Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "Cup O Tulips" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

Yes, it's Wednesday again and time for another sale.  Today....it's spring tulips!
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Purchase this painting at the link under the image.  You will be charged $99.95 + shipping charges of $6.50 in the US.  As soon as I am notified of the transaction, I will refund your credit card or PayPal account $25.00!  To receive the refund, all you must do is write "REBATE PLEASE" on the order.

This offer expires at midnight PDT on May 1, 2014.  Don't let it get away.

I feature a sale painting on my blog every Wednesday, so come back next week and see what's on sale.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Daily Painting, Shell Still Life, "Queen Conch" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil SOLD

I found this Queen Conch shell on the beach during a trip to the Abaco Islands.  The Abaco Islands are a small, but beautiful chain of quaint islands off the shore of Florida.  Easy to travel to and with all beautiful unspoiled beaches, great fishing and diving and just plain relaxing.  They are not on the tourist route, which is an added bonus.

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I placed it in an east facing window one morning, and got a remarkable glow as the sun shone through the shell.  It seemed to be on fire and I tried to capture that beauty here.


Maybe not quite as nice as a trip to the islands, but a close second!   Every time I see it, I can feel sand between my toes.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Marsh Painting, Daily Painting, "Golden Marsh" by Carol Schiff. 6x8" Oil SOLD

Marshes are magical places.  The colors of the season is so distinct.  On this day, I wanted to capture the beautiful colors of fall  in the southern marsh.  The day was sunny and the marsh was glowing with golds and browns and complimentary blues in the sky.

 In the winter months it wears a beautiful coat of mauves and of course, spring is all yellow-green.  Summer brings a more mature green, often speckled with wildflowers

Whatever the color, I love those marshes and wetlands.  The wildlife is always spectacular.  Just a few miles from my Florida home is a wetland that has become one of the top bird watching areas in the USA.  Bird watchers travel from around the world to capture their beauty.  They often capture the beauty of an alligator or two whether they want to or not.

The marsh in this painting is in Florida.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "The Rest of the Story" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil sold

Time for another sale here on Carol Schiff Studio.  Today's piece is one of my favorites... three little ducklings.  The "rest of the story" is that mother duck was there too, trying to protect her babies from a big mouth bass that was stalking them.  She was successful!


If you wish to purchase this art, follow the "Purchase here" link under the image.  You will be charged $94.95. plus shipping.  As soon as I am notified of this purchase and payment, I will refund your credit card or PayPal account $25.00!  To receive the discount you must write' SALE PRICE' on the order.  That is my clue to send you the rebate.

This offer is good until midnight, 4/24/2014, PDT.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, "Texture" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Mixed Media

I was looking at my blogger statistics recently, and noticed that I will be celebrating my 7th year of writing this blog in two weeks!  How did that happen?

To celebrate, I thought I would re-post my most popular painting.  I was shocked to see that two of my works had many, many, more views than the others.  In fact, they had two or three times the amount of views than the 3rd place painting.  They are two completely different pieces of work and even weirder...neither have sold!

I suppose, I should wait for two weeks, but I have to act while I still like the idea, so here is the 2nd most popular  post:

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This is a view of a charming cottage and garden I found on a walk through Hyde Park in London.  The cottage was actually some type of park office and the grounds were incredible.

And here is the big winner..............................

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If you would like to read the original post, with a description of how this was painted, you will find it here:


Although I had painted a few small abstract type items, I consider this to be my first REAL abstract.  With 1138 views, it far out paced every other post!

So there is a big difference in the two paintings.  The only thing they have in common is that I painted them both and neither sold!  :)  Maybe, with time, this will become my MOST POPULAR POST!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Daily Painting, Lighthouse Painting, "Jupiter Lighthouse as seen from the Square Grouper" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" Oil SOLD

This small daily painting has a very long title!  I named it such because of memories of the day I spent at the "Square Grouper", a local place where you sit in the sand, shaded by palms with your toes in the inlet, drink beer or wine, gaze at the lighthouse across the inlet and watch boats make their way out to the sea.

 If you stretch your neck out just a tiny bit, you can see the beautiful Atlantic.  On summer afternoons, big puffy white clouds form as the cool ocean breezes meet the warmer inland air.  The perfect backdrop for that red lighthouse!

