Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Art Sale, Mountain Painting, Daily Painting, "Bird's Eye View" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" oil

This week's painting  on sale is a view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.  I painted on canvas panel with a palette knife and got lots of texture in the scene.

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When you purchase this painting at the link above, you will be charged $150 plus shipping charges.  But, because you are a reader of this blog, just write ART SALE REBATE on the order and I will send you a credit of $25.00  on your PayPal or credit card account as soon as I receive notification of payment.

This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. PDT June 20, 2014.  Remember to write ART SALE REBATE
to receive the discount.




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Friday, June 13, 2014

Abstract Landscape Painting | Contemporary Art | Palette Knife Painting | HUES by Carol Schiff | 18x36x1.5" Oil

I wanted to do an abstract landscape in a larger size than I have worked with in the past.  I remembered driving through the fields of Georgia just as the sun broke over the horizon one morning, and decided to paint based on that memory.


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I enjoyed the experience of painting on a larger scale and tried hard to keep the freshness of my smaller abstracts.

We used to say that photos never lie, but as you know, that is not true these days.  I just returned from a short trip to New York City with my daughter and grandson.  He had lots of fun taking photos that lie.  This is one of my favorites.....




We also walked by a sports show being filmed on TV.  That is my grandson in the background, making like the circus strong man.  Hope they didn't mind!








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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Florida Landscape Paintng | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Dance of the Wavesby Carol Schiff | 6x8" Palette Knife Painting | SOLD

SOLD


I don't really understand what it is about water that makes our blood pressure drop, why it is so appealing  to most everyone.


During the hot, steamy summer months, I often wonder why we live in Florida, but this time of the year, there is no doubt.



Paint me a picture of the landscape.
Dance me the dance of the waves. 
Sing me of the legends of the river.
Tell me the story of the sky.
Author Unknown

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Florida Landscape Paintng | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Dance of the Wavesby Carol Schiff | 6x8" Palette Knife Painting | SOLD

SOLD


I don't really understand what it is about water that makes our blood pressure drop, why it is so appealing  to most everyone.


During the hot, steamy summer months, I often wonder why we live in Florida, but this time of the year, there is no doubt.



Paint me a picture of the landscape.
Dance me the dance of the waves. 
Sing me of the legends of the river.
Tell me the story of the sky.
Author Unknown

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Art Sale, Eiffel Tower Collage, "Tour Eiffel" by Carol Schiff, 11x14" Original Collage

Ooooh La La!  Paris on Sale!

I visited Paris a few times and, of course, have done several pieces of art that show the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel, as the French call it.  This time I did it in a torn paper collage on canvas panel.

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Original cost was $119.95, but wait.....it's marked down to $89.95.  When you purchase from the link above, just write "ART SALE"  on your order and I will send you back a rebate of $25 on your credit card or PayPal account.  That means, you pay only $65!

The rebate expires at 12:01 a.m. on June 13, 2014.  Don't forget to write "art sale" as that is my signal to send you the rebate.

Soooo, if you are missing Paris, or dying to make your first trip, this collage will inspire you.

Bon Jour!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Florida Landscape | Daily Painting | Tropical Painting | Heading Home by Carol Schiff | 12x24" Original Oil Painting, SOLD


If this looks familiar to you.....it's because I have painted the scene before.  If fact, the first painting, which is smaller, was licensed and produced as wall decor on wood planks by Arthouse LLC.



SOLD


This is a view of the Indian River, part of the intra-coastal waterway in Florida, as viewed from Grant Florida.  It was late afternoon (just before sunset) on a gorgeous November day.  I took many photos and have painted about a dozen pieces from this one photo shoot.

I used a palette knife technique that I like to call "color weaving".  It gives lots of texture and soft changes of color.




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Friday, June 6, 2014

Stormy Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Coastal Collision II by Carol Schiff | 11x14x1.5 Oil

This stormy landscape painting is a scene I see most every afternoon in the summer, here in Florida.  The warm breezes blow across the state from the west and collide with the cool ocean breezes from the east.  Instant Storm!


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I painted this in oil and using a palette knife to capture the feel of impending doom.  You know that feeling.....the black clouds suddenly roll in...the temperature drops 10 or 15 degrees in what seems like seconds and the wind kicks in.  Time to run for cover!


I painted on 11x14x1.5" canvas and painted the sides black making framing an option.

detail



Thanks for reading my blog today......stay dry out there!



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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Abstract Landscape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Seeing Better Days by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Oil

This abstract landscape of an isolated structure in blazing sunlight is a memory of the days I lived in Louisiana and Texas.  Often we would find these abandoned structures awaiting a new life.

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 But it could also be from the countryside of Arizona or even North Dakota, where the weather is very rugged.  Can you tell I moved a lot in my life?  Yes, I spent years and years following my Air Force husband from location to location.  We are so happy to have spread our roots in Florida and North Carolina.




I have to be in the mood to paint with a palette knife, but when I am.....it is really fun (and in my case messy).  Most of my favorite artwork (by me) has a least, some areas of knife work.  I really love the texture which I feel brings a whole new dimension to the piece.

Thanks so much for viewing my abstract landscape today.  I hope you will pin it!



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Art Sale, Daily Painting, Tropical Landscape, "Coconuts from Sanibel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

It's Wednesday, and that means art sale!  I like to think of it as a little reward for you loyal readers of my blog.  Today's painting is a peak at a tropical landscape scene.

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This is one of two paintings I did of this tree, after a visit to Sanibel Island.  Sanibel Island is in the southern half of the state of Florida and considered as "tropical".  I live in Central Florida, which is considered "sub-tropical".  Being in the sub-tropics, we don't get coconuts growing on our palms, so I was attracted to something a little different.

Now that you know the story behind the painting, let's talk about the sale.  When you purchase the painting at the link above, you will be charged $95. plus shipping.  As soon as I am notified of your payment, I will credit your PayPal or credit card account $20.  That will bring the cost of the painting to $75. You must write ART SALE on the order to get the rebate!   This offer expires at 12:01 a.m. PDT June 6, 2014.

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