Saturday, December 31, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting, 8x16" Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

We are happy to be back in Florida, and I wanted to mark the occassion with a new abstract.

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I really enjoyed creating this art.  Sometimes it is nice to just get in the zone, no particular plan, and let the subconscious take over.

I love playing with paint and these represent some of my favorite colors.  I didn't plan to do a seascape, but it feels like one, especially of the tropical waters in the Caribbean Islands.

The last few months have been hectic for me.  This is just what I needed to calm me down.

Have a great day and thanks for reading my blog.




Carol Schiff
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Friday, December 30, 2016

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, azeala, 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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Original Palette Knife Flower Painting "Breath of Summer" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

Original Palette Knife Abstract Flower Painting

16"x20" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Palette Knife Aspen , Poppy Landscape Painting "Spring Territory" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



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Wedding Gift for His Bride by Marion Hedger


Looking through my archive of commissioned paintings I came across this collage which I don't think I have posted before.

These four paintings were commissioned last year as a wedding present from the groom for his new bride. They were all of places that were special to them both.

This was such a sweet and loving gift don't you think?

If you would like to commission a painting of a special place for someone special or why not treat yourself, contact me HERE


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dog Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 16x20x1.5 Animal Painting, SOLD

Today, I am posting a commission painting.  I find that doing a commission is a whole different ball game.  Do you agree?
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 The client was asking for three paintings of his two dogs.  One of each, and one of both animals.

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This is the first painting.  I always second guessing myself when I work on a commission.  Does the client want this, or do that want that.  Is it too dull for them, or too bright, or too much detail, or not enough.  It is hard guessing what a perfect stranger would like!

Add to that the dreaded deadline!  In this case, I had only a short time to complete the artwork, due to my schedule.  What if I failed and produce a suitable painting in the allotted time?

While commissions are stressful for me, I always welcome them.....I just have to remeber the sense of accomplishment I have, when the project is accepted by the client.

I believe a little stretch is good for everyone, especially us artists


Thanks for reading my blog today......and keep painting!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Northwest Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Great Northwest" by Carol Schiff, 12x16" Oil


My husband and I took our first trip to the Northwest this summer. We were stunned by the gorgeous scenery in every direction.

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Obviously, we have pine trees and ocean views in Florida, but, how could they be so very different in Washington and British Columbia?  Everything seemed larger than life with trees towering into the sky and waterfalls tumbling down the sides of mountains.  It was a fabulous trip that we hope to repeat some day.

I painted this, in my studio, on linen attached to board.  As much as I like the idea of painting plein aire, it's not me.  I was taught to paint from images and still do it to this day.



Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Aspen Tree Art Painting "Aspen With View" by Colorado Artist Judith Babcock


                                                               
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 Original Palette Knife Horse landscape Painting

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Rose Commission by Marion Hedger

Sweet Scent30 x 40 cm
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Starting on a painting commission of these roses. 
Step 1, Finding the composition. 


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Figurative Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 14x18" Figurative Oil Painting "Just another Sunset", SOLD

This painting was a Christmas commission of two young sisters.

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I love the composition of this painting.  Two loving sisters, with that protective arm around the little one.


The big challenge here was to represent the beautiful sunset, without allowing it to become the bride of the painting.


 My client was wonderful, commissioning me way back in August, which allowed me plenty of time to complete this painting.



Thanks so much for viewing my blog today.


Carol Schiff
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year oil paintings by Karen Tarlton



It's been a wonderful and busy month of family, festivities and paintings!
Hope you enjoy a few of the latest :)

Original Palette Knife Colorado Landscape Aspen Tree Art Painting "Aspen With View" by Colorado Artist Judith Babcock

 Original Palette Knife Impressionism Aspen Tree Art Painting 

 18" x 24 x 7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Commissions Welcome!!

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Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Marsh Landscape Painting, Georgia Wetlands by Carol Schiff, 6x12x.5" Original

I have been trying to understand why I am so drawn to the marsh landscape, I finally realized, it is the way the water seems to drift lazily around the mounds of earth and plant life, the way it changes color from  season to season.  It is all just too soothing.

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The vegetation is so lush.  As you can see, this part was painted with a knife.
Oops!  Sorry for the glare on this image.
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Sunday, December 25, 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!




I hope you all enjoy your holidays and find peace and love in the upcoming year!  I want to thank all my online friends who visit this blog and follow my art.

Carol Schiff
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Friday, December 23, 2016

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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Palette Knife Aspen , Colorado Landscape Painting "Autumn River" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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.


