Sunday, January 31, 2016

Art Hits the Road!!

Something a little different paintings to view.

I have been busy for several months, working on a very large commission.  I am so relieved to finally finish the project.  Here it is, all crated up and ready to go.

My husband is happy to have his garage back.

Down the driveway and into the big truck.

Who knew you could move around 200 pounds with one hand!  I need one of those pallet lifts!

I loved working on this project as it was  quite a stretch for me.  Everything is very hush,  hush and I am not allowed to tell you more at this point.

However, I can say I am planning a trip to New Orleans soon!

Thank you for viewing my blog today.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Yorkie Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Yorkshire Terrier Art, 8x8x1.5" Oil

I am continuing on my puppy painting project!

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 Meet Oscar!  Well maybe that is not his real name, but I have come to think of him as an Oscar.

Some of the first paintings I sold, were pet portraits.  It has been more years than I want to admit, since I have done any.  I guess the urge is still there, because, when I see adorable pups I have to run to my easel.

If you have a special image of your "best friend", send it to me.  Maybe you will see your little charmer here too.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dinner Plate Clocks and Teapot Lamps and a short break from art

Today, I wanted to post a few of my teapot lamps and something new.....dinner plate clocks.

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 This will never take the place of my art, but, it is a nice little break ......getting creative in another media.  I loved the leopard print teapot and I paired it up with a yellow and black plate that has a bumblebee on it.

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I always smile when I see this one with yellow and black polk a dots as well as black and white checks with yellow daisies.

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This clock is perfect for a country kitchen and it has a hanging attachment right on the back.
Tick tock, tick tock.

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And finally, this black and white beauty, for the more sophisticated kitchen nook.

Tomorrow.....back to the easel.  I hope you  enjoyed this little break from art.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Old English Sheepdog Painting, Pet Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil by CarolSchiffStudio SOLD

I always loved a good shaggy dog naturally I had to paint this one.

 I found it a little difficult to get the sketching correct as this guy is all fur.  Thanks to my friend, Ted Fuhrer, for allowing me to use another of his fine photographic images.

I put a few impasto details in the face.

This image is also avaiable as a giclee print in several sizes here.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Marsh Painting,Southern Landscape, daily painting, small oil painting SOLD

A favorite client recently requested a custom marsh oil painting .  She liked a 6x18"  painting I had done it the past, but wanted to use a cherished 14x20" frame.  This is what we ended up with.

I always enjoy working on a special project with a client.   Contact me for a price quote on your own very special  painting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dog Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Golden Retriever Portrait, 8x8x1.5" Oil SOLD

When I first started painting I did a lot of dog portraits for clients.  Slowly, I moved into other subjects, but every once in a while, I get the urge to paint a cute canine.

 I quickly painted three unique, special puppies, before the urge passed.  This is Oscar.


Now, that the hectic holidays are over, it feels good to get back to my daily rountine.

I love the feel of a brand new year, that same feeling I get when I put on a new dress for the first time.  It stretches ahead of me with endless possibilities.  My goals this year are to concentrate more on quality and less on quanity, so posts may be fewer and farther apart.

What are your art goals for the beautiful year ahead?

Thanks you for reading my blog today.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Impressionist Floral Painting, Daily Painting, Roses and Pear, 14x18x1.5" Oil

In early November, I attended a workshop with Elio Camacho.  I have to say it was four hard working, but enjoyable days.  He is a wonderful instructor and has given me to courage to attempt new techniques.

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 He has helped me tremedously with seeing color.  I was not reading the reflection on the bottle as lavander until he pointed it out to me.  Of course, his use of color is what attracted me to his work in the first place.

 I like the soft colors here along with the soft edges.

I have plans to return for another session with him in March.  I am working hard to  put his techniques into practice in my work and I am excited to see where this journey will take my art.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Teapot Lamps, teacup lamp, repurposed lamp, home decor, lighting, shabby chic decor, Throwing a little light on the subject.......

In the past few months, I started a new little project, which I wanted to share with you today.  Hope you enjoy them.


I am making lamps from new and vintage teapots, cups and saucers.

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Each one is unique and one of a kind.  They will never be duplicated.

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This is actually a family project with my husband, my sone and my daughter-in-law.  Family makes it special and all the more fun.

This is our display, ready to go in a local vintage store.

I have shown you just a sampling of the adorable one of a kind lamps .  To view them all click here:

As special as these are, we can make them even more special, by making a lamp just for you.  If you have a few pieces of your wedding china, or maybe your grandmother's, or just something you love, we can make a custom lamp just for you.  Contact me through this blog, or my Etsy store.

Have a fun day today!