Friday, December 9, 2016

Abstract Environmental Art, Flower Painting “Dream” by International Artist Arrachme



20"x16"  Acrylics on Canvas/Available

Free shipping within the U.S.

Fine Art Reproductions also are now available in multiple sizes.

Click HERE  for purchase info.

Read more in my new blog post HERE


Coming Soon.....Online Classes With Arrachme!!


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Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings, Animal and Bird Paintings

I was looking at some of my images and was really surprised to see how many bird and animal paintings I have done.  I thought today would be a good day to post a few of my old time favorites.

Great Blue Heron
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Just Ducky
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It is always interesting and educational to review the painting journey that you have been on.  I like to line up older paintings, chronologically, which helps me to see the improvements I have made and the ones I would like to make in the future.  Always an interesting exercise.

Have a painterly day and thanks for visiting!



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Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting,Beach House "House on The Bay" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Growing up in a small coastal state with a large family was always an adventure. We would take family rides, maybe for an ice cream cone, to pick apples or dig quahogs. Often this brought us to the beautiful coastal waters. I always found myself drawn to this particular spot on the bay and I wondered about the house beyond this magnificent stone arched entrance. Would you wonder?

 6"x12"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints available HERE

 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Study with Mindy Lighthipe, Botanical Fine Art Painting, Iris,Watercolor "PURPLE IRIS WITH SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY" by Mindy Lighthipe


For most of my adult life I have been an avid gardener. My beginning years were in New Jersey where I had an extensive collection of bearded irises. It was always a thrill to see these tall flowers blooming in the garden and even a bigger thrill when a Swallowtail Butterfly would hover it and gather nectar.

The Original is sold, now available as a Fine Art Reproduction HERE

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Give the Gift of ART this Holiday Season....

These whimsical, charming little art reproductions on canvas make the perfect gifts. They are from my original paintings and are brilliantly colorful! You can buy them individually or they make great groupings. I am offering them this holiday season in 2 sizes: 6" x 6" and 10" x 10". In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 make sure you order no later than December 9, 2016. Shipping is free to the continental USA.




Click HERE to view the entire collection.


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Seascape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Wave Painting, "Wall of Water" 16x20x.75" Oil SOLD

Lately, I have been painting seascapes.  I always love painting and viewing seascapes.  It's almost as soothing to me as a trip to the beach.

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 Of course, the first step for me IS a trip to the beach.  I  pick a day with my trusty camera and head for the sand.  I count myself lucky if I get a few interesting shots.

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For this painting, I used images from a trip to Barbados.




For the time being, I have hung this on my studio wall.  It transports me to the sea each time I see it.
Isn't art wonderful?!

Thanks for viewing my art today.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Abstract Environmental Art, Flower Painting "Bright Future” by International Artist Arrachme



20"x16" Poured Acrylics on Canvas/Available

Free shipping within the U.S.

Fine Art Reproductions also are now available in multiple sizes.

Click HERE  for purchase info.

Read more in my new blog post HERE


Coming Soon.....Online Classes With Arrachme!!


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Sunset Seascape Beach Wildlife Bird Oil Painting "Seaside Dining" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

At the shoreline everything is so still and quiet at days end. The only sound is the breaking of the softly rolling waves as they make their journey up to lap at the sandy beach. Even the birds seem to know it's time to settle in, have a snack and quietly watch a truly magnificent sunset.

 8"x10"x7/8 Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints and greeting cards available HERE

 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/

Daily Painting, Abstract Landscape, "Lighting the Heavens" by Carol Schiff, 12x24x.75" Oil SOLD

In this painting, my goal was to capture that magic moment when the sun just peeks through the horizon and night turns to day.


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For me, that is the best moment.......knowing I have a brand new day to enjoy.

I did my favorite palette knife technique (which I have labeled color weaving) on this.  I find it gives me a great way to blend from one color to another.

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I hope your day is fabulous and if you have not seen a sunrise lately...set your alarm for tomorrow, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sunset in the Wetlands", 6x8" Oil Painting


This tropical landscape painting depicts the sinking sun and reflections on one of Florida's many waterways. This particular wetland is located between Florida's intracoastal waterway to the west and the Atlantic on the east, on the barrier island that runs down the east coast of Florida. It's a particularly fascinating place as the two bodies of water are less than 1/2 mile apart.

