Tuesday, December 31, 2019

WELCOME 2020

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY 2020


Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Where Am I Going?, Small Oil Paintings, Daily Paintings

Traditionally, this time of the year,  is when we evaluate our performance, over the last twelve months, and look at the direction we are headed.

Artistically, I see nothing but question marks.  I want to have a clear plan, a path to follow and mark my progress, but alas, it evades me.


I looked through my posts from last year, and picked out my favorite pieces, hoping against hope that they will tell me where I am headed.



 Abstract Expressionism?


Maybe....


Thick Paint?

 Impressionism?




 Brushwork?
 Knife?

Really thin paint?




Or does it really matter?



All this thinking is making my head hurt!  

I am happy I found this many pieces, from last year, that speak to ME.  I am happy with them which makes me happy with me.

Maybe 2020 will find me treading the straight and narrow.....but somehow, I don't think so.

Thank you all, for joining me on my crazy, unplanned journey!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas to All


Merry Christmas 

to all!




I hope you all enjoy your holidays and find peace and love in the upcoming year!  I want to thank all my online friends who visit this blog and follow my art.



Our painting group, Pieces of 8, at our fun Christmas luncheon at The Dove. The Dove always makes  it a specal day, they do it right!

Clockwise, Fay on the left, Carmen, Denette Jean, Donna, Me, Mary and Kathy.
Carol Schiff
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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Fruit Still Life Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Pears and Strawberries, 8x10" Original Art

In a blatant attempt to get away from flower paintings, today I am posting a still life of fruit,

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 I have been accused of having too many grayed down hues in my art, so recently, I an trying to focus on more vibrant color....no more pasty pastels!

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 I would like to report, that my tube of white paint is lasting longer, but it is too soon to tell.


Regardless, I am pleasantly surprised with the color I achieved here, so hopefully I am on the right track.

Thanks for reading my blog today, and a special thank you to all who have supported my art and my blog with their purchases.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Barn Oil Painting, Farmhouse Wall Decor, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 11x14" Original Landscape Art

I have painted by neighbor's farm, in the Smoky Mountains, many times.

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It is such a scenic view.   I cannot pull my eyes away from it, whenever I pass.  I always think of a chirpy little bird, whenever I see the barn  "face".

 This time, there was an added surprise.  This lovely black bull, standing in the field.  I pulled out my trusty camera and was able to get a decent shot.

That was several years ago!  I looked at the image many times over the years, but only tried to paint it recently. The time must be right!

Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Palette Knife Paintings, Small Oil Paintings, Daily Painting, Textured Art



A selection of my palette knife art, for those of you, who love texture.



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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Sunset Painting, Heron Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel



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This painting was a real experiment for me.  I wanted to paint a sunset, wildlife and marsh, but could not find a reference image  that I liked.


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Then I remembered a workshop I took, many years ago from Fritz vanEeden.  Fritz is an artist of international acclaim.  Among his many talents is his ability to paint images that he pulled from his mind's eye.

I gave it a try!


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I started with the direction of the sky and clouds and then laid in the  wetlands below.



I have to admit, I did use a photo reference for the heron.  I just could not visualize all those body parts!

All in all, I was happy the day's efforts, and hopefully, this technique will come in handy in the future.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff



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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Farmhouse Wall Decor, Sunflower Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Art, Textured, SOLD



Sunflowers and farmhouses, the perfect pairing!

It is a cold, gray day, here in the mountains, and sunflowers are the perfect way to brighten things up.

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Both sunflowers and farmhouses, are not uncommon, here in the mountains.  It's hard not to smile when I look at sunflowers.





Have a wonderful day!

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Small Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Oil Seascape, Coastal Wall Decor, SOLD

Stop and smell the salt spray with these seascape paintings.
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IF EVERYONE HAD A BEACH....THERE WOULD BE NO STRESS IN THE WORLD!


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A day at the beach is always a good thing.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Abstract Oil painting, Palette Knife Painting, Textured Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

Last night I saw these colors in the sky.


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Today, I painted this.

Inspiration is a wonderful thing!

Carol Schiff
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Although the original is sold, this would be a beautiful giclee print on canvas.  Contact me, if you are interested.


Friday, November 29, 2019

Fruit Still Life Oil Painting, Pineapple and Mango on Glass, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting



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Today, I am featuring this pineapple and mango  oil painting, in a custom frame.  The piece is framed to 19x23".  The painting shows the fruit sitting on glass, and may be purchased with or without the frame.

Marketing, in my opinion, is one of the hardest parts of being an artist.  I don't know any artists who enjoy this part of the game. I will let you know how this idea works for me.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol

Sunday, November 24, 2019

MY Painting in the Joker Movie!, Small Oil Paintings, Daily Painting, Still Life Painting,

How lucky can I be?

One of my paintings was recently purchased for set design in a new movie!  The Warner Brothers movie, was filmed in Harlem, Manhattan and the Bronx., and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro.  The title is "Joker".


The painting is one I completed in a workshop a few years back.

I am thrilled, and only hope it doesn't end up on the cutting room floor.

The movie was recently released, and I must say, IT WAS A GIANT HIT!!

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Carol Schiff
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Abstract Seascape, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Knife Artwork, Textured Seascape


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I am very happy with the understated color which makes the brighter hues really pop.  I am not sure if it would be call an abstract or impressionistic.......what do you think?

What I do know, I really enjoyed painting it and want to try it again and go BIG!

Thanks for reading my blog today.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Mountain Church Painting, Small Oil Painting, Church Landscape Art, Farmhouse Wall Decor, Daily Painting, SOLD

This is one of the many, small, white, churches, found in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  They all have their own charm, and I love driving around in search of them.

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The beauty of the red tree, was an added bonus, to my find, but, this is a charming scene, anytime of the year.  It pays to have your cell phone with you!

Have a great day!

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Carol Schiff
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Landscape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Ocracoke Island, N Carolina

I recently visited the outer banks of North Carolina.  Ocracoke is a small settlement on the southern end of the banks.

The residents are a special group of individuals, who fiercely defend their lifestyle.

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 It is a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride, to reach the island, and many of the residents go years without visiting the mainland.


I appreciated their dedication to this small strip of land, 40 miles from the mainland, and am thankful they were willing to share it with me.

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Painting Wildlife, Grey Squirrel Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

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This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!

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