Monday, February 27, 2017

Abstract Daily Painting, "Layers", Seascape, 6x8" SOLD

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Well, maybe it's not exactly abstract, but it's not exactly impressionistic either.  I easily get confused over all the different types of "abstract" works.



Therefore, I will just proclaim that it is painted  freely and freshly, just like the sea.

What would you call this style?

Carol Schiff
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Art, "Gold Rush" by Carol Schiff, 10x10x.75" SOLD

I was feeling the need to get abstract again and wanted to experiment with some gold leaf I had in my bag of tricks.

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I have to say I had lots of fun with this piece.  I wanted to keep the colors fairly neutral....black, white, gray, rust.  I had a piece of watercolor paper that had already been treated with a rusting technique, so the plan was to let some of that background show through.  I also wanted to incorporate that gold leaf.  I worked with a palette knife to get plenty of texture.  All in all, I had a great time!  Kind of like making mud patties when you were six....that same feeling. :)





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Thursday, February 23, 2017

ABSTRACTIONS!!, Abstract Paintings, Daily Paintings. daily painter

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 Although I have been painting, I find myself at the awkward place where I have let myself run out of photographed pieces.  The weather has been rather gray which makes it hard to photograph the colors accurately.  So today, I am posting some abtract paintings.  Most of these are sold, but they may be available as prints on canvas, if desired.
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 I have had the urge to try some more abstracts, but have really been trying to focus on impressionism, in the hopes of sharpening my skills.  My abstract desires, are like a "guilty pleasure" that I have been resisting.

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 If I had doubts about my leanings toward cool colors....it is pretty obvious to me now.

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 A favorite local landmark that has since been replaced with a high rise medical building.

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 This one was all about texture.  I mixed sand into the paint which gave it a stucco type finish.


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Another local landmark.

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This painting had more views by far, than any other I ever posted.......but didn't sell for years!



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My ode to the Keys.





Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff   
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spring Abstract Painting, Textured Art, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Abstract

I enjoy playing around with color, trying to evoke emotion, simply with color.

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Since spring is just around the corner (thankfully), I named this "April Muse".

Turns out, it is actually a 3-D painting, as in places the paint stands out .5" from the canvas.

Hope you enjoy your day!


Carol Schiff
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Daily Paintings on Sale, Small Oil Painting Sale, Out with the Old and In with the New!

I am trying to lighten my life!  Every year, after the New Year, I have the urge to clean, organize, discard.  I love the sight of empty shelves in my closets.

So, this morning, I decided to clean out my studio.  The first thing I did, was go to my Etsy site and create a new section on my site.   "SALE- 30 Dollars and Up".   Here are a few of the pieces that are currently on sale.

Farm Landscape Painting, Barn Painting,Impressionist art, "Valley View" 5x7", Painting on Sale,  Reduced from  85.00
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Painting on Sale, Tropical  Sunset Painting, 6x18 Landscape  Painting , Florida Painting,"As Evening Fell", Reduced from 195.00
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Painting on Sale, Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Sunflower Painting, Tulip Painting, 6x8" Oil Still Life, Reduced from 119.95
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 This is only three of many and as  paintings sell, I plan to add more, until I have a few "empty shelves" in my studio.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Abstract Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Textured Art, "Rainy Day in Albany" 10x10x3" Contemporary Art

This painting was a happy accident!  Well, maybe not the painting, but the total effect.

I purchased some art supplies online and was very surprised (and maybe dismayed) to see that two sizes of canvases we actually 3" deep!  How did that happen?  I thought about returning them, but after calculating the return shipping, I realized that would not work.

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 So what to do?  They seemed so in-your-face, not the right canvas for a delicate rose.


I decided abstract was the way to go.


I wanted lots of texture, but still need contract in the texture.


Yes, it can go on the wall.....but why?  I love it sitting on a shelf, pretending to be a sculpture.

And guess what!  A manufacturer loved it too, so it is licensed and may be appearing in a department store near you soon, pretending to be a pillow or maybe a duvet.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Daily Painter Questions the BIG PLAN

Traditionally, January is when we evaluate our performance over the last twelve months, and look at the direction we are headed.

Artistically, I see nothing but question marks.  I want to have a clear plan, a path to follow and mark my progress, but alas, it evades me.


I looked through my posts from last year, and picked out my favorite pieces, hoping against hope that they will tell me where I am headed.



 Abstract Expressionism?


Maybe....


Thick Paint?

 Impressionism?




 Brushwork?
 Knife?

Really thin paint?




Or does it really matter?



All this thinking is making my head hurt!  

I am happy I found this many pieces, from last year, that speak to ME.  I am happy with them which makes me happy with me.

Maybe 2017 will find me treading the straight and narrow.....but somehow, I don't think so.

Thank you all, for joining me on my crazy, unplanned journey!

Friday, February 10, 2017

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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