Monday, June 26, 2017

Expressionists Abstract Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Cross Composition in Orange, Blue and Purple, 8x8x1.5 Original Oil

This contemporary abstract painting is on a heavily textured stretched canvas. 
I used a cross (one of my favorites) composition and split complementary colors of blue, purple and orange to achieve a nice glow. I painted with a knife to get even more texture and very subtle color changes. 
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 This contemporary abstract painting is on a heavily textured stretched canvas.
I used a cross  composition(one of my favorites)  and split complementary colors of blue, purple and orange to achieve a nice glow. I painted with a knife to get even more texture and very subtle color changes. 


                                                                                                                                                                                           

I was always fairly mystified about the process of painting an abstract, but I am finding that it is much like any other artwork.  You must have a composition, a point of interest,  color interaction and contrast.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Original oil paintings by Karen Tarlton palette knife romance impressionism

These tell a story.....
about a day in flip flops
and a rainy romance


A Little French Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10x1.5" Oil SOLD

In my last post, I showed a mountain landscape commission.  Today I am posting the second landscape my client ordered.

He has been lucky enough to live in many fabulous locations during his career.  This  painting is also from one of his photographs of his many travels....the beautiful French countryside.

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I must say, I felt a little envy when I saw this beautiful scene.  Looks like it came straight out of a movie, don't you think?



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Muskoka Rose by Jane Boyd Contemporary Impressionist Painter

The wild roses of Rose Island....in abundance this summer.
Palette knife painting,6" x 6" oil on canvas panel.


"Piggy Sam" by Lynda Cookson

At the turn of the century, when we had just emigrated from SA to Ireland, and I was battling to absorb my new cool environment, I turned to humour in painting and created the Musical Piggy Collection. "Piggy Sue" and "Buddy Hoggy" were followed by "Pig Floyd" and "The Carpiggers". Finally - "Piggy Sam" whose slim connection to music came from "Play it again Sam"

"Piggy Sam" by Lynda Cookson

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sunset and Sea Painting, Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sun Falls to the Sea" 11x14x1.5" Oil Painitng

What could be more beautiful than a sunset, except maybe a sunset over the sea.

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 I knew right away I was going to have to paint this one.


 I used both a brush and a palette knife on this one.....had to get a little texture in there.



I feel like I want a Margarita every time I look at this one....right away I am on island time.

Hope you find a way to relax a little today, too.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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"Sophia's Pointes" by Lynda Cookson

Friday, June 23, 2017

Palette Knife Flower Art Painting "Sunflowers for You" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

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 10"x8" Oil on canvas

 Original Palette Knife Flower Painting

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Wildlife Painting | Blue Heron Art | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Flight by Carol Schiff | 6x18x1.5 Oil SOLD

I was standing on the dock with my camera when this gorgeous Great Blue Heron flew towards me and landed on the railing nearby.  My lucky day!  I snapped several photos of this beautiful specimen and have painted him twice.


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I was thrilled to get a photograph of him flying, something that usually doesn't work out for me.

I used my palette knife to obtain the texture of the water.

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You may remember seeing this first painting a short time ago.

I don't think this bird was friendly so much......just determined.  Behind me on the dock were several fishermen and he was hoping for an effortless meal.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Flower Still Life, 12x12x1.5" Oil, "Garden Bounty"

I picked these flowers (peony and hydrangea)  from my garden, and placed them in sunlight.




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I have to admit, I struggled with this piece.  I started with a brush, but after much frustration, I turned to my trusty palette knife.  In the end, I am happy with the values, and the glow on the hydrangea on the rigfht.  And the colors, love the colors.  In fact, the more I look at it....the happier I get!

So the moral of this story is, don't give up!





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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Abstract Floral Palette Knife Painting "Color Symphony" by Judith Babcock Colorado Artist


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      30"x36"  Oil on Canvas

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Small Seascape, Daily Painting,, Small Oil Painting, "Favorite Beach", 6x8" Oil

Few things in life are as soothing to me as watching clouds move over the mountains.  Walking on the beach is  one of those things.  What is it about these scenes  that makes them so appealing?

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 Is it the endless repetition?  Rather hypnotising, don't you think?  Maybe it is the everlasting beauty of the scenes.....the permanence.

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I don't have the answer, but I know I know I enjoy painting the scenes almost as much as being there, taking a deep breath of that sea breeze or crisp mountain air.

Enjoy the day....whereever you are!

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"Chester" by Lynda Cookson

"Chester" the Goose emerged out of nowhere. I felt like painting, sat down, and along he came! I fell in love with him, so he stayed.

