Sunday, June 30, 2019

Big Sky Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on panel

I have been working, working, working, on my Etsy site, turning me into a computer operator!  Day after day, sitting at the computer for hours at a time.

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Finally, I just couldn't take it anymore.  I had to get back into the studio!
I had so much fun with this piece!  It seems like forever, since I had a palette knife in my hand.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it, and thanks for stopping bye today.

Have a great day!

Carol Schiff

Friday, June 28, 2019

Textured Seascape Painting, Palette Knife Oil, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 20x24" SOLD

I wanted to do a seascape, or actually a beach painting, somewhere between an abstract and impressionism.


I wanted to record just my memories and impressions of trips to the beach.  I painted with a knife and tried to work quickly.

I tried not to think too much about the colors I was using or where I was putting them, but tried to keep it really instinctive.

I wanted plenty of texture in this piece.

It was a fun exercise!

Although this painting has sold, it is available as a giclee print on canvas or distressed wood planks.  Contact me for sizes and pricing.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pink Poppies, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Original Oil, SOLD

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?

Available as a giclee print

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

This piece is available as a giclee canvas print in several sizes, with a free proof and free shipping.  Contact me for pricing.

Carol Schiff

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Abstract Landscape Palette Knife Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x3" Original

I found some square 3 inch deep canvases in my studio, and decided to play around with one.


I tried several approaches, but nothing was working for me.  So, I just started playing with paint and my palette knife.  I was envisioning  a sunset over the landscape, choosing colors that "felt" right for me.

You can see how deep the canvas is in this pic.  I actually love these big clunky canvases on shelves rather than walls, and I like the feel of the rough clunky paint.

All in all, it was a fun painting day.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ocracoke, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Landscape with sunset, 11x14" Original Oil

I recently visited the outer banks of North Carolina.  Ocracoke is a small settlement on the southern end of the banks.

The residents are a special group of individuals, who fiercely defend their lifestyle.

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 It is a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride, to reach the island, and many of the residents go years without visiting the mainland.

I appreciated their dedication to this small strip of land, 40 miles from the mainland, and am thankful they were willing to share it with me.

Carol Schiff

Friday, June 7, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Floral Abstract Painting, Spring Flowers, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD

I went to Biltmore Gardens a few weeks ago, and the conservatory was bursting with tulips, daffodil, hyacinth and other spring favorites.  I was so inspired!

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This one one of three paintings I did with this color combination, a favorite of the Biltmore gardeners.

The original is sold, but contact me for a giclee print in the size of your choice.

Living in Florida for 40 years, I'm am enjoying my first spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains, seeing many of the flowers I remember as a child.  I am excited to see even more as the season turns to summer.  Have my fingers crossed that I will find lilac in my neighborhood.

More to come.....thanks for reading my blog today.

On a side note, I am having lots of difficulty posting comments on blogs, and replying to comments made here..  Please know that I read and value your comments.

Carol Schiff