Monday, September 1, 2014

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

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.

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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 my previous post, but the finished effect is completely different.  That's one of the things I love about art!

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Reflections on Venice, 14x11 Original Oil on Canvas by Carmen Beecher

NFS

As I was reflecting on my trip to Venice, I realized that I had never published this painting on my blog. Venice is a city I would love to revisit. I certainly understand why John Singer Sargent spent so much time in this beautiful and unique city. There is a painting around each corner.

Carmen

Original Florida Landscape Coastal Art Oil Panting "Beyond The Bend" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Beyond The Bend was done en plein air with a palette knife. This path, through a Southwest Florida preserve, offered an assortment of painting opportunities. From a nesting sandhill crane, to soaring osprey, I found myself intrigued with the gravel and shell pathway and the mystery of where it would take me. What do you think is beyond the bend? 


 Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Art Oil Panting

16"x12"x3/4"/ SOLD

 Prints in multiple sizes and variations, as well as greeting cards are available HERE.

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

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Tickling Time" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


 With Time and Transparencies I play with the passage of light.

36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

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I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Harp Solo by Sally Shisler



"Harp Solo" 201443
4x4" Oil on Board
I'm learning lots from doing these studies on toned board. In the first of the series, Piano Solo, I mentioned that I toned gessoboard with acrylic paint - a mix of thalo blue and raw umber. I like it. I've used it again here. And also my FAVORITE painting color of all time - alizarin crimson. This color is amazing. So much feeling. It looks good everywhere - even on my dog's snout. Also in my hair, though I don't put it there on purpose : ) OK - that said, about the painting. I didn't mean for her to appear to be in a choir robe; it just turned out that way. It's the draping sleeve on the front arm. Because I love to drag paint into paint, this is the effect I get. Oh well. The painting was challenging enough that by the end, I didn't want to mess it up. Like my good painting buddy Noreen Coup says, "DON'T TOUCH IT"!
  
Important News:
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th - Friday September 26th at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com.
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for June 6th-8th 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia.  Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or theartschoolinsandysprings.com.
Private Lessons In my studio. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment for a 3 hour or more session.
Sally Shisler - A Collection of Beach Paintings from 2010-2014  Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published book of 4x4" palette knife beach paintings. 
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Floral Still Life, Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting "TALL STEMS" by Carol Schiff, 6x18" Oil

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Drum Solo by Sally Shisler



"Drum Solo" 201442
4x4" Oil on Board
Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Sting, Tears for Fears....this gives me away - went to college in the late 80's. I'm sorry; it remains my favorite music to paint to. Plus, since I've been working on Drum Solo, it suits. I have to thank everyone for all the positive, encouraging, lovely, happy-happy comments! I guess I should have joined FB a long time ago. This little painting was HARD! I've been getting lots of questions about sizes, technique, materials, etc. What I see; why I leave some things in and take some things out. The longer I paint, the more abstract my vision is. Goal is to say just enough without overstating. I think it's interesting to wonder what might have gone in spaces that appear untreated/neglected/forgotten/avoided . I'm not good enough to render everything anyway - let's be honest. But for spaces that I might be avoiding, I ask myself if the element I'm considering really matters. It's hard to answer my own question in the heat of the moment; sometimes it takes a while. Sometimes I scrape a whole section off and start again.
Important News:
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th - Friday September 26th at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com.
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for June 6th-8th 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia.  Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or theartschoolinsandysprings.com.
Private Lessons In my studio. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment for a 3 hour or more session.
Sally Shisler - A Collection of Beach Paintings from 2010-2014  Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published book of 4x4" palette knife beach paintings. 
Unless otherwise noted, listed prices are offered to my subscribed blog members. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, but are not yet subscribed, simply enter your email address in the join box on my home page. As a subscriber you will receive special values on your purchases and periodic promotions will give you the opportunity to enjoy my paintings in real life at even more affordable prices!

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Abstract Landscape, Abstract Sunset, "Mountain Sunset" 4x6" SOLD

I am just home from a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, which inspired my painting for today.

SOLD

My goal was to reproduce the vibrant colors of the sunset with just a suggestion of mountain ridges.


I enjoy the thick application of paint and rough, unfinished texture in this piece.  It seems the more I paint, the more I move towards the abstract form.

This abstract landscape painting is a 4x6" on 1.5" gallery wrap canvas.  If you enjoy it, please pin it.





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Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art "Dogwood Stems" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Springtime and dogwood go hand in hand. They are so delicate and simple, yet very intricate in design. Is it one of your favorites too? 

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art Painting

10"x8"x7/8 Oil on Canvas/Available

 $80.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art "Dogwood Stems" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Springtime and dogwood go hand in hand. They are so delicate and simple, yet very intricate in design. Is it one of your favorites too? 

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art Painting

10"x8"x7/8 Oil on Canvas/Available

 $80.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Precise Mapped Disbursement" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


 Endless Color Transitions Painting Outside The Know Box


36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

Click HERE for pricing.

