Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rooftop Flowers, 8x10 Original Floral Oil Painting by Carmen Beecher


The flowers of Mexico are beautiful, and I actually have the same ones here in Florida, but all husbands hate bougainvilleas because they grow fast and have big thorns. I love them because they are gorgeous, tropical, and easy to grow. 

My sympathy to those up North who keep having a Winter Replay. I hope you will be rewarded with a beautiful summer, you have earned it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Original Florida Coastal Landscape, Seascape Painting "Afternoon Delight" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Canoeing on a hazy, lazy day, you come across a deserted beach. The water is crystal clear and is both warm and refreshing, It is shades of blues, greens and lavenders. They match the dreamy sky. Time for a little siesta or a cuddle? 

 16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

 Prints and greeting cards are also available.

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Arrachme to Exhibit in the International Miami Biennale -April 17th-24th

Florida based artist Arrachme will be exhibiting pieces from her new collection "Balancing Act" at the International Miami Biennale -Opening April 17th, closing April 24th.



 Arrachme's Statement About This Collection: 

"Surges of cohesive energy in this Balance between action and emotion activates your inner senses. Where there is balance there is peace and energy. With my Sanskrit spirit I engage with my image on the canvas surface, we struggle and the canvas evolves. Stored wisdom and spontaneous colors capture your frayed edges and gives you respite in time. Refreshing and invigorating thoughts Like an ancient potion stimulate your spirits and brings you to a peaceful place."

View the entire collection HERE

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fall in Central Park, oil painting of Central Park in New York City by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

What? No palm trees? A Florida friend went on a trip to Central Park and asked this Florida artist to capture her trip memory on canvas. She had a great time in New York, took a walk to see the fall trees and loved her vantage point in Central Park. Paintings preserve memories!

Art Sale, Daily Painting, "The Kiss" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Another WILD AND WACKY WEDNESDAY and another art sale!

Today's sale item is one of my favorite palette knife paintings, called "the Kiss"

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I had lots of fun with the knife, playing will complimentary colors and natural light.

Whomever purchases this painting will follow the link above and be asked to pay $95 plus shipping fees.  They should then write WILD AND WACKY SALE on their order.  This is the clue for me to immediately send their credit card or PayPal account a $20.00 rebate.

This offer expires April 17, 2014 at midnight PDT.

Don't let it get away!



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Monday, April 14, 2014

Arrachme to Exhibit in the International Miami Biennale -Opening April 17th

"Crimson Rapture"

 36"x48"x1.5 Acrylics on Canvas/Available

  $4200.00

 This is one of two paintings that will be exhibited in the International Miami Biennale, which  opens April 17th.

This exhibit runs through the 24th of April, and is hosted by NINA TORRES FINE ART.

 To view more of my work, visit http://arrachmeart.com

Original Florida Coastal Landscape, Seascape Painting "Life Is Good" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

This painting gave me an instant feeling of peace and tranquility. I envied the girl in the red hammock. Wouldn't you love an afternoon nap here? 

Original Florida Coastal Landscape,Hammock, Seascape Painting

16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints and greeting cards available HERE

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Flower Painting, Floral Still Life, "Mixed Blessings" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5 Oil

It's spring.....sigh!  The perfect time to paint flowers...........



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I don't know about you, but I was beginning to think that winter would never go away!  I now what you're thinking...."she lives in Florida???)  Well. true, but even in Florida we have seen day after day of piles of snow and cars sliding off the road, although it was on the nightly news.  We feel for those of you who had to suffer through it first hand and we are happy that it is gone.



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So lets all celebrate a new beginning.



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sailboat Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Swirl" by Carol Schiff, 10x8x.75" Oil

I had so much fun with this sailboat painting!  I have a photo of a sailboat regatta we watched several years ago.  It was quite breezy and the little boats were buzzing around like bees, trying to complete their course.

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 I wanted to really capture the feel of the day and the movement of the water and boats.  I started by applying texture to my blank canvas.



Then I attacked with a palette knife and plenty of thick paint,  trying to capture even more texture.



It was a perfect painting day...I danced around the studio in between strokes.  This little painting is at the top of the list in enjoyment and it still makes me smile when I see it!

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Arrachme to Exhibit in the International Miami Biennale -Opening April 17th

"Floating Golden Nectar"

 Stored wisdom and spontaneous colors.


