Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Florida Painting, "Conchy Joe's" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil

Everybody loves tropical landscape, especially me!  This painting is from a few years back and depicts a much beloved part of our community.  "Conchy Joe's" was a seafood eatery located on the banks of the intracoastal waterway.

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The original has sold, but I am pleased to be able to offer a giclee print at the link under the image.

The eatery is still there, but under a new name and for me, much of the charm has been lost.  I am glad I painted this scene, while it was a popular and vibrant location, filled with local memorabilia.

This painting was featured as the Art Works poster art several years ago.

Thank you for viewing my blog today.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Floral Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting "Summer Wildflowers", 6x8" Oil on Panel

One of my guilty pleasures, when I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is my morning walk, which inspired this painting.


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 You would have to live a summer or two in Florida, to understand how much I enjoy walking in mid 70's temps in the middle of summer.  

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 Of course, I also admire the songbirds and gorgeous, towering, hardwood trees.  It's not really a guilty pleasure, as it is hard work walking 4 miles when at least half of it is up the side of a mountain.




Here's hoping you have a wonderful day.

Carol Schiff

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Rural Landscape Canvas Print, Landscape Giclee Sold


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This rural landscape giclee canvas print depicts a view of a farmer's field, rolls of hay ready for winter and late afternoon shadows. A slice of Americana with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.

The original is sold, but I am pleased to offer this listing of a giclee canvas print of my original oil painting, professionally printed and of the highest quality. It is printed on high quality canvas and mounted on stretcher bars. The scene extends around the sides of the canvas allowing it to be hung with or without a frame. Shipping is free in USA and Canada. Contact me for shipping quotes to other countries. 


Thank you for reading my blog today.


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, VanGogh landscape, "Tribute to Vincent" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Each week our art group appoints one member as leader.  The leader, decides what type of project we will work on that day.  A few weeks ago, Faye was our leader, and as her project, she brought it images of VanGogh and Monet paintings for us to re-create.

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 I chose his very famous "Wheatfield with Cypresses" . Actually, I chose one of three similar paintings that carry that name.

 I have always wanted to give his famous and distinctive swirling brushwork a try.  It was an interesting experiment, one that I will probably do again.


Years ago, I spent some time studying the masters  and duplicating some of their works.  I found it to be very informative.  Here is one of my attempts at Degas' work, "Woman Bathing"

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And Cezanne






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And Gauguin........



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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Small Coneflower Painting, SOLD, Flower Painting, Floral Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Floral Landscape

I planted coneflower (echinacea) around my home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  So...of course, I had to paint them too.

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I find them to be easy to grown, and cheerful, with their giant heads and quirky style.

I painted several coneflower paintings last summer, in many sizes and styles.  Somehow, this little one was overlooked and never posted.




I tried to keep it fresh and simple, painting with a large brush.  I also tried to keep the colors harmonized.



All in all, I feel good about the results.  Hope you like it too.

Have a blessed day!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Tropical Sunrise Painting, Landscape Painting, "Florida Sunrise", Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil

I was drinking my morning coffee, in a hotel lobby, when I noticed the sun coming up behind the palms.  I took a photo (through the window blinds) and used it as a reference.

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I like to use these small paintings on shelves  for added interest.  Some times I frame them, some times I don't.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Small Mountain Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Original Oil

Inspired by a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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 I am always inspired by the stunning, scenic, mountain views.





I like to display these small pieces  on a shelf, along with my other "treasures".  Many times, I don't even bother to frame them.

I am in the mountains now, and it is a cool sunny morning.  This Florida girl is running around in layers, trying to stay warm in the morning and stripping down in the afternoon heat.  Of course, the North Carolina natives, consider me to be rather wimpy.  So be it!




Carol Schiff

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mountain Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Original Oil

We spend our summers in the Smoky Mountains, trying to escape the heat and humidity of Florida.  The mountain views are impossible to ignore.

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When I finish a new little painting, I like to prop it up on the fireplace mantel, where I can see it and live with it for a few days.  If it passes that test, it goes on Etsy.



Carol Schiff
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Small Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Deep Purple" 6x8" Oil

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I've got a thing for purples, lavenders, blues, blah, blah, blah.


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I was in the Land O' Trees, better known as western North Carolina, when I painted this.  In the summertime, I get green overload here.  Green mountains, green grass, green leaves.  You cannot escape green.   Maybe that is why doing a purple and blue landscape appealed to me.  More to come!


Carol Schiff
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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 21, 2017

A Little French Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10x1.5" Oil SOLD

In my last post, I showed a mountain landscape commission.  Today I am posting the second landscape my client ordered.

He has been lucky enough to live in many fabulous locations during his career.  This  painting is also from one of his photographs of his many travels....the beautiful French countryside.

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I must say, I felt a little envy when I saw this beautiful scene.  Looks like it came straight out of a movie, don't you think?



Thank you for viewing my blog today.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Small Seascape, Daily Painting,, Small Oil Painting, "Favorite Beach", 6x8" Oil

Few things in life are as soothing to me as watching clouds move over the mountains.  Walking on the beach is  one of those things.  What is it about these scenes  that makes them so appealing?

