Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painter, "Apple on the Tree", Carol Schiff artist, 6x8" Original oil

I never know what genre a painting like this falls into.  Is it a landscape?  Is it a still life?  I think it may be a landscape because it has not been "arranged".  Nevertheless, it is on sale today.

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This apple is from my favorite orchard in North Carolina, just outside of Waynesville.  Most of the year it is very quite there, but in the fall, it is the place to be.  The orchard also has a bakery and long, long lines exist all day, every day.  I have stood in line many times myself to buy their delicious apple cider donuts or cakes, fritters and pies.

Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $94.95 and shipping. You must write 
ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $20.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

This offer expires Friday,February 27, 2015 at 12:01 A.M.

Thank you for reading my blog today.

Flower Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Floral Still Life | Peony in Glass by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

I was painting with my friend, Donna, and we wanted to do a simple, loose floral.  We both enjoyed our paintings that day.

  I like the coral color and the free brushwork in my version.  I also like using a black frame to make the colors really pop.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Interior Still Life, White Chair by Carol Schiff, 8x10.75" Still Life

I have always admired artists who do interior paintings.  Finally, I found a composition in my home that seemed to work.  My pot of tulips on the window sill were casting long shadows on the white chair next to it.

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Thanks for viewing!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bottle Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting Beach Treasure by Carol Schiff | 8x10 Oil | SOLD

This was the result of a request from a client.  The client's friend found this crusty old bottle in the surf of the Virgin Islands.  She wanted to surprise him with a gift and thought a little painting of a special day would be perfect.

I panted from a photo she supplied.  The main challenge was to achieve the crusty appearance of the bottle.

Both the client and her friend were happy with the results.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Sunshine Mix" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

Today's flower painting is a little reminder that spring is not to far away! It seems like this must be the longest winter in the history of the world!
 I liked the fresh brushwork and the abstract shapes in this painting

I like painting flowers because I love the vibrant colors and I can make the shapes whatever I want them to be.  Most of my flower paintings are free of detail and stress.  I almost feel like I am playing when I paint them.  The next time you are close to tearing your hair out, I highly recommend, step back and take a deep breath.....and work on a flower painting!

Don't forget to pin it!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Still Life Teapot, Daily Painting, "Antique French Teapot" by Carol Schiff, 16x16x1.5" Oil

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.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Landscape Daily Painting "Mountain Wildflowers", 6x8" SOLD

Happy Monday to you!

It's always nice to wake up to something cheerful, especially on a Monday, so I hope this little daily painting fills the bill for you.

Not my usual painting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this one is from those grown up mountains in the northwest.  You know those real mountains, those rugged mountains, those manly mountains!

It seems to me that everything is more rugged in the west whether we are talking mountains, oceans, bears, seagulls, trees etc.  Everything seems tougher and bigger and maybe a little scarier!


We are a little more beaten down, or should I say, gentler on the east coast.  One thing that does not change, is the beauty of our country, no matter where you are!

Make this a great week!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Daily Painting, Floral, "Gardenia"


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Flowers bring so much into our lives.  Even the most dreary of days are easily brightened by viewing a garden full of blooming flowers.

Hope you have a great day today.  Give someone a flower and brighten their day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Seashell Giclee Canvas Print, Conch Shell Giclee Print, Giclee Print Sale, Carol Schiff Prints

As you know, I always have a sale item on Wednesday.  Today, I am offering for sale, one of my giclee prints.

These are high quality prints on archival canvas and inks.  The stretcher bars are heavy duty and the whole print is finished with a semi-gloss protective finish.

The print extends over the 1 1/2" deep sides, allowing it to be hung with or without a frame.

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Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged from $49.95 to $214.95, depending on the size print you choose.  Available sizes are 8x10x1.5", 12x16x1.5", 16x20x1.5",20x24x15" and 24x36x1.5"  Shipping is free in USA and Canada.

   As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of 15% to your credit card or PayPal account.  You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

Because this is a print, instead of an original, I can extend this offer to more than one person.  If you follow the link above, and the item is sold out, just leave a comment here and I will take your order at the discounted price.

This offer expires Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.

Thank you for reading my blog today.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


How many gentle flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
And those I'll miss I hope you'll pardon
Daffodils, heart's ease and phlox
Meadowsweet and lilly stalks 
Gentain, lupine and tall hollihocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden.


A beautiful garden and cottage in Hyde Park, London England.