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I am just returned from a month in our North Carolina mountain home.  We usually don't stay that long, so, this time I took all my painting supplies and was determined to paint while there.  I finally accomplished this painting, but let me tell you it was not easy.  I could not find the perfect lighting, the perfect place to work (we just put in all new flooring which would not look good with oil paint splattered all over it).  All in all, I did not feel comfortable and was sooooo happy to return to my studio in Florida.  This is something I will have to get used to as we will be spending much more time in the mountains than in past years.  Studio painters (like me) get so spoiled.....I almost wish I were a plein aire painter who can paint anywhere and under any conditions.




Have a happy day today!

Thanks for reading my blog.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
I Believe in Red
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on textured canvas

 

Earlier this year, at one of my Go Big Go Bold abstract painting workshops in Clearwater, Florida, I started working on a demo for the class.  I am an intuitive painter, so sometimes I don't know what direction the painting will lead.  This particular painting started out as an abstract but as I worked, it decided that it really wanted to be a floral.  Funny how that happens!  Life is like that too.  We've all heard the old John Steinbeck expression, paraphrased here as "The best-laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry".  Well, I don't think this painting went "awry" at all but was a happy surprise for me, and for my class.  The lesson is that we have to leave ourselves open to possibilities that life offers to us.  That's one of the great things about painting intuitively...you never know where you'll end up, but the "trip" is sure a lot of fun!


This large 30"x30" painting on textured canvas is currently represented by the 
Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City, Florida.

 The canvas wraps around the sides of the 1.5" bars and does not need to be framed.  The sides are painted in a rich, shimmery Micaceous Iron Oxide.  The painting is wired and ready to hang as soon as it arrives.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  It is sealed in an acrylic varnish for protection from harmful UV rays and dust.  A signed Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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Say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah with art this year!

As a special "Thank You" to all my friends and collectors, I am offering 20% off any available painting on my website.  

Click here to browse through the paintings I currently have available, and if you see something that you'd like to purchase, just email me with your selection.  I will reserve the painting for you.  Payment is super easy through Paypal when you get your invoice!  Your new painting will be on it's way to you within 3 days.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Wildlife Art Insect, Nature, Butterfly "PEACOCK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Peacock Butterfly is common in Europe and is easily identified by the large eyespots on the hind wings. The eyespots are designed to startle or confuse would be predators into thinking it is a much larger animal. If the predator does take a bite, it is usually directed towards the eyespot. The delicate wings may tear or get damaged during the attack but it allows the butterfly to break free and flee for its life.

Moths and butterflies belong to the classification of Insects called Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is a latin word which means "scaled wing". When magnified under a microscope the scales of the wing structure are easy to see. For this series of paintings I did the background by looking under a microscope and drew the individual wing pattern and structure in pencil while placing the colorful butterfly on the surface in watercolor. The original has been sold but is available in 3 sizes of fine art reproduction canvas prints. Please look through the rest of the gallery to see other images from the series. They make a great sets for your home decor.


6"x6" Mixed Media/Available

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Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are  also Available HERE
Give the Gift of ART this Holiday Season....

These whimsical, charming little art reproductions on canvas make the perfect gifts. They are from my original paintings and are brilliantly colorful! You can buy them individually or they make great groupings. I am offering them this holiday season in 2 sizes: 6" x 6" and 10" x 10". In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 make sure you order no later than December 9, 2016. Shipping is free to the continental USA.




Click HERE to view the entire collection.


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


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

 Today, I have something special for you.


Purchase here
450 minus 40 rebate
It is painted on gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted black, which gives the option of hanging with or without a frame.

To purchase this painting, click on the link above and you will be charged $450. plus shipping charges.


Thanks for reading my blog today.




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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
Lilypad Pond
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

 

We live in an area with lots of lakes and ponds.  Just behind our home is a small pond that is covered with lilypads.  I love walking along the edge of the pond to look at the great variety of plants that grow in or near water.  The lilypads are especially interesting.  Their leaves float on the surface of the water and catch the sunlight, reflecting it back in varying shades of color.  Painting intuitively allows images that are secretly stored away in my mind to emerge and express themselves in my work. 

