Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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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Monday, July 20, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Small Seascape, "Celebrating Blue" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

I worked this small seascape with a knife, trying to mimic the action of the waves with my strokes.

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I usually work from images on my computer, but this time the image was in my head.  I tried to fill the canvas with shades of blues and greens, and also to suggest a little of the beach.


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I feel I captured the spirit of the waves rushing to shore, and I must say, it was a most enjoyable experience.  I plan to try this technique again.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Daily Abstract Painting, "Abstractions of the Mind" 20x16", Oil

Abstract painting is not the norm for me, therefore, it is usually not relaxing either.  For some unknown reason, this one was the exception.

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Planning probably made the difference.  I have a DVD of an abstract artist who advocates just slapping on color and letting it go where it will.  It works well for him.  For me, not so much.


So I found an old canvas, one I had started a painting and never finished.  I sketched in the basics of my composition and then reviewed some of my images and decided what colors I wanted to use.


Some areas show  pieces of the original painting peaking through.




It was a nice change of pace from my usual painting techniques.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pear Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, "Pink Pear" by Carol Schiff, 5x7" Oil

I painted this pear still life a few years ago and recently found it my studio.  It was a fun piece to do.  I wanted to experiment with color and bold negative shape.

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I placed the pear on a window sill with strong sunlight pouring in behind it.  Then the fun started.  I took a photo, uploaded it and started playing with color and contrast on the screen.  A great exercise, give it a try some time

FUN FACT:  35% of people are born without wisdom teeth.

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