Monday, February 27, 2017

A day at the beach is always a good thing.

Stop and smell the salt spray with these seascape paintings.
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IF EVERYONE HAD A BEACH....THERE WOULD BE NO STRESS IN THE WORLD!


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A day at the beach is always a good thing.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Abstract Daily Painting, "Layers", Seascape, 6x8" SOLD

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Well, maybe it's not exactly abstract, but it's not exactly impressionistic either.  I easily get confused over all the different types of "abstract" works.



Therefore, I will just proclaim that it is painted  freely and freshly, just like the sea.

What would you call this style?

Carol Schiff
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Thursday, February 23, 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!

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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.



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Tuesday, February 21, 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.


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recently Sold Paintings, Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings

I was looking back through my sales for the end of the year, and thought I would post some original paintings that have sold.

It is easy to spot a trend with sales of prints, but not so much for originals.

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These are all original paintings.

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It has been a busy winter season, and I am very grateful.

Looking forward to spring!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Daily Paintings on Sale, Small Oil Painting Sale, Out with the Old and In with the New!

I am trying to lighten my life!  Every year, after the New Year, I have the urge to clean, organize, discard.  I love the sight of empty shelves in my closets.

So, this morning, I decided to clean out my studio.  The first thing I did, was go to my Etsy site and create a new section on my site.   "SALE- 30 Dollars and Up".   Here are a few of the pieces that are currently on sale.

Farm Landscape Painting, Barn Painting,Impressionist art, "Valley View" 5x7", Painting on Sale,  Reduced from  85.00
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Painting on Sale, Tropical  Sunset Painting, 6x18 Landscape  Painting , Florida Painting,"As Evening Fell", Reduced from 195.00
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Painting on Sale, Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Sunflower Painting, Tulip Painting, 6x8" Oil Still Life, Reduced from 119.95
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 This is only three of many and as  paintings sell, I plan to add more, until I have a few "empty shelves" in my studio.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Daily Painter Questions the BIG PLAN

Traditionally, January is when we evaluate our performance over the last twelve months, and look at the direction we are headed.

Artistically, I see nothing but question marks.  I want to have a clear plan, a path to follow and mark my progress, but alas, it evades me.


I looked through my posts from last year, and picked out my favorite pieces, hoping against hope that they will tell me where I am headed.



 Abstract Expressionism?


Maybe....


Thick Paint?

 Impressionism?




 Brushwork?
 Knife?

Really thin paint?




Or does it really matter?



All this thinking is making my head hurt!  

I am happy I found this many pieces, from last year, that speak to ME.  I am happy with them which makes me happy with me.

Maybe 2017 will find me treading the straight and narrow.....but somehow, I don't think so.

Thank you all, for joining me on my crazy, unplanned journey!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Daily Painting, Original Seascape, "Off Shore Storm" by Carol Schiff 6x8" Oil

 The other day my husband and I went for a walk on the beach.  Although it was sunny when we left home, ten minutes later black clouds were rolling in over the waves.


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The clouds had not yet completely obscured the horizon leaving a strip of aqua sunlight on the sea.




When I came home, I went straight to the easel, painting this from memory.


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

In the Surf, 11x14" Child Oil Painting,Daily Painting,Small Oil Painting , Figurative Painting SOLD


It may seem an odd time to post a child playing in the surf, for many of you, but here in the land of sunshine, anything is possible.

Actually this was a commission and also a surprise for the lucky Dad.

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I had my usual problem of photographing blues accurately.  The water is much more of a blue gray in real life.


The face is in shadow and her pony tail did not show in the photo, so we had to make our own.


My favorite part of this composition was the great reflections in the water.







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