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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Small Seascape |Tropical Waters by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

If you follow this blog, you know how much I like to paint seascapes.  Not just any seascapes, but scenes from my own little piece of the Atlantic.



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The waves were coming in quickly on this day.  I think a "tropical depression" was off shore.  Tropical depression is a weatherman's term, several steps below a hurricane, but usually meaning the winds will kick up to some degree and rain is on the horizon.  Of course, in Florida, this time of the year.....rain is always on the horizon.



This photo is a little wonky.....sorry!  When I take photos of my paintings, I usually have 5-10 paintings to photograph, trying to get 5-6 shots of each.  I get a little production line going...and I guess I didn't pay much attention to how this one was lined up :)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

California Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14x1.5" , "Off PCH" by Carol Schiff Studio

My good friend, and excellent photographer, Ted Fuhrer,  has done it again, supplying me with so many inspiring images to paint from.  On of the many places he has lived was the coastal region of California.



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Ted, I hope you think I did justice to your work.

I am always in awe of the western coast of our country.  Living on the east coast is great, and I am so blessed to be here. We have gentle surf, warm water, island music.... But to me, the west coast is larger than life.  So rugged, so big, a constant test to exist there. The boulders are larger than houses, the mountain streams are full of rushing rapids. The pioneer spirit is still alive there.  I cannpt wait to visit again.








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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Art Hits the Road!!

Something a little different today....no paintings to view.

I have been busy for several months, working on a very large commission.  I am so relieved to finally finish the project.  Here it is, all crated up and ready to go.


My husband is happy to have his garage back.




Down the driveway and into the big truck.


Who knew you could move around 200 pounds with one hand!  I need one of those pallet lifts!


I loved working on this project as it was  quite a stretch for me.  Everything is very hush,  hush and I am not allowed to tell you more at this point.

However, I can say I am planning a trip to New Orleans soon!



Thank you for viewing my blog today.



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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Figurative Painting,Fisherman painting, Sportsman Painting, daily painting, small oil painting, 9x12" oil by Carol Schiff Studio

This is a very special painting for me.  My grandson, Kevin, is obsessed with fishing.  He probably has 20 or more rod and reels for everything from deep sea fishing to fly fishing.  I surprised him this Christmas with a painting of one of his best ever fishing days.



He was very surprised and will take it to his dorm room in the fall; a perfect reminder of days at home.

This image is available as a print on canvas here.

Thanks for vewing my art today.



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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Golden Flute, 16x20 Oil on Canvas Portrait by Carmen Beecher


This lovely lady was a fellow member of National League of American Pen Women, and she would play her flute for us at meetings. The music and the lady presented such a beautiful sight, I had to paint her.

Carmen

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Old English Sheepdog Painting, Pet Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil by CarolSchiffStudio

I always loved a good shaggy dog story...so naturally I had to paint this one.

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 I found it a little difficult to get the sketching correct as this guy is all fur.  Thanks to my friend, Ted Fuhrer, for allowing me to use another of his fine photographic images.



I put a few impasto details in the face.

This image is also avaiable as a giclee print in several sizes here.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Daily Painting, Seascape Painting, Ocean Painting, Beach Painting, "Celebrating Blue" 16x20x1.5" Oil

I wanted to do a seascape, or actually a beach painting, somewhere between an abstract and impressionism.  If this looks a little familiar, it is because I posted the study for this work a month or two ago.



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I wanted to record just my memories and impressions of trips to the beach.  I painted with a knife and tried to work quickly.

I tried not to think too much about the colors I was using or where I was putting them, but tried to keep it really instinctive.





I wanted plenty of texture in this piece.



It was a fun exercise, although I wish I had done a larger piece.  Maybe someday I will.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.



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Friday, January 1, 2016

It's a New Year!!



Thank you to all my blog followers.  I wish you and your families a healthy and happy 2016.

Cheers!



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