August 19, 2014

Painting on Sale | Flower Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Sunflower and Tulips by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

Every Wednesday, I post a painting on sale.  Today, I decided to post a flower painting.  I really like the way the sunflower and tulips worked on this painting and I wanted to share it with you.

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A sweet little floral that brings summer into your home every day.

When you purchase at the link above, you will be charged $89.95, plus shipping.  To receive the discount you MUST WRITE ART SALE on the order to receive the rebate.  As soon as I am notified of the sale and payment, I will refund your credit card or PayPal account  $15.00  This sale is only for my blog readers, and if you do not write ART SALE on the order, I will not know to send you the rebate.

This offer expires on Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. PDT.




Thank you for reading my blog today.

Have a happy Sunflower day!



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August 18, 2014

Thistle Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Thistle and Meadow by Carol Schiff | 6x12x.75" Oil

It seems to me the beauty of the fields and meadows of the North Carolina mountain country is even more stunning than usual this summer.  During my trips there, I walk the country roads each morning.  Every day seems more spectacular than the day before.  Since returning home, I have tried to capture the scenes on canvas.

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 The purple thistles sparkled against the golden fields.  One morning, I picked a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers, some would all them weeds.  The entire state seemed to be covered in daylilies, blooming wild on the sides of mountains and in roadside ditches.


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This is my bouquet of wildflowers, sitting on my windowsill.


Hope you find some beauty in your life today too!



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Barn Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Georgia O'Keeffe | Georgia's Barn by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

There is something special about this barn painting.  This small oil painting is my attempt to duplicate one of Georgia O'Keeffe's barn series.  I was unaware the she had a barn series, until my painting group, Pieces of Eight, spent a day studying her art and trying to duplicate it.

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Duplicating the art of a master is an acceptable learning practice as long as the original artist is given credit, which I have done by signing this work as "after O'Keeffe".  It is why you see so many art students sketching in museums.

To be honest, I chose this work because it was such a simple, flat little piece.  The thought of giving her flowers or skulls a try did not appeal to me.

The more I worked on this little piece, the more I began to enjoy it and see it's charm.  I ended the day very happy with my choice.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.



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August 17, 2014

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Storm Painting, PALETTE KNIFE LANDSCAPE, "STORMY WEATHER", OIL, SOLD

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Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps rainin' all the time.

Tom Snow/Leo Sayer


For those of you into rap.....this is a wonderful, soulful old song made famous by one of the top female singers in history, Billie Holiday.  If I knew how to add a sound clip, I would be playing it now.

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August 16, 2014

Sea Gull Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | The Freedom to be Yourself by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil | SOLD

I happened to find this old post of a seal gull paintng from May, 2011.  I have always liked this painting.....and I enjoyed reading the post again.  I thought you might like it too.  Try as I might, I cannot get the fun comments from the original post to transfer, but it was a neck and neck between the two titles.




You have the freedom to be yourself,
your true self,
here and now -
and nothing can stand in your way!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
from a very popular book of the 70's

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My second choice for a title is "He said, she said".  Also during the 70's one of the top women's magazines of the day, I think it was McCall's or maybe Redbook, had a monthly article called "Can this marriage be saved?"
They would write the wife's story under "she said" and the husband's version under "he said" and then a counselor of some kind would write an analysis of what was wrong in the marriage and what the couple needed to do to improve the situation.  So, when I looked at this painting, to me it looks like "he" is saying and maybe "she" is not buying it.

Which title do you like the best?  Hmmmmm, I think I just told you how old I am!

Reference photo by Shelley Smart



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August 15, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Small Oil Painting | Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Bougainvillea Garden by Carol Schiff \ 6x8" Oil | SOLD

One of the advantages of living in Florida is the profusion of blooming flowers available year round.  Bougainvillea is found everywhere in the state in several vibrant colors.

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A native to coastal Brazil, the bougainvillea was discovered in 1768 in Rio de Janeiro by French naturalist Dr. Philibert Commerçon (also sometimes spelled Commerson). The plant is named after his close friend and ship’s admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, who commanded the ship La Boudeuse that sailed around the world between 1766-1769, and in which Commerçon was a passenger.
It certainly speaks to tropical Florida, although it is covered in thorns.
This scene was requested by a client who longs for her memories of a Key West vacation.

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August 14, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Small Oil Painting | Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Bougainvillea Garden by Carol Schiff \ 6x8" Oil

One of the advantages of living in Florida is the profusion of blooming flowers available year round.  Bougainvillea is found everywhere in the state in several vibrant colors.

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A native to coastal Brazil, the bougainvillea was discovered in 1768 in Rio de Janeiro by French naturalist Dr. Philibert Commerçon (also sometimes spelled Commerson). The plant is named after his close friend and ship’s admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, who commanded the ship La Boudeuse that sailed around the world between 1766-1769, and in which Commerçon was a passenger.
It certainly speaks to tropical Florida, although it is covered in thorns.
This scene was requested by a client who longs for her memories of a Key West vacation.

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August 13, 2014

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Still Life, Hydrangea Painting, HYDRANGEA AND MUG, 8X8", PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING, SOLD

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I picked these hydrangea from my garden last month and was compelled to paint them.  Hydrangea are probably my very favorite flowers and I love the summer months when my home is surrounded with their massive blooms.



I wanted to keep the painting as simple as the pitcher and mug.



For me, keeping it simple usually means "palette knife".

Enjoy your day!

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August 12, 2014

Art Sale | Dog Portrait | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | A Face to Love by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

Something special today for all you fluffy little puppy lovers.....