Lilypad Pond measures 30"x24"x1.5". 
This acrylic painting on textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" deep wood bars.  The sides are painted in a lustrous gray/black Micaceous Iron Oxide.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  The painting is wired and ready to hang, making framing unnecessary. 
A protective coat of clear acrylic varnish has been applied.

A signed Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Free priority shipping within the US!

Prints and other items are now available!

Be sure to visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings!

Click here to subscribe to my monthly art newsletter!

 
 

Say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah with art this year!

As a special "Thank You" to all my friends and collectors, I am offering 20% off any available painting on my website.  

Click here to browse through the paintings I currently have available, and if you see something that you'd like to purchase, just email me with your selection.  I will reserve the painting for you.  Payment is super easy through Paypal when you get your invoice!  Your new painting will be on it's way to you within 3 days.

Free Priority Shipping within the US!! 

*****


 Take your painting to the next level!
Register today for my next Go Big Go Bold abstract painting workshop in beautiful Sarasota, Florida!
January 23 - 25, 2017


filomena booth, abstract painting, abstract painting workshops, modern art paintings, seascape, coastal, floral, interior design, home decor art, art for interior designers


Flamingo Art, Coastal Wildlife, Bird,"Flamingo In Technicolor" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

This guy is waiting for an unsuspecting passerby. After all, it is dinnertime!

 12"x12" Acrylic on canvas/Available

 $150.00 Click HERE to purchase.

 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/

Abstract Environmental Art , Abstract Water Painting "Dare to Dream" by International Artist Arrachme



20"x16"x1.5" Acrylics on Canvas

Free shipping within the U.S.

Fine Art Reproductions are now available in multiple sizes.

Click HERE  for purchase info.

Read more in my new blog post HERE


Coming Soon.....Online Classes With Arrachme!!


Click HERE to learn more!!


















Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dog Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 16x20x1.5 Animal Painting, SOLD

Today, I am posting a commission painting.  I find that doing a commission is a whole different ball game.  Do you agree?
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 The client was asking for three paintings of his two dogs.  One of each, and one of both animals.

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This is the first painting.  I always second guessing myself when I work on a commission.  Does the client want this, or do that want that.  Is it too dull for them, or too bright, or too much detail, or not enough.  It is hard guessing what a perfect stranger would like!

Add to that the dreaded deadline!  In this case, I had only a short time to complete the artwork, due to my schedule.  What if I failed and produce a suitable painting in the allotted time?

While commissions are stressful for me, I always welcome them.....I just have to remeber the sense of accomplishment I have, when the project is accepted by the client.

I believe a little stretch is good for everyone, especially us artists


Thanks for reading my blog today......and keep painting!

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Small Seascape Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" impasto painting

I don't know how you start your days, but, whenever possible, I love to grab my camera and a cup of coffee and head to the beach to watch the sun come up.  With a morning like that, it is impossible to have a bad day!

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 I like texture in my art and one of my favorite tricks, is to take a failed painting, leave the texture and use the panel again.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.



Many artists use their canvases more than once, but convential  wisdom is you must sand it down.  I
sometimes do that too, but if I want to do a little expressionism, I say, why destroy all that lovely texture?

Thanks for reading my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wildlife Art Insect, Nature, Butterfly "BLUE MORPHO BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Blue Morpho Butterfly is one of the biggest butterflies found in tropical rainforest in Central and South America. It has a very erratic flight pattern as it flies up into the air only to drop suddenly as it moves amongst the trees. This jagged flight patterns helps to protect it from would be predators as they often attack at the highest point just as the butterfly drops its wings and falls below the danger zone. Moths and butterflies belong to the classification of Insects called Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is a latin word which means "scaled wing". When magnified under a microscope the scales of the wing structure are easy to see. For this series of paintings I did the background by looking under a microscope and drew the individual wing pattern and structure in pencil while placing the colorful butterfly on the surface in watercolor.


Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are Available HERE


Give the Gift of ART this Holiday Season....

These whimsical, charming little art reproductions on canvas make the perfect gifts. They are from my original paintings and are brilliantly colorful! You can buy them individually or they make great groupings. I am offering them this holiday season in 2 sizes: 6" x 6" and 10" x 10". In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 make sure you order no later than December 9, 2016. Shipping is free to the continental USA.




Click HERE to view the entire collection.


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!