Friday, November 29, 2013

HOLIDAY ART SALE by Carol Schiff

Now that we have all stuffed ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie, we are all thinking C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S !!  The pieces (that's what we like to call ourselves) are seriously thinking about our Holiday Art Sale that will be here faster than you can say "Ho Ho Ho".  In fact, it is next weekend, December 7th, but more about that later.

If you follow this blog, you know we all did birdhouses to sell this year, so I wanted to show you my effort.

As you can see, I already have a tenant, so sorry all you little homeless birds!  Thanks to Carmen's husband, Hap, who hand made ALL of our birdhouses.  He also laid out the rule that we had to keep our finished houses under wrap and have a grand reveal.....which was the perfect excuse for a grand party at Cindy's house a few weeks ago.  I can tell you, we have some very cool birdhouses!

For all you readers who don't happen to live in Melbourne, FL, we are happy to take orders and ship out, so if you must have this, or any of the other houses, just send us a comment with your email and we will get back to you.

We have some other new items at our sale this year.  We have been very busy and always try to come up with something new and unusual.  I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the table I painted.  It looks a little grey in these images, but it is actually painted in white, lavender and dusky purple.

I found this beautiful antique side table and painted it in dusky purple chalk paint.  Then, I got creative....painting white and lavender to bring out the wonderful carving.  I kept thinking about the beautiful Victorian houses in San Francisco and how their details are highlighted in several colors of paint.  Below is a close up of the table top, all safely sealed under three coats of varnish.

It was so much fun, I had to paint a matching chair!

We have many more exciting and unique items waiting for our sale along with wonderful art from our members at even more wonderful prices!  If you are in Central Florida on December 7th.....come on over.  Just drive to Melbourne, and follow the map here to my house.  We will be easy to find with lots of signs up the last mile or two.  It's such a popular event, that even Google Earth came a few years ago

Hope to see you there!  Come early!!

PS:  Did I mention refreshments??

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Floral Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, "A Rose is a Rose" by Carol Schiff, 9x12x1.5"

I was in the zone of this one and able to complete it very quickly.  My palette knife was slinging paint.....maybe it had to do with the music I was playing.

Purchase here
195 + 13

You may recognize this set up as I have painted it before.  Last time it looked like this:

I enjoy painting the same object or scene in different styles.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY, SALE, Tea Pot Still Life Painting, "Tea Pot and Chop Sticks" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil

Now that I am home for several months, it's time to resume my WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY sales.

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129 plus shipping
Do you remember how this works?  When you go to the link, it will show a price of $149.  When you purchase the painting, YOU MUST WRITE "WILD AND WACKY" on the order.  That will tell me to immediately send you a $20 REBATE.   Gallery price on this painting is $209, so it's a nice saving.

This price is only for readers of my blog and only for today.  If your order is dated Nov. rebate :(

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Painting on Sale, WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY, "Where the Mountain Meets the Sea" 6x8" oil SOLD

I have been gone most of the month, visiting the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in their fall glory.

Now that I am home again, I am ready to continue my  Wacky Wednesday sales.  Today's painting is a view of the California coastline at sunrise.

This 6x8" oil on canvas panel was originally priced at $95 and is marked down to $69.95.  If you purchase today, I will send you a $10 rebate bringing the final price to $59.95.

You must write "WILD AND WACKY" on the order to receive the rebate.  Offer good until midnight Nov.13, 2013.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fall Colors" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

We have just returned from several weeks in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  Everyday I would run to the door as soon as the sun peeked over the mountain to see how the beautiful fall colors had intensified over night. I was not disappointed.
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The sun was back lighting a red maple, giving it a beautiful glow.  I tried to duplicate the colors without falling into the "too garish" trap.

It was a lovely trip.  Lots to do with little time available.  I need to take a few deep breaths and all will turn out okay.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

From Canvas to Metal, by Carol Schiff

I am happy to announce that my work has been licensed and reproduced by All My Walls Inc., a manufacturer of metal wall decor.  I had no idea how they would use my images as they didn't seem to fit in with the rest of their products.  After many months, they finally sent me images of the finished products.  I am posting just a few samples for you.