Thursday, February 26, 2015

Expressionists Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Cross Composition in Orange, Blue and Purple, 8x8x1.5 Original Oil

This contemporary abstract painting is on a heavily textured stretched canvas. 
I used a cross (one of my favorites) composition and split complementary colors of blue, purple and orange to achieve a nice glow. I painted with a knife to get even more texture and very subtle color changes. 
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 This contemporary abstract painting is on a heavily textured stretched canvas.
I used a cross  composition(one of my favorites)  and split complementary colors of blue, purple and orange to achieve a nice glow. I painted with a knife to get even more texture and very subtle color changes. 

I was always fairly mystified about the process of painting an abstract, but I am finding that it is much like any other artwork.  You must have a composition, a point of interest,  color interaction and contrast.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Daily Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painter, "Apple on the Tree", Carol Schiff artist, 6x8" Original oil, SOLD

I never know what genre a painting like this falls into.  Is it a landscape?  Is it a still life?  I think it may be a landscape because it has not been "arranged".

This apple is from my favorite orchard in North Carolina, just outside of Waynesville.  Most of the year it is very quite there, but in the fall, it is the place to be.  The orchard also has a bakery and long, long lines exist all day, every day.  I have stood in line many times myself to buy their delicious apple cider donuts or cakes, fritters and pies.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Sky Painting, Cloud Painting "Good Morning, Atlantic" by Carol Schiff, 11x14x1.5" Oil SOLD

One of the perks of living on the east coast is getting to see the sun rise over the ocean in the morning.  If you don't have a house on the coast, I highly recommend considering a move, just for that reason!

I hope you have a really fantastic morning!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Original Oil Abstract ,by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5"

It has been some time since I posted an abstract......this week I was in the mood to do some non-representative work.

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I enjoy abstract, at times, as it gives me the opportunity to concentrate on composition and color relationships.  No drawing distractions!

I started this piece by creating lots of texture on the canvas, followed by a coat of acrylic cad. red.  Then the fun began as I brought out my oils and just pushed paint around until I was happy with the results.  It was that same feeling I used to get when I would stomp around in rain puddles as a kid.

I know I will soon go back to representative work, but today, I am happy with this,

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Horse Portrait Giclee' Print, Daily Painting, Domestic Animal Painting by Carol Schiff, Sale!

Don't you just love horses?  I do.  They are such beautiful, elegant horses.  So strong yet they have these delicate little ankles.

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The original painting has sold, but today, I am offering prints for sale at 8x10" and 11x14".  There is a tiny cropping problem on the lower left of these prints(not visible in this image),,,,nothing that will show when it is framed, but it is there.  So, I have priced these two prints with a $10.00 discount.

If you follow the link, under the image, you will find the original Etsy listing including an image of the lower left corner.

The print is on textured archival watercolor paper and perfect other than this tiny issue.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Dog Painting, Sallie" by Carol Schiff 8x8 Pet Portrait SOLD

Years ago, when I first started selling paintings, I did a lot of pet portraits.  It was both a good and bad thing.  Everybody loves their pet, so usually, they were extremely excited to get their painting.  The bad thing was I had to paint from their photographs, which were usually terrible!

I stopped doing pet portraits on a regular basis, but how could I resist this little girl?

I couldn't!  Every once in a while, I find a face I just have to paint. Usually it is furry.

If you want me to paint your pet, send me your digital file, but make it a good one, please!

Happy day to you!

Wildlife Painting, Bird Painting, Daily Painting, Mr Blue Jay by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Oil painting SOLD

My friend, Ted Fuhrer, who lives on a mountaintop, and is an avid photographer, takes the most wonderful photos of wildlife.  All kinds of critter visit his home from birds to bears to bobcats.  He is kind enough to share his images with me.

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He captured an image of this inquisitive blue jay.

I like the effect of this chunky black frame.  It really makes an impact on the wall and black frames always make color pop.

Have a great day and thanks for reading my blog today.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Gray Squirrel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Rural Landscape Canvas Print, Landscape Giclee Sold


This rural landscape giclee canvas print depicts a view of a farmer's field, rolls of hay ready for winter and late afternoon shadows. A slice of Americana with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.

The original is sold, but I am pleased to offer this listing of a giclee canvas print of my original oil painting, professionally printed and of the highest quality. It is printed on high quality canvas and mounted on stretcher bars. The scene extends around the sides of the canvas allowing it to be hung with or without a frame. Shipping is free in USA and Canada. Contact me for shipping quotes to other countries. 

Thank you for reading my blog today.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Artichoke Giclee' Canvas Print, Still Life Giclee Canvas Print, Artichokes of Roma by Carol Schiff, daily painting

I have been very busy adding giclee' prints to my Etsy site.  It has given me an opportunity to review some of my sold paintings.  I have enjoyed visiting with these "old friends" and though I would post a few.

Today  I wanted to show you this painting from a trip I took to Roma a few years ago.  I rented an apartment in Campo di Fiori, which is historical piazza.  One morning, I was surprised to see the piazza had been turned into a farmer's market for the day.  These were real farmers selling their fresh, beautiful produce.  I took lots of photos and when I returned home this was the first painting I created.

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The painting has sold, but I am happy to offer it as a giclee' canvas print in numerous sizes. If you look closely, you may be able to see a few Italian words that I hid in the painting.

The giclee's are high quality canvas and inks, professionally printed, gallery wrapped and finished with a semi-gloss protective coating.  They come to you ready to hang.  This piece is available from 8x10x1.5" to over 24x36x1.5".

Happy Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Marsh Landscape Painting, Georgia Wetlands by Carol Schiff, 6x12x.5" Original

I have been trying to understand why I am so drawn to the marsh landscape, I finally realized, it is the way the water seems to drift lazily around the mounds of earth and plant life, the way it changes color from  season to season.  It is all just too soothing.

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The vegetation is so lush.  As you can see, this part was painted with a knife.
Oops!  Sorry for the glare on this image.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Seashell Giclee Canvas Print, Conch Shell Giclee Print, Giclee Print Sale, Carol Schiff Prints

As you know, I always have a sale item on Wednesday.  Today, I am offering for sale, one of my giclee prints on canvas.

These are high quality prints on archival canvas and inks.  The stretcher bars are heavy duty and the whole print is finished with a semi-gloss protective finish.

The print extends over the 1 1/2" deep sides, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

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Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged from $49.95 to $214.95, depending on the size print you choose.  Available sizes are 8x10x1.5", 12x16x1.5", 16x20x1.5",20x24x15" and 24x36x1.5"  Shipping is free in USA and Canada.

   As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of 15% to your credit card or PayPal account.  You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

Because this is a print, instead of an original, I can extend this offer to more than one person.  If you follow the link above, and the item is sold out, just leave a comment here and I will take your order at the discounted price.

This offer expires Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Carol Schiff Prints, Landscape giclee prints, daily painting giclee prints, wildlife giclee prints, Giclee' Prints are Here!

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I am so excited today!  I have been working with a printmaker and I can now offer you quality, professionally printed giclee' prints of my artwork,

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from 49.95
 They are printed on canvas with archival inks and have a semi-gloss protective coating.

They come already stretched and ready to hang on your wall, with or without a frame.


The really exciting part for me, is I can now offer the best of my works that have sold!

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49.95 and up
They come in a variety of sizes. 

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starting at 49.95

If you don't see the size or the image you want, just contact me here or at my Etsy site
I am adding more listings daily, but I can always do a special one for you.
Thank you for reading my blog today!