Thursday, February 27, 2014

Abstract Sunrise Painting, Palette Knife Abstract, "Intracoastal Sunrise" by Carol Schiff, 14x18x1.5" Oil SOLD

I painted this abstract sunrise painting after spending the night on the boat, anchored at Mosquito Lagoon.  It was a hot night with no power on the boat and mosquito's everywhere!  We started out the next morning in the dark and soon saw this gorgeous sunrise.

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I painted this after I returned home with brush and palette knife.

Thanks for viewing my blog and my abstract sunrise painting this morning.  Feel free to pin it!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vegetable Still Life, Red Pepper Painting, "Big Red" by Carol Schiff, 20x24x1.5" Oil

It has been some time since I have painted a vegetable still life, so I decided to try one this week.  In the past I painted every fruit and vegetable you could imagine, but they were small pieces, usually 6x8" or smaller.

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 This one is actually 20x24" and painted with a combination of palette knife and brush.  You will notice with this next image below, that the the background is actually more gray green than the blue shade above.  I must have taken 20 photos of this, trying to get the colors correct, but in the end I had to choose between the bluish background and the front end of the pepper turning a garish orange mustard hue. Yuck!  At any rate, the photo below seems quite accurate in both places.

Thank you for viewing my blog today.  I hope you enjoy this vegetable still life painting.  Give it a pin!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Still Life Teapot, Daily Painting, "Antique French Teapot" by Carol Schiff, 16x16x1.5" Oil

This is not a new painting, but it is my favorite still life teapot painting.  It is a antique French teapot that I found on Etsy.

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The  owner of the Etsy site, Dandeliondecor gave me permission to use her image.  The teapot is no longer available but I am happy to have this painting.

 I was attracted by the wavy lines, the beautiful china roses and the sweet curvy handle.  The painting is soft and subtle, but it catches my eye every day as I walk by it.  Yes, one of the perks of being an artist, is lots or original art on your walls.
Several years ago I did lots of still life teapots and flowers and food items.  I am getting in the mood to return to these subjects.

I hope you enjoy this daily painting today and I hope you will pin it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, "The Mantle" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Yes, it's time for another painting on sale.  This one is actually one of my favorites, maybe because I see this scene every day.

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I see it every day, because it is my mantle, featuring one of my early pastel paintings and a beautiful heart shaped glass vase given to me years ago by a very special person.

As usual, when I have a painting on sale on this blog, when you purchase it today, I will send your PayPal or credit card account and $15.00 rebate.  This offer is good only on this painting and only for today.    To make sure you get the rebate write 'WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY"  on the order.  That is my notification that you saw it here and are due the rebate.  Offer good until midnight PST,  2/19/2014.

Thanks for viewing my painting on sale today and don't forget to pin it.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pelican Painting, Daily Painting, "King of the Flock" by Carol Schiff, 9x12x1.5" Oil

I was visiting Cocoa Beach pier when I spied this beautiful creature and knew immediately I would soon be working on a pelican painting.

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He must have been conditioned to getting lots of attention as he tried his best to ignore me, especially after he realized I didn't have any fish.  Lots of people fish off the pier and I am sure he grabs his share of fish from those who don't protect their catch.

I named him "Jake".  I once knew a Jake with a very large mouth (if you know what I mean).

Thanks for viewing my pelican painting today! I hope you will pin it.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Figurative Oil Painting, African American Art, "Market Day" by Carol Schiff, 27x54"

This figurative oil painting depicts a young woman, in a tropical location, shopping at an outdoor market.

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I wanted to paint a very large, almost life-size, figurative painting.  I stretched the canvas myself as the finished piece is 27x54".

Although it doesn't really show in this image, I did glaze, after glaze, after glaze on the head to get the deep, rich, hues.  

This figurative oil painting is quite different from the daily paintings you usually view here.  It's always good to stretch yourself.  My goal this year is to paint larger pieces on a regular basis.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Paintings on Sale, Floral Still Life, by Carol Schiff

The winter is trudging on...there seems to be no end in sight, so I have decided to give us all a taste of spring today, with these floral still life paintings.  To make it a little sweeter, they are all on sale today only!
To receive the rebate, just write "WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY" on your order.  That is my signal to send your credit card or PayPal account a credit.

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This offer expired at midnight PST Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  Perfect to chase away the winter blues or to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Thank you for viewing these floral still life paintings on sale.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Peony and Pitcher" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

It has been a long, cold winter and I was ready for a little escape. A flower painting seemed like just the thing!

 I found an image of peonies from my garden and started painting.  I used all my favorite colors of pinks, purples, corals and blues.  The more I painted, the happier I felt.
My hope is that this little flower painting will bring some joy to you today.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Small Landscape Painting, "Intracoastal Island" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil, SOLD

This small landscape painting depicts a scene I see every day.  Florida's intracoastal waterway is dotted with small uninhabited islands.

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During warmer months, the islands are often gathering places for camping and fishing trips or simply a fun boating trip for a family outing.  Even the youngest kids enjoy the sandy beaches and calm, shallow waters and many picnics and happy days occur there.

I painted the scene with a palette knife in the style I like to call "color weaving" which gives it a nice textured look.  I particularly like a small landscape painting in a simple black frame which, I feel, gives a sense of elegance.  I love when you pin my work!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Painting on Sale, "The Irene" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil

It's Wild and Wacky Wednesday again, and I have chosen a scene from North Carolina for my painting on sale  today.  This charming wooden boat docks at our favorite marina in the mountains.....and it carries the same name as my granddaughter.

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This 8x10 oil on canvas panel usually sells for $150.  It's  already marked down to $ only I will refund you $20 on this purchase.  As soon as I am notified of it's sale, I will process a $20 credit to your PayPal or Credit Card account.  Offer expires at midnight PST, February 4, 2014.  Please pin it!

Thank you for reading my blog...hope you like my painting on sale today.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cat Painting, "Sleeping Kitty" by Carol Schiff, 6x12x.75" Oil SOLD

This is not your typical cat painting.  This kitty was so tired, she was sleeping on steps, in the middle of a tourist attraction.  People climbing up and down around her, trying to avoid her stretched out body and to not step on her tail.  Nothing bothered her.

Apparently, Louisiana cats are tough

The painting is on 6x12x.75" stretched canvas, painted with texture using both knife and brush.

Thank you for reading my blog today and I hope you like my little cat painting.