Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sunset in Costa Rico" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil Framed

Today I decided to do something a little different and post a sunset painting with a frame.  I love this silver custom made frame and think it looks so fabulous with this painting.

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This photo does not really do it justice, but it is as good as I could get.  I don't like selling framed paintings because of the difficulty involved in shipping them, but decided to make this an exception to the rule.

                 happy new year to you all!!!





Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014



The big day is almost here and I wanted to take the opportunity to let you all know how much I appreciate your support throughout the year.  My blog has had over 1,000 posts, something I never imaged when I started.  I cannot express my gratitude those of you who are interested enough in my work to follow this blog.  It is a very humbling experience,

In this, my last post before Christmas, I wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season and the best new year ever.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Abstract Seascape, "Sunset" by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Acrylic

Living next to the sea, I try to visit the beach at daybreak as often as possible.  Of course, this means starting my day a little earlier than usual.


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To make my life a little easier, I decided to do  a sunset, a memory of my visits on the west coast of Florida.

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I added some texture to the canvas and attacked with my acrylics.  Acrylics are always risky for me.  I don't use them often enough to feel in control.  I think, my goal for 2013 will be to use them on a more regular basis and see where they may take me.  I enjoy abstract and mixed media and acrylics are the media of choice for these works.

I would love to hear any advise you wish to share on acrylics.


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Abstract Seascape, Daily Painting, Abstract Mxed Media "Sea Rhythm" 6x8" SOLD

The sea is so fascinating to me.  I love the thought of all the life under the surface of the sea....movement as the waves are pulled to the shore, tiny sea creatures burrowing into the sand..........

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Jelly fish that look like man-made objects, balloons, or aliens...........



So many interesting and exciting things going on that we are totally unaware of.  All we see is the beautiful surface of the sea.

This piece is inspired by that thought.  The paint is an example of pouring technique, along with texture and metallic elements.  Although the metallic has photographed in a warm color, it is actually silver.  Much experimenting going on in my studio these days. Feel free to pin it!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Daily Painting Seascape in Oil, 4x12" "Tropical Waters" SOLD


I love to do seascapes, especially with a palette knife, as it allows me to use plenty of texture.  I  like working with the ocean, it seems like a different place minute by minute.


How cool to have all this texture and all these shades of blue, aqua and green.


Being an artist is a good thing....I am very grateful.

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Abstract Mixed Media, 10x10 ,Poured Paint, "Shade of Blue"

I am continuing on my path of abstraction and mixed media.  The highlight of this piece, in my opinion, is the intense and gorgeous color.  I am just not sure that the images will portray the depth seen in the actual piece.

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 This consists of a 10x10 stretched canvas with a 6x8 panel attached.  The finish is a high gloss resin type .



Are you able to see the depth of the colors?


They appear very rich, as if glowing from within...........





Such fun to try creating outside your comfort zone.

Ciao!



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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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

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Mountain Landscape painted with palette knife.




Thank you for viewing.


Just a few day's until Christmas.  Hopefully all your gifts have been purchased and are wrapped and waiting to surprise that special person in your life.  If you are still in the buying mood, check out the 'MAKE ME AN OFFER' section of my Etsy site here.  All the paintings in this section are already reduced and for the next few days you can use coupon code CHRISTMAS25 to receive an additional 25% discount.Hurry on over there before it goes away!




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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sky Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Cloud Painting, "Autumn Skies" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" Oil

In this small oil painting, the rusty foliage and peachy clouds are the perfect foil to the blue sky.  It's always a happy day when a painting goes together easily as this one did.

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I painted with a palette knife, which is almost always fun, to achieve the texture and subtle color changes I was looking for.




In these hectic days before the holidays, it's always nice to stop, take a deep breath, and enjoy the world around you.



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Abstract Landscape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Seeing Better Days by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Oil

This abstract landscape of an isolated structure in blazing sunlight is a memory of the days I lived in Louisiana and Texas.  Often we would find these abandoned structures awaiting a new life.

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 But it could also be from the countryside of Arizona or even North Dakota, where the weather is very rugged.  Can you tell I moved a lot in my life?  Yes, I spent years and years following my Air Force husband from location to location.  We are so happy to have spread our roots in Florida and North Carolina.




I have to be in the mood to paint with a palette knife, but when I am.....it is really fun (and in my case messy).  Most of my favorite artwork (by me) has a least, some areas of knife work.  I really love the texture which I feel brings a whole new dimension to the piece.

Thanks so much for viewing my abstract landscape today.  I hope you will pin it!




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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Daily Painting, Landscape, "Field of Poppies",SOLD 6x8, oil


It's always a beautiful sight to come upon a field of poppies in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



I had to pull out my palette knife and lots of creamy oils for this little piece.  Some days I just want to push around a lot of paint.



What are you painting in your studio today?


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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Abstract, Original Oil, Non-representational SOLD"Blue and Green" 6x8"

You know me.......I am off the beaten track again!  I did several abstract paintings last week and decided to show you one today.

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This is a study of color interaction and composition.  Because I love texture in my paintings, I threw some of that in too.


I find abstract work to be very rewarding and relaxing.  The perfect activity to counteract burnout or other stresses of life.  It only works for me for a week or two.......then the desire for structure, the desire to produce a recognizable image, overwhelms me and I retreat to my still life and landscapes.  How do you deal with burnout?

Now that we are into serious Christmas shopping, I wanted to show you another of my little daily paintings that is on sale at half price this week.


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mixed Media Abstract "Golden Marble" 4x12" SOLD

This is a fun technique  that Carol Nelson shared with us in her workshop last spring.  Carol, who is a "Golden Artist" as in Golden mediums and gels, is versed in techniques you and I have never thought about.  She is truely creative and a very charming and sharing person.

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 Carol developed this technique when she looked at her palette one day and thought it was as interesting as the piece she was working on.  So....she figured out how to turn her palette into a piece of art!  This is the first technique she shared with us in her workshop and it turned out to be a fun project and a great ice breaker!



She probably wouldn't mind if I told you how to do it, but I don't want to let the cat out of her bag.  Only Carol can tell!  Here is a link to her blog.  I know you will enjoy it and if you search through enough of her posts, she probably tells her secrets.  If you get to go to one of her workshops, I guarantee you will have a fun filled and informative few days with her.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Painting on Sale | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Abstract #205 by Carol Schiff | 12x12" Oil on Panel

As you know, Wednesday is my day to have a painting on sale.  This week, I am offering an abstract.

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If you are into contemporary art, in subtle tones, this may be for you.

Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $119.00 and shipping. You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $50.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.


This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

This offer expires  Friday October 31, 2014 at 12:01 A.M.

Thank you for reading my blog today.



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