Sunday, December 31, 2017

"A Maine Moment" by Jane Boyd Impressionist Contemporary Painter

Palette knife painting,5 x 5 acrylic on paper.
Memories of many summers spent on Squirrel Island off Boothbay Harbor, ME


Floral Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting "Summer Wildflowers", 6x8" Oil on Panel

One of my guilty pleasures, when I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is my morning walk, which inspired this painting.


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 You would have to live a summer or two in Florida, to understand how much I enjoy walking in mid 70's temps in the middle of summer.  

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 Of course, I also admire the songbirds and gorgeous, towering, hardwood trees.  It's not really a guilty pleasure, as it is hard work walking 4 miles when at least half of it is up the side of a mountain.




Here's hoping you have a wonderful day.

Carol Schiff

Illumination painting landscape by Karen Tarlton fine art impressionism in oil

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. 
~ Rumi

Have a safe and Happy New Year!
More to come in 2018 :)

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Illumination

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Original Palette Knife Poppy Flower Oil Painting "American Beaut" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock




   14"x11" Oil on Canvas/Available

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   Original Palette Knife  Poppy Flower Landscape Painting

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  Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
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  220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
  Denver, Co 80203
  By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
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Abstract Painting, Four Seasons Series - Winter, Small Abstract Oil Paintings, 4x12x.75" Oil on Canvas, SOLD

This is the final installment of my Four Seasons Series, Winter.

With each painting, I tried to capture the feeling, of the season of the year, using only color.  It was a fun project to do.

Winter
 This is not a good picture of "Winter" The actual painting has much more color variation and saturation.  Try as I might, I could not get a better image.

Spring

Tried to capture that "spring" feeling of new grass, flowering trees etc.

Summer

Summer...hot and salty....time for the beach!

Autumn

Autumn, falling leaves against bright blue skies.
Thanks for viewing my art today!




Carol Schiff

Happy Trails by Jane Boyd Impressionist Contemporary Painter

Palette knife painting,5 x 7, acrylic on paper.
A fond memory of my ski days in the Quebec Laurentians............


Friday, December 29, 2017

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer Dance Painting

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Still Life Palette Knife Floral Fine Art Painting “Floral Impressions" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock



 24"x18" Oil on Canvas

 Original Palette Knife Flower Painting

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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353

Rural Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Country Road by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Original SOLD

Country Road, take me home.....

I still miss John Denver!   This rural landscape painting reminds me of his talent and the beautiful songs he left with us.

SOLD

I walk this road every morning when I am in the Smoky Mts. of Carolina.  The morning light and pastoral scenes are the perfect way to start my days there.


I painted with a palette knife, in a technique I refer to as "color weaving".  It allows for lots of texture in the work as well as very subtle changes in color. This is actually the same scene I painted in a previous post. Check out my Sept 7, 2014 post where I cropped the image and painted with a brush. A completely different composition! That's one of the things I love about art.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting on Panel

Yes, another rose painting!  But quite different than my last post.


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 I have been on quite a flower painting jag lately, and still have more to come.  I spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and was inspired by the beautiful show from Mother Nature.  Flowers were everywhere, especially the trees and bushes.

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Now that I am home again, I cannot stop looking at my stash of photos and painting flowers every day.

Yesterday, I went to Bok tower, here in Florida, with my paint buddies, and got inspired all over again.  Miles of beautiful gardens!


Thanks for viewing my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Paintings On Sale, Daily Painting, Small Oil Paintings, Moving Sale



MOVING SALE
FINAL MARKDOWN
30 - 75% OFF ORIGINAL PAINTINGS


Still Life Palette Knife Floral Fine Art Painting "Impressions" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 12"x9" Oil on Canvas Panel

 Original Palette Knife Flower Painting

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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353


Monday, December 25, 2017

WINTER CHEER!




I hope you all enjoy your holidays and find peace and love in the upcoming year!  I want to thank all my online friends who visit this blog and follow my art.



Our painting group, Pieces of 8, at our fun Christmas luncheon at The Dove. The Dove always makes  it a specal day, they do it right!

Clockwise, Fay on the left, Carmen, Denette Jean, Donna, Me, Mary and Kathy.
Carol Schiff
www.CarolschiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Small Seascape, Wave Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil painting, "Cresting", 8x8x1.5"

For lovers of the sea!

