Sunday, April 18, 2021

Country Style Flower Bouquet, Small Flower Painting, Daily Painting,


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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sunrise Seascape, Small Daily Painting, Florida Coastal Scene, Daily Painting, 8x10, SOLD



I have been spending so much time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, my trips to the beaches have suffered.  Time to roll out of bed before the sun, grab a cup of coffee and go for a short drive to the sea.

Just as I arrive, the sun starts it's slow climb above the horizon.  I have forgotten how peaceful and beautiful it is on the beach at this time of day.  Way down the beach, I can see a fisherman, but other than him we are alone with the birds who are looking for breakfast.

It is so enjoyable here, cool, serene.....I feel refreshed and ready to start my day.

Do you have a happy place too?

This painting was commissioned by a client who saw a similar work on my Etsy site.  The piece she wanted was already sold.  I was happy to do a similar painting in the size she desired.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Abstract Flower Bouquet, Contemporary Home Wall Decor, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10"


I wanted to create a soft, soothing floral still life. Painted on .75" deep canvas, with painted sides. Finished with a light spray of varnish to enhance and protect the colors.

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I worked with both brush and palette knife, but 90% of it is the knife.

Hope you enjoy it!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Poppies and Mountains Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Appalachian Wall Decor

 Last year we left beautiful western North Carolina, and moved to Florida.  We are missing the beautiful scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains.

This is a small landscape palette knife painting.  It captures the summer hues of Appalachia.  


Carol Schiff

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A Dog, A Cat, A Horse and a Bunch of Birds, Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings,


I was looking at some of my images and was really surprised to see how many bird and animal paintings I have done.  I thought today would be a good day to post a few of my old time favorites.





It is always interesting and educational to review the painting journey that you have been on.  I like to line up older paintings, chronologically, which helps me to see the improvements I have made and the ones I would like to make in the future.  Always an interesting exercise.

Have a painterly day and thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Ocracoke Island Abstract Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Abstract Painting, Palette Knife Painting, SOLD




The Outer Banks on North Carolina have been on my mind.  I was thinking of Ocracoke when I painted this little abstract seascape.

The Outer Banks is like no other place I have visited. Surrounded by water, the residents are a hardy type who take pride in providing for themselves.  The danger of living there, is still felt, as the tropical storms and hurricanes devastate the dunes and road on a regular basis.  In earlier times, shipwrecks littered the beaches.

I painted with a palette knife and oils, leaving it as raw and wild as the beaches.

Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff


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