Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Small Seascape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | The Pastel Sea by Carol Schiff | 8x10 Original

This small seascape is the result of an early morning trip to the beach.  I arrived just as the sun was breaking over the horizon.  The waves were churning as the morning light cast pastel colors on the water.

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 It never fails to amaze me that the ocean seems to have a different character each time I visit.  Violent or calm waves or no waves at all and color changes minute to minute.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Impressionism Seascape Sunset Oil Painting "Fire in The Sky" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Fire In The Sky is an oil painting in the palette knife technique. On a hot, late afternoon summer day, the sun started to set with an explosion of color. Quickly it slipped away. I was so happy to have seen it.

Sunset Seascape Painting

12"x16" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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daily painter, price $95., surf painting,

This small seascape is a study of a cresting wave. Ask any surfer, it's all about the waves.  Waves appear to be all the same, but they are all unique.  I am finding that out, more and more as I paint one of my loves ......seascapes.


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Hope you enjoyed this little trip to the beach.


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Contemporary Seascape Painting , Color Study "Abstract Rinse" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 Acrylics on Canvas

 8"x10"x7/8"

 $99.00

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Daily Painting, Beach Scene, "Reel Her In" 8x10" Palette Knife Painting

This is the second time I have painted this scene.  The first time, several years ago, was a small 5x7.  I wanted to paint it larger, but couldn't find the image on my computer.  When I finally found it...I didn't have the size canvas I wanted to use (14x18) so, because I was frustrated I did it on the 8x10.



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I suppose this means I will repeat the process again at some unknown point in the future.




This time I painted with a palette knife and brush.  I like the texture that can be achieved with the knife.  I also have added some great "ocean" colors to my palette.



Who knows....maybe the next time I paint this scene, it will be an abstract!


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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




Acrylics 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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Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, "Kayaking II" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Kayaking is always an adventure. One day I was thrilled to see two eagles soaring against the beautiful blue sky engaged in their acrobatic tumbling dance. You never know what is around the next corner. Alligators, or maybe today I'll come across a manatee...such gentle giants. The possibilities are endless!

 11"x14"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Painting, Floral Still Life "Hydrangea and Goldenrod" 8x6" SOLD

Another of my "chunky" floral still life.  The idea on these is to keep detail to a minimum with color, brushstrokes and shape catching you eye.

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I quickly sketched in very basic shapes, not being fussy but trying to capture enough of the flower shape to be recognizable.  I massed in dark under colors and then worked a little with local color.  Of course, I  pumped it up.




I worked with big strokes and lots of paint.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Abstract Mixed Media, "All In A Row" 4x12" Original

I find myself being drawn more and more to the abstract and mixed media area of art.  In May I attended a wonderful workshop given by Carol Nelson.  She fueled my desire with her creative techniques and materials.  Since then, I have been trying to develop my own techniques.


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I included some of Carol's techniques and some of my own.  I like this piece in both a horizontal format or in a vertical format.  The sides are painted and do not require framing.



It can hang on the wall or sit on a shelf.  It has just a touch of gold leaf to capture the light.
I have to admit.......I really enjoyed creating this.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Roses,"Coastal Sea Roses"Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Coastal Sea Roses is a palette knife done with oils. Imagine the pop of bright pink, lacey sea roses. Their fragrance and delicate look are so captivating. You just have to stop and smell the roses. Impatiens spilling out of an old wooden window box, eating chowder and clam cakes and can you smell that sea air? 

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Farm Landscape | Daily Painting | Mountain Landscape | Valley View by Carol Schiff | 16x20x1.5" Oil

Being in the valley, our mornings in the mountains are often cool and covered with smoke (as in Smoky Mountains).  Often by mid-morning the sun burns it off.

This landscape is a nearby farm, one we pass each day.  Sometimes there are cows in the pasture or Canadian Geese in the ponds, but it ALWAYS catches my eye.

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 On this day, the sun was breaking through and the fields were glowing with hay.


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We have just returned to Florida after a few wonderful weeks in the mountains of North Carolina.  Fall is magical to me, especially in the mountains.

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Contemporary Landscape Painting , Color Study "Silent Soldiers II" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Acrylics on Canvas

 10"x8"x7/8"

 $99.00

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Painting on Sale | Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | African Violets by Carol Schiff | 6x8" still life

It is always fun to pick my weekly painting on sale, here on my blog.  This week I was thinking flowers, so I decided to offer this little African Violet painting.

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I love the purples, pinks and blues and yes, even the blue greens, in this daily painting.  All my favorite colors!

This is how it works:

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 $25.00 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.  



Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Hope you like my bargain of the day!  This offer expires Friday, Oct. 17th at 12:01 a.m.







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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Daily Painting | Portrait of Child | Small Oil Painting | Nate by Carol Schiff | 9x12 Original | NFS

It's been a long time since I have attempted a portrait.  When I first started painting, I thought I wanted to pursue that talent, but I soon realized how much more precise a portrait artist must be.  I knew I did not want to do that every day, however, I like to give it a try now and then.

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When a new child entered our extended family, I promised the proud parents a portrait .  That was two years ago!   Today, I am humbled before those of you who practice this talent.


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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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Monday, October 13, 2014

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,"A Color Symphony" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

A Color Symphony is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. This is a tropical sunset of a different sort. Have I gone from the sublime to the ridiculous?

Coastal Art Painting,Palm Trees

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Daily Painting, Shell Still Life, "Queen Conch" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil SOLD

I found this Queen Conch shell on the beach during a trip to the Abaco Islands.  The Abaco Islands are a small, but beautiful chain of quaint islands off the shore of Florida.  Easy to travel to and with all beautiful unspoiled beaches, great fishing and diving and just plain relaxing.  They are not on the tourist route, which is an added bonus.

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I placed it in an east facing window one morning, and got a remarkable glow as the sun shone through the shell.  It seemed to be on fire and I tried to capture that beauty here.


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Maybe not quite as nice as a trip to the islands, but a close second!   Every time I see it, I can feel sand between my toes.



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Contemporary Landscape Painting , Color Study "Silent Soldiers" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Acrylics on Canvas

 10"x8"x7/8"

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

1583 Poincianas Double Red Tree Oil Painting

Double poincianas, twice the fire!  Lots of nice textures. The painting is 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite. $100. http://lorisart.blogspot.com/

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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