Saturday, September 19, 2020

Roadside Floral, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 9x12" Oil on Canvas

 

When I go on my daily walk, up and down the country roads, I marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and weeds (?) I find.  It was on these walks, that I discovered the lovely daylilies I planted in Florida, grow wild in the mountains.

So that is the inspiration for this painting, as I gathered these blooms from the ditches and easements along the country roads.

I plopped them in a favorite piece of pottery and started painting.


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This piece is 9x12x.75"

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Carol Schiff

www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Teapot Still Life, 12x12" Oil Painting, Daily Painting,

This is not a new painting, but it is my favorite still life teapot painting.  It is a antique French teapot that I found on Etsy.

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The  owner of the Etsy site, Dandeliondecor gave me permission to use her image.  The teapot is no longer available but I am happy to have this painting.


 I was attracted by the wavy lines, the beautiful china roses and the sweet curvy handle.  The painting is soft and subtle, but it catches my eye every day as I walk by it.  Yes, one of the perks of being an artist, is lots or original art on your walls.
Several years ago I did lots of still life teapots and flowers and food items.  I am getting in the mood to return to these subjects.

I hope you enjoy this daily painting today and I hope you will pin it.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hello, Who's Calling?, Telephone Still Life Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, SOLD

 

Way back last year, I received an e-mail from young boy in Cleveland who was working on an art project.  His assignment was to interview an artist and do a powerpoint presentation.  He asked me a few general questions about my art.  This phone painting is what interested him.


8x10" oil
SOLD
I am sure many of you receive the same type of requests.  I have had several, from young students.  I always reply, trying to  answer their inquiries, without doing ALL the work for their report.  Occasionally, I will get a "thank you" in return, often nothing.

This young boy from Cleveland, Jake, is not the usual.  We had several exchanges.  He was always extremely polite , and always promised to send me reports.  And he did!  He sent me an outline of his presentation, then I got a video of him giving it.  My favorite question from his audience was "is she still alive?", which he answered with a resounding "yes"...Whew!

My children and grandchildren were excited and thrilled to see all this activity about me in Cleveland.

After a few weeks, he sent me his grade (he aced it) on the project, and I though we were through.  But no....  He also has to do a painting that emulates my work.



Jake's painting
This is my second update on his painting in progress.  Note the picture of my phone, there on the table.



And here  is the finished piece!  Didn't he do well!!?!!

I am thrilled, each time I hear from him.  This has been such an  exciting experience for me and hopefully for him too.  I now understand why people choose to teach, and, what a wonderful teacher he has.  He or she has set him on a road that will stay with him for life. What a fantastic project for a young mind.   Bravo!!

So, for me, painting has been so much more than just painting.  Today, I have a new energy and desire to get back to the easel....how lucky am I?  Thank you Jake!


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Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Color Yellow

 




This time of the year is so hectic.  Now that I think about it, every time of the year has been hectic lately!

I am busy painting several large commissions, so for the moment, my daily paintings are scarce.  I decided to post some older works, and the theme I chose today is yellow.

Indecision
10x10"
SOLD
Roadside Thistles
6x12"
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Nantahala Rapids
30x40"
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Fiddleheads
11x14"
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SOLD
6x8" Abstracted Church

SOLD
24x30" and living in Poland


SOLD
Love the bold color in this one.
14x18"


I hope you enjoyed my yellow paintings today!

Carol Schiff

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Monday, August 24, 2020

White Rose Floral Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, SOLD

 

Birthday Flowers!!

SOLD
Way back in December, my son and his wife sent me some beautiful flowers for my birthday.  The first thing I did was photograph them.  Then I forgot about the photos!

I finally found them last week, and decided to try my hand at one.  I am very intimidated  by flowers.  They seem so complex and I rarely meet that sweet spot between too little or too much detail.  I am not so sure about this one, but I do like the colors.

Try, try and try again!






Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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Friday, July 24, 2020

Small Floral Oil Paintings, Flower Still Life, Daily Painting, 5x7" Oil Paintings

Today, I am featuring a set of small original floral oil paintings, done with a palette knife.  Original art on stretched canvas, 5x7"


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If you have a small spot that needs that little extra something, this may be for you.



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Stay Safe

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Monday, July 20, 2020

Red Rose Study, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Still Life. Flower Art. 6x8"

A small study of a red rose.  Trying to get my flower power!!

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I enjoy a challenge....and for me, this was a challenge.  I would hate to tell you how much time I spent on this little 6x8" piece.

detail
I think it was worth the struggle.  Hopefully, the next rose will come a little easier.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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