Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Sale | Tropical Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Florida Morning by Carol Schiff | 6x8 Oil

Time for my weekly painting on sale. This painting is the result of an early morning adventure.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera and jumped into my car.  I arrived at the intracoastal park just in time to record the sun breaking over the horizon. I still remember the quiet and peace of that morning.  I highly recommend  everyone give it a try now and then.

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When you purchase this painting at the link above, you will be charged $95.95 plus $6.50 shipping fee. You must write "Art Sale" on your order as this is my sign to send you a rebate.   As soon as I am notified of your purchase, I will send your credit card or PayPal account a $20.00 credit.

This offer expires Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Tropical Landscape Painting | Island House by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

When I was a little girl, growing up in the corn fields of Ohio, I dreamed of palm trees and the sea.  When I first saw the ocean, when I was nine years old,  I knew I would live there.

This daily painting of a tropical landscape, made me wonder how many other little girls have that same dream.  Ocean breezes and balmy breezes are powerful thoughts when you are shoveling snow, day after day, in sub-zero weather.

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 This little house is in the Bahama's.  A blooming Poinciana tree  brightens the landscape.  The nice thing about dreams.....sometimes they do come true!

Thanks for viewing my blog today....and keep on dreaming!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Tropical Landscape Art | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Boat Painting | Retirement Dream by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

We all have dreams....right?  Well, this is not my dream, but a client's.  It's a really nice dream, but I am already retired and no boat in sight!

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 My client dreamed about living in the tropics, on the water, a nice toy nearby and a pretty tropical garden.   If you have ever been in Florida, you will see these Poinciana trees everywhere in the central and southern portion of the state.  Of course, you have to be here at the right time of the year to see the beautiful blooms.

I hope all your dreams come true!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Farm Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Barn Landscape | Carolina Mountain Farm by Carol Schiff | 6x12x.75"

This is a scene I see every day when I am in Carolina.  I pass this beautiful meadow and barn on my morning walk and it never fails to impress me with it's beauty

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No matter the season, I enjoy this sight.  I guess it is just my own little piece of heaven.  I have painted the barn many times, from different angles.  I have hundreds of images of the property.

It evokes memories of the simpler days of my youth and the rural area of Northwestern Ohio where I lived.  No open meadows there, but country roads with fields of tall corn growing right up to the edge of the road.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Painting on Sale | Urban Painting | Small Oil Paintings | Walking to Manhattan by Carol Schiff | 6x12 Oil

When I visit New York City, I always walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.  It is such an exciting activity and everyone I have introduced it to has enjoyed it.  The views are fantastic!

This painting was done from a reference photo taken  mid-way across the Brooklyn Bridge.  The view is of the Manhattan Bridge.

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The painting is listed at $120., but this week I have a really good price for you.  Purchase this painting from the link above and you will be asked to pay $119.95 plus shipping.  As soon as I am notified of your payment,  I will refund you $60.00 on your credit card or Paypal account.  That is correct 50% off for readers of this blog only.  You must write ART SALE on your order to receive the rebate.  
This offer expires at 12:01A.M. Friday July 25, 2014, PDT.

Thanks so much for reading my blog today.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Palette Knife Art | Tropical Glow by Carol Schiff | 6x12" Oil

I was down at the inter-coastal one evening in late November, just as the sun started it's journey below the horizon.

When the sunlight hit the trunks of  palms, they seemed to glow, almost like they were on fire.

Some times, I like to display my paintings on a shelf instead of framing and hanging on the wall.

This painting has been licensed and reproduced as a hand-distressed solid wood plank wall decor.  You may have seen it on OneKingsLane.com, JoshandMain.com or Wayfare.com.

Thanks for viewing my daily paintings.  Have a great weekend everybody!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Small Landscape Painting | Marsh Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Southern Marsh by Carol Schiff | SOLD

I just love playing with the palette knife.

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I love smearing the paint around with it.  I love the textures I achieve.  I love trying new techniques with it.  I like the way I can just give my knife a swipe and it is clean, so unlike cleaning brushes :(

It is maybe a little addiction.

Most of the time, I like to incorporate the brush and the palette knife into a painting, but some days I just go all the way with the knife.

It's kind of like cleaning my kitchen counter.  I could clean off my counter for hours on end.  I have to have a wet sponge and then I could just wipe, wipe, wipe.  It's just so satisfying.....and I guess that it how I feel about using a palette knife.

The only thing I don't like is how fast my tubes of paint disappear!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Florida Landscape | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Palm Grove by Carol Schiff | 8x6" Oil | SOLD

I was on a photo shoot one late afternoon, walking though wetlands and knee high grasses.  I was getting a little anxious as the wildlife and creepy crawlies get more active as the sun goes down.  When I came home, I found several reference photos that I was interested in painting, which made it all worth while.


I liked the way the early evening light was hitting these palms, turning them from gray to gold.  This is a little study for a much larger piece that I am interested in trying.  Hopefully, I can get to it soon.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting | Art Sale | Daily Painting | IntraCoastal Evening by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

Art sale today!  This daily painting is a tropical landscape showing a little lagoon in Florida's Indian River.  The shore is full of palms and dusk is approaching quickly.

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The painting shows texture with thicker paint in areas.....sweet!

You know how this works.......Buy the painting at the link above.  You will be charged $95.00 plus shipping.  Write on the order ART SALE.  That tells me you saw it here and I will credit your PayPal or credit card account back in the amount of $25.00  It pays to be a reader of my blog!

This offer expires at 12:01 a.m.,  PDT  July 18, 2014.

Thanks you viewing my daily painting today!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fall Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fall Colors" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

We have just returned from several weeks in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  Everyday I would run to the door as soon as the sun peeked over the mountain to see how the beautiful fall colors had intensified over night. I was not disappointed.
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The sun was back lighting a red maple, giving it a beautiful glow.  I tried to duplicate the colors without falling into the "too garish" trap.

It was a lovely trip.  Lots to do with little time available.  I need to take a few deep breaths and all will turn out okay.



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tropical Landscape Painting, "Going Coconuts II" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" oil SOLD

A few years ago we visited Sanibel Island.  It is such a beautiful place with the beaches and beautiful foliage.  Most of the island is a nature reserve and the people who live there have gone to great lengths to protect the natural beauty.

This is a companion to a piece I did last year.

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I think they make an interesting pair!