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 Is it the endless repetition?  Rather hypnotising, don't you think?  Maybe it is the everlasting beauty of the scenes.....the permanence.

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I don't have the answer, but I know I know I enjoy painting the scenes almost as much as being there, taking a deep breath of that sea breeze or crisp mountain air.

Enjoy the day....whereever you are!

Thanks for reading my blog today.




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Saturday, June 17, 2017

California Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Coastal Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

California has it all...mountains, oceans, wild beauty. This view of PCH speaks to the breathless views of this great state. 

I couldn't get to California, so I used a photo from photographer, Ted Fuhrur, with his permission, for reference.
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While painting this piece, I couldn't stop remembering the time my husband and I, drove PCH from San Francisco to Carmel.  What an experience!!

If you have never done it, I highly recommend the trip.  You will be hard pressed to duplicate the beautiful scenic landscape elsewhere.

Thank you for reading my blog today!

Carol Schiff
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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,azalea,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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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Abstract Landscape Painting, Textured Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 10x10x3" Oil

I found some square 3 inch deep canvases in my studio, and decided to play around with one.


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I tried several approaches, but nothing was working for me.  So, I just started playing with paint and my palette knife.  I was envisioning  a sunset over the landscape, choosing colors that "felt" right for me.



You can see how deep the canvas is in this pic.  I actually love these big clunky canvases on shelves rather than walls, and I like the feel of the rough clunky paint.

All in all, it was a fun painting day.



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hometown Train Station, Landscape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14 Landscape

I have felt the need to paint buildings, or other landmarks that man has left on our planet.....maybe even "man" himself.  Most of my paintings, landscapes, seascapes, floral, are organic shapes and I wanted to try some straight lines!


I found this image of the old train station in my hometown of Wauseon, Ohio.  It looks exactly as I remembered it.

Naturally, I tightened up.....really tightened up!  This is not what I wanted!  I want a loose building, one that looks comfortable on the canvas.  Now I am beginning to remember why I don't paint buildings.

I am hoping this is just a matter of practice, practice, practice.  My plan is to try again and again.

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Carol Schiff
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Friday, June 2, 2017

New England Marsh Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil

It has been some time since I have painted a marsh  Today seemed like a good day to give it a try.

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Thank you to my friend, Donna Vines, for her reference photo of this beautiful New England marsh.




It feels good to paint a landscape again.....hope you like it!

Carol Schiff
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Marsh Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Original Oil

This marsh landscape painting is inspired by a trip to Fernandina Beach.  I was captivated by the autumn colors of the marshes.

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Yes, we do have fall color in Florida.....you just have to look a little harder to find it.


It may not be on the trees, and it may not be in October.  I was just noticing how beautiful the red maple trees in our yard looked last week. The leaves were a lovely burgundy color.....perfect during the Christmas season.  Of course, we don't have thousands of trees in glorious color like you will find in the North, but I like to think the beaches and mild winter weather make up for it. :)

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Florida Painting, "Conchy Joe's" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil

Everybody loves tropical landscape, especially me!  This painting is from a few years back and depicts a much beloved part of our community.  "Conchy Joe's" was a seafood eatery located on the banks of the intracoastal waterway.

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The original has sold, but I am pleased to be able to offer a giclee print at the link under the image.

The eatery is still there, but under a new name and for me, much of the charm has been lost.  I am glad I painted this scene, while it was a popular and vibrant location, filled with local memorabilia.

This painting was featured as the Art Works poster art several years ago.

Thank you for viewing my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Abstract Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Textured Art, "Rainy Day in Albany" 10x10x3" Contemporary Art

This painting was a happy accident!  Well, maybe not the painting, but the total effect.

I purchased some art supplies online and was very surprised (and maybe dismayed) to see that two sizes of canvases we actually 3" deep!  How did that happen?  I thought about returning them, but after calculating the return shipping, I realized that would not work.

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 So what to do?  They seemed so in-your-face, not the right canvas for a delicate rose.


I decided abstract was the way to go.


I wanted lots of texture, but still need contract in the texture.


Yes, it can go on the wall.....but why?  I love it sitting on a shelf, pretending to be a sculpture.

And guess what!  A manufacturer loved it too, so it is licensed and may be appearing in a department store near you soon, pretending to be a pillow or maybe a duvet.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

Thank you for viewing my art today.



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Friday, May 19, 2017

A Chunky, Textured, Colorful Piece of Art That Makes Me Smile, Abstract Landscape, 8x8x3" Oil Painting

Today is gray, foggy and damp, so I decided to post the most fun painting I could find.


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You know how I love color and texture and this little painting has it all.

I painted it on a 8x8x3" canvas, so even the shape is unique.  It's chunky and cute and it resides on a bookshelf , where it brightens the whole room.  I cannot help but smile each time I look at it.

The canvas was a mistake.  I did not realize how deep it was when I ordered it.  What could I possibly do with it?  Well, for this painting, I think it is perfect!

Have a fantastic day!


Carol Schiff