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!


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

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.

This is a 9x12 oil on canvas panel.

Carol Schiff

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Playing with Alcohol Inks, Abstract Floral, Daily Painting, Flower art


This is what an oil painter does, when she is in a slump!


For reasons that are too boring to talk about, I have found myself in an oil painting slump.

When I came to Florida, for three months this winter, I purposely left my oil painting supplies at home.  I brought pastels, watercolors, alcohol inks, etc.  My plan was to force myself to paint with media that was unfamiliar and  awaken my creative juices.  When I was back in the swing of things, I would once again turn to my oils.

Soooo, I created this little piece, for a challenge.  The challenge was to use metallic colored pencils in a composition.  The pencils are not saturated colors and the metallic aspect of them is not strong, so I decided to do a mixed media piece.  

This is a combination of the pencils, alcohol inks, and a black sharpie pen.  The hash marks are from the metallic pencils.  The sharpie, should have been a wider tip, but I used what I had.  

I found it to be a frustrating and fascinating project.  Successful?  Maybe not.  But it got me back in the art mode, and I plan to work from here.  I already caught myself thinking "I wish I had my oils here", so perhaps my little plot it working.  In any case, I am happy I spent a few hours experimenting.

Carol Schiff