Sunday, December 24, 2017

Floral Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting "Summer Wildflowers", 6x8" Oil on Panel

One of my guilty pleasures, when I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is my morning walk, which inspired this painting.


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 You would have to live a summer or two in Florida, to understand how much I enjoy walking in mid 70's temps in the middle of summer.  

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 Of course, I also admire the songbirds and gorgeous, towering, hardwood trees.  It's not really a guilty pleasure, as it is hard work walking 4 miles when at least half of it is up the side of a mountain.




Here's hoping you have a wonderful day.

Carol Schiff

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting on Panel

Yes, another rose painting!  But quite different than my last post.


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 I have been on quite a flower painting jag lately, and still have more to come.  I spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and was inspired by the beautiful show from Mother Nature.  Flowers were everywhere, especially the trees and bushes.

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Now that I am home again, I cannot stop looking at my stash of photos and painting flowers every day.

Yesterday, I went to Bok tower, here in Florida, with my paint buddies, and got inspired all over again.  Miles of beautiful gardens!


Thanks for viewing my blog today.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Relax! Take time to smell the Roses, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Rose Painting



I know, I know!  We are all so caught up in the holidays, rushing around, parties, wrapping gifts, maybe cooking a feast.  Take a deep breath, and relax awhile.

TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES!  Here are a few of my past paintings.  Maybe they will help.






















Enjoy the Day!

I am still having my moving sale on Etsy.  Look for even LARGER discounts in the coming days

CAROL SCHIFF
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Floral Still Life on Linen, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Mary's Vase" 9x12" Oil

I did this painting a few weeks ago with my paint group, Pieces of Eight.  Mary brought in a set up of fresh flowers and her favorite vase.



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 I wanted to keep it free and loose, so I started painting with both and palette knife and a brush.  I was painting on a linen covered panel, and left much of the background unpainted for added texture and interest.

I have never seen a mum in this colors before, white petals and a purpley blue center.  This is where the knife action came in.

Thank you Mary, for bring these beautiful fresh flowers and thank you to all who are reading my blog today.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Painting on sale, Floral still life, daily painting, small oil painting, "Spring Flowers" by Carol Schiff, 8x10 Oil SOLD

An oldie, but a goodie!

SOLD

Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Have a great day and take time to smell the roses.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Flower Painting, Iris Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" on Canvas Panel

I spent most of the spring in the mountains of North Carolina, surrounded by flowers everywhere.  They must have the perfect environment for flowers, and I loved every minute of it.  This is one of the beautiful iris' I photographed during my stay.

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I had a difficult time getting this painting to the finishing point, but turns out, my real struggle was in trying to get a decent photograph of it.  I find that blues and greens tend me merge when photographed, especially blues.  I took many photos of this painting, under different conditions, but I believe many of the subtle color changes were lost.  Note to self:  Don't do blue and green paintings, and don't do very dark paintings.....also impossible (for me) to photograph well.

In any event, thanks for viewing my art today.


Carol Schiff

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hydrangea Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Painting, 6x8" on canvas panel

You have heard of the last rose of summer.....this is the last hydrangea of summer.  The nights were getting chilly in the mountains, so I picked these blooms, from my garden, and painted away.

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I hope you enjoy this memory of last summer.

Carol Schiff
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Floral Still Life on Linen, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Mary's Vase" 9x12" Oil

I did this painting a few weeks ago with my paint group, Pieces of Eight.  Mary brought in a set up of fresh flowers and her favorite vase.



purchase here
225 + shipping
 I wanted to keep it free and loose, so I started painting with both and palette knife and a brush.  I was painting on a linen covered panel, and left much of the background unpainted for added texture and interest.

I have never seen a mum in this colors before, white petals and a purpley blue center.  This is where the knife action came in.

Thank you Mary, for bring these beautiful fresh flowers and thank you to all who are reading my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Monday, November 20, 2017

White Rose Painting, 8x10x1.5" Flower Still Life, Flower Painting, Floral Painting

Birthday Flowers!!

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Way back in December, my son and his wife sent me some beautiful flowers for my birthday.  The first thing I did was photograph them.  Then I forgot about the photos!

I finally found them last week, and decided to try my hand at one.  I am very intimidated  by flowers.  They seem so complex and I rarely meet that sweet spot between too little or too much detail.  I am not so sure about this one, but I do like the colors.

Try, try and try again!






Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Rose Painting, Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting 8x8x1.5" Oil SOLD

Yes, yes, yes......I am still painting flowers.  I have been on quite a flower jag lately.

I was pleased with this one.

SOLD


Roses have always been difficult for me.  This time I tried to channel Elio.  I was determined not to describe each petal,  I did my best to remember the softness and translucency of a rose petal.  I wanted to pop the colors, but, not too much.  Finally, I made myself stop!

Yes, I like this one.....and I hope you do too.




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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Small Floral Still Life, Pink Beauty 6x8", Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

I wanted to practice painting flowers, and found a reference in my files.

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Trying hard to put into practice the techniques Elio Camacho tries to push into my head.  Brushwork, color relations, composition, the bride!  Not sure if I was successful, but, there is always tomorrow!

Thanks for viewing my blog today.



