Thursday, November 26, 2020

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

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Palette Knife Art, Abstract Oil Painting, Abstract Landscape

I found some square 3 inch deep canvases in my studio, and decided to play around with one.


I tried several approaches, but nothing was working for me.  So, I just started playing with paint and my palette knife.  I was envisioning  a sunset over the landscape, choosing colors that "felt" right for me.

You can see how deep the canvas is in this pic.  I actually love these big clunky canvases on shelves rather than walls, and I like the feel of the rough clunky paint.

All in all, it was a fun painting day.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Ocracoke Island Abstract, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, 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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Abstract Landscape Painting, Original Wall Decor, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Oil Painting, Sunset Art, Textured Art, 9x12"

Some days I just want to smush paint around.  I can almost understand Vincent eating it.  So creamy, so smooth, so beautiful!


When I feel that way, I always get out my palette knife and just enjoy.  Remember that feeling you had as a kid in kindergarten?

Right away my shoulders relax.

Enjoy the day!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Art

One would think, that abstract painting would be so easy.  My two year old can do that!

You may be right!  Two year olds are fearless.  They know not the meaning of failure.

Nothing is more frightening than a blank canvas when you have no plan.  The idea of abstract seems to appeal to every painter, but the reality is quite something else.

This piece is one of my favorites, using the cross composition.

Carol Schiff


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Floral Abstract Painting, Spring Flowers, Daily Painting, Small Oil 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