He is still for sale ... and is not very large so is eminently affordable. Oil on Paper and a size of no more than A5 (double postcard size).

"Chester" by Lynda Cookson

Detail of "Chester" by Lynda Cookson


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Abstract Seascape Oil Painting, Tropical Waters, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14x1.5" SOLD

Continuing on my tropical journey to the Florida Keys.  Today's post is my impressions of the sea off the coast of southern Florida.

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 It is hard to find more fun (in the studio), than to dig into a big pile of paint, with your knife, and just go to town.  Adding and subtracting values and hues........puts me in the zone every time.

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As much as I love creating all this yummy texture, I can only do it for a few days, before I start to crave a little structure and strong composition.  Each day I work on this coral reef series, I get a little less abstract and and little more impressionist.

Join me on my journey.....



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Carol Schiff

"Cool Touch" by Lynda Cookson

Monday, June 19, 2017

Spoonful of Gold by Jane Boyd Contemporary Impressionist Painter

Last light in Muskoka.....
Palette knife painting,6" x 12" oil on canvas......


Palette Knife Abstract Horse Art Painting "Cinco Caballos" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                                                 
 12"x36" Oil on canvas

 Original Palette Knife Equine Landscape Painting

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California Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Coastal Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

California has it all...mountains, oceans, wild beauty. This view of PCH speaks to the breathless views of this great state. 

I couldn't get to California, so I used a photo from photographer, Ted Fuhrur, with his permission, for reference.
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While painting this piece, I couldn't stop remembering the time my husband and I, drove PCH from San Francisco to Carmel.  What an experience!!

If you have never done it, I highly recommend the trip.  You will be hard pressed to duplicate the beautiful scenic landscape elsewhere.

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Carol Schiff
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"Saldo Swimmin Hole" by Ann McCann 9 X 12 Oil



I posted the watercolor of this scene two weeks ago after our trip to Salado, Texas. I had to do an oil painting of it. This is where the town comes to cool off on hot days which we have many of here in Texas. It is more of a wading experience unless you sit down in it. It is a very pretty spot!

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Angel paintings original palette knife oil on canvas fine art by Karen Tarlton

Because the world needs more angels right now!


New 6x6 Angels

Images from the Palette Knife Painters Group 5 to 18 June 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Wildlife Painting, Bird Art, 6x8" Robin in Oil, SOLD

When I was a kid growing up in northern Ohio, I always anxiously awaited the return of robins, knowing winter was gone when they came.  I wondered where they spent the winters....now I know....North Carolina!

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   Well, anyway, that is where this bird spent the winter and where my photographer friend, Ted Fuhrer snapped an image of him.  Thanks for allowing me to use it, Ted.



I really like this in a chunky black frame!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I hope you see a robin in your tree.


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Garden Cat painting original oil by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

Always a cat or two visiting in my yard while I work pruning flowers mulching and weeding.
They like to watch.

Garden Cat
8x8

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Art Workshops in France with Lynda Cookson: My home and workspace is a mere 300 metres from a ...

Art Workshops in France with Lynda Cookson: My home and workspace is a mere 300 metres from a ...: My home and workspace is a mere 300 metres from a quiet bay at the seaside, on the coast of Finistère in Brittany, France. Wind an...


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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Friday, June 16, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Tree Landscape Painting "Mountain Spring" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



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   24"x36"x1.5" Oil on Canvas

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Coral Reef Painting, Textured Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil

This is another in my "Coral Reef" series, that were inspired by a trip to Key Largo.


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I was also inspired by artist Lynn Boggess, an artist, whose work I admire.  Lynn works on huge canvases, which he carries into the mountains, and paints plein aire.  He paints with paint trowels instead of a brush and brings incredible texture to his works.

I worked on a small canvas, with a palette knife.  

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Carol Schiff


Provence Sunshine original oil painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

Life is a tapestry of color. Each color is lovely alone but woven together.....beautiful!

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Provence Sunshine

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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


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20"x30" Palette Knife Oil Painting/Available

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Beach Sunset, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Original Oil Painting

One of my favorite places to be, when the sun goes down, is on the beach.  Of course, on the east coast of Florida, there is no show, but a short 3 hours away, on the west coast......waaaazaa!!

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It is such a stunning sight and there is always a crowd of people, gathered to say good bye to the day.



This little painting brings back those spiritual moments, as I remember the peace and quiet that we all felt as the sun fell behind the sea.  If only we could capture that feeling and keep it with us always.

Have a peaceful and lovely day....and thanks for visiting today.


 Carol Schiff
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