Saturday, April 23, 2022

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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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer Dance Painting

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




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Carol Schiff

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Tribute to Courtney

 This is off subject, but I want to take a moment to celebrate my granddaughter and her many years of hard work.



Courtney is graduating from medical school in a few weeks and has been awarded a residency in OB/GYN at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN.

Mayo in Rochester is the number one rated hospital in the world, and they only had five OB/GYN residency openings.

I am so proud of my granddaughter, the doctor, and know she will treat her patients with compassion and dedication.  CONGRATULATIONS to her and her wonderful Mom!

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Dolphin Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

 

 Years ago, I painted a dolphin after visiting the Florida Keys.  When our local art club announced a contest, I decided to enter.




The idea was to submit a design that could be re-created as a mosaic, which would then be embedded in the sidewalk of the local art district.


Since I live on the coast of Florida, I thought this dolphin painting would be perfect.  Apparently I was correct because I won the contest.  


I have never attempted mosaic but have always had a desire to try.  Now I will be working with an accomplished mosaic artist to complete my mosaic.  The idea that it will be embedded in the sidewalk for hopefully many years is very appealing to me.  Wish me luck as I attempt this new procedure.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Daily Painting | Mixed Media Abstract | Contemporary Art | Metallic Movement by Carol Schiff | 6x12x1.5" Acrylic SOLD

This is one of my favorite pieces....an abstract poured paint piece.  I poured several colors of acrylic, including some metallic colors, over the canvas.  Then the fun began as I tried to manipulate the canvas to help the paint flow into a pleasing design.

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That probably sounds very easy, but I beg to differ.  It is VERY messy and very difficult to do.  When I would move the paint where I wanted it in one area, another area was destroyed!  I have the utmost respect for artists, like Kimberly Conrad, who do this routinely.

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The metallic gold really catches the light and makes it special.



 I did two similar pieces, using the same colors.



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I usually end up tossing these out, or try to use them as an under painting, as the seldom feel like successful pieces to me.  It has been some time since I tried this....I think I am ready to give it another try,




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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Original Oil Painting, Palette Knife Textured Artwork, "Southern Sunrise" 12x12x1.5"

 I was driving through rural Georgia when the sun came up over the horizon and provided me with this beautiful sight.




The piece is highly textured which adds to the appeal of this contemporary artwork.


The 1.5" sides of the stretched canvas are painted black allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.


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Friday, March 4, 2022

Abstract Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Textured Art, SOLD

This small seascape is a study for a much larger piece.  The only question in my mind is "How large?"

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I am very happy with the understated color which makes the brighter hues really pop.  I am not sure if it would be call an abstract or impressionistic.......what do you think?

What I do know, I really enjoyed painting it and want to try it again and go BIG!

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Abstract Seascape | Daily Painting | "Tropical Blues" by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

Living close to the sea, I find it turns up in my painting in both a representative and non-representative form.  I guess this little daily painting falls somewhere between the two.



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 I painted this with a palette knife.  I like texture and feel it adds additional interest to my art.  I was thinking about the beautiful greens and blues of the tropical waters off the coast of Florida.  Further south they turn the most amazing shades of azure, but that will be another painting.







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I almost always show my paintings in black frames.  It would be hard to find an artwork that would not work well with black and it just makes the colors pop.

Start planning that tropical vacation today!



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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Abstract Giclee Print, Acrylic Abstract Pour Painting, Daily Painting, Small Abstract Painting

A few years ago, I experimented with poured acrylic painting.  I tried it for a few weeks, and then put it aside.  Recently, I have found a renewed interest in this work.

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The past few weeks, I have been doing a lot of research, and I began to get a renewed interest in this form of art. 

After several tries, I have come up with a few that meet my standards.  It is almost impossible to do this without making a huge mess on the back, so at the moment, I am offering them only as giclee prints.

This is one of my favorites.  The process includes paints, mediums and a pretty precise recipe, and sometimes fire!  The fascination is that there is not much control over the process and you never know what you will end up with.  It is also impossible to duplicate a piece.  You can do two in exactly the same way and get very different pieces.

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Carol Schiff
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Expressionist Abstract Seascape, Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Free Shipping in USA

For me, the best time to visit the beach is sunrise or sunset.  It is such a spiritual experience.

