Monday, April 25, 2022

Small Painting of the Florida IntraCoastal Waterway, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Indian River Scene, Home Wall Decor


 This is a 6x8" oil worked with both brush and palette knife.  I love water and have always wanted to have a water view from my home.  This would be my perfect little place.


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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Seascape Oil Painting, Coastal Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16" SOLD

My favorite path to the sea, during my stay in Florida last winter.  Heaven!!

SOLD

The frame is not included, but shown only as an example.

This is a 12x16x.75 original oil painting, with some texture in areas.







Carol Schiff
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Friday, April 22, 2022

Trio of Marsh Landscape Paintings, Commission Your Painting, Small Oil Paintings, Daily Painting


 These are three 6x8" marsh landscapes from Amelia Island in northern Florida.  They were commissioned pieces that brought back happy memories for me.


Many artists do not enjoy commission work.  The idea you see in your mind may not be the same vision your client has, which makes it difficult.  I however, enjoy the challenge.



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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Mountain Church Landscape Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Appalachian Small White Church, 8x10" 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.

SOLD

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!


Carol Schiff
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

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

An early morning beach photo shoot was the inspiration for this piece.  Thank you to Pat Garvey for sharing his image with me.

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 One of the biggest problems of selling art online, is representing your art with correct colors.  I didn't realize how big a problem this would be.

I tried for over an hour to edit this piece correctly, and was only partially successful.    Blues seem to be the colors that always give me problems in my photography.

The image above is washed out compared to the actual piece, which is sitting here next to me.  My problem was trying to get the blue gray on the lower right corner to read correctly...which is right on with my monitor.  But that means I have lost some beautiful warm rust and mauve hues in the dark cloud.



In this detail, the mauves and orangey rust shades are correct, but the blue on the right side is way too strong. Also the pale yellows are not warm enough.  What to do?  I have no answers.

Even if I am able to get the colors correct on my monitor, they may not be what you are seeing on your monitor.

So I do my best to represent what I see and offer my customers a full refund if they are unhappy.

I think most buyers understand this issue as fortunately, I have not had a painting returned in almost 10 years.

If any of you have a solution, I would love to hear it.

After writing this post, I tried again to edit my image, and finally have settled on this as the best representation of the painting.  It is better, but still does not reflect all the color variations.

Still missing mauve and purple colors in the dark cloud area and aqua tints behind the pelican.


Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Tribute to Courtney

 This is off subject, but I want to take a moment to celebrate my granddaughter and her many years of hard work.



Courtney is graduating from medical school in a few weeks and has been awarded a residency in OB/GYN at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN.

Mayo in Rochester is the number one rated hospital in the world, and they only had five OB/GYN residency openings.

I am so proud of my granddaughter, the doctor, and know she will treat her patients with compassion and dedication.  CONGRATULATIONS to her and her wonderful Mom!

 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Floral Still Life, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Roadside Treasure"

When I go on my daily walk, up and down the country roads, I marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and weeds (?) I find.  It was on these walks, that I discovered the lovely daylilies I planted in Florida, grow wild in the mountains.

So that is the inspiration for this painting, as I gathered these blooms from the ditches and easements along the country roads.

I plopped them in a favorite piece of pottery and started painting.


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This piece is 9x12x.75"

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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