Friday, December 26, 2014

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Daily Painting | Horizontal Point of View II by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Oil

If this painting looks familiar to you......it should! Yes, my blog header is very similar... I painted it last year in a 6x8" format and have enjoyed painting flowers every since.

$176 + 16




I liked the original painting and wanted to see if I could paint larger using this same technique.  I have to say I  was pleased with the results.


This one is 11x14, but I think it still shows the same freshness and simplicity that I was trying to obtain.  Thank you for viewing my daily painting today.



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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pansy Painting, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Perky Pansies" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil, SOLD

On a cold January morning a flower painting seems perfect to start the day.

SOLD

This little piece sold at our group Christmas sale last month.  Thank you Helen Wheatly for your purchase and your very kind words.

When I see pansies, one of my favorite flowers, I always remember coming to visit my grandmother.  We lived in Ohio and a winter trip to Florida was always welcomed.  My grandmother would always have her yard planted with pansies, which are a winter flower in Florida.

Stay warm today....wherever you are!

PS:  I will soon have some exciting news to share with you.....stay tuned in!



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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.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Floral Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, "A Rose is a Rose" by Carol Schiff, 9x12x1.5"

I was in the zone of this one and able to complete it very quickly.  My palette knife was slinging paint.....maybe it had to do with the music I was playing.




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195 + 13

You may recognize this set up as I have painted it before.  Last time it looked like this:



I enjoy painting the same object or scene in different styles.





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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Floral Still Life, "The Beauty of Life" 8x6"

Time for another of my small floral still life paintings.  The title of the painting is a reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

$96 + 10



The flowers loosely represented are hydrangea, goldenrod and Queen Ann's Lace.  To many the goldenrod and Queen Ann's lace are weeds.  To me, they were just the thing to brighten up my little display of hydrangea blossoms.


Here's hoping you have a weekend full of unexpected beauty and joy.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Flower Painting, Floral Still Life, "Mixed Blessings" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5 Oil SOLD

It's spring.....sigh!  The perfect time to paint flowers...........



SOLD
I don't know about you, but I was beginning to think that winter would never go away!  I now what you're thinking...."she lives in Florida???)  Well. true, but even in Florida we have seen day after day of piles of snow and cars sliding off the road, although it was on the nightly news.  We feel for those of you who had to suffer through it first hand and we are happy that it is gone.



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So lets all celebrate a new beginning.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Floral Still Life Series, #2, Daily Painting, 6x8"

I have been working on a series of small floral still life paintings in the past week or two.  The images are all from small floral arrangements that I cut from my garden and photographed over the five years.  I never painted them, but always kept the images in my files.

$96 + 6.50



It's odd how you ignore something, something you may see many, many times, and then one day you look at it and magic happens.

When I noticed one of these little pictures last week, it was like the first time I had seen it.  The strong shapes drew me in immediately.


Since then, I have been in a floral frenzy.....painting one after another.  The common factor, other than that they are all flowers, is that each image had back lighting, sometimes strong, sometimes not so much.



So here is #2 in the series.  I will be posting them all, but not in painting order and probably not every day.

This week I am doing several portrait commissions.  After a few weeks of struggling with those projects, I will be ready to return to these simple and refreshing daily florals.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Geranium Joy by Carol Schiff 8x10" Oil

What could be cheerier on a dreary day that a bright red flower painting?  Geraniums are always a favorite in my home.  This one is painted on stretched canvas and looks fantastic in a bold black frame.

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This will brighten up even the darkest, most boring corner of your home.

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Once again, my goal was to keep my colors clean and bright and my strokes simple and bold. I think I achieved my goals in this flower painting.  Thanks for viewing my daily painting today.



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Sale Will Soon Be Here!

The big countdown to our group Christmas Art Sale has begun.  We have a very frantic few days ahead, setting up our show at Ralph's Art Supply on Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District.

6x8"

Many of the paintings you have seen here on the blog will be available......and at very special prices.  Did I mention to you that I am overstocked on these small daily paintings?  If you have a favorite, contact me.  If it is available I am happy to share those greatly marked down prices with you and ship your art to you.

We have also been busy the past few months putting together special Christmas ornaments and decorations for the sale.


We have candy cane vases in several sizes.  Perfect as a floral centerpiece or a large candle.

For your shopping pleasure, a steady supply of cookies and coffee is available.

I hope to see you at Ralph's Art Supply on Highland Avenue this Friday December 5th, from 3:00-8:00 and Saturday December 6th from 10:00 - 4:00.  Get in the spirit.......the holidays are here!



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Palette Knife Art, "A Thistle Day" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil ,SOLD

Who said weeds are not pretty???  I found these thistles on top of Grandfather Mountain outside of Boone, NC last month.

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SOLD

Their delicate color and beautiful form was all it took for me to know I had to paint them.  However, it was 50ish, 30 MPH winds and in a very inconvenient spot, so no painting took place at that time.



Fortunately, I had my trusty traveling companion, my camera, hung around my neck and was able to capture this image.

I think that one of the most wonderful things about being an artist is that it has given me the ability to see beauty in unexpected places.   I am so thankful for that gift.



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Small Floral Still Life | Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Rose Bush and Reflection by Carol Schiff | SOLD

I am continuing on with my series of small floral still life paintings in oil.  They are just too much fun to stop!  This is one of my all time favorite daily paintings.

SOLD


Of course, this painting has all my favorite colors....the rose, purple, turquoise, green and yellow seem to sing.


This little blossom makes the composition special.

When I first started painting, I worked in pastel for eight years, before moving on to oil.  One of my favorite pastels was a painting I did from the same photograph.


This painting is 20x25"....much larger and still one of my all time favorites.  I must say though, that I prefer the new version over this.

Which do you prefer?


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Floral Still Life, "The Beauty of Life" 8x6"

Time for another of my small floral still life paintings.  The title of the painting is a reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

$96 + 10



The flowers loosely represented are hydrangea, goldenrod and Queen Ann's Lace.  To many the goldenrod and Queen Ann's lace are weeds.  To me, they were just the thing to brighten up my little display of hydrangea blossoms.


Here's hoping you have a weekend full of unexpected beauty and joy.


Friday, October 17, 2014

WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY, "Lacetop Hydrangea" 6x8" Oil

This week's wild and wacky Wednesday painting on sale is a close-up view of lacetop hydrangea from my flower garden in North Carolina

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45.00 + shipping
This 6x8" oil was originally $95.95 but I have marked it down more than 50% to help it find a new home.  I like the delicate, fragile look of this painting...just like the actual flower.

Just click on the header "Sale.Sale.Sale" above for more.