Friday, June 23, 2017

Sunset and Sea Painting, Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sun Falls to the Sea" 11x14x1.5" Oil Painitng

What could be more beautiful than a sunset, except maybe a sunset over the sea.

purchase here
225 + shipping
 I knew right away I was going to have to paint this one.


 I used both a brush and a palette knife on this one.....had to get a little texture in there.



I feel like I want a Margarita every time I look at this one....right away I am on island time.

Hope you find a way to relax a little today, too.  Thanks for stopping by today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Small Seascape, Daily Painting,, Small Oil Painting, "Favorite Beach", 6x8" Oil

Few things in life are as soothing to me as watching clouds move over the mountains.  Walking on the beach is  one of those things.  What is it about these scenes  that makes them so appealing?

purchase here
100 + shipping
 Is it the endless repetition?  Rather hypnotising, don't you think?  Maybe it is the everlasting beauty of the scenes.....the permanence.

purchase here
$99 plus shipping
I don't have the answer, but I know I know I enjoy painting the scenes almost as much as being there, taking a deep breath of that sea breeze or crisp mountain air.

Enjoy the day....whereever you are!

Thanks for reading my blog today.




www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

Abstract Seascape Oil Painting, Tropical Waters, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14x1.5" SOLD

Continuing on my tropical journey to the Florida Keys.  Today's post is my impressions of the sea off the coast of southern Florida.

SOLD
 It is hard to find more fun (in the studio), than to dig into a big pile of paint, with your knife, and just go to town.  Adding and subtracting values and hues........puts me in the zone every time.

detail
As much as I love creating all this yummy texture, I can only do it for a few days, before I start to crave a little structure and strong composition.  Each day I work on this coral reef series, I get a little less abstract and and little more impressionist.

Join me on my journey.....



Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Friday, June 9, 2017

Coral Reef Painting, Textured Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil

This is another in my "Coral Reef" series, that were inspired by a trip to Key Largo.


Purchase here

I was also inspired by artist Lynn Boggess, an artist, whose work I admire.  Lynn works on huge canvases, which he carries into the mountains, and paints plein aire.  He paints with paint trowels instead of a brush and brings incredible texture to his works.

I worked on a small canvas, with a palette knife.  

Thanks for reading my blog today.



Carol Schiff


Monday, June 5, 2017

Beach Sunset, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Original Oil Painting

One of my favorite places to be, when the sun goes down, is on the beach.  Of course, on the east coast of Florida, there is no show, but a short 3 hours away, on the west coast......waaaazaa!!

Purchase here

It is such a stunning sight and there is always a crowd of people, gathered to say good bye to the day.



This little painting brings back those spiritual moments, as I remember the peace and quiet that we all felt as the sun fell behind the sea.  If only we could capture that feeling and keep it with us always.

Have a peaceful and lovely day....and thanks for visiting today.


 Carol Schiff

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil "Crashing Wave" by Carol Schiff Studio SOLD

In the past, I painted lots of seascapes, but in recent years, my focus has been on landscapes and flowers.  Today, I went back to my roots....kind of.


 I wanted to do a seascape, but something different than the past.  I found one of my images of the surf and cropped it very closely.

I tried to paint with a variety of strokes and get plenty of action into the scene.  I finished with scattering some "foam" .  I enjoyed trying to bring something new to an old subject.


Thank you for reading my blog today!

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Abstract Seascape Oil Painting, Tropical Waters, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14x1.5" SOLD

Continuing on my tropical journey to the Florida Keys.  Today's post is my impressions of the sea off the coast of southern Florida.

SOLD
 It is hard to find more fun (in the studio), than to dig into a big pile of paint, with your knife, and just go to town.  Adding and subtracting values and hues........puts me in the zone every time.

detail
As much as I love creating all this yummy texture, I can only do it for a few days, before I start to crave a little structure and strong composition.  Each day I work on this coral reef series, I get a little less abstract and and little more impressionist.

Join me on my journey.....




Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Pink Clouds" , 11x14x1.5" Oil

I live close to the sea, and it turns up quite often in my art. Nothing gets me up faster than a fabulous sunrise...grab a cup of coffee and head for the beach, camera in hand.


purchase here
250. + shipping
 Yes, I said grab my camera, not my paints.  I am a studio painter.  I quickly get over-whelmed with plein aire and have no desire to try it again.  Give me my air conditioning, plumbing and subject matter that doesn't change.