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In the morning, I am usually alone.  Just me, my camera, the birds, and possible a lone fisherman, trying his luck.

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At sunset, you may not be alone, but in a group of spectators, standing in awe, as the sun sinks into the sea.

Both experiences will enrich your day.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer Dance Painting

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Triptych Painting

Every now and then, I just have to do an abstract.  Usually painting knives are involved.  This one is no exception.   I wanted to take a square composition and turn it into a rectangle. This us what I came up with.

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and here is the original square composition.  Which do you prefer?




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I have been in North Carolina, in the mountains for the past few weeks.  We are enjoying our time here.

The other day we went to the park and had a picnic lunch, something we never do at home.  There were ducks and geese everywhere.



We had a relaxing and fun time and our sandwiches tasted twice as good as usual.  The crisp fall weather comes and goes.  It is so much fun to be in the mountains this time of the year and I cannot wait for the fall color.   I will share with you when it comes.

When I work on the computer,  I can see chipmonks running back and forth, across the patio.  They are so fast, it is hard to get a photo, but I did manage to catch one stuffing his cheeks with goodies.



Have a great fall day, wherever you are.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

aqua, beach, blue, canvas, Carol Schiff, daily painting, green, impressionism, ocean, oil, palette knife, sea, seascape, texture, waves,


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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Friday, January 21, 2022

Abstract Sunrise Painting, Palette Knife Abstract, "Intracoastal Sunrise" by Carol Schiff, 14x18x1.5" Oil SOLD

I painted this abstract sunrise painting after spending the night on the boat, anchored at Mosquito Lagoon.  It was a hot night with no power on the boat and mosquito's everywhere!  We started out the next morning in the dark and soon saw this gorgeous sunrise.

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I painted this after I returned home with brush and palette knife.


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Thanks for viewing my blog and my abstract sunrise painting this morning.  Feel free to pin it!


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Abstract Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14" Original Oil Painting

It is so hard to believe, that we have been living in the mountains of North Carolina for a year and a half.  I marvel at the beautiful mountain scenes outside my door.  Asheville has sooo much to offer!

But there is something it cannot offer...the beach, the sea, the salt air.  

Maybe that is why I was moved to do this abstract.

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I had fun playing with the direction of my knife strokes.  Still a minimalist painting, but with a little added interest.   Hmmmm, I see a mountain abstract in my future!


The perfect wall decor for a beach house, or for someone dreaming of a beach house.

We will be heading back to the beach soon, and I will have sand on my toes, once again.

Have a blessed day!


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Daily Painting, Abstract Landscape, "Lighting the Heavens" by Carol Schiff, 12x24x.75" Oil

In this painting, my goal was to capture that magic moment when the sun just peeks through the horizon and night turns to day.


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For me, that is the best moment.......knowing I have a brand new day to enjoy.

I did my favorite palette knife technique (which I have labeled color weaving) on this.  I find it gives me a great way to blend from one color to another.

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I hope your day is fabulous and if you have not seen a sunrise lately...set your alarm for tomorrow, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show!



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Friday, January 14, 2022

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Abstract Expressionism, "Southwest Sunset", 8x8x1.5" Oil

As you know, I like to dabble with abstract on occasion.  I seem to paint in spirts....all landscapes, or all flowers, or all seascapes, etc.  This is left over from the last time I had the itch to do an abstract.


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Try and try again, I could not accurately photograph the colors in this piece.  It is actually a tad brighter than depicted here.  Don't you hate when that happens?

Trying to show the sides of the canvas in this shot....not inspired, sorry!

Cheers!!
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Daily Painting, Seascape Painting, Ocean Painting, Beach Painting, "Celebrating Blue" 16x20x1.5" Oil S

I wanted to do a seascape, or actually a beach painting, somewhere between an abstract and impressionism.  If this looks a little familiar, it is because I posted the study for this work a month or two ago.



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I wanted to record just my memories and impressions of trips to the beach.  I painted with a knife and tried to work quickly.

I tried not to think too much about the colors I was using or where I was putting them, but tried to keep it really instinctive.





I wanted plenty of texture in this piece.



It was a fun exercise, although I wish I had done a larger piece.  Maybe someday I will.

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