Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Plein Air Landscape, 6x8, Oil SOLD

I don't often paint out of the studio, but recently I spent a week in North Carolina with my paint group, Pieces of Eight.  We didn't paint as much as we usually do on our retreats, but we did get a few days in.

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We went to a beautiful location, Grandfather Vineyard, near Boone, and painted on the grounds.  Tables and chairs we set up on the bank of the stream and customers would bring their bottles of wine and glasses and enjoy an hour or two.



It was a beautiful, sunny fall day and we enjoyed our painting session.  When we had put our brushes away, we purchased a few bottles of wine and enjoyed a lively art discussion in this wonderful location.  I took lots of photos and have several from Grandfather Vineyards that I plan to paint soon.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Lake Painting,Trees and Water "An Invitation To Fish" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

20"x16" Oil on Canvas/Available

 $500.00/ Click HERE to purchase.

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Wispy Passion" 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 Balancing Act 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

 Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

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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!
Daily P





Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Methuselah Date Palm, Oil of Oldest Date Palm by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"The Methuselah Date Palm" has an amazing story. An archeologist found date palm seeds on Masada in Israel. They were carbon dated to be over 2,000 years old. After a soaking in growth hormones, a seed sprouted, grew into a tree and flowered in 2011. Named The Methuselah after the longest lived character in the Bible, it's the only living Judean date palm, which has been extinct for 1800 years. It's the oldest known tree to successfully germinate. — at CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando, 6x6 framed oil, $250.

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Dog Painting, Sallie" by Carol Schiff 8x8 Pet Portrait

Years ago, when I first started selling paintings, I did a lot of pet portraits.  It was both a good and bad thing.  Everybody loves their pet, so usually, they were extremely excited to get their painting.  The bad thing was I had to paint from their photographs, which were usually terrible!

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I stopped doing pet portraits on a regular basis, but how could I resist this little girl?




I couldn't!  Every once in a while, I find a face I just have to paint. Usually it is furry.

If you want me to paint your pet, send me your digital file, but make it a good one, please!

Happy day to you!



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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Contemporary Seascape Painting "Verdant Sea Harmony" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 36"x48"x1.5/Available

 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 Balancing Act Collectible Series, 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

 Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

 Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

 Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Botanical Watercolor Painting "Seagrapes and Sponges"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Seagrapes are an array of colorful sizes, greens, reds, oranges and yellows with a touch of cool purple. Anything goes...so this is my interpretation of Seagrapes and Sponges.

 8.5x10.5 Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $50.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Gray Squirrel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

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This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!



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Friday, January 23, 2015

OCEAN SUNRISE, 6X8, OIL


Some days it is really hard to find something to paint.  It is always fast or famine with me and today was a famine day.  I decided to do a little seascape as I have not painted one for months.  In fact, I painted two of them today, so tomorrow I will post the second piece.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Still Life, Hydrangea Painting, HYDRANGEA AND MUG, 8X8", PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING, SOLD

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I picked these hydrangea from my garden last month and was compelled to paint them.  Hydrangea are probably my very favorite flowers and I love the summer months when my home is surrounded with their massive blooms.



I wanted to keep the painting as simple as the pitcher and mug.



For me, keeping it simple usually means "palette knife".

Enjoy your day!

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The Olive Grove, Oil Painting of Olive Trees by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"The Olive Grove" Olives have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years in the Mediterranean region. Did you know that olives grow in Florida, too? Groves are around Ocala and could be the next great crop from this area. — at CityArts Factory. 6 x 6 framed oil, $250, for the Reviving the Ancients art show in Downtown Orlando.

Green Grapes, 8x10 Oil Painting on Canvas Panel by Carmen Beecher



So that's the best title I could come up with? I must be really tired. I took this photo at an artists' retreat with the Pieces of 8 painting group. We were in Boone, North Carolina, painting at the beautiful Grandfather vineyard. We painted en plein aire, then took photos for future use. It was a wonderful day, hosted by Cindy Michaud. The part of those trips where we sit by the side of a stream and paint--I love that. There's nothing like a trickling stream to lower the blood pressure.

Carmen

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Original Contemporary Seascape Art Painting "Moisture On The Wings" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Drawing Ancient Wisdom and Stimulating The Spirit 

 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

Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Sargent Napping by Sally Shisler



Sargent Napping
20x10" #201501
Currently available at
the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Please call Lael DeWahl at 407-766-7353
or email her at laeldewahl@yahoo.com

NEXT UP....WORKSHOP AT MY STUDIO IN WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Full with waiting list.

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WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• 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 with waiting list.

• 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.

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COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
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Daily Abstract Painting, "Feeling My Way", 12x12"


Moving into a new area of work is always both exciting and frustrating.  When I sit down to try an abstract, I feel like I am jumping off a cliff.


On this piece I used acrylics, oils and ink.  I also included some cheesecloth for texture.


I am finding that although abstract looks very simple, and free, it requires much planning.

Have a great weekend and thank you for viewing.


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Save the Date, Annie St Martin Art Event-January 24th and 25th Cape Coral Art League 5th Annual Art Fair


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1589 Starburst Clerodendrum Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this today at Heathcote Botanical gardens here in Ft. Pierce.  I have been working on a giant commission painting at home lately.  So I wanted to do a little one today, fast and loose, this one is 5 x 7 inches much different than what I have been working on the last 3 or 4 months!  Its oil on masonite, lots of texture. $100.

"Wild Palms"Contemporary by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley

This 36" x 48 Original landscape by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley depicts the wild cabbage palms and thicket in Central Florida. I love to use vibrant colors and deep shadows to give the impression of the undergrowth.
Information on this painting is available by email at faykelley@tampabay.rr.com
or www.faykelleyart.com

Artichoke Giclee' Canvas Print, Still Life Giclee Canvas Print, Artichokes of Roma by Carol Schiff, daily painting

I have been very busy adding giclee' prints to my Etsy site.  It has given me an opportunity to review some of my sold paintings.  I have enjoyed visiting with these "old friends" and though I would post a few.

Today  I wanted to show you this painting from a trip I took to Roma a few years ago.  I rented an apartment in Campo di Fiori, which is historical piazza.  One morning, I was surprised to see the piazza had been turned into a farmer's market for the day.  These were real farmers selling their fresh, beautiful produce.  I took lots of photos and when I returned home this was the first painting I created.

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The painting has sold, but I am happy to offer it as a giclee' canvas print in numerous sizes. If you look closely, you may be able to see a few Italian words that I hid in the painting.

The giclee's are high quality canvas and inks, professionally printed, gallery wrapped and finished with a semi-gloss protective coating.  They come to you ready to hang.  This piece is available from 8x10x1.5" to over 24x36x1.5".

Happy Day!



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