For years, I felt I was not a "real artist" and hid my shameful secrete.  Actually, I have so much respect for artists that strap a 36x48" canvas on their back and then hike 7,000 feet to the top of a mountain to paint.  Such dedication, and yes, the light cannot be duplicated.  But, neither can those special effects you can capture with a camera.  

My choices are paint in a studio, or don't paint.....and I am happy with the choice I made.  To each his own!

Thanks for reading my rant today :)
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Caribbean Blue, 6x12x.75"

Are you ready for another seascape?  This is one of my favorites because of the blues, greens, lavender colors.
purchase here
190 + shipping


detail
 It has a little impasto....not too much.


detail


This painting reminds me of trips to the islands.  

Thank you for viewing my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Panoramic Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Impressionist Seascape, 8x16x.75" Oil

I am trying to break my current addiction to painting flowers, so I dug through my files and found a great image of the ocean.  I have a new (for me) size canvas, 8x16" that I thought would work well for the image.

Purchase here
detail

detail




I have to admit, I enjoyed painting this scene.  My choices of subject matter are always based on emotion and on this day......the waves filled my need for action.

Thanks for reading my blog today....If I were in Florida, I'd be off to the beach.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Art and Fashion

Several  months ago, I was contacted by an Israeli fashion designer, Assaf Pelleg.  He was designing his 2017 Spring/Summer Line, and wanted to use one of my paintings in his work.  I agreed to work with him, and we found two of my artworks that were of interest to him.

For several months, I heard nothing!  Then, suddenly, an email with the completed designs.





I am thrilled with the results!  

This is the fun part of what I do.  I sometimes struggle for days, over a specific artwork.  Just this week, I have worked on a piece for 3 days, and scrapped it this morning!  Then there are the boring hours, after hours, of internet work.  Taking photos, editing them, posting them.  Sometimes it seems the reward, is not enough to justify the effort. 

 But then, one day, a painting effortlessly falls off my brush, or a student sends me his power point presentation about how he was influenced by my art, or someone on the other side of the world, likes my work enough to place it in his collection.

That is the payoff!

Thanks for reading my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Friday, May 12, 2017

A day at the beach is always a good thing.

Stop and smell the salt spray with these seascape paintings.
SOLD


IF EVERYONE HAD A BEACH....THERE WOULD BE NO STRESS IN THE WORLD!


SOLD

A day at the beach is always a good thing.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Music" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Living close to the sea, it is no surprise that I paint a lot of seascapes.  The sea and mountains have one thing in common....they never look the same from day to day or even minute to minute.  Fascinating and beautiful!

Purchase here
97 + shipping
Life gets busy and sometimes I don't visit the beach for months at a time.  When I finally get there, it is like visiting an old friend.  I always vow to get back more often.



Thanks for viewing my blog today!

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Monday, May 8, 2017

Abstract Seascape Painting, 8x16" Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

We are happy to be back in Florida, and I wanted to mark the occassion with a new abstract.

Purchase here
I really enjoyed creating this art.  Sometimes it is nice to just get in the zone, no particular plan, and let the subconscious take over.

I love playing with paint and these represent some of my favorite colors.  I didn't plan to do a seascape, but it feels like one, especially of the tropical waters in the Caribbean Islands.

The last few months have been hectic for me.  This is just what I needed to calm me down.

Have a great day and thanks for reading my blog.




Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Abstract Seascape, Abstract Sunset, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" SOLD

I am always fascinated by sunsets, especiall sunsets over water.  This little study is my impressions of a sunset at Fernandina Beach harbor.

SOLD


Of course, it bares no comparison to the actual photo(or the actual event) I took, but it did provide me with several hours of fun in the studio.

Such a simple piece should not have turned into the project I experienced, but as often happens, it did.  I wanted just the right glow of colors.

It seems with me, a painting either falls off my brush or it is a major struggle.  The falling off my brush part does not happen nearly as often as the major struggle.  After 20+ years of painting, I imagined I would be further down the road.  As my kids like to say, "it is what it is".

