Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Abstract Daily Painting, "Layers", Seascape, 6x8" SOLD


Well, maybe it's not exactly abstract, but it's not exactly impressionistic either.  I easily get confused over all the different types of "abstract" works.

Therefore, I will just proclaim that it is painted  freely and freshly, just like the sea.

What would you call this style?

Carol Schiff

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Daily Oil Painting, Beau Gateau et les Petits, 6x8 SOLD

It translates as "Beautiful Small Cake".  I had lots of fun with this one,  I positioned the cake on a favorite pottery plate and got the most lovely aquas and lavenders.

Then I painted in creamy oils using both brush and palette knife.  Yummy!

Since we are talking food here, I though I would show you some strawberries I covered in chocolate for a recent party.

And how about these fabulous rolls made with feta and jack cheeses and spinach!  Sometimes cooking can be as much fun as painting.  Thanks for the food pictures, Kathy.

Start off the week with a smile :0)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daily Abstract Painting, "Texture" 20x16", Mixed Media

If you follow my blog, you probably are aware of my interest in abstract art.  Although I will continue with my impressionism paintings, I do have a growing desire to dabble in the abstract area.

This painting is a study of texture.  I wanted to keep color to a minimum.

I used molding paste, acrylics and oil pastels to achieve the desired effects.

Thank you for viewing my daily paintings.  Enjoy your weekend!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Daily Oil Painting, "Rushing To Shore", 6x8" SOLD


I cannot go too long without painting the ocean.  Maybe it is the constant action, or the change in color that attracts me.

Maybe it is the atmosphere on the beach.  It's hard to be stressed  there.  Whatever the reason, this is one of my favorite things to paint.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Abstract Daily Painting,SOLD, Seascape, "Green Wave" 6x8"

Although I have been painting for over 20 years, I find, most of the time, it is a struggle, a case of give and take.  Some days I am pleased with the end results, some days, not so much!

This little painting is one I like.  It seemed to fall off my brush with very few strokes.  It is a very simple scene, and not to everyone's taste, but it made me feel good.

Thank you for viewing my little daily paintings.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Still Life Oil Painting Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting "Le Belle Poivron Rouge", 6x8"

I find I have missed painting still life, so it has been fun catching up on it over the last week.

If I could just stop sleeping, I would have an additional 5 or 6 hours a day to paint.

Maybe then I would have enough time to paint both my still life and my landscapes.....but what about the abstract/mixed media  I also want to try?  Maybe I better work on growing another set of arms instead!

Life is hard when you're retired!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Still Life Daily Painting "Two of a Kind" 6x8, SOLD


One of my favorite things to paint is a pear, especially if it involves back lighting.

Back lighting makes everything look dramatic, and my husband will tell you that no one loves drama more than I do!

There is a new week ahead....make the most of it!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Vegetable Still Life, Daily Oil Painting, "Ravanello Danza" SOLD

The past few months, I have been painting landscape after landscape.  I noticed that most of my favorite still life works have found new homes.

So this week, I have been painting new ones.  It has been a nice change of pace for me.

These radishes seemed to be involved in a complicated tango, so I named this "Ravanello Danza" which is Italian for Radish Dance.  It sounds much better in Italian.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tropical Landscape Daily Painting in Oil, SOLD "Island Vibe" 11x14

Aruba, Jamica, oooo I wanna take you
Bermuda, Bahama, Come on pretty momma

Key Largo, Montego, Baby why don't we just go?

Off the Florida Keys,
There's a place called Kokomo

The Beach Boys

Wishing you were here!

This painting has been licensed and reproduced as a hand-distressed solid wood plank wall decor.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Daily Paintings in a Mini Size, Original Oil Landscapes 3x5"

It has been some time since I posted my mini daily paintings.

They are only 3 x 5" and look very nice on a mini easel.

Or find a fun and unique way to display original art in your home.

My grandsons and I wish you a great week!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012