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.

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.



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.

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.

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!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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


Birthday Flowers!!

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

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

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.

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.