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 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

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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


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