Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Red Pepper Still Life, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Kitchen Art, Home Wall Decor SOLD

 




I find I have missed painting still life, so it has been fun catching up on it over the last week.



If I could just stop sleeping, I would have an additional 5 or 6 hours a day to paint.




Maybe then I would have enough time to paint both my still life and my landscapes.....but what about the abstract/mixed media  I also want to try?  Maybe I better work on growing another set of arms instead!


Life is hard when you're retired!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Summer Mountain Landscape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Artwork

 

I love summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains!  Everything seems to glow, and take your breath away.

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  Painted with a palette knife and full of texture.  

I tried my best to get the same vibrant colors I saw around me.

If you have a chance to take a road trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I highly recommend it.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol




Sunday, April 25, 2021

Abstract Sailboat Painting, Palette Knife Artwork, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Red Sails" 9x12" Oil on Canvas

 Are you a sailor?


I am doing a series of abstract sailboats for my Florida home.  I want them to be bright tropical colored palette knife paintings, with plenty of texture.



This is my first try, a 9x12" oil.  I plan to do more and will post them here as I complete them.


Thanks for viewing my blog today.


Carol Schiff

www.CarolASchiff.com 

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Pet Portrait, Doggie Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

 

 Since we are on the subject of dogs...............meet Bennett


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A client sent me a photo to work with on this piece.  The dog was such fun to paint.  I just knew that Bennett was high energy and fun loving.  Don't you agree?


The better the photo, the better the painting.  


Carol

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

www.CarolASchiff.com

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Country Style Flower Bouquet, Small Flower Painting, Daily Painting,

 

When I go on my daily walk, up and down the country roads, I marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and weeds (?) I find.  It was on these walks, that I discovered the lovely daylilies I planted in Florida, grow wild in the mountains.

So that is the inspiration for this painting, as I gathered these blooms from the ditches and easements along the country roads.

I plopped them in a favorite piece of pottery and started painting.


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This piece is 9x12x.75"

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

www.CarolASchiff.com



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sunrise Seascape, Small Daily Painting, Florida Coastal Scene, Daily Painting, 8x10, SOLD

 

 

I have been spending so much time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, my trips to the beaches have suffered.  Time to roll out of bed before the sun, grab a cup of coffee and go for a short drive to the sea.

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Just as I arrive, the sun starts it's slow climb above the horizon.  I have forgotten how peaceful and beautiful it is on the beach at this time of day.  Way down the beach, I can see a fisherman, but other than him we are alone with the birds who are looking for breakfast.

It is so enjoyable here, cool, serene.....I feel refreshed and ready to start my day.

Do you have a happy place too?

This painting was commissioned by a client who saw a similar work on my Etsy site.  The piece she wanted was already sold.  I was happy to do a similar painting in the size she desired.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Abstract Flower Bouquet, Contemporary Home Wall Decor, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10"

 

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

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Poppies and Mountains Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Appalachian Wall Decor

 Last year we left beautiful western North Carolina, and moved to Florida.  We are missing the beautiful scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains.




This is a small landscape palette knife painting.  It captures the summer hues of Appalachia.  

Enjoy!

Carol Schiff


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A Dog, A Cat, A Horse and a Bunch of Birds, Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings,

 

I was looking at some of my images and was really surprised to see how many bird and animal paintings I have done.  I thought today would be a good day to post a few of my old time favorites.

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It is always interesting and educational to review the painting journey that you have been on.  I like to line up older paintings, chronologically, which helps me to see the improvements I have made and the ones I would like to make in the future.  Always an interesting exercise.

Have a painterly day and thanks for visiting!



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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Ocracoke Island Abstract Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Abstract Painting, Palette Knife Painting, SOLD

 

 

 

The Outer Banks on North Carolina have been on my mind.  I was thinking of Ocracoke when I painted this little abstract seascape.



The Outer Banks is like no other place I have visited. Surrounded by water, the residents are a hardy type who take pride in providing for themselves.  The danger of living there, is still felt, as the tropical storms and hurricanes devastate the dunes and road on a regular basis.  In earlier times, shipwrecks littered the beaches.

I painted with a palette knife and oils, leaving it as raw and wild as the beaches.

Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Teapot Still Life Painting, Home Wall Decor, Kitchen or Breakfast Nook Artwork, Daily Painting

 

This is not a new painting, but it is my favorite still life teapot painting.  It is a antique French teapot that I found on Etsy.

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450 + shipping

The  owner of the Etsy site, Dandeliondecor gave me permission to use her image.  The teapot is no longer available but I am happy to have this painting.


 I was attracted by the wavy lines, the beautiful china roses and the sweet curvy handle.  The painting is soft and subtle, but it catches my eye every day as I walk by it.  Yes, one of the perks of being an artist, is lots or original art on your walls.
Several years ago I did lots of still life teapots and flowers and food items.  I am getting in the mood to return to these subjects.

I hope you enjoy this daily painting today and I hope you will pin it.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

International Horse, White Horse Portrait, Giclee Print on Wood

 

I originally painted this piece for a licensing company in Scotland.  That was several years ago.

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The original oil painting was sold to a client in London.  An "International Horse"!

Recently, this giclee print on wood panels has been chosen as set design for a new Netflix series named SOUTHERN COMFORT, which takes place on a ranch.

How exciting!!  I don't know, at this time, when the series will be released, but, I will let you know when (and if) I am told.

Carol Schiff

www.CarolASchiff.com


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Trip to Biltmore Estate, Small Oil Painting, Daily 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
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Tropical Island Palette Knife Oil Painting, 10x10x3", Coastal Home and Beach House Wall Decor, daily painting, small oil painting, abstract landscape

 This tropical landscape is my version of a perfect deserted Caribbean island, surrounded by azure waters and sparkling beaches........Paradise!