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I met this little guy in North Carolina, following around his master who was doing some shopping.  It was obvious how much this little guy loved his human and I found him to be an appealing subject.

As always, when you purchase this piece at the link above, you will be charged $100 plus shipping of $6.50 (in USA).  All you need do to receive the rebate is write Art Sale on you comment section of your order.  As soon as I am notified of your payment, I will  send you a $20.00 rebate on your PayPal or credit card account.  You must write Art Sale on the order to receive the rebate.  If you forget to write ART SALE you may contact me, full of remorse, and I will do my best to get you the rebate :)

This offer expires on August 15, 2014 at 12:01a.m. PDT.


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Marsh Painting, Small Oil Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, SALTWATER MARSH, SOLD



I tried for years to take an interesting painting of this marsh off I-75 near Brunswick GA but traveling at 75 MPH does not lead to good photography. Finally, my husband approached the spot with no cars behind us and was able to pull out of traffic so that I could try again.




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I think marshes are so interesting as the water comes and  recedes and the colors change with the seasons.




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August 9, 2014

Daily Painting, Florida Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Going Coconuts" by Carol Schiff, SO

A few weeks ago, I was hanging out at one of my favorite places, Eau Gallie Yacht Club.  It is a gorgeous facility sitting on Florida's intra-coastal waterway.  I was sitting outside, enjoying a glass of wine and watching my grandson paddleboard, surrounded by dolphins.  Suddenly I noticed three palms filled with coconuts.

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I love the fact that I can pull out my cell and take photos anywhere.  In the old days (before last year) I would miss lots of photo opportunities when I left the house without a camera.




Computers have truely changed our lives.  I remember reading a few years ago, about an undercover invention that was going to change mankind.  Come to find out....it was the Segway!  Ha!

Oh well, one life changing invention in a life time is all I can ask for.....and that is the internet.


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August 6, 2014

Small Seascape, Ocean Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sunrise", 6x8 Oil, SOLD

Although I do not live on the beach, I am very close, so it is easy to jump in my car with a cup of coffee and a camera.  That is just what I did on this morning.

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It is my favorite time of day at the beach.  Very few people, maybe an occasional fisherman, just me and the surf and the birds.  The surf is usually quiet, as though it is still sleeping too, and the birds are very busy, running around looking for breakfast.



Of course, when the sun finally breaks over the horizon, it is glorious.

I hope that you will remember this post on your next vacation to the sea, and you will take the opportunity to share a very special moment with nature.  I know you will not regret it!



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August 5, 2014

Art Sale | Beach Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Beach Patrol II by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

Who doesn't love the beach?  Sun...sand.....sea.....and those ever present sea gulls.

Up for sale this week is the sweet little painting below.

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When you purchase the is painting at the link above, you will be charges $100 plus shipping charges of $6.50.  To receive your rebate of $25.00 simply write Art Sale on the order under the space for comments.  When I receive your payment, I will immediately SEND YOU A REBATE OF $25.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.  Remember, you must write  Art Sale on the order to receive the rebate.  This sale is for readers of my blog only and that is how I know you saw it here.

The offer expires August 8, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

I hope this cute little guy finds a new home today!





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August 4, 2014

Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Tropical Landscape Painting | Island House by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

When I was a little girl, growing up in the corn fields of Ohio, I dreamed of palm trees and the sea.  When I first saw the ocean, when I was nine years old,  I knew I would live there.

This daily painting of a tropical landscape, made me wonder how many other little girls have that same dream.  Ocean breezes and balmy breezes are powerful thoughts when you are shoveling snow, day after day, in sub-zero weather.



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 This little house is in the Bahama's.  A blooming Poinciana tree  brightens the landscape.  The nice thing about dreams.....sometimes they do come true!



Thanks for viewing my blog today....and keep on dreaming!




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August 3, 2014

Small Floral Still Life, "Rose of Sharon with Back Lighting" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

A small floral still life of blooms from my garden in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.  I set them on the window sill with natural light streaming in from behind.

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These pinks, blues, purples and greens are really my favorite colors.  I think they give a very soothing feeling to this small floral still life.

 

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August 2, 2014

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Painting, Floral Still Life "Hydrangea and Goldenrod" 8x6" SOLD

Another of my "chunky" floral still life.  The idea on these is to keep detail to a minimum with color, brushstrokes and shape catching you eye.

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I quickly sketched in very basic shapes, not being fussy but trying to capture enough of the flower shape to be recognizable.  I massed in dark under colors and then worked a little with local color.  Of course, I  pumped it up.




I worked with big strokes and lots of paint.

Thank you for viewing my art today.



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August 1, 2014

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Rhododendron by Carol Schiff 6x8 Oil

Still painting flowers!  Hope you have not tired of them yet.  I will try to break up the flower posts with other subject matter, just to keep you awake.

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This petite bouquet of rhododendron blossoms grew next to my house in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I snipped a few and placed them in a jelly jar on my kitchen window sill.  I love the effect of the darkened flowers with the bright light flowing in behind them.



My goal with these little works is to keep strong basic shapes and let the viewer's eye fill in missing pieces.  As you can see from this photo, the paint is thick and the strokes are few.

Happy Morning to you!



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July 31, 2014

Bottle Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting Beach Treasure by Carol Schiff | 8x10 Oil | SOLD

This was the result of a request from a client.  The client's friend found this crusty old bottle in the surf of the Virgin Islands.  She wanted to surprise him with a gift and thought a little painting of a special day would be perfect.

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I panted from a photo she supplied.  The main challenge was to achieve the crusty appearance of the bottle.

Both the client and her friend were happy with the results.





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