  36"x48"x1.5 Acrylics on Canvas/Available

  $4200.00

 This is one of two paintings that will be exhibited in the International Miami Biennale, which  opens April 17th.

This exhibit runs through the 24th of April, and is hosted by NINA TORRES FINE ART.

 To view more of my work, visit http://arrachmeart.com

Original Florida Coastal Landscape, Seascape Painting "View From The Cottage by The Sea" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Sunset...the time of day when the ultimate calm sets in and the only way to describe it is utter peacefulness. People marvel at the quickly changing glorious colors, along with the speed of descent. Immediately comes the tremendous applause as the sun slips away. This was my view from the "Cottage By The Sea". Would you like to live here?

20"x16"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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 Prints and greeting cards are also available.

 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/

Friday, April 11, 2014

1546 Orchids in the Breeze


 I can't believe its been this long since I posted.  Its been busy around here.  Lots of out of town company for one thing.  The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  I put in a close up below so you can see the textures.  Most is done with painting knives.  $350.




Daily Painting, Small oil painting, "Room with A View" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" Oil

Strange name for a landscape.....maybe.  When I opened to door to my hotel room, this is the scene that pulled me across the room and on to the balcony........the perfect Florida beach scene, the glorious view we all hope for when we rent that room!  I knew the day would be good....and it was!

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I painted with on gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted, so no frame is required.
My challenge in this painting was to capture the beautiful jewel tones on the sea and suggest the strong tropical light.


I hope you have a "room with a view" on your next vacation!  Enjoy!



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Art, "Gold Rush" by Carol Schiff, 10x10x.75" SOLD

I was feeling the need to get abstract again and wanted to experiment with some gold leaf I had in my bag of tricks.

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I have to say I had lots of fun with this piece.  I wanted to keep the colors fairly neutral....black, white, gray, rust.  I had a piece of watercolor paper that had already been treated with a rusting technique, so the plan was to let some of that background show through.  I also wanted to incorporate that gold leaf.  I worked with a palette knife to get plenty of texture.  All in all, I had a great time!  Kind of like making mud patties when you were six....that same feeling. :)





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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Seascape Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Green Sea" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5"

Living on the coast of Florida, I love going to the beach for inspiration.

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The mood and colors of the sea change drastically and often, so you never know which sea you will find.


Some days it is hot and hazy, or choppy or calm as a lake.  The color may be blue, green, turquoise or maybe muddy.  When a storm moves in, everything changes quickly.

The mood of my seascapes also change.  Some of  them are full of texture and color, some not so much.  This one was quite a challenge for me, I just couldn't mix the colors I wanted or make my brush behave.  It took a few tries, but eventually I created a painting I was happy with.

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4-9 Original Florida Coastal Landscape Painting "Serenity on Sanibel" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


This is an oil painting. Approaching the Sanibel Lighthouse from this direction on the pathway, I relished in the colorful, late afternoon skies. What a glorious site and an interesting vantage point of the lighthouse with the dappled sunlight peeking through the trees and onto the shell path. 

16"x12"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Arrachme Art Self Portrait Nude Portrait,Jerry's 2nd Annual Self Portrait Contest


I have entered Jerry's 2nd Annual Self Portrait Contest....

 Please Vote for Me HERE

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Florida Landscape, Daily Painting, "Sunlit Plams" by Carol Schiff, 10x8x.75" Oil

This is a scene I see everyday in Florida.  When the sun is low in the sky, the entire landscape is bathed in golden light.  An  uninteresting sight, like this clump of palm trees, takes center stage.

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This is just one of the perks that art has brought to my life.....the ability to really see....to take notice of the beauty that surrounds me.  Not just the obvious like a glowing sunset or a beautiful flower garden, but the magic that can happen to a clump of palm trees that I have walked by day after day.



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What brings joy to your life?  A puppy....a touch...a new morning?




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Monday, April 7, 2014

Walking in Sunshine by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

A friend grew up with a large painting hanging in her family's living room. When her dad died, she wanted to have this painting for the special memories associated with it. But, unfortunately, it had been given away. That's when an artist can help! I recreated her painting on a smaller scale. What a joy to see her face when I presented the painting! May we all "walk in sunshine" now and through eternity!

Botanical Watercolor Painting,Green Leaf Art "Pop of Green"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Lush and large, they come in all shapes, sizes and textures. I marvel at the array of green shades from one plant to the next. This is an endless source of inspiration, don't you agree?

5"x8" Watercolor on Panel/Available

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