Friday, July 23, 2021

Wildlife Painting, Alligator Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Original Art

These guys are not uncommon sights in Florida.  Sometimes you see them snoozing in the sun next to a road.  Golfer's here usually have a scary encounter to tell.

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This was my third attempt to paint this fellow.  I had difficulty getting the drawing correct, as well as the color.  The image I worked from was not exciting. Eventually, I think I worked it out.

Go gators!



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Carol Schiff

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Coral Reef Painting, Tropical Painting, Daily Painting, 20x24x1.5" Textured Oil Painting


This is another in my coral reef series....the largest so far.  It is highly textured, not with medium, but with paint.

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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.

I orginally had an abstract piece on this canvas, but although I liked some parts of the abstact, I  was not happy with the whole piece.  The canvas set in my studio for several years before I attempted to reuse it.  This technique may not be for everyone, but I am the texture queen, so, it appeals to me.



Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff

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

In a blatant attempt to get away from flower paintings, today I am posting a still life of fruit,

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 I have been accused of having to many grayed down hues in my art, so recently, I an trying to focus on more vibrant color....no more pasty pastels!

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 I would like to report, that my tube of white paint is lasting longer, but it is too soon to tell.


Regardless, I am pleasently surprised with the color I achieved here, so hopefully I am on the right track.

Thanks for reading my blog today, and a special thank you to all who have supported my art and my blog with their purchases.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Small Barn Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting, 9x12" Oil

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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.







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 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.

Carol Schiff
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Monday, July 12, 2021

Island Marketplace, Large Figurative Painting, 52x26x1.5" Original Painting

I consider myself to be a daily painter.  As a daily painter, most of my work is small, many times just 6x8".

 My painting today is a different story at 52" x 26".  Not my largest painting ever...but right up there.



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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.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Asheville Mountain Sunset Original Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

 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.


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Friday, July 9, 2021

Ruby's Nap, Pet Portrait, Daily Painting, Golden Retriever Painting

 

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?

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I loved this image and had a great time painting it.

Have a great day today and thanks for readking my blog.!



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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Florida Landscape Palm Tree Painting, Small Oil Painting, Tropical Wall Decor, Daily Painting

 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.


Enjoy!

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Woes of a Plein Air Painter, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Florida Landscape Painting

It's not easy being a plein air painter in Florida, especially in the summer.


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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?


I though I was fairly well prepared, but my sunburnt ears and hands would beg to differ!

Well, they say, "You must suffer for your art.".....I did!!



Thanks for viewing.

Carol Schiff

Trio of Gulls on the Beach, 8x10" Original Oil Painting, Daily Painter, Small Oil Painting


 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

Yellow in Art, Yellow Paintings, Small Oil Paintings, Daily Paintings




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.

Indecision
10x10"
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Roadside Thistles
6x12"
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Nantahala Rapids
30x40"
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Fiddleheads
11x14"
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6x8" Abstracted Church

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24x30" and living in Poland


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Love the bold color in this one.
14x18"


I hope you enjoyed my yellow paintings today!

Carol Schiff

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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.





I like to walk the beaches and can always count on a selection of birds to keep me company.

I was attracted to the birds shadows and reflections in this piece.


Coastal Home Decor, Small Seascape Abstract, Daily Painting, SOLD


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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!

Thanks for reading my blog today.







Sunday, June 27, 2021

Fall Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Autumn Trees, 6x8" Oil on Canvas

I posted this last autumn. How did autumn get here so fast?  Time seems to go faster and faster each year.

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We have just returned from time in the mountains, rushing home to monitor hurricane season in Florida.  When we return to the mountains, this will be a typical scene.

It is so easy to overdue autumn colors.  Your eye tells you the intense colors are what you are seeing, but when you put it on canvas, it is not believable.  Time to tone it down a touch.  Nature is maybe not quite that bright.

Carol Schiff

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Small Flower Painting, Coneflower Painting, Echinacea Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD

One of my favorite flowers to paint, are coneflowers (echinacea).  I think they have so much personality.

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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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Carol Schiff
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Friday, June 25, 2021

Florida Breezy Day Palm Tree Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

 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.


Thanks for viewing my blog today.


Carol Schiff

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Starfish Beach Treasure Original Oil Painting, Beachy Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

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.  



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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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?



Sunday, May 30, 2021

"Old Florida" Original Oil Painting, Daily Painter, Landscape Painting,

 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.


Carol

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Palm Tree and Beach Landscape Painting, Tropical Diptych on Canvas,

 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.


Carol Schiff

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Beach Oil Painting, Seagull and Surf Art, Coastal Home Decor, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painter

 

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

Friday, May 28, 2021