Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rose Painting, Rose Still Life, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel

Everybody loves roses.  I find them difficult to grow, and to paint.

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I used both a brush and palette knife on this piece.  I particularly paid attention to edges.

They say less is more, so I tried to do less and keep it fresh.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Red Sky Painting, Sunset Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil on canvas

My friend Kathy Garvey, or maybe it was her brother Pat, took the most beautiful series of photos of a sunset.  The sun is shown in several positions, peeking out from behind clouds, over the ocean.
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My plan is to do two or three of these as a series, showing the movement of the sun behind the clouds.  This is number 1

My thanks go out to Pat and Kathy, for being to generous with their photos and allowing me to use them as a reference.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Mountain Walk, 6x8" Oil on Panel

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Abstract Sunset, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Textured Painting, Palette Knife Painting, 6x8" Oil on Canvas SOLD

Well, here I go again, another sunset painting!  I think it is my favorite subject matter, and even more so, when it involves water.

What is this fascination I have!

What is your fascination?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cat Painting, Animal Portrait, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x6 Original Oil

I always enjoy painting animals, so it is no surprise, that when I hosted a photo contest, on my  facebook page, I chose a kitten, as the winner.

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I could not resist painting this adorable kitten.  Below is the original image, sent in from Sandy, in Florida.

I asked readers, to inspire me, by sending in their favorite images.  The winner received a giclee print of the finished painting.

I had so much fun, that I am thinking of holding this contest monthly.  Check out my facebook page,
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Carol Schiff

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Farm Landscape Painting, Farmhouse Decor, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Landscape Painting, 11x14"

I have painted by neighbor's farm, in the Smoky Mountains, many times.

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It is such a scenic view.   I cannot pull my eyes away from it, whenever I pass.  I always think of a chirpy little bird, whenever I see the barn  "face".

 This time, there was an added surprise.  This lovely black bull, standing in the field.  I pulled out my trusty camera and was able to get a decent shot.

That was several years ago!  I looked at the image many times over the years, but only tried to paint it recently. The time must be right!

Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Small Landscape Painting, Blue Ridge Mountains, Wildflower Painting, Daily Painter, Small Oil Painting

Last fall, we took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It was a crisp, sunny day and my camera was busy clicking away.

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It's hard to go wrong with a blue and yellow just shouts "Cheerful".  The background was painted  with a brush, but I used a palette knife on the flowers and grasses.  That's when it started to be really fun!

I feel like I was able to capture the feel of the day......I hope it made you smile!

Carol Schiff

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Rose Paintings, Floral Paintings, Flower Paintings, Small oil Painting, Daily Painting

I know, I know!  We are all so caught up in our daily lives, rushing around.  Take a deep breath, and relax awhile.

TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES!  Here are a few of my past paintings.  Maybe they will help.

Enjoy the Day!