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.





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!

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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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.

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

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

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.

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!