Saturday, April 29, 2017

Animal Oil Painting, "DUCKS GALORE" by Carol Schiff, 12x24" Oil. SOLD

A very nice lady from Alabama sent me  images of her family's six black ducks, along with a request that I paint them for her.

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Actually, the images only had five ducks.  One of the ducks had gone to ducky heaven and she wanted to include him (her) too.  I liked this image because all the ducks were looking in one direction.  I added the missing duck on the end, as though he had reappeared and the others were greeting him back into the flock.

If you relate to the missing duck...I hope you find your flock soon :)

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Friday, April 28, 2017

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


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 12"x36" Oil on canvas

 Original Palette Knife Equine Landscape Painting

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Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Autumn Landscape, Daily Art, "Tree on Fire", 8x10x1.5" Oil

Autumn in the mountains is where I want to be.  Last year, I was very lucky to spend two months there.
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 I was inspired to paint this one from the ever evolving show I saw each day.  It brings back childhood memories of northern Ohio and Michigan.....minus the mountains, of course.




 What more could I ask for?  It gets better and better each day.  Of course, in the mountains it seems the color is climbing to the sky.




One evening we spied a herd of Elk in the meadow.  You can hear them bellowing in the woods this time of year.They come down to the meadows to feed at dusk and dawn..  This herd was one make and about 30 females.

As much as I love it there, I was ready to head south to Florida when the weather got cold.  When the trees are stripped bare, and the cold winds are blowing, I enjoy the beautiful beaches. Life is good!


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

FLOWERS FOR YOU, 8X8 COLLAGE SOLD

I had so much fun with my apple collage a few weeks ago, I decided to try another.  This one is on a canvas panel and I layered a lot of colored tissue papers to make new colors.  It also has a bit of metallic ribbon.


This is a great example of the wonderful and unique art available on Etsy.  The creative artist, Danny Phillips from Austin, Texas has a great selection of his clever collage paintings.  He has developed a unique technique for his backgrounds, as shown here.  Visit his site here.  One of my guilty pleasures....surfing Etsy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting “Spring Vista” by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


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    24"x36"x1.5"  Oil on Canvas/-Framed in Gold-Available
   
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Willow City Loop Bluebonnets Revisited by Ann McCann 9 X 12 Oil




My husband and I went to Fredericksburg, Texas in early April to see the wildflowers, especially the bluebonnets. It wasn't the most spectacular year, but it was still very beautiful. We painted plein air at my favorite spot on the Willow City Loop road. This one spot has everything, flowers, a running stream, distant mountains, etc. I made the mistake of wearing regular lotion instead of sunscreen and got my first sunburn for many years. A rancher stopped by to warn us not to walk the property due to the number of rattlesnakes. That kept me from wandering off the roadside!!


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LACECAP HYDRANGEA, 6X8 OIL

Still trying to paint flowers. I kind of like the way this one turned out.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Springtime by Judith Silver

12x12 oil on panel
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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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Monday, April 24, 2017

Original Palette Knife Flower Painting "Wreck of the Petals "by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                 
 Original palette knife Poppy painting/SOLD
                                               
 Commissions Welcome!!

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A Chunky, Textured, Colorful Piece of Art That Makes Me Smile, Abstract Landscape, 8x8x3" Oil Painting

Today is gray, foggy and damp, so I decided to post the most fun painting I could find.


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You know how I love color and texture and this little painting has it all.

I painted it on a 8x8x3" canvas, so even the shape is unique.  It's chunky and cute and it resides on a bookshelf , where it brightens the whole room.  I cannot help but smile each time I look at it.

The canvas was a mistake.  I did not realize how deep it was when I ordered it.  What could I possibly do with it?  Well, for this painting, I think it is perfect!

Have a fantastic day!



Carol Schiff

Sunday, April 23, 2017

"The Wait" by Jane Boyd Contemporary Impressionistic Painter


Early Spring in Muskoka....waiting for the ice to go out....and then...cottage opening...!
Palette knife painting 12" x 12" oil on canvas.


Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Music" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Living close to the sea, it is no surprise that I paint a lot of seascapes.  The sea and mountains have one thing in common....they never look the same from day to day or even minute to minute.  Fascinating and beautiful!

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Life gets busy and sometimes I don't visit the beach for months at a time.  When I finally get there, it is like visiting an old friend.  I always vow to get back more often.



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

SIGNS OF SPRING, 8X6", OIL, SOLD

The iris has always been a favorite flower of mine, but the ones that will grow in Florida are not to spectacular.  The ones we have here are not the big, beautiful, bearded iris that the more northern states have.  Ours are little puny flowers.   I always look forward to visiting our mountain home in North Carolina, as one of the first things I did when we bought it, was plant all those lovely flowers from my childhood.  Daffodils, iris, tulips, lilac, cone flowers, and lots and lots of hydrangea.  I have not been able to go up so far this spring, but we are planning a trip soon.  I hope there are still some daffodils and lilac blooming.  But if they are gone, I know the iris will soon be there to greet me.  What is your favorite flower?

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The Palette Knife Painters Images 27 March to 9 April 2017

Before Breakfast by Jane Boyd Contemporary Impressionistic Painter

M - C 's garden breakfast nook....palette knife painting,8" x 10" oil on canvas board............one can't help but just linger................



Bluebell Woods by Marion Hedger

Bluebell Wood
24cm x 30cm 
Oil on board



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Friday, April 21, 2017

Original Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting “Dreaming of Spring” by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


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"The Wave" by Southern California Palette Knife Artist Garry Abel


5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas Board

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Garry is a Permanent Artist at the Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.

