Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting, "Shadows" by Carol Schiff, 20x16" Oil

It's Wild and Wacky Wednesday again and this tropical Landscape Painting is up for grabs this morning.

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Shadows is about the interplay of light. When the sun strikes a group of palmettos, interesting and wonderful things happen.  

Gallery price is $550. on this beautiful piece and it is already discounted to $350.  Today only, you can receive an additional $35. rebate.  Just write "WILD AND WACKY" on your order , and I will refund $35.00 to your PayPal or Credit Card account.

This offer is only good until midnight, PST January 29, 2014.

I have many other tropical landscape paintings available in a variety of sizes here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Small Landscape Painting, "Intracoastal Island" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

This small landscape painting depicts a scene I see every day.  Florida's intracoastal waterway is dotted with small uninhabited islands.

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During warmer months, the islands are often gathering places for camping and fishing trips or simply a fun boating trip for a family outing.  Even the youngest kids enjoy the sandy beaches and calm, shallow waters and many picnics and happy days occur there.

I painted the scene with a palette knife in the style I like to call "color weaving" which gives it a nice textured look.  I particularly like a small landscape painting in a simple black frame which, I feel, gives a sense of elegance.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Tropical Landscape "Coconut Delight" by Carol Schiff 6x8" Oil

A few weeks ago, I was hanging out at one of my favorite places, Eau Gallie Yacht Club, enjoying the tropical landscape.  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 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.

Thank you for reading my blog today and I hope you enjoyed the tropical landscape.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tree Landscape, ""BFF" by Carol Schiff, 12x16 Palette Knife Painting

I just returned from a few weeks in the mountains of western North Carolina and enjoying the tree landscape. We had an October trip, to take in the beautiful fall colors, which we really enjoyed. Most years, I have to be satisfied with our Florida type of tree. They have a beauty of their own....not really big leaves or bright colors, but graceful palms and huge live oaks draped in Spanish moss and with limbs that seem to be a mile long.

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These don't have Spanish moss, but I was taken by their entwined limbs, like they are giving each other a hug and will be best friends forever.

I painted this with a palette knife and I used a technique I call "color weaving".  It gives me lots of texture and I can get really subtle color changes.  I have a nice wide molding in a dark wood tone that I will use to frame this one.  I think it will make it pop off the wall!

I hope to get many photos of fall color in the mountains next's my favorite time of the year!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Small Abstract Landscape, "Peaks" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5

I paint impressionism and abstract and today I felt the need for a small abstract landscape.  We spend lots of time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina which may have been my inspiration here.  I think, though, it reminds me more of the southwestern mountains.  Maybe it's the colors.

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Thank you for viewing this small abstract landscape of the mountains.  Next, I'm thinking abstract seascape!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Daily Painting, "Snow Palace" by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Oil

  Here in Florida, we have had beautiful weather the last few months, but the hardships of winter up north were made apparent to me when a friend sent a photo of their home.

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 I remember scenes like this from my childhood, but with the milder weather we have had the last 30-40 years, I somehow thought those days were gone.

I hope all who live in these climates are able to stay cozy and warm through these cold winter nights.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Daily Painting, "Sailor's Delight" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil, SOLD

We were anchored in the middle of Florida's Intracoastal waterway, watching these small boats, complete their course.  The regatta was in full swing.


The perfect way to spend a summer day.