I try to appease myself by thinking if it were easy, it would be boring.  Maybe so, but I could handle just a tad more boring,

Hope you have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Expressionist Abstract Painting, Imagine Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10 Oil Painting

Our paint group, Pieces of Eight, decided to spice up our lives a little bit, by issuing an art challenge each month.

Purchase here


I could not get the great John Lennon's song "Imagine" out of my mind!  If fact, as I write this, I am humming the song.

So, this is my interpretation.
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Check out Pieces of Eight blog  and view the other entries in our challenge.


Have a great day!

Carol Schiff

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Chunky, Textured, Colorful Piece of Art That Makes Me Smile, Abstract Landscape, 8x8x3" Oil Painting

Today is gray, foggy and damp, so I decided to post the most fun painting I could find.


Purchase here




You know how I love color and texture and this little painting has it all.

I painted it on a 8x8x3" canvas, so even the shape is unique.  It's chunky and cute and it resides on a bookshelf , where it brightens the whole room.  I cannot help but smile each time I look at it.

The canvas was a mistake.  I did not realize how deep it was when I ordered it.  What could I possibly do with it?  Well, for this painting, I think it is perfect!

Have a fantastic day!



Carol Schiff

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Music" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Living close to the sea, it is no surprise that I paint a lot of seascapes.  The sea and mountains have one thing in common....they never look the same from day to day or even minute to minute.  Fascinating and beautiful!

Purchase here
97 + shipping
Life gets busy and sometimes I don't visit the beach for months at a time.  When I finally get there, it is like visiting an old friend.  I always vow to get back more often.



Thanks for viewing my blog today!

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil "Crashing Wave" by Carol Schiff Studio SOLD

In the past, I painted lots of seascapes, but in recent years, my focus has been on landscapes and flowers.  Today, I went back to my roots....kind of.


 I wanted to do a seascape, but something different than the past.  I found one of my images of the surf and cropped it very closely.

I tried to paint with a variety of strokes and get plenty of action into the scene.  I finished with scattering some "foam" .  I enjoyed trying to bring something new to an old subject.


Thank you for reading my blog today!

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Caribbean Blue, 6x12x.75"

Are you ready for another seascape?  This is one of my favorites because of the blues, greens, lavender colors.
purchase here
190 + shipping


detail
 It has a little impasto....not too much.


detail


This painting reminds me of trips to the islands.  

Thank you for viewing my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Seascape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Wave Painting, "Wall of Water" 16x20x.75" Oil SOLD

Lately, I have been painting seascapes.  I always love painting and viewing seascapes.  It's almost as soothing to me as a trip to the beach.

SOLD
 Of course, the first step for me IS a trip to the beach.  I  pick a day with my trusty camera and head for the sand.  I count myself lucky if I get a few interesting shots.

detail
For this painting, I used images from a trip to Barbados.




For the time being, I have hung this on my studio wall.  It transports me to the sea each time I see it.
Isn't art wonderful?!

Thanks for viewing my art today.

www.CarolSchiffStudo.blogspot.com




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Daily Painting, Small Oil Paintings by Carol Schiff

I wanted to do a short post, and show you my ad on Folt Bolt.  What is Folt Bolt you ask?  Basically an online advertising agency out of Australia.  I found them on Facebook  and decided to give them a try.  I think it was worth it as it received over 600 likes.



I also wanted to show you this photo of a client's husband receiving his birthday present.



I love when a client takes the time to express how pleased they are with their new painting.  The little girl, who is the subject of the painting, looks pretty happy too.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Carol Schiff



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Abstract Seascape Oil Painting, Tropical Waters, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14x1.5" SOLD

Continuing on my tropical journey to the Florida Keys.  Today's post is my impressions of the sea off the coast of southern Florida.

SOLD
 It is hard to find more fun (in the studio), than to dig into a big pile of paint, with your knife, and just go to town.  Adding and subtracting values and hues........puts me in the zone every time.

detail
As much as I love creating all this yummy texture, I can only do it for a few days, before I start to crave a little structure and strong composition.  Each day I work on this coral reef series, I get a little less abstract and and little more impressionist.

Join me on my journey.....




Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Carol Schiff