Carol Schiff

Friday, October 27, 2017

Painting on sale, Floral still life, daily painting, small oil painting, "Spring Flowers" by Carol Schiff, 8x10 Oil SOLD

An oldie, but a goodie!

SOLD


Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Have a great day and take time to smell the roses.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 14x18x.75" Oil SOLD

Last summer I visited Colorado and fell in love with the state.  The beauty is breath taking and I was trying to record it all on my camera.

Today's painting is a light hearted, laid back attempt to capture the wild sunflowers swaying in the breeze of the Colorado landscape.


 On a whim, I decided to paint over an old abstract painting, that carried lots of texture in specific areas.


That set the tone of the painting for me.  I stayed loose and free.



Much of the background is from the original painting.

I have a friend who burns her unsuccesful paintings at the end of the year.  I think that is a dangerous activity.  The fumes of the paint and mediums burning cannot be a good thing.  I much prefer to paint over a less successful painting and save a few dollars by reusing the canvas.  I am all about recycling.

Happy Painting!!


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rose Still Life Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Rose Bowl", 8x8x1.5" Original Art SOLD

I have been on a flower painting jag this week....and there is more to come.

Fresh flowers and my very best (and only) Waterford crystal rose bowl make this special to me.

SOLD
The sides are painted black and it is ready to hang.

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All my favorite colors....pink, purple, aqua, green.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

Flower Painting, Iris Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" on Canvas Panel

I spent most of the spring in the mountains of North Carolina, surrounded by flowers everywhere.  They must have the perfect environment for flowers, and I loved every minute of it.  This is one of the beautiful iris' I photographed during my stay.

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I had a difficult time getting this painting to the finishing point, but turns out, my real struggle was in trying to get a decent photograph of it.  I find that blues and greens tend me merge when photographed, especially blues.  I took many photos of this painting, under different conditions, but I believe many of the subtle color changes were lost.  Note to self:  Don't do blue and green paintings, and don't do very dark paintings.....also impossible (for me) to photograph well.

In any event, thanks for viewing my art today.


Carol Schiff

Monday, October 9, 2017

Flower Painting, Iris Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" on Canvas Panel

I spent most of the spring in the mountains of North Carolina, surrounded by flowers everywhere.  They must have the perfect environment for flowers, and I loved every minute of it.  This is one of the beautiful iris' I photographed during my stay.

purchase here
I had a difficult time getting this painting to the finishing point, but turns out, my real struggle was in trying to get a decent photograph of it.  I find that blues and greens tend me merge when photographed, especially blues.  I took many photos of this painting, under different conditions, but I believe many of the subtle color changes were lost.  Note to self:  Don't do blue and green paintings, and don't do very dark paintings.....also impossible (for me) to photograph well.

In any event, thanks for viewing my art today.


Carol Schiff

Saturday, October 7, 2017

White Rose Painting, 8x10x1.5" Flower Still Life, Flower Painting, Floral Painting

Birthday Flowers!!

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Way back in December, my son and his wife sent me some beautiful flowers for my birthday.  The first thing I did was photograph them.  Then I forgot about the photos!

I finally found them last week, and decided to try my hand at one.  I am very intimidated  by flowers.  They seem so complex and I rarely meet that sweet spot between too little or too much detail.  I am not so sure about this one, but I do like the colors.

Try, try and try again!






Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Small Sunflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil

Sunflowers and farmhouses, the perfect pairing!

It is a cold, gray day, here in the mountains, and sunflowers are the perfect way to brighten things up.

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Both sunflowers and farmhouses, are not uncommon, here in the mountains.  It's hard not to smile when I look at sunflowers.



Yesterday, we drove over the mountains  to Gatlinburg.  I am happy to report that things are looking up there.  Spring is taking over, renewal is everywhere.  Yes, there are still signs of the devastating fires from last fall, but the mood is upbeat and the tourists are there.

Have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Flower Painting, A GLASS OF SUNSHINE by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

Everybody needs a little sunshine in their life..............I hope this flower painting brings some to you.



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It's hard not to smile when you see a bunch of sunflowers, either in the fields or sitting on  a table.


Blogger is misbehaving today and doesn't want me to post more than one image.  Hopefully the next post will be more complete.

Have a great weekend and thank you for viewing and commenting on my blog.  By the way...please pin this!



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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rose Still Life Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Rose Bowl", 8x8x1.5" Original Art SOLD

I have been on a flower painting jag this week....and there is more to come.

Fresh flowers and my very best (and only) Waterford crystal rose bowl make this special to me.

SOLD
The sides are painted black and it is ready to hang.

detail
All my favorite colors....pink, purple, aqua, green.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dandelion Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Blowing in the Breeze", 6x8" Oil

Still painting flowers, and still painting dandelions.  I think the reason I have been so inspired to paint flowers this spring is my month long trip to the mountains.  As an Ohio girl, living in Florida, it has been a long time since I have experienced a "real" spring....and I missed it!

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The area was covered in blooming crabapple, pear, and dogwood trees.  Flowers were bursting out everywhere....tulips,azalea,daffodils, lilac, rhododendron and more.  Why then did a choose to paint dandelions....why not!  I think they deserve a little respect.

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Thanks for reading my blog today.

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