Sunday, July 26, 2020

Coastal Home Decor, Beach House Wall Decor, Abstract Seascape, Original Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting 10x10x1.5"

I am still in a seascape frame of mind.

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This is worked with a palette knife.  I enjoy lots of texture, so I left it on this piece.  Maybe it is more of a skyscape?   Maybe it is more abstract or impressionistic?  Whatever it is, it reflects my mood at the time, which I think, is the point of painting.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Palette Knife Art, Textured Painting, Seascape Oil, Abstract Seascape, 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.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Tree Landscape Painting, Sunset Painting, Spanish Moss and Live Oak, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

I am trying to capture that moment when the whole world has a golden glow.  My image showed a live oak, draped in spanish moss with the sun setting in the background.

I struggled a lot with the colors.  Not sure I got it right.


This is a subject that I intend to revisit.  I have just returned from a Elio Comacho workshop and will try to apply some of his techniques to this landscape.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LaFayette Square, Savannah Art, Spanish Moss Painting, Large Oil Landscape

I painted this several years ago, after a trip to Lafayette Square in Savannah.  Last month, I returned to Savannah and was captivated again, by that lovely city.

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Starting to paint new scenes of this historic place soon!

Have a great day!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Ocracoke Island Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Cedar Tree Painting, 6x8"

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.

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Carol Schiff

Small Floral Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10" Pink Floral Oil Painting, Palette Knife

I wanted to create a soft, soothing floral still life. Painted on .75" deep canvas, with painted sides. Finished with a light spray of varnish to enhance and protect the colors.

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I worked with both brush and palette knife, but 90% of it is the knife.

Hope you enjoy it!

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Palette Knife Art, Abstract Oil Painting, Abstract Landscape

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.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Wildlife Painting, Nature Artwork, Coastal Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x16x1.5"

I can remember the day, I was walking the beach, in Florida, and captured this scene with my camera.  The birds were my only companion, that morning.  Can you smell the salt air?

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The canvas is 8x16x1.5, with the sides painted in a dark value, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

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Carol Schiff

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pair of Floral Paintings, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Flower ART

Today, I am featuring a set of small original floral oil paintings, done with a palette knife.  Original art on stretched canvas, 5x7"

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If you have a small spot that needs that little extra something, this may be for you.

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Carol Schiff