Friday, January 24, 2014

Small Floral, Daily Painting, "Pink Power" by Carol Schiff 5x7" Oil SOLD

This is a small floral is a commissioned piece that went to Australia.  It's always fun to think about my art hanging on walls around the world.  You just gotta love the internet!

My customer had seen a larger painting of mine that was very similar to this one.  She contacted me and asked me to paint this hibiscus for her in a small size.  I was happy to help her out.

FUN FACTS.  Did you know.......Zebras coats are just black...their undercoats have white stripes!  Strange but, true.

It's in the thirties as I write this.(I actually wrote this on 1/07/14)  I know, I know, you are at 50 below, but this is FLORIDA!  Fortunately for us, we only have one day of weather in the 50's and tomorrow they are forecasting 70's with 80's by the end of the week.  No wonder, Florida is now the third largest state in population!

I hope you enjoyed this small floral.  Thank you for viewing my blog today.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Painting on Sale, "Artichoke and Radishes", by Carol Schiff

It's Wednesday again and time for another  budget-priced painting.

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This charming 9x12" oil on stretched canvas is filled with sunlight to brighten up your kitchen.  Gallery price on this piece was $225. and it is already reduced to $130.  Today only, purchase and receive $20.00 rebate.  You MUST WRITE "WILD AND WACKY"  on the order as they are the magic words that tell me to credit your account.  Offer expired at midnight EST Wednesday Jan.22, 2014.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Flower Painting, "Geranium Joy" by Carol Schiff, 10x8" Oil

What could be cheerier on a cold snowy day that a bright red flower painting?  Geraniums are always a favorite in my home.  This one is painted on stretched canvas and looks fantastic in a bold black frame.

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This will brighten up even the darkest, most boring corner of your home.

Once again, my goal was to keep my colors clean and bright and my strokes simple and bold. I think I achieved my goals in this flower painting

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Small Floral Still Life, "Rose of Sharon" by Carol Schiff, SOLD

A small floral still life of blooms from my garden in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.  I set them on the window sill with natural light streaming in from behind.


These pinks, blues, purples and greens are really my favorite colors.  I think they give a very soothing feeling to this small floral still life.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Small Still Life, Small Oil Painting by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil

I have recently become fascinated with antique and vintage bottles as reflected in this small still life.  I see lots of them in the antique stores of North Carolina.  Most have been reclaimed from the earth and carry the results of spending years under ground.

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I have been told that the smaller bottle started life as clear, uncolored glass, but because it contains magnesium, it has turned this glorious purple color.  It comes from Ohio.
The larger bottle is a mystery.  It carries only the imprint of a small sailboat (not visible in the painting).  I liked the shape and the sailboat, so I brought it home.  Are there any bottle experts out there who could give me a little history on it?  I would love to know the history involved in the subject matter of this small still life.