When I think of Florida, I think of spending days just like that!  Having my daughter by my side made it even better.

Hope you have a great day too.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "The Kiss" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Another WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY and another art sale!

Today's sale item is one of my favorite palette knife paintings, called "the Kiss"

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I had lots of fun with the knife, playing will complimentary colors and natural light.

Whomever purchases this painting will follow the link above and be asked to pay $95 plus shipping fees.  They should then write WILD AND WACKY SALE on their order.  This is the clue for me to immediately send their credit card or PayPal account a $20.00 rebate.

This offer expires April 17, 2014 at midnight PDT.

Don't let it get away!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Flower Painting, Floral Still Life, "Mixed Blessings" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5 Oil SOLD

It's spring.....sigh!  The perfect time to paint flowers...........

I don't know about you, but I was beginning to think that winter would never go away!  I now what you're thinking...."she lives in Florida???)  Well. true, but even in Florida we have seen day after day of piles of snow and cars sliding off the road, although it was on the nightly news.  We feel for those of you who had to suffer through it first hand and we are happy that it is gone.

So lets all celebrate a new beginning.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Daily Painting, Small oil painting, "Room with A View" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" Oil, SOLD

Strange name for a landscape.....maybe.  When I opened to door to my hotel room, this is the scene that pulled me across the room and on to the balcony........the perfect Florida beach scene, the glorious view we all hope for when we rent that room!  I knew the day would be good....and it was!


I painted with on gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted, so no frame is required.
My challenge in this painting was to capture the beautiful jewel tones on the sea and suggest the strong tropical light.

I hope you have a "room with a view" on your next vacation!  Enjoy!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Art Sale, Small Still Life, "Blue and Green" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Another Wednesday...another art sale!  This small still life has all my favorite colors.....blue, green and purple.

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Not only does it have my favorite colors, but I enjoy the shapes of these two pieces of glassware.

If you wish to purchase, follow the link above where you will be charged $90. plus shipping.  I will then credit your account back for $20.00.  Why don't I just change the original price?  Because this offer is valid only today and tomorrow and I usually forget to adjust the price back. :)

Now, I only advertise this sale on my blog, so you MUST WRITE ON THE ORDER, 'WILD AND WACKY' .  That is my signal to send you back the rebate.

This offer is good until midnight PDT Thursday, April 10th 2014.  Please pin it!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sailboat Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Swirl" by Carol Schiff, 10x8x.75" Oil SOLD

I had so much fun with this sailboat painting!  I have a photo of a sailboat regatta we watched several years ago.  It was quite breezy and the little boats were buzzing around like bees, trying to complete their course.

 I wanted to really capture the feel of the day and the movement of the water and boats.  I started by applying texture to my blank canvas.

Then I attacked with a palette knife and plenty of thick paint,  trying to capture even more texture.

It was a perfect painting day...I danced around the studio in between strokes.  This little painting is at the top of the list in enjoyment and it still makes me smile when I see it!

Give it a try....and pin this if you like.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Art, "Gold Rush" by Carol Schiff, 10x10x.75" SOLD

I was feeling the need to get abstract again and wanted to experiment with some gold leaf I had in my bag of tricks.

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I have to say I had lots of fun with this piece.  I wanted to keep the colors fairly neutral....black, white, gray, rust.  I had a piece of watercolor paper that had already been treated with a rusting technique, so the plan was to let some of that background show through.  I also wanted to incorporate that gold leaf.  I worked with a palette knife to get plenty of texture.  All in all, I had a great time!  Kind of like making mud patties when you were six....that same feeling. :)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Art Sale, Mixed Media Collage, "Palm Forest" by Carol Schiff, 8x8" SOLD

Last spring, I was lucky enough to attend a Carol Nelson mixed media workshop.  This is one of the pieces I created.


Carol is famous for her mixed media tree  works, so I was anxious to learn her technique.  This is a mixture of collage and painting.

As you know, it is WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY.  You can purchase this work until midnight PDT on Thursday April 3, 2014 and I will send you a rebate of $25.00 to your account.  You must write WILD AND WACKY on the order.  That is my signal  to send you the rebate.

Thursday is a very special day for me, as my husband and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary.  I won't tell you which anniversary but believe me....IT'S A BIG ONE!  So Happy Anniversary Jeff!

If you like this mixed media....please pin it!