I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

Purchase Your Fine Art Giclee HERE

Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Fighting Jays" Contemporary Painting by Florida Abstract Artist, Fay Kelley

16" x 20" Abstract bird painting by Florida Abstract Artist, Fay Kelley, of our beautiful, but noisy
blue jays.

Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Seascape, "Pacific Blue" 4x12" SOLD

Most of my seascapes are from the Atlantic, or the Caribbean, but today I am visiting the Pacific.

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My reference photo was taken a few years ago on a trip to California with my daughter and granddaughter. We were in San Francisco most of the trip, but one afternoon we drove south to Half Moon Bay.



For us east coasters, the Pacific was an untamed beast, quite different from our usually gentle Atlantic.  Just that fact that we were peering down from a cliff and that the brave souls who ventured to the beach were all ON THE SHORE was foreign.  Not that we do not have sunbathers on the shore, but there are ALWAYS bathers or surfers in the water, even on the coldest of days.


I decided to use a palette knife on this scene to help capture the power  and texture.





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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Painting on Sale | Teapot Still Life | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Teapot with Stripes by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

It's Wednesday...my favorite day of the week!  Why?  Because I can offer you another painting on sale today.

Today I have a teapot still life daily painting for you.

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.

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This offer expires Friday , Sept 26, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

Thank you for viewing my daily painting on my blog today.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rural Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Way Home" by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5" Oil

A few weeks ago, I posted a small rural painting of the North Carolina road I walk almost daily.  Today I am posting a companion piece.

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I was in awe of the beauty of the area, with trees forming a canopy over the road and sunlight streaming through.

This small painting is on 6x6x1.5" gallery wrap canvas with the sides painted, allowing it to be hung framed or unframe.

You can find the companion piece here:

detail



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Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Landscape Painting "A Peaceful Day's Work" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Landscape Painting, Florida Sand ,Trees

14"x18"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints are available in multiple sizes HERE

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"Sand Drift Fence" Contemporary Landscape Painting by Florida Abstract Artist, Fay Kelley

16" x 20" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas of the many fences along the Atlantic Ocean to hold back the drifting sand from paths and roadways. Painted 8/27/14

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Floating Mist" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


                                    Mystery of new worlds.

36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

Click HERE for pricing.

I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

Purchase Your Fine Art Giclee HERE

Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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

Violin Solo by Sally Shisler


Violin Solo - 201430, 4x4" Oil on Board
This painting is sold but I may have others like it...
OMG - This is the 3rd time I've tried to get this post going after writing very beautiful, eloquent words (ha) and attaching a photo - everything goes haywire, kaplooey. Anyway - let's try one more time...I talked about loving the process that I've used in these last few paintings. That I think I'm gaining ground on what I have been wanting to say in my work, and how I've been wanting to say it. i love what the palette knife can do - after years of practice, I'm beginning to get a 'grip' on how to control it. It can be very unpredictable, but oh so beautiful when a stroke lays down as planned. I also am plugging my upcoming workshops - next one here in Winter Garden Fl., at end of Sept. I'll post more about it soon. If you want details right away, just message or email me. And I talked about how it's tricky as a teacher to find your own path evolving faster than you can teach students who are signed up to learn your experience; see you share your knowledge, etc. based on what they've seen you do last week. A hoot, and confusing. That said - I LOVE, LOVE teaching and haven't found myself in any real predicaments at all. For anyone who cares to know - I wear my heart on my sleeve. My teaching is really part that and part sharing my personal experience in life. How hard it is to be an artist and a human being at the same time. How inexplicably disastrous our efforts can be and how deliriously joyful they can be too. All depends on our perceptions of reality at any given time. It's important for students to see teachers struggle - that's how they learn best. Wouldn't want to send anyone out into the art world thinking they'll make a million off one successful painting after another. Blah blah - sign up for my workshop if you want to hear more about my philosophies : ) I also teach private instruction!


Important News:
Pick Your Passion Exhibit Open throughout the month of August. Come to see two of my latest paintings at SoBo Gallery's members only August exhibit; 127 S. Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th - Friday September 26th at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com.
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for June 6th -8th at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia.  Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or theartschoolinsandysprings.com.
Private Lessons In my studio. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment for a 3 hour or more session.
Sally Shisler - A Collection of Beach Paintings from 2010-2014  Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published book of 4x4" palette knife beach paintings. 
Unless otherwise noted, listed prices are offered to my subscribed blog members. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, but are not yet subscribed, simply enter your email address in the join box on my home page. As a subscriber you will receive special values on your purchases and periodic promotions will give you the opportunity to enjoy my paintings in real life at even more affordable prices!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flower Painting | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | White Bird by Carol Schiff | 8x10x1.5" Original Oil

With this flower painting, I wanted to celebrate the beautiful, but not so well recognized, White Bird of Paradise.  If you live in the sub-tropical areas of the world, you probably see orange Bird of Paradise every day, but the white variety is not as plentiful.

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 The intresting thing is that although the flowers are similar excluding color, the plant and leaves are quite different.


This variety grows on a much taller plant.  I have one over 12 feet tall.  The orange plant is lower to the ground and more bush like.

No frame necessary!
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