Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Better Days Ahead, Don't Give Up the Ship!, Palette Knife Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Panting, SOLD


Will this virus never go away? Days sometimes feel dreary.  I feel that way too, and decided it was the perfect time to paint something bright and cheery.

Just a little reminder of summer and happier days ahead!

Carol Schiff

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Small Landscape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Cloud and Sky Painting, SOLD


I have been working, working, working, on my Etsy site, turning me into a computer operator!  Day after day, sitting at the computer for hours at a time.

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Finally, I just couldn't take it anymore.  I had to get back into the studio!
I had so much fun with this piece!  It seems like forever, since I had a palette knife in my hand.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it, and thanks for stopping bye today.

Have a great day!

Carol Schiff

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Summer in he Blue Ridge Mountains, Landscape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 11x14", SOLD


It looks like summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  As our lives change from day to day, Mother Nature is telling us,that all will someday be well.  The earth is surviving very well without us, thank you, and it is up to us humans to change our routines as life will go on, with or without us.

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I would prefer it went on with us!

Although the Blue Ridge Parkway was closed, for some time, it is now open and giving people in the area a place to drive and walk and enjoy nature.

This is an 11x14" original oil painting.  The 1.5" deep sides are painted black, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

Stay safe!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Ocracoke Island Abstract, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD



The Outer Banks on North Carolina have been on my mind.  I was thinking of Ocracoke when I painted this little abstract seascape.

The Outer Banks is like no other place I have visited. Surrounded by water, the residents are a hardy type who take pride in providing for themselves.  The danger of living there, is still felt, as the tropical storms and hurricanes devastate the dunes and road on a regular basis.  In earlier times, shipwrecks littered the beaches.

I painted with a palette knife and oils, leaving it as raw and wild as the beaches.

Thanks for viewing my art today.

Carol Schiff

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Paintings I love, Yellow is my Color


This time of the year is so hectic.  Now that I think about it, every time of the year has been hectic lately!

I am busy painting several large commissions, so for the moment, my daily paintings are scarce.  I decided to post some older works, and the theme I chose today is yellow.

Roadside Thistles
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Nantahala Rapids
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6x8" Abstracted Church

24x30" and living in Poland

Love the bold color in this one.

I hope you enjoyed my yellow paintings today!

Carol Schiff


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sunflower Oil Painting, Sunflower Field, Textured Art, Palette Knife Painting, SOLD, but you can order a giclee

Sunflowers always make me smile!  This little painting is no exception!


I used both a brush and knife on this piece.  I wanted some texture, and also vibrant colors.  I tried to make the colors play off one another.

Sometimes, painting comes much more easily than others.  I painted this and one other landscape that I am happy with.........and then the bottom fell out!  I wiped  and wiped and wiped.  I couldn't seem to do anything right!  Finally I turned to acrylic pouring as a distraction.  I have been doing pouring exclusively for the last few weeks.

I am hoping this little journey into a related, but different type of work, will get me back on track again.  More to come!

Thanks for viewing my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Coastal Wall Art, Beach House Decor, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Art

I can remember the day, I was walking the beach, in Florida, and captured this scene with my camera.  The birds were my only companion, that morning.  Can you smell the salt air?

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The canvas is 8x16x1.5, with the sides painted in a dark value, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

Thanks for viewing!

Carol Schiff