Garry will also be exhibiting this summer at the
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"Dana Point Harbor Boats" by Southern California Palette Knife Artist Garry Abel


5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas Board

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Garry is a Permanent Artist at the Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.


Garry will also be exhibiting this summer at the
Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair beginning 6/30/2017 through 9/2/2017

"Laguna Beach from the Cliff" by Southern California Palette Knife Artist Garry Abel


6" x 8"
Oil on Canvas

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"Newport Beach Sunset II" by Southern California Palette Knife painter Garry Abel


6" x 12"
Oil on Canvas

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"Million Dollar View" by Southern California Palette Knife Artist Garry Abel


6" x 8"
Oil on Canvas Board

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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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Summer Essence by Marion Hedger

Summer Essence
12x12inch oil on board

With the warmer weather approaching, I have my summer geraniums ready to pot up.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Expressionist Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 9x12" Oil on Canvas Seascape

Well probably your 5 yr old kid could do this....right?  Maybe that is why I enjoy it so much.

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 I may be a slow learner, because it took me many years to get to this point.  Mama never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer.




All kidding aside, I really love the freedom of this piece.  Instead of leaving the studio feeling like I have been fighting for hours, I felt very relaxed, happy and ready to sail through the day.  I think I need to do this more often!

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Impressionism Aspen Tree Colorado Landscape Painting "Fall Mosaic" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock


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 24"x12" Palette Knife Landscape Painting/Available

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Contemporary Abstract Painting, 20x24x.75", Daily Painting

Just messing around with color and texture today.

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 Everyone needs a play day now and then.



Have a great day!!

Carol Schiff
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mountain Wildflowers, Floral Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x6" Oil on Panel

Last fall, we took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It was a crisp, sunny day and my camera was busy clicking away.

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It's hard to go wrong with a blue and yellow painting.....it just shouts "Cheerful".  The background was painted  with a brush, but I used a palette knife on the flowers and grasses.  That's when it started to be really fun!

I feel like I was able to capture the feel of the day......I hope it made you smile!

Carol Schiff

Spence and Kate by Jane Boyd Contemporary Impressionist Painter


Earlier work ...palette knife painting, 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas.
Would like to try it again in oil, but not sure I could capture the moment again ...better to leave well enough alone......!




Monday, April 17, 2017

Skier, Ski Painting, Winter Landscape,Snow "Snowboard Sal" By Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

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 Figurative, Skier

 11"x14"Oil on Canvas/Available

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Tropical Landscape Painting, Palm Tree Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x16" Original Oil Painting

Another piece inspired by the Florida Keys, and one of those glorious sunsets!


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I remember this spot well.  We were at an open air restaurant on the water's edge.  Very laid back with this beautiful scene before us.  When I say we were on the water's edge, I mean where the restaurant stopped, (no walls, just a roof) the water started!  How could we not enjoy our meal?

I don't remember what I ate, or the name of the place, but I do remember it was on the ocean side on Marathon Key.  If I could find it again, I would go in a minute, just to experience the atmosphere and enjoy a glass of wine.

Sigh!

Carol Schiff
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pink Orchid Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Orchid Still Life, 6x6" Original Oil

My orchid is blooming!!


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It doesn't happen often, so I had to paint it.

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I put it under a warm spot light, it it got a nice little glow.  It was not an easy painting for me, and it is much tighter than I usually paint, but I am okay with the final effect.

I must remind myself, push, push, push!

Did you enjoy the Easter eggs?


Carol Schiff


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spring Workshop with Elio

Twice a year I travel to Amelia Island, FL to attend a 3 day workshop with Elio Comacho.   Elio is a wonderful instructor, and it is always a hard working, but fun few days. 

He has a fabulous color sense and brushwork, and is very knowledgeable in all art related subjects, from art history, to technical aspects of paints and brushes.


I love the colors he chose in this three hour demo above.  He always does a large demo, usually 36x48", which is a highlight of the workshop. Please click on the picture to enlarge it and see the brushwork and color changes.


This painting and the one below are mine, from the workshop. 


Elio spent a year working only with  the color yellow, another with green, blue etc.  He did set ups to challenge us.  This one was green and blue.  The theory is, you will learn to see all the nuances of color when you paint objects that are the same hue, but different temperatures and saturation.

I don't think my workshop paintings are really showing any improvement for me, but I do feel improvement when I paint at home.  His instructions jump into my head, and I find I am much more critical of my finished pieces.  That has to be a good result!

I am already booked for his November 2017 workshop in Fernandina Beach.  Want to join us?

Carol Schiff
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Closing down my eBay Store - SALE


eBay Store CLOSING SALE from now until the last day of April 2017
159 PAINTINGS ON SALE

Please click "See More" to see how to purchase below ..... you will need to message me before you buy!!!


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All other painting prices are unaltered but if you message me with a reasonable and sensible offer I may be able to consider it (This is not a definite! It depends on the painting!). Hint: For these paintings above $25 please don't offer me a price less than 85% of the present sales price (That's a 15% discount) Shipping will be added to the price, as normal.

I have repeated "You will need to message me before you buy" because if you buy first, then message me afterwards, higher eBay and PayPal fees will be charged. Higher fees will be for your account - and even I would like to avoid that!

Reason for SALE : From 1 May we are going traveling! Indefinitely. And I don't want to be tied down to eBay Store listing renewals. I would love it if you kept in touch with me, and my available paintings, through my WildSummers.com website. My contact details are there.


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