Saturday, June 24, 2017
I really like the simplicity of the set up. Each piece stands out so you can really appreciate the colors.
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|Bottle and Pitcher|
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Marsh Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Original Oil
99 + shipping
Yes, we do have fall color in Florida.....you just have to look a little harder to find it.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
And then I noticed parts of that file that I really liked anddecided to copy selections in a ratio of 7x5 to new files and scale them to fit.
When printed to card stock, they'll make a set of four greeting cards.
Later, I started working again with Photoshop and the second photo from my pour to create a few prints and posters.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Florida Painting, "Conchy Joe's" by Carol Schiff, 16x20" Oil
The eatery is still there, but under a new name and for me, much of the charm has been lost. I am glad I painted this scene, while it was a popular and vibrant location, filled with local memorabilia.
This painting was featured as the Art Works poster art several years ago.
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WOW is the World of Wearable Art completion that is held in New Zealand every year. It is such a fantastic, imaginative show. Everything has to be wearable no matter what materials they use. I was lucky enough to be able to see the traveling museum show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.
I saw costumes made of plastic, wool, wood, metals and so many other things. I just loved it. You can view some of the costumes online and keep an eye out the new show is in September. They always have videos to watch. Just google wearable art or WOW.
Here are a few of the spectacular costumes designed and made by these amazing artists.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in
Monday, June 12, 2017
Old English Sheepdog Painting, Pet Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil by CarolSchiffStudio
This image is also avaiable as a giclee print in several sizes here.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
After trying several experiments I just let go and put several things I really liked together and this is what I came up with. I just loved the way it looked. This 6x8 is made with acrylic paints, torn papers, copper paint and India ink. I just love looking at it.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
by Kathy Garvey
Then, if you want, you can release all of the fun colors by spraying the image with water. Dabbing with a paper towel while it's still wet brings out more of the pinks. See all of the random colors spreading in the example below.
To find out more about these fun pens, search for "Elegant Writer Calligraphy Pens." They can be found in most art supply stores including Jo-Ann Fabrics and Michael's.
There are plenty of tutorials online about these pens. My favorite tutorial on You Tube is this one:How To Use the Elegant Writer Calligraphy Marker with Artist Karlyn Holman.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Floral Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Coneflower Painting, 12x16" Original Oil
325 + shipping
also available as giclee print
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Sunday, June 4, 2017
Of course, I could not do a print, without an original painting, so we decided on a 8x10" oil.
She chose what I considered the worst image. She wanted a horizontal painting and the image was vertical. She didn't want the background to be too strong and in the image, the right eye of the dog was in such deep shadow, it was practically invisible. But........she felt this image captured the spirit of her pet. We made it work!
She was thrilled with the final image and now she owns the original and her daughter has the large print.
Commissions can often be difficult. It is hard to get in the head of your client, and translate their expectations to canvas and paint. When it happens...it's a thing of beauty!
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Saturday, June 3, 2017
I thought back to the days when travel was really an adventure. You took photos that were so meaningful because you had to have them developed. You bought stickers for your car and luggage so everyone would know where you had been, that you were an adventurer, a traveler. I used these old travel stickers to show some of the places you might have been on a road trip. To set the mood I added a cut out I made of a Xeroxed road map of an old fashioned car and trailer.
I used a 6x12 board because I wanted the mood to be open road.