Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Spring is really here!!

Spring is really here!!

To celebrate, I decided to post some favorite reference photos.  When I think of spring, I think of flowers.......enjoy!  Feel free to use these images for your own paintings.

Passion Flower from my friends yard.

Birthday roses.

Roadside Wildflowers
Sunflower and Tulips

Apple Blossoms

Okay!  I'm motivated!  Get ready, get set,  PAINT!!

Hope you have a very flowery day!

Carol Schiff

Friday, May 4, 2018

Poppy Painting, Small Oil Painting, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel

You know how much I love flowers.  I love to grow them, and paint them.  Since my move to the mountains, I don't have space to grow to I may be painting them more often.

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How could I resist these beautiful poppies?

If you have taken pictures of flowers, that you would like to share with me, I would love to see them.

Carol Schiff

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pelican Print, Wildlife Print, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14" Giclee on Canvas, Best Deal

I have set up a new section in my Etsy shop, called "Best Deals".  Since I have moved to a much smaller home, I find the need to downsize my inventory, along with everything else in my life.  At the moment I am featuring two items as "Best Deals".

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11x14" Framed Giclee Print on Canvas - Wood Floater Frame

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14x18" Original Oil Painting with Custom Wood Frame

These two items are priced way below normal, and both are ready to hang. 

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Hope you have a happy day!

Carol Schiff

Monday, April 30, 2018

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Expressionist Art, Print on Canvas

I went to Biltmore Gardens a few weeks ago, and the conservatory was bursting with tulips, daffodil, hyacinth and other spring favorites.  I was so inspired!

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This one one of three paintings I did with this color combination, a favorite of the Biltmore gardeners.

Living in Florida for 40 years, I'm am enjoying my first spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains, seeing many of the flowers I remember as a child.  I am excited to see even more as the season turns to summer.  Have my fingers crossed that I will find lilac in my neighborhood.

More to come.....thanks for ready my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pineapple Still Life Painting, Best Deal, 14x18" Painting with Frame, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

Since moving (and downsizing) I'm trying to squeeze into a much small studio, with almost no storage space.

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My solution......start a new section on my Etsy store, entitled "Best Deal".  I plan to feature a specific artwork, at a great price, and hopefully, my inventory will become more manageable.

Today, I am featuring this pineapple and mango  oil painting, in a custom frame.  The piece is framed to 19x23".  The painting shows the fruit sitting on glass, and may be purchased with or without the frame.

Marketing, in my opinion, is one of the hardest parts of being an artist.  I don't know any artists who enjoy this part of the game. I will let you know how this idea works for me.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pear and Plum Still Life, Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil on canvas panel, sold

Have not done a still life, or a palette knife painting for a while, so this one was in my comfort zone.


I naturally tend to lean towards cool colors, so I had fun working all my favorite color relationships.

This scene is a repaint, from years ago.  I couldn't find the original photograph, but I did have a photo of the first painting, so I used that as a guide.  The first painting was done with a brush, which is why I decided to mix it up a little, by using a palette knife this time around.

Hope you enjoy it!

Carol Schiff