Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pink flower painting, Small oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Original art

I wanted to practice painting flowers, and found a reference in my files.

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Trying hard to put into practice the techniques Elio Camacho tries to push into my head.  Brushwork, color relations, composition, the bride!  Not sure if I was successful, but, there is always tomorrow!

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Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Abstract Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Textured Art, SOLD

This small seascape is a study for a much larger piece.  The only question in my mind is "How large?"

I am very happy with the understated color which makes the brighter hues really pop.  I am not sure if it would be call an abstract or impressionistic.......what do you think?

What I do know, I really enjoyed painting it and want to try it again and go BIG!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mountain Stream Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10x1.5" Oil on Canvas

If you have been in the Smoky Mts. or the Blue Ridge Mts., you will probably recognize this scene.  A mountain stream, meandering through trees covered in fall foliage.

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I often display my paintings on shelving, surrounded by favorite books and objects.

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Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Peony Still Life Giclee, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 14x18x1.5" Canvas Print

I painted this peony oil still life recently, at a workshop.  I was concentrating on brushwork and values.  The original is NFS, but I liked it enough to offer a limited number of prints.

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My workshop paintings have a different feel than most of my artwork.  I think it is from the high level of concentration, that I feel in the classroom.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Expressionist Painting, Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 9x12" Oil

Well probably your 5 yr old kid could do this....right?  Maybe that is why I enjoy it so much.

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 I may be a slow learner, because it took me many years to get to this point.  Mama never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer.

All kidding aside, I really love the freedom of this piece.  Instead of leaving the studio feeling like I have been fighting for hours, I felt very relaxed, happy and ready to sail through the day.  I think I need to do this more often!

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Carol Schiff

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Blue Study Floral, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16" Oil on Canvas Covered Panel

Have you ever done a painting, featuring just one color?

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 I have to say, it is not easy, but an excellent exercise.  At first, it is easy to see warm blues, from cool blues, but as time goes on, they all start blending together.  At least, that is my experience.

It was a relief to work on the flowers, just to ge a different color on the canvas.

Next up, a red painting?  There is a saying that reds are the most difficult.

Have a happy day!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pink Poppies Giclee Print, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Choose your size

You know how much I love flowers.  I love to grow them, and paint them.  Since my move to the mountains, I don't have space to grow to I may be painting them more often.


How could I resist these beautiful poppies?

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If you have taken pictures of flowers, that you would like to share with me, I would love to see them.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dogwood Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on panel

I had an empty wall in my house.....unheard of for an artist!!  After much deliberation, I decided I wanted to hang a couple of florals I painted a few months ago.

Dreaming of Dogwood

  I wanted to inspire myself to try more of this style, very loose, and painted with lots of transparent colors and lots of medium.

Daffodil Days

So far, I have had a problem trying to dupicate the look!!!

A further complication.....the original paintings are 6x8" and I needed  larger pieces for my wall.

That was a problem I could solve.  I ordered giclee prints on canvas, increasing the size of the prints.  I have to say they came out wonderful.  I even manipulated the color slightly on the dogwood to work better in my room.  Thankfully, I was able to take high resolution images of both paintings, allowing them to be printed in the size I desired without losing detail in the  image.

Now, I just have to keep practicing until I am able to duplicate my technique.

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Carol Schiff