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The perfect place to chase away those dark and cold winter evenings.

I enjoyed creating this piece with my palette knife and my imagination. 

It's on a 10" square stretched canvas, with 3" deep painted sides.  The deeper sides makes it look great on the wall, or on a shelf or table top.

Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Tropical Landscape Scene, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Beach House and Coastal Home Wall Decor, Florida Art

 

 You would think that with everyone staying at home , with our activities curtailed, that time would drag.  I find it to be just the opposite.

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Of course I did sell a house and buy another house and move 700 miles away and have contractors in my house most days for months.

So, time flew for me, and for most of the year, I had no time or inclination to paint.  Finally, I am back in the studio!

It is very reassuring for me to get back to normal activity, in at least one aspect of my life.

I hope your finding a little silver lining in your life too.




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Abstract Landscape Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painter 6x6" Oil on Panel "Red Rock"

 Memories of a trip to Colorado 


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Enjoy your day!


Carol

www.CarolASchiff.com

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Beach House or Coastal Home Wall Decor, "A Crabby Day" Original Oil Painting, 9x12" , Daily Painter, Small Oil Painting, sold

 

 This is my constant companion on my beach walks.  Always scurrying around a step or two out of reach.




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It is always fun to try some new subject matter.  I tend to get in ruts with my painting.....all landscapes, or flowers, flowers, flowers.  I am constantly trying to change things up, so it was a pleasure to paint this little guy.

I remember the day I took this reference photo, although it was many years ago.  As I was painting, my mind would wander back to this beautiful day on the beach, the crashing waves and the smell of salt in the air.  

This little guy took me on a journey, maybe he will do the same for you.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol
www.Carolaschiff.com


 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seascape in Morning Lite, Daily Painting, Small Oil Paining, Seascape Giclee Print

 

 

I have been spending so much time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, my trips to the beaches have suffered.  Time to roll out of bed before the sun, grab a cup of coffee and go for a short drive to the sea.

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Just as I arrive, the sun starts it's slow climb above the horizon.  I have forgotten how peaceful and beautiful it is on the beach at this time of day.  Way down the beach, I can see a fisherman, but other than him we are alone with the birds who are looking for breakfast.

It is so enjoyable here, cool, serene.....I feel refreshed and ready to start my day.

Do you have a happy place too?

This painting was commissioned by a client who saw a similar work on my Etsy site.  The piece she wanted was already sold.  I was happy to do a similar painting in the size she desired.



I am overstocked on these daily paintings, so I have them on sale on my Etsy site this week.  I am offering a $15.00 rebate on any 5x7 or 6x8 painting sold.  Just write ETSY SALE on your order and I will credit your PayPal or Credit Card account.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Abstract Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Sunset Abstract Painting

 

Some days I just want to smush paint around.  I can almost understand Vincent eating it.  So creamy, so smooth, so beautiful!

 



When I feel that way, I always get out my palette knife and just enjoy.  Remember that feeling you had as a kid in kindergarten?

Right away my shoulders relax.

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, February 17, 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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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Birthday Flowers, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, White Rose Painting

 

Birthday Flowers!!

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Way back in December, my son and his wife sent me some beautiful flowers for my birthday.  The first thing I did was photograph them.  Then I forgot about the photos!

I finally found them last week, and decided to try my hand at one.  I am very intimidated  by flowers.  They seem so complex and I rarely meet that sweet spot between too little or too much detail.  I am not so sure about this one, but I do like the colors.

Try, try and try again!






Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A Really Big Pelican Giclee Print on Canvas, Tropical Wall Decor, Coastal Beach House Wall Decor, Daily Painting

 

 

 



Clients often ask, if the texture shows on a giclee print.  

This client, was kind enough to send me an image, which answers that question.

She is so happy, with her 36x48" framed giclee, which we shipped direct to her Florida  condo. 

 Available in the size of your choice.





Carol Schiff

Sunday, February 7, 2021

A Summer Day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Small Oil Painting, Giclee Print on Canvas, Daily Painting,


 

It looks like summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  As our lives change from day to day, Mother Nature is telling us,that all will someday be well.  The earth is surviving very well without us, thank you, and it is up to us humans to change our routines as life will go on, with or without us.

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I would prefer it went on with us!

Although the Blue Ridge Parkway was closed, for some time, it is now open and giving people in the area a place to drive and walk and enjoy nature.

This is an 11x14" original oil painting.  The 1.5" deep sides are painted black, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

Stay safe!

Carol Schiff
www.CarolASchiff.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Teapot Still Life Oil Painting, "Stripes", Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

 

Today I have a teapot still life daily painting for you.


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I am having an inventory reduction sale on Etsy.  All my original oil paintings are reduced by 40%.  I hope you will stop by.  See the link below.

Thank you for viewing my daily painting on my blog today.

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Abstract Textured Seascape, Stormy Beach Day, Original Palette Knife Oil Painting

A new little seascape.





 


 It's been quite some time since I dug out my palette knives.  I forgot how much fun it is.


Planning to do it again.............soon!


Carol

www.CarolaSchiff.com

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Daily Painting, Starfish Oil Painting, Coastal Wall Decor, Beach House Artwork, Small Oil Painting,

 Last week I was walking the beach near our home in Florida.  I came across this starfish in the surf.  



I did not want to disturb the creature, so I quickly snapped a photo and left it alone.


Perfect for your beach house!

Carol Schiff

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

www.CarolASchiff.com





Thursday, January 21, 2021

Colorado Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Mountains and Field Flowers

 

I am in to mountains these days.  I am, after all , surrounded by them since my move to NC.



 These mountains, however are in Colorado.....the famous Rockies.

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This is a 9x12 oil on canvas panel.






Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Sunday, January 17, 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

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

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