Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Birds on a Florida Beach Original Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Coastal and Beach House Home Decor

 One of my favorite subjects is beach scenes.  This is my latest.

I like to walk the beaches and can always count on a selection of birds to keep me company.

I was attracted to the birds shadows and reflections in this piece.

Coastal Home Decor, Small Seascape Abstract, Daily Painting, SOLD

I am very happy with the understated color which makes the brighter hues really pop.  I am not sure if it would be call an abstract or impressionistic.......what do you think?

What I do know, I really enjoyed painting it and want to try it again and go BIG!

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Fall Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Autumn Trees, 6x8" Oil on Canvas

I posted this last autumn. How did autumn get here so fast?  Time seems to go faster and faster each year.

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We have just returned from time in the mountains, rushing home to monitor hurricane season in Florida.  When we return to the mountains, this will be a typical scene.

It is so easy to overdue autumn colors.  Your eye tells you the intense colors are what you are seeing, but when you put it on canvas, it is not believable.  Time to tone it down a touch.  Nature is maybe not quite that bright.

Carol Schiff

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Small Flower Painting, Coneflower Painting, Echinacea Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD

One of my favorite flowers to paint, are coneflowers (echinacea).  I think they have so much personality.


This time, I used a palette knife, to add interest and dimension.

I always try to keep a black frame around, as I think they really help the painting to pop!

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Carol Schiff

Friday, June 25, 2021

Florida Breezy Day Palm Tree Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

 I am loving being back in Florida!  So much inspiration!

Here on the east coast, land of the Florida Highwaymen and AC Backus painters, it's hard to avoid the  scenes that inspired so many pieces of art.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Starfish Beach Treasure Original Oil Painting, Beachy Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

I found this starfish on one of my beach walks.  Just one of the many joys of living on the coast of Florida.

I didn't pick it up, but left it in the surf and snapped a quick photo of it.  I painted with brush and palette knife.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Original Tropical Landscape Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

 I am really enjoying our move back to Florida.  As much as I loved the mountains of Asheville, I also love the sea, the nautical vibe and the  delicious sea food.

This little painting is a plein air painting of the intra-coastal waterway.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in this little white house and see this view in your back yard?