Friday, March 27, 2015

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.


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?

Monday, March 23, 2015


Still trying to paint flowers. This one was more difficult for me. I just could not achieve the vibrant hues I wanted!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


I don't do a lot of flowers, they frustrate me, but I am planning to try a few. I felt I had to give this one a try. I was on my way to paint with my group, wondering what I would work on, and when I stepped outside, my gardenia bush had it's first bloom of the season. I took it along, was not successful but tried again later in the day.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Painting on Sale, Succulent Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Hens and Chicks by Carol Schiff, 12x12x.75"

If you are a gardener, or even if you are not, this painting on sale may be the one for you.

purchase here
275 minus 25 rebate
This painting has been around my studio just a little too long and needs a forever home.  It is already marked down in my Etsy store from $320 to $275.  Now, I am giving my blog readers an even bigger discount.

.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $275.00 and shipping, but for the next few days, I will give you an additional  discount.   You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $25.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.  This will bring your cost down to $250.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.  The offer expires at 12:01 am, Friday, March 6, 2015. 

Thank you for reading my blog today.

Monday, March 2, 2015

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

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

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.

So lets all celebrate a new beginning.

Hope you pin it!