Friday, March 5, 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 3, 2021

Expressionist Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Textured Art, Palette Knife Painting, SOLD

Well probably your 5 yr old kid could do this....right?  Maybe that is why I enjoy it so much.

SOLD
 I may be a slow learner, because it took me many years to get to this point.  Mama never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer.



All kidding aside, I really love the freedom of this piece.  Instead of leaving the studio feeling like I have been fighting for hours, I felt very relaxed, happy and ready to sail through the day.  I think I need to do this more often!

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
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Monday, March 1, 2021

Abstract Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Abstract Seascape, 6x6x1.5" 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

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Small Floral Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10" Pink Floral Oil Painting, Palette Knife

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, February 21, 2021

Mixed media experiment, 6x8" handmade art, Alcohol inks, daily painting

This is what an oil painter does, when she is in a slump!

6x8"

For reasons that are too boring to talk about, I have found myself in an oil painting slump.

When I came to Florida, for three months this winter, I purposely left my oil painting supplies at home.  I brought pastels, watercolors, alcohol inks, etc.  My plan was to force myself to paint with media that was unfamiliar and  awaken my creative juices.  When I was back in the swing of things, I would once again turn to my oils.

Soooo, I created this little piece, for a challenge.  The challenge was to use metallic colored pencils in a composition.  The pencils are not saturated colors and the metallic aspect of them is not strong, so I decided to do a mixed media piece.  

This is a combination of the pencils, alcohol inks, and a black sharpie pen.  The hash marks are from the metallic pencils.  The sharpie, should have been a wider tip, but I used what I had.  

I found it to be a frustrating and fascinating project.  Successful?  Maybe not.  But it got me back in the art mode, and I plan to work from here.  I already caught myself thinking "I wish I had my oils here", so perhaps my little plot it working.  In any case, I am happy I spent a few hours experimenting.

Carol Schiff