Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sunflower still life, 14x18" Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

I have retuned home from another exciting workshop with Elio Camacho.  I went to work right away, trying to imprint his wisdom on my brain.


I worked hard on this one, trying to retain the bold brushwork and saturated color that makes his technique special.  I think it is a good start for me, but I have lots of area for improvement.

Practice makes perfect.  I am pretty sure he would tell me to make the flower on the table look less like a flower and more like paint.

To be continued.......




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Friday, March 25, 2016

Daily Painting, Floral Art, Small Oil Painting, Sunflower Painting, "SunnyFlowers" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Don't you just love sun flowers?  What could be unlikable about a giant flower, one you have to look up to?  Sunny, bright and full of energy with their big brown eyes and bobbing heads....they always make me happy.

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 I wanted to do  a tribute to them, something free and full of movement.  I worked with my palette knife and tried to pop the color.  I left plenty of texture because I want this painting to be touched.



I enjoy my work in simple black frames.  A black frame is always complimentary, it showcases the painting so well.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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

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,


Happy Day!



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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Peony Power by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5" Oil, SOLD

This is a small study for a larger piece.

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 Step 1:  Pick peony and hydrangea from garden.


Step 2:  Paint!

This little piece has everything I like.....flowers, pinks, purples, blues.

I'm a happy girl :)

To be continued............



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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dogwood painting, Small oil painting, daily painting, 6x8" Oil

It's dogwood time in Appalachia!  Any day now the landscape of North Carolina, Virginia etc. will burst into bloom.  If my #1 have to be in the mountains time is fall, spring runs closely as 2nd.


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If you have never been there when everything bursts into bloom....do yourself a favor and plan a trip today!




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 I tried to capture all the delicate colors.



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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Abstraction, daily painting, small oil painting, "and suddenly spring burst through", 6x8" Oil

This is my little ode to those brave first flowers of the season, that  burst through on a cold, gray spring day and brighten our lives.  Finally, proof that spring will soon be here!

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Not so much in Florida, of course, but the mountains of North Carolina have given me new respect for winter.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Rose Still Life, Small Floral Still Life, "Mother's Rose" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

On this small oil painting, I tried to capture the beauty and feel of this lovely flower, without being too worried about duplicating the actual image. I painted with a knife and worked hard to keep my colors clean and my strokes pure.The knife has left a lot of texture to the piece that makes you want to reach out a touch it. I think it has a wild feel, which is just what I was working towards. The colors of pinks, purples and greens work well together with a touch of orange.


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I thoroughly  enjoyed this painting, so much so, that I painted a second in the same manner.  I will post the second painting next week.  I plan to try more of the same in the future.



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