Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wildlife Painting, Bird Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Bluebird" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Original Oil

I like to paint birds.......usually, herons, egrets or pelicans catch my eye.  So, I really appreciated this reference photo from my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer.  You can see more of his work on facebook.

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I hope you find a bluebird outside your window this moring!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Original Contemporary Painting "The Secret of Heather" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme




Acrylic Seascape Painting 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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ANOTHER SEASCAPE, OIL, 5X7

I really enjoy doing these small seascapes. Fortunately, with the Atlantic nearby, I have a never ending source of new compositions. This one, I call impressionistic, bordering on abstract. What fun!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bottle Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting Beach Treasure by Carol Schiff | 8x10 Oil | SOLD

This was the result of a request from a client.  The client's friend found this crusty old bottle in the surf of the Virgin Islands.  She wanted to surprise him with a gift and thought a little painting of a special day would be perfect.

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I panted from a photo she supplied.  The main challenge was to achieve the crusty appearance of the bottle.

Both the client and her friend were happy with the results.





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Saturday, February 28, 2015

One-Eyed Rose, 10x8 Original Oil Painting by Carmen Beecher



I called this painting One-Eyed Rose because when I painted it I had a patch over one eye. I had cataract surgery the previous day and the patch was still on. It was very interesting painting with one eye, because my depth perception was a bit off. I would reach out with the brush, ready to stroke the canvas, and I wasn't quite there yet. Once I got going, I compensated for that easily. When they took the patch off at the doctor's office, everything had a lavender hue except for my chartreuse-tinged Kleenex. Colors are so much brighter now, and I am so glad I did it. I didn't even appreciate HDTV until now!

Carmen

flower art, flower still life, mixed flower bouquet, small oil painting,

If you are fighting the snow and cold today, this small seascape painting might help you get through the day.

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It's a small  view of the ocean from east central Florida.  I love the repetitive action of the waves and could watch them roll into the beach for hours at a time.


It works well, just sitting on a shelf with a seashell or another reminder of your last trip to the tropics.



The scene extends around the sides of the canvas, so no framing is required.

I took a trip to Jetty Park at Pt. Canaveral the other day.


  That's where all the cruise ships dock and head out to the islands.  The weather was perfect, mid 70's, and I came home feeling like I had been on a little mini vacation.  Maybe this small seascape painting will help you to feel that way too.



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Contemporary Seascape Painting , Color Study "Sailors Delight" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Acrylics on Canvas

 8"x10"x7/8"

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Sunshine Mix" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

Today's flower painting is a little reminder that spring is not to far away! It seems like this must be the longest winter in the history of the world!
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 I liked the fresh brushwork and the abstract shapes in this painting



I like painting flowers because I love the vibrant colors and I can make the shapes whatever I want them to be.  Most of my flower paintings are free of detail and stress.  I almost feel like I am playing when I paint them.  The next time you are close to tearing your hair out, I highly recommend, step back and take a deep breath.....and work on a flower painting!



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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painter, "Apple on the Tree", Carol Schiff artist, 6x8" Original oil

I never know what genre a painting like this falls into.  Is it a landscape?  Is it a still life?  I think it may be a landscape because it has not been "arranged".  Nevertheless, it is on sale today.

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This apple is from my favorite orchard in North Carolina, just outside of Waynesville.  Most of the year it is very quite there, but in the fall, it is the place to be.  The orchard also has a bakery and long, long lines exist all day, every day.  I have stood in line many times myself to buy their delicious apple cider donuts or cakes, fritters and pies.


Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $94.95 and shipping. You must write 
ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

This offer expires Friday,February 27, 2015 at 12:01 A.M.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Daily Painting, Abstract Landscape, "Lighting the Heavens" by Carol Schiff, 12x24x.75" Oil

In this painting, my goal was to capture that magic moment when the sun just peeks through the horizon and night turns to day.


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For me, that is the best moment.......knowing I have a brand new day to enjoy.

I did my favorite palette knife technique (which I have labeled color weaving) on this.  I find it gives me a great way to blend from one color to another.

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I hope your day is fabulous and if you have not seen a sunrise lately...set your alarm for tomorrow, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show!



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Contemporary Seascape Painting , Color Study "Complexity" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme



 Acrylics on Canvas

 8"x10"x7/8"

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Still Life Teapot, Daily Painting, "Antique French Teapot" by Carol Schiff, 16x16x1.5" Oil

This is not a new painting, but it is my favorite still life teapot painting.  It is a antique French teapot that I found on Etsy.

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The  owner of the Etsy site, Dandeliondecor gave me permission to use her image.  The teapot is no longer available but I am happy to have this painting.


 I was attracted by the wavy lines, the beautiful china roses and the sweet curvy handle.  The painting is soft and subtle, but it catches my eye every day as I walk by it.  Yes, one of the perks of being an artist, is lots or original art on your walls.
Several years ago I did lots of still life teapots and flowers and food items.  I am getting in the mood to return to these subjects.

I hope you enjoy this daily painting today and I hope you will pin it.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Passage of Light" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

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 Contemporary Seascape Painting

 30"x24"x.15" Acrylics on Canvas

 Available through Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery, Denver

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Abstract Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fire in the Sky" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Whenever I feel the need to push my art, I turn to abstract.  This time,  I wanted some representation in the piece.
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 I started with an old reference photo and worked hard to bring movement and heat to the piece.


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I really enjoyed working on this piece...I hope you enjoy it too!


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 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

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

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!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Call from Mother, 5x7, Original Oil, SOLD



Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard your call
Wanted to sail upon your waters
Since I was three feet tall.

A Pirate Looks at Forty
Jimmy Buffett

Somehow, I never got around to posting this little seascape.  Hope you like it.

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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

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"Swallows" Contemporary by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley

Contemporary wildlife painting by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley. Barn Swallows are energetic little birds that feast on those pesky flying insects. They swoop overhead and keep you entertained.They do have one annoying habit
with housekeeping and building mud huts under the eaves of your home.

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Veracious Stillness" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


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  Contemporary Seascape Painting

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