade".



My client, who purchased this painting, also commissioned a companion piece.  Below is the second painting.



The client was very pleased with the pair of artworks.

Thanks for reading my blog today!

Carol Schiff
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CBS Wants Me!

Something exciting has happened, here in the studio!

I have been contacted by CBS, and have given them my permission, to use two of my artworks on their TV shows.  The new Magnum PI, and Hawaii Five-O series  will be on my view list forever!

The artworks are both seascapes, and here they are:


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 The links are for a print on canvas, which includes a free printer's proof, before the print is produced.  I can also do prints on wood planks, which gives a wonderful rustic, beachy feel.  For the wood print, please contact me here for prices and sizes.


Carol Schiff
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Landscape Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Clinging to the World, 8x8x1.5" Original Oil, SOLD

This was a painting, I enjoyed creating!  I don't know why, but some days every brushstroke is a struggle, and a few times, everything just falls into place.

For me, this was a" fall into place day".


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Good days and bad days.  In the studio and out.  That is the way of life.  So, I try to enjoy the          "good" and not let the" bad" become overwhelming.

Here's hoping today is a "Good" day for you!



Thanks for checking out my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Coral Reef Painting, Key Largo Painting, Daily Painting, Large Oil Painting, 20x24x1.5" Oil


This is the largest of  my coral reef series....the largest so far.  It is highly textured, not with medium, but with paint.

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I sometimes paint over a failed painting, such as in this case.  Conventional wisdom will advise you to sand down your canvas and start over.  I prefer to let the texture of the failed painting show through.  Sometimes, I also allow pieces of the original art to show.

I originally had an abstract piece on this canvas, but although I liked some parts of the abstract, I  was not happy with the whole piece.  The canvas set in my studio for several years before I attempted to reuse it.  This technique may not be for everyone, but I am the texture queen, so, it appeals to me.



Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Triptych Painting

Every now and then, I just have to do an abstract.  Usually painting knives are involved.  This one is no exception.   I wanted to take a square composition and turn it into a rectangle. This us what I came up with.

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and here is the original square composition.  Which do you prefer?




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I have been in North Carolina, in the mountains for the past few weeks.  We are enjoying our time here.

The other day we went to the park and had a picnic lunch, something we never do at home.  There were ducks and geese everywhere.



We had a relaxing and fun time and our sandwiches tasted twice as good as usual.  The crisp fall weather comes and goes.  It is so much fun to be in the mountains this time of the year and I cannot wait for the fall color.   I will share with you when it comes.

When I work on the computer,  I can see chipmonks running back and forth, across the patio.  They are so fast, it is hard to get a photo, but I did manage to catch one stuffing his cheeks with goodies.



Have a great fall day, wherever you are.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, One Last Autumn Painting, 6x8" Oil on Canvas

I know, I know!  By now, you are sick and tired of hearing me go on about fall in the mountains!  I promise, this is my last little autumn painting.


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I am trying to bring additional color, and different color into my art.  This time of year is perfect!  I tend to be a cool hue kind of girl, so inspiration is easy with fall colors everywhere.


Hmmmm!  I think I could become fond of the "other" side of the color wheel.  In any case, change is always a good thing.

Feeling Orange,
Carol
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Fall Landscape Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel

Today I am posting another new autumn painting.  I am so inspired by the beautiful landscapes beyond my windows.

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There is nothing better than a bright, sunny, fall day, with those gorgeous leaves, highlighted against a bright blue sky.



This is a cute little house, down the road, in Waynesville NC.  A little story book house!

Time for pumpkins, burning leaves, and roasting marshmallows.  The local orchards are full of apples and cider.  YUM!  If I could just find a hay ride, life would be complete.

Carol
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Rural Landscape Painting, Autumn Painting,Daily Painting, Palette Knife Painting, 11x14" Oil

A scene that is found everywhere, in my new state, North Carolina.  Maybe not everywhere, but, everywhere around here in the Asheville area.

We are just getting hints of fall.  A maple will have one red branch, while the rest of the tree is still green.  But I can sense that it WANTS to be red!


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This is my first autumn as a resident in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I am excited!





Hope your day is colorful, too!

Carol
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Monday, October 1, 2018

Does anyone read my blog?

I  thought I would catch up with the stats on my blog, today, and found some very interesting results!

For instance......the number 1 blog post, after 9 years of posting, is a small abstract, I barely remember.  Posted on August 18, 2013, it has 6 times the amount of views of the number 2 blog post.



The second most popular post, was this little floral.


I do not consider either to be in the top 10 of my most "memorable" works.

Does my blog need a major overhaul?  Or should it die a quiet death?  Is the day of the "blog" over?

Any comments would be appreciated.


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

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