I did a few small paintings where I focused in on a wave, instead of my usual long distance view.  I was not sure they would be successful, but they both sold quickly.  Both clients have similar reactions to them.....they felt the paintings revived wonderful memories of their times in or on the ocean.  I decided to try a few more.

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I have a few more seascapes to show you soon.  I hope you enjoy this one!

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Marsh Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 9x12" Landscape, SOLD

I recently spent a few days in Fernandina Beach and stumbled across one of their beautiful marshes.  I have always admired marshes and their beautiful colors which change with the seasons.

SOLD
 I like texture in many of my paintings and I always enjoy playing with a palette knife.


I also like to push color.  Elio Camacho is a master of pushing color.....check out his work here.
I was in Fernandina Beach to attend his workshop and I hope I was able to use some of his technique in this painting.  The workshop was fascinating and I have already signed for a follow-up early next spring.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Original Palette Knife Sunflower Painting "Sunflowers Five" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                           
 10"x10" Palette Knife Painting/Available

 Click HERE for purchase info.


JudithBabcockFineArt.com
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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353


Friday, December 22, 2017

New Orleans Jazz Glow painting by Karen Tarlton fine art impressionism

This is my favorite month of the year!
Love the smell of a fresh tree and the feel of festive lights
and the coziness of a crackling fire.
All the paintings are shipped and packages boxed up
for the season.
Happy Holidays!

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New Orleans Jazz Glow


Golden Gate
24x48
SOLD

Relax! Take time to smell the Roses, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Rose Painting



I know, I know!  We are all so caught up in the holidays, rushing around, parties, wrapping gifts, maybe cooking a feast.  Take a deep breath, and relax awhile.

TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES!  Here are a few of my past paintings.  Maybe they will help.






















Enjoy the Day!

I am still having my moving sale on Etsy.  Look for even LARGER discounts in the coming days

CAROL SCHIFF
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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.

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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

Palette Knife Aspen Landscape Painting "Rocky Sunrise" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

                                

 24"x36" Oil on Canvas/Available

 Original Aspen Tree Colorado Mountain Sunrise Landscape Painting

 Click HERE for more info.

 JudithBabcockFineArt.com

 JudithBabcock.com



   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203
   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Expressionist Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 9x12" Oil on Canvas Seascape, SOLD

Well probably your 5 yr old kid could do this....right?  Maybe that is why I enjoy it so much.

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 I may be a slow learner, because it took me many years to get to this point.  Mama never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer.



All kidding aside, I really love the freedom of this piece.  Instead of leaving the studio feeling like I have been fighting for hours, I felt very relaxed, happy and ready to sail through the day.  I think I need to do this more often!

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pet Portrait, Dog Painting, Small Oil Paint, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting SOLD

Several months ago, I did a post consisting of dogs I have painted over the years.  The post generated a new commission from a high school friend who follows my blog.

SOLD
She sent me several images, but this was her favorite.  I had admired this image on facebook.  It was a picture of her, with her pup on her lap, both of them staring intensely into the camera.

Sadly, this sweet dog is no longer with us.  My friend was so affected by the painting, she cried when she saw it.  I was affected by her response and got a little teary eyed too.

I know she is missing her  companion, especially over the holidays.  I hope that in some small way, this portrait helped to fill the void.

In my next post, I will show you another dog portrait commission that I completed over the holidays.

Abstract Palette Knife Oil Poppy Flower Landscape Painting “Picnic and Poppies" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock




   Palette Knife Abstract Painting

    18"x24"x7/8  Oil on Canvas/Available

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   Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
   Boarding House studio Galleries
   220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
   Denver, Co 80203

   By Appointment: lododuo@aol.com
                                  303.669.6353


Monday, December 18, 2017

Tropical Landscape Painting, Florida Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sunday Sail", 6x8" Palette Knife Oil

Heading from Florida's intra-coastal waterway, into the inlet and out to the sea.  The perfect way to spend a weekend.
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 When I was a child, growing up in Ohio, this was my dream.  Tropical waters, palm trees, sailboats.  I am blessed that my dreams came true.

I always want to put a little texture in my paintings.  My palette knife is my favorite tool.


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Thanks for visiting my blog today.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Baker's dozen by Marion Hedger


A baker's dozen mini abstracts.
Works in progress. 

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer Dance Painting

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

purchase here


I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com
www.CarolSchiffStudio.etsy.com
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