Sunday, July 25, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
This is another in my coral reef series....the largest so far. It is highly textured, not with medium, but with paint.
I sometimes paint over a failed painting, such as in this case. Conventional wisdom will advise you to sand down your canvas and start over. I prefer to let the texture of the failed painting show through. Sometimes, I also allow pieces of the original art to show.
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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Northwest Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Great Northwest" by Carol Schiff, SOLD, 12x16" Oil
My husband and I took our first trip to the Northwest last summer. We were stunned by the gorgeous scenery in every direction.
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Obviously, we have pine trees and ocean views in Florida, but, how could they be so very different in Washington and British Columbia? Everything seemed larger than life with trees towering into the sky and waterfalls tumbling down the sides of mountains. It was a fabulous trip that we hope to repeat some day.
I painted this, in my studio, on linen attached to board. As much as I like the idea of painting plein aire, it's not me. I was taught to paint from images and still do it to this day.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Impressionist Fruit Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10x1.5" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
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Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Last month, my friends and I went on a photo shoot in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We rode the country roads, looking for scenic farms.
I couldn't resist this old ragged barn, on it's last legs. I painted with a palette knife hoping to bring the scene to life.
It was a hot September day and the grasses had turned a golden brown.
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How nice to be an artist. I truly believe we train our eyes to see so much beauty, that often goes unnoticed in daily life. What a blessing we have!
Thanks for reading my blog today.....and stop to smell the roses.
Monday, July 12, 2021
I enjoy painting large, but it does present other issues. Framing or no frame? Such a large piece means a large investment in framing....a frame your client may or may not approve.
Where do I store it? Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious studio. I am one of those people. Since downsizing, I have even less space to store unsold artwork.
The logistics of painting such a large piece, is not to be ignored. My aging knees protest at the thought of climbing up and down a step stool to paint.
So, this piece may continue to be one of my rare, larger efforts.
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Sunday, July 11, 2021
We lived in Asheville for a few years, and I never tired of the changing landscapes. Of course they are famous for autumn trees, but day by day and hour by hour, the view of mountains change.
I painted with a palette knife and tried to keep it uncluttered and maybe just a touch abstract.
Friday, July 9, 2021
Well, here I am posting another dog portrait. There is good reason for that. I have been working on several commissions for the same gentleman. He loves his dogs and wanted oils of them.
This is Ruby, enjoying a little shut eye on the porch. We all love to do that, right?
Have a great day today and thanks for readking my blog.!
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
My home state of Florida is a constant source of painting inspiration.
That is a big deal on some days. I often go to my studio to paint and cannot find anything that inspires me. When that happens, I often pack up and drive to the shore of one of the local rivers or maybe a beach.
Many times I paint from images that I have taken, as it is brutal outside during the summer months in south Florida.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
I don't claim to be a plein air painter, but occasionally, I venture out. This time I was in a plein air workshop, and let me tell you, it was not easy standing on the beach in 90+ degrees, hour after hour! Did I not tell you, I am a pretty slow painter?
My new best buddies, found on the Florida coast during my morning walk. Hope you like them.
Larry, Moe and Curly say good morning.
and so does Snoopy.
Enjoy the day!
Saturday, July 3, 2021
This time of the year is so hectic. Now that I think about it, every time of the year has been hectic lately!
I am busy painting several large commissions, so for the moment, my daily paintings are scarce. I decided to post some older works, and the theme I chose today is yellow.
6x8" Abstracted Church
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Love the bold color in this one.
I hope you enjoyed my yellow paintings today!
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Birds on a Florida Beach Original Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Coastal and Beach House Home Decor
One of my favorite subjects is beach scenes. This is my latest.
What I do know, I really enjoyed painting it and want to try it again and go BIG!
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Sunday, June 27, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Small Flower Painting, Coneflower Painting, Echinacea Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD
This time, I used a palette knife, to add interest and dimension.
I always try to keep a black frame around, as I think they really help the painting to pop!
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Friday, June 25, 2021
I am loving being back in Florida! So much inspiration!
Here on the east coast, land of the Florida Highwaymen and AC Backus painters, it's hard to avoid the scenes that inspired so many pieces of art.
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Sunday, June 20, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
I found this starfish on one of my beach walks. Just one of the many joys of living on the coast of Florida.
I didn't pick it up, but left it in the surf and snapped a quick photo of it. I painted with brush and palette knife.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Carolina Mountain Farm Landscape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Artwork
I love the little farms found in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
My grandmother always planted pansies in her garden, and I always think of her when I see them.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Original Tropical Landscape Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting
I am really enjoying our move back to Florida. As much as I loved the mountains of Asheville, I also love the sea, the nautical vibe and the delicious sea food.
This little painting is a plein air painting of the intra-coastal waterway. Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in this little white house and see this view in your back yard?
Thursday, June 3, 2021
My home state of Florida is a constant source of beautiful landscapes.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
I painted this a few years ago, while on a winter vacation in Florida. The scene seems to bring to life my impression of "Old Florida". Before Mickey, back when the state was more "Down Upon the Suwannee River" and glass bottom boats.
It was painted plein air, on the banks of the Indian River, which is part of Florida's intra-coastal waterway.
Saturday, May 29, 2021
This is something I have been working on for several weeks. I am soooo ready to call it done!
It consists of two 24x48" canvases and the scene is compiled from many photos and memories.
The originals are sold, but if you are interested in a giclee print on canvas, please contact me.
Thank you for viewing today.
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.
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!
Friday, May 28, 2021
Wildflowers and Windswept Tree Landscape, Colorful Art, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil
It doesn't happen often, but this was one of those days.
Hope you have "one of those days" too.
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