Impasto Roses by Marion Hedger

Old Fashioned
Roses still life palette knife painting
24x30cm (approx 10x12")
Oil on canvas panel
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Sweet Memories - Roses still life
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Palette Knife Aspen Tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Along The Stream"" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


36"x30" Palette Knife Oil Painting/Available

This painting is currently framed in gold, the framed dimensions are 43"x37".


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Daily Painting, Painting for Sale, Small Oil Painting, Tropical Landscape Painting, 6x8" Oil SOLD

As you know, I like to have a sale item on Wednesdays....a little middle of the week pick me up.  Today I am posting a small tropical landscape for your pleasure.

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This sweet 6x8" oil on canvas panel has that tropical mojo.If you have ever dreamed about that little house next to the sea, now it can be yous.

Unlike most of my sales, this does not require a rebate.  Just follow the link above and purchase it for only $30.00.  Original price $89.95

Have a very tropical day!


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Small Seascape, Wave Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil painting, "Cresting", 8x8x1.5"

For lovers of the sea!

I did a few small paintings where I focused in on a wave, instead of my usual long distance view.  I was not sure they would be successful, but they both sold quickly.  Both clients have similar reactions to them.....they felt the paintings revived wonderful memories of their times in or on the ocean.  I decided to try a few more.

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I have a few more seascapes to show you soon.  I hope you enjoy this one!

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Abstract Seascape, Abstract Sunset, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8"

I am always fascinated by sunsets, especiall sunsets over water.  This little study is my impressions of a sunset at Fernandina Beach harbor.

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Of course, it bares no comparison to the actual photo(or the actual event) I took, but it did provide me with several hours of fun in the studio.

Such a simple piece should not have turned into the project I experienced, but as often happens, it did.  I wanted just the right glow of colors.

It seems with me, a painting either falls off my brush or it is a major struggle.  The falling off my brush part does not happen nearly as often as the major struggle.  After 20+ years of painting, I imagined I would be further down the road.  As my kids like to say, "it is what it is".

I try to appease myself by thinking if it were easy, it would be boring.  Maybe so, but I could handle just a tad more boring,

Hope you have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.


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Palette Knife Aspen Tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Foothills Colorado" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock Palette Knife Aspen Tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Foothills Colorado" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

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          8"x10" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Still Life Bottle Painting, "Fluer de Lis" by Carol Schiff, 6x18x1.5" Oil

I like to collect bottles, so, it is a natural for me to do a still life bottle painting.  I like the fluer de lis on the bottle as well as the bold gold color.


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 Painting this bottle was a challenge for me, but photographing the results was even more frustrating.  Try as I might, I could not get the correct background color to show.  The image above is much too blue while the one below seems more accurate.


Thank you for viewing my still life bottle painting today and please feel free to pin it if you so desire.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Abstract Expressionism, "Southwest Sunset", 8x8x1.5" Oil

As you know, I like to dabble with abstract on occasion.  I seem to paint in spirts....all landscapes, or all flowers, or all seascapes, etc.  This is left over from the last time I had the itch to do an abstract.


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Try and try again, I could not accurately photograph the colors in this piece.  It is actually a tad brighter than depicted here.  Don't you hate when that happens?

Trying to show the sides of the canvas in this shot....not inspired, sorry!

Cheers!!
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Poppies Commission by Marion Hedger

Poppy Trio
30x30cm (12x12) on MDF canvas board
SOLD

This painting was a commission painting based on a previous painting.

Coincidences do happen...

The orignal was painted a few years back and had no interest. It eventually sold at the end of last month. The next week I received a request for a new version of this for a commission. Funny how something can be ignored for ages and then suddenly two come along at once - a bit like buses.

My collector was so pleased with it, that he has requested another two slightly larger paintings...

The original Painting

He wanted a lighter background and the poppies to stand out more. Obviously he felt I had achieved what he requested. He's happy and I certainly am.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Gray Squirrel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

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This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!

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Wanderiing Off by Jane Boyd Impressionist Painter

An autumn amble............
Size: 6"x 6" oil on birch panel
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Palette Knife Aspen Tree Impressionist Landscape Painting "Autumn Weekend" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

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 18"x36" Oil on canvas

 Original Palette Knife Flower Painting

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Daily Painting, Sunset Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Marsh Sky", 11x14x1.5" Landscape Oil Painting

Life here in the mountains, of North Carolina, is a slower pace for me,  But the days are quickly getting shorter and shorter.  The leaves are beautiful, my favorite time of year!  It reminds me of my childhood days in northern Ohio, burning leaves, apple cider, hay rides.  I wonder if people still do those things.

I am still busy, painting commissions, but I managed to paint this 11x14x1.5" landscape,  It is a study for a commission.

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It is not easy capturing that "glow" from a beautiful sunset, and I am not sure I succeded here. but it is a start.

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