Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hydrangea and Rose Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Knife Painting, 6x8" Oil

It has been awhile, since I did a palette knife painting....and I miss it!

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I wanted to do something that was a little more subtle, than my usual bright colors.

If you are new to palette knife painting, you may be interested in this excellent tutorial:

Carol Schiff
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

My Still Life Painting in the Movies!

How lucky can I be?

One of my paintings was recently purchased for set design in a new movie!  The Warner Brothers movie, was filmed in Harlem, Manhattan and the Bronx., and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro.  The title is "Joker".


The painting is one I completed in a workshop a few years back.

I am thrilled, and only hope it doesn't end up on the cutting room floor.

The movie was recently released, and I must say, IT WAS A GIANT HIT!!

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Carol Schiff
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Palette Knife Paintings and Technique

The most enjoyable experiences, I get out of painting, almost always involves a palette knife.  I may start out with a brush in hand, but eventually the knife takes over.

This was my first experience.  I started on a canvas with a half finished painting.  One I had lost interest in ever finishing.



If you are interested in painting with a palette knife, you might want to check out this tutorial.  I found it to be very helpful.







Carol Schiff
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Roadside Floral, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 9x12" Oil on Canvas

When I go on my daily walk, up and down the country roads, I marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and weeds (?) I find.  It was on these walks, that I discovered the lovely daylilies I planted in Florida, grow wild in the mountains.

So that is the inspiration for this painting, as I gathered these blooms from the ditches and easements along the country roads.

I plopped them in a favorite piece of pottery and started painting.


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This piece is 9x12x.75"

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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.

SOLD
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!

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Summer landscape painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on panel SOLD

January and February.....the months when winter days grow dreary!  I feel that way too, and decided it was the perfect time to paint something bright and cheery.


Just a little reminder of summer and warmer days ahead!

Carol Schiff


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Morning on the beach, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Beach Painting, Seagull on the Beach, 11x14" Original Oil

I have run from the snowy mountains, to the beaches of Florida.  Lucky me, I can walk on the beach, and work at the same time.




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 I photoed this guy, during my morning walk and painted soon after.




The birds are so conditioned to people, they barely move when you approach.  In the morning, it is all business, as they are looking for food.

We are enjoying our Florida winter on the beach.  Being a snowbird is a good thing!




Carol Schiff