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.


  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.


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

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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


 Since we are on the subject of Bennett


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.  


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

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.

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.  


Carol Schiff