Saturday, December 27, 2014

Original Still Life Floral Painting "Tropical Dreams" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

This acrylic is chunky paint with a palette knife. Tropical Dreams is a delicious assortment of hues of corals, yellows and purples. The colors in this painting make it sing! Makes me feel like belting out a tune! 

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

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Mapped Wisdom" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Three realms  water, sky and space. The flow circumambulating  peaceful and movement.
  Crisp brilliant color.

36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

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I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

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Friday, December 26, 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!

Thanks for reading my blog today.



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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Floral Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, "A Rose is a Rose" by Carol Schiff, 9x12x1.5"

I was in the zone of this one and able to complete it very quickly.  My palette knife was slinging paint.....maybe it had to do with the music I was playing.




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You may recognize this set up as I have painted it before.  Last time it looked like this:



I enjoy painting the same object or scene in different styles.





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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Original Contemporary Seascape Art Painting "Infinite Intrigue" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Painting a world outside the known universe.

36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

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I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

Purchase Your Fine Art Giclee HERE

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Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Sunset Seascape Beach Wildlife Bird Oil Painting "Seaside Dining" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

At the shoreline everything is so still and quiet at days end. The only sound is the breaking of the softly rolling waves as they make their journey up to lap at the sandy beach. Even the birds seem to know it's time to settle in, have a snack and quietly watch a truly magnificent sunset.

8"x10"x7/8 Oil on Canvas

 $60.00

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Prints and greeting cards also available.

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Daily Painting, Landscape Painting, "In the Bamboo" 8x6" Oil Painting

As a child living in rural Ohio, my grandmother would visit from Florida, bringing along an exotic collection of seashells and postcards. There was always one or two postcards from McKee Gardens in Vero Beach. She  awakened a deep desire in me.....to live in this strange and beautiful tropical land.


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Recently I made my first trip to McGee Gardens, a magical place filled with  tropical flora and  giant water lily pads.

I was fascinated with the bamboo stands, so abstract in their shapes.



It's always nice when a childhood dream comes true............Thank you Grandma.



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014



The big day is almost here and I wanted to take the opportunity to let you all know how much I appreciate your support throughout the year.  My blog has had over 1,000 posts, something I never imaged when I started.  I cannot express my gratitude those of you who are interested enough in my work to follow this blog.  It is a very humbling experience,

In this, my last post before Christmas, I wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season and the best new year ever.


Tropical Landscape Art, Florida Painting, Florida Morning" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Landscape

I work up eary, grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera, and headed to Florida's intracoastal waterway.  In our area, it is the Indian River, and I arrived there just in time to see the sun break over the horizon.

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 When I had finished my photos, I drank my coffee and enjoyed that wonderful early morning atmosphere.  You know the one, where it seems that only you and maybe a few birds are up and around.  It is so still, the birds are starting to feed, and a small pod of dolphins are fishing off shore.  Heaven!




I am often asked where I find my small frames.  The answer is my favorite framer.  Apparently it is standard procedure for framers to throw away the end pieces of moldings.  My framer, who has a large following of artists, started using those end pieces to make  up small standard sized frames.  He always has a good selection and sells them for next to nothing.  Perfect for starving artists!

If you are in Melbourne, FL area, his store is Ridley's Frames on Palm Bay Road and Troutman Ave. in Palm Bay.  Stop in and load up on his treasures and tell him I sent you in :)

Happy Day!



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Abstract Seascape, Daily Painting, Abstract Mxed Media "Sea Rhythm" 6x8" SOLD

The sea is so fascinating to me.  I love the thought of all the life under the surface of the sea....movement as the waves are pulled to the shore, tiny sea creatures burrowing into the sand..........

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Jelly fish that look like man-made objects, balloons, or aliens...........



So many interesting and exciting things going on that we are totally unaware of.  All we see is the beautiful surface of the sea.

This piece is inspired by that thought.  The paint is an example of pouring technique, along with texture and metallic elements.  Although the metallic has photographed in a warm color, it is actually silver.  Much experimenting going on in my studio these days. Feel free to pin it!
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Florida Landscape Painting, Palm Tree Art, "Twins" 18x14" Oil

An ode to my home state...two stately palms residing on the banks of the intra-coastal waterway.

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Painted with my favorite instrument.....a palette knife.  I like the way I can transition from one color to another with my knives.  I kept this painting quite smooth in comparison with many of my palette knife works



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Florida Coastal Landscape, Seascape Painting "The Journey Home" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

My inspiration for this painting is a tribute to our beloved Affenpinscher, Mia, who took her journey home recently. My painting is of a peaceful, sunny day boating through the islands of palms and mangroves and returning home. Can you feel the serenity?

20"x16" Oil on Canvas/Available

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 Prints and greeting cards are also available.

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Feasting on Plums" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

20"x16"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This painting is part of the Fluid Dreams Collectible Series , and is AVAILABLE

$650.00

To purchase email Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.


I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

Purchase Your Fine Art Giclee HERE

Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Floral Still Life, "The Beauty of Life" 8x6"

Time for another of my small floral still life paintings.  The title of the painting is a reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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The flowers loosely represented are hydrangea, goldenrod and Queen Ann's Lace.  To many the goldenrod and Queen Ann's lace are weeds.  To me, they were just the thing to brighten up my little display of hydrangea blossoms.


Here's hoping you have a weekend full of unexpected beauty and joy.


Everglades Bird, 10x8 Landscape Oil Painting by Carmen Beecher



Painting the Everglades brings back such a happy memory of a fun camping trip with my friends Cindy and Kathy. We learned that the yellow stuff the bird is standing on is called Periphyton, and it is an important part of the food chain. It forms when many algae plants grow together, and provides a habitat for insects, snails, and other aquatic creatures. Phosphorus is damaging to the health of the Everglades, and Periphyton mats remove phosphorus from the water. If humans don't interfere with Nature, things work out pretty well.

That concludes my science lesson for today.

Carmen

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Perfectly Rational Spin" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme



36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

Click HERE for pricing.

I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

Purchase Your Fine Art Giclee HERE

Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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

Original Florida Coastal Landscape Red Cottage Painting "Off the Beaten Path" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



FRESH OFF THE EASEL

Okay I have to admit it!! If I see an interesting dirt road I feel compelled to investigate. Of course if there is a no trespassing sign with a picture of a gun.. I'll move on. Seeing a flicker of a bright melon orange colored cottage through the trees peeked my interest. It sat next to a thatch roofed gazebo. Beyond was an area untouched and full of tropical vegetation.
Who lives in this interesting cottage? 


Red Cottage, Grass Hut Painting

 8"x6"x.26 Acrylic on Panel/Available

$40.00

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Abstract Landscape Painting, "Blue", 8x8x1.5" Oil Abstract by Carol Schiff SOLD

A new abstract landscape with all my favorites...texture.....variation in paint thickness.....palette knife work....color interaction I am fond of.   Hope you like it!


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8x8x1.5" canvas
Sides painted



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Thursday, December 18, 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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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Sally Shisler


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
36x24" #201458
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition,
Sally Cummings Shisler - A Story of the Palette Knife
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015 from 6-8pm
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My friend, Christina. Her glorious head of corkscrew curls. It's easily the eighth wonder of the world. All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds and framed in beautiful Tuscan style frames. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

ARTISTS - DON'T DELAY.... WORKSHOP IS FILLING FAST!!!
Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

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Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

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