Friday, May 20, 2016

Dandelion Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Blowing in the Breeze", 6x8" Oil

Still painting flowers, and still painting dandelions.  I think the reason I have been so inspired to paint flowers this spring is my month long trip to the mountains.  As an Ohio girl, living in Florida, it has been a long time since I have experienced a "real" spring....and I missed it!

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The area was covered in blooming crabapple, pear, and dogwood trees.  Flowers were bursting out everywhere....tulips, azeala, daffodils, lilac, rhododendron and more.  Why then did a choose to paint dandelions....why not!  I think they deserve a little respect.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, "Golden Palm" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil, SOLD

I was going through some of my old files, and found this tropical Landscape painting that I did several years ago.  I was in morning light, in an area covered with palmettos.  I was fascinated by the play of light on the palm fronds, forming beautiful abstract shapes.

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I worked very hard on this one, to get the dramatic values that I wanted.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Dandelion Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Just a Little Dandelion", 6x8" Original Oil

I have been painting many spring flowers the last few weeks.  Every morning, I grab my camera and go for a walk, hoping to find some beautiful flowers.  I found one type of flower that was visible everywhere.....dandelions!

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 They sparkle like little buttery jewels in the fields and lawns.

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 I painted with strong, bold strokes to bring contrast to the delicate little flowers.  Next time I will try to paint the fuzzy white ones.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Floral Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Coneflower Painting, 12x16" Original Oil

I seem to be stuck....painting coneflowers!  It could be worse.

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I have been fascinated by coneflowers (echincea) every since I first saw them in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  First, I tried to grow them.  Not such good luck.  My thumb is only green when I paint.

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It's not that they are difficult to grow, but they must be deadheaded.  Since I am only in North Carolina for a few weeks at a time, I usually would fine brown flowers.  Before they could bloom again, I would be gone.


I added a few dandelions and a fiddlehead.  Hope you enjoy this piece.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Coneflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel

We spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It was winter-like when we arrived on April 1st, but within days the trees were covered in blooms.  Flowering pear and crabapple, dogwood, lilac and forsythia were visible everywhere.  I did my little Florida heart good to experience such a spring.

It was too early for one of my favorites from the mountains....coneflowers (echinacea).  I had lots of images from previous trips and painted several based on this favorite flower.


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Just a simple little painting, but it pleases me.
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It's the small things in life that make it worth living.  This week, for me, it was enjoying a peacful trip to the mountains.

I hope you find your peace this week.



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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tree painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil Landscape

We are rather tree challenged here in Florida.  We have beautiful palm trees, but when it comes to the huge leafy trees of my childhood, in the north, not so much.

Enter the live oak.  It's big, not really that leafy, but long, long beautiful branches, often draped with Spanish moss.

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 This one is just a baby, but I couldn't resist painting it as it seemed to glow in the sunshine.

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 I painted with a combination of palette knife and brush which gave it a yummy texture.

I want to do more tree studies.  They are all so unique and so beautiful.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Daily Painting | Oil Landscape | Garden Painting | The Walk to Freedom by Carol Schiff | 24x30x1.5 Oil



A few months ago, I did a small study of this garden landscene, on Laura Plantation in southern Louisiana.  I have wanted to paint a larger version, but, life got in the way.  Finally, I  was able to finish this 24x30" piece.

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It brings back memories of a trip I took to New Orleans last year.  We spent the day driving through the surrounding countryside and toured two plantations that bordered the Mississippi levy.

As you can imagine, the grounds were stunning, but I couldn't help but think of the slaves who toiled there.

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I painted using both a brush and palette knife.  I love the texture a palette knife brings to a piece.  I think it adds so much interest.

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I painted the sides of the canvas black.  This garden landscape will work well either framed or unframed.

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