Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Horse Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Buckskin Mare" by Carol Schiff, 8x10.1.5" Oil

I had a request for another horse painting,  I have not done many of them, but I also enjoy them.  It started with a ride through the valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, where I found several horses grazing.  The buckskin was particularly friendly, coming up to the fence to great us and posing for several photographs.

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I found it difficult to mix the correct color of this animal, but finally was happy with the results.  I used a palette knife in the background of this small oil painting,  to create the texture of the grasses in the meadow.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Garden Landscape Painting, Rose Painting, "A Walk in the Garden" by Carol Schiff,24x30x1.5 Oil

A few months ago, I did a small study of this scene, on Laura Plantation in southern Louisiana.  I have wanted to paint a larger version, but, life got in the way.  Finally, I  was able to finish this 24x30" piece.

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It brings back memories of a trip I took to New Orleans last year.  We spent the day driving through the surrounding countryside and toured two plantations that bordered the Mississippi levy.

As you can imagine, the grounds were stunning, but I couldn't help but think of the slaves who toiled there.


I painted using both a brush and palette knife.  I love the texture a palette knife brings to a piece.  I think it adds so much interest.


I painted the sides of the canvas black.  This piece will work well either framed or unframed.

Don't forget to pin it, please.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Mountain Poppy Field" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" Oil

My husband and I spend lots of summer time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.  Whenever I visit, I carry my camera just about everywhere.

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I always love it when I stumble across a field of flowers....it seems like a little surprise gift.  I do have to admit that this gift was probably planted by the North Carolina Highway Department or some such government organization.  Still I have to appreciate the beauty of this seemingly random scene.

For years, I have resisted painting on gallery wrap canvas because of difficulty with storage and shipping.  Finally, I have seen the light and am moving in that direction!  I still have lots of canvas panels and studio canvas to use up, but as I replenish my supplies, I am using gallery wrap.  It is so superior in look and of course, the ability to hang without a frame.  The exception to this is my small 6x8" paintings which I will probably continue on canvas panel.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue!
I hope you like today's daily painting.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Commission a Painting to your specifications, by Carol Schiff

Today's post is just a little different.  Recently, I sold a small marsh painting to a client in another state.  Since she could not see the art in person before she purchased it, she was surprised and dismayed by the size of the piece.

She really loved the painting, but it just wouldn't work in her space.  We decided to repaint it in a much larger format.  When the commission was ready to ship, I sent her this image of both works, allowing her to see that the colors and scene were similar and also to judge the size of the original against the new piece.

She was thrilled and the story has a happy ending for all.

If you have a special image or would like one of my works in another size, please feel free to contact me for a price quote.  I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "Pineapple with Attitude" by Carol Schiff, 5x7" Oil

Time for my Wednesday Art Sale, here on my blog.  This week I am featuring one of my favorites from way back when.

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I did a series of fruits and vegetables, each cut in half and placed in front of a window to obtain natural light pouring in behind.  I thought it was my first big success....and it was successful.  All the pieces sold except this pineapple and the strawberry below.

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The price of $30. represents a 50% savings from original price.  If you want to purchase both.....just write "ART SALE" on your order and I will send you an additional $5.00 rebate on both paintings. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH PAINTINGS TO RECEIVE THE ADDIONAL DISCOUNT.

They are both 5x7" on canvas panel and will make a nice little grouping.  I will also combine shipping on the two.  This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. PDT Friday May 16th, 2014.

Don't forget to write  ART SALE on your order!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Art Sale, Flower Painting, "Spring Pansies in the Park" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Flowers on sale today!  Pansies are spring flowers in most parts of the world, but here in the tropics, we see them in the winter.  I found these  in downtown Asheville,  NC

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Pansies have always been a favorite of mine.  Even as a child, I loved their cute little faces, so it was a natural for me to paint them.

Painted on canvas panel, in oil, these are available until Thursday evening at a reduced price.  Click on the link above to purchase and you will be charged $95. plus 6.50 shipping.  As soon as I receive notification of payment, I will refund your credit card or PayPal account $30.00!  This offer is only until midnight May8th PDT, and only on this blog.

TO RECEIVE THE REBATE........write "Art Sale" on your order.  If you fail to do this, I will not know you purchased here and that a rebate is due!

Happy Spring Day!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Wall Decor, Home Furnishings, My Art made into Metal Home Decor by Carol Schiff

Today I have a special announcement to make.  I am thrilled to show you some of my paintings that have been reproduced as metallic wall decor from All my Wall, Inc.

This has been in the works for longer than I want to admit, but finally my work has been added to their website.

With luck, you may soon see these designs on sites such as Overstock, Wayfair, Amazon, Hayneedle and Ebay.

These are just a few of the pieces that are available.  If you would like to see more you can find them here.  

If you would like to help me out...
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