Friday, June 11, 2021

Abstract Painting, Small Abstract, Alcohol Inks, Experimenting



I am finally writing a post in my new home!  It has been a long and stressful journey, from Melbourne, FL to Asheville NC.  I know I am home, because I am finally painting, posting and doing all those art related activities that were a part of my life for 25 years.  Welcome home!

This is an experiment with alcohol inks.  I purchased the inks, as a change from my oils, but my move has gotten in the way of experimenting with them.  I did find this little sample to be interesting and have lots of ideas on ways to use them in the future.  Have you tried them?  I am open to suggestions and techniques.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.



Carol Schiff

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Small Abstract Landscape, "Peaks" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5 Oil

I paint impressionism and abstract and today I felt the need for a small abstract landscape.  We spend lots of time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina which may have been my inspiration here.  I think, though, it reminds me more of the southwestern mountains.  Maybe it's the colors.

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Thank you for viewing this small abstract landscape of the mountains.  Next, I'm thinking abstract seascape!




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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Abstract Painting | Daily Painting | Streams by Carol Schiff | 6x6x1.5" Acrylic sold

This work is poured paint and features stunning turquoise, green, and metallic silver.  It has a hard risen type finish with a high gloss.  It is on a 6x6x1.5" canvas with the sides painted black, eliminating the need for a frame.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Large Landscape Painting, Storm Painting, "StormFront" by Carol Schiff, 24x30x1.5" Original Oil Painting

In the tropics, the storms come in quickly and violently!  This large landscape painting attempts to convey the power and drama of these events.



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I painted with a palette knife and tried to keep all the strokes visible and strong. 



Some areas have extremely thick paint.



This was a study for a 48x60" piece that I painted.

Friday, June 4, 2021

A Chunky, Textured, Colorful Piece of Art That Makes Me Smile, Abstract Landscape, 8x8x3" Oil Painting

Today is gray, foggy and damp, so I decided to post the most fun painting I could find.


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You know how I love color and texture and this little painting has it all.

I painted it on a 8x8x3" canvas, so even the shape is unique.  It's chunky and cute and it resides on a bookshelf , where it brightens the whole room.  I cannot help but smile each time I look at it.

The canvas was a mistake.  I did not realize how deep it was when I ordered it.  What could I possibly do with it?  Well, for this painting, I think it is perfect!

Have a fantastic day!



Carol Schiff

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
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Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Mountain Walk, 6x8" Oil on Panel

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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