Saturday, July 23, 2016

Animal Oil Painting, "DUCKS GALORE" by Carol Schiff, 12x24" Oil. SOLD

A very nice lady from Alabama sent me  images of her family's six black ducks, along with a request that I paint them for her.

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Actually, the images only had five ducks.  One of the ducks had gone to ducky heaven and she wanted to include him (her) too.  I liked this image because all the ducks were looking in one direction.  I added the missing duck on the end, as though he had reappeared and the others were greeting him back into the flock.

If you relate to the missing duck...I hope you find your flock soon :)

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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Daydreaming
24"x24"x1.5"
Acrylic on textured canvas


I've been daydreaming of flowers lately.   Must be that Spring is just around the corner and even though I live in sunny (most of the time) Florida, I am looking forward to the splashes of color that will start popping up very soon.

Daydreaming measures 24" x 24".  This very colorful acrylic painting on heavily textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" deep bars.  The sides are painted in a shimmery Micaceous Iron Oxide.  The painting is wired, ready to hang and does not need to be framed.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.   Acrylic gloss varnish had been applied to protect the beauty of the painting from harmful UV rays and dust.

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Wildlife Art, Bird, Nature "Blue Heron" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



I am fortunate to live in the beautiful state of Florida. Birds can be seen everywhere wading and fishing in the waters of the Sunshine State. This Blue Heron gracefully posed for me while I was kayaking in Rainbow River.

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"Wren" by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley

5" x 7" quick study by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley. Little birds fascinate
and entertain me and I enjoy the challenge of fast studies. You can reach
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Abstract Environmental Art , Purple Painting "Aunt Bee" by International Artist Arrachme


 Abstract Environmental Art

 20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Original Coastal Landscape Painting ,Palm Tree, Pink House Art "Island Life" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

I found this little pink cottage tucked away next to the water. This, I thought, would be a wonderful place to paint. With it's lovely charm and surroundings it would be a great environment to keep those creative juices flowing. However, its present owners felt the same way I felt...oh well...I'll have to find another little cottage tucked in the woods. 

 5"x4"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Seascape Painting, Small Oil Painting, "The Green Sea" by Carol Schiff, 8x10x1.5" SOLD

Living on the coast of Florida, I love going to the beach for inspiration.

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The mood and colors of the sea change drastically and often, so you never know which sea you will find.


Some days it is hot and hazy, or choppy or calm as a lake.  The color may be blue, green, turquoise or maybe muddy.  When a storm moves in, everything changes quickly.

The mood of my seascapes also change.  Some of  them are full of texture and color, some not so much.  This one was quite a challenge for me, I just couldn't mix the colors I wanted or make my brush behave.  It took a few tries, but eventually I created a painting I was happy with.

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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

It's All or Nothing
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on heavily textured canvas

 

 

This heavily textured abstract expressionist painting on canvas measures 24"x30".  The canvas is stretched on 1.5" wood bars.  The sides are painted in a shimmery, black Micaceous Iron Oxide and does not need to be framed.  It is wired and ready to hang.  The painting is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Memories" , 11x14" Oil, SOLD

I created this small seascape from my memories of the beautiful beaches that surround us here in the state of Florida.


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I painted with a brush and pallet knife to show texture in the waves rushing to shore and the sea oats rising above the protective dunes.


The more I travel, the more I am in awe of our beautiful world, including the beauty of my home state.  It is so easy to forget the beauty that surrounds you.  Take a moment today to find your beauty.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Daily Painting, Landscape Painting, "In the Bamboo" 8x6" Oil Painting

As a child living in rural Ohio, my grandmother would visit from Florida, bringing along an exotic collection of seashells and postcards. There was always one or two postcards from McKee Gardens in Vero Beach. She  awakened a deep desire in me.....to live in this strange and beautiful tropical land.


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Recently I made my first trip to McGee Gardens, a magical place filled with  tropical flora and  giant water lily pads.

I was fascinated with the bamboo stands, so abstract in their shapes.



It's always nice when a childhood dream comes true............Thank you Grandma.



Impressionism Landscape Seascape Oil Painting "Slipping Away"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

Here I am capturing a sunset over the untouched Everglades in Florida. This dreamy place...the sky and the water...spectacular with it's complimentary colors of orange and blue. Another miracle, a haven for so much wildlife...we have to preserve this gift.

  4"x5"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

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?!

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Annie St Martin in Where ART Lives Magazine


My painting "Koi Boys Club" was featured in the July issue of Where ART Lives Magazine!!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Florida Landscape | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Palm Grove by Carol Schiff | 8x6" Oil | SOLD

I was on a photo shoot one late afternoon, walking though wetlands and knee high grasses.  I was getting a little anxious as the wildlife and creepy crawlies get more active as the sun goes down.  When I came home, I found several reference photos that I was interested in painting, which made it all worth while.

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I liked the way the early evening light was hitting these palms, turning them from gray to gold.  This is a little study for a much larger piece that I am interested in trying.  Hopefully, I can get to it soon.


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Gray Squirrel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

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This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!

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Mango High, 6x8 Original Oil Daily Painting, Fruit



It is mango season and there are so many mangoes right now. For those of us who love them it is a glorious time. I was in Bradenton recently, standing under a tree that had dropped mangoes on the ground. Gorgeous fruit just lying all around. Way, way up in the tree were these beautiful collections of fruit, and I especially liked this one because of the lone ripe mango among the lavender ones. So, the title "Mango High" can be taken two ways. 

Here's a tip I learned last week about cutting and peeling mangoes: make a cut around the fruit, all the way to the seed. Use a glass or a cup (easier with a cup, holding it by the handle) and scoop the fruit out of the peeling. Do it firmly and you will have no waste. Then chomp on the seed and get the pulp all over your face like you usually do. Mango high.

Carmen

Friday, July 15, 2016

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
 Endless Summer
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
 

Endless Summer measures 30"x30".  This bright, bold floral acrylic painting was created by applying layer upon layer of transparent glazes of color, allowing under tones to emerge, adding depth and interest to this work.  This textured canvas is stretched on 1.5" deep wood bars.  The sides are painted in a shimmery Micaceous Iron Oxide, giving the painting a finished appearance so that framing is not necessary.  The painting is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  A clear acrylic varnish has been applied to protect the beauty of this work from dust and UV rays.  It is ready to hang as soon as it arrives. 

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Sea Life Art Painting,Fish, KOI "The Block Party" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

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The Block Party is a palette knife done with oils. Koi ponds and Florida seem to be a great fit. The koi are so friendly and always on the search for a little snack or maybe just a visit. They seem to live in a perpetual party state. When I would go outside to feed my koi they knew it was me and always seemed overjoyed to seem me. That's why I named my painting The Block Party. I always loved a Block Party!




16"x20"x7/8"  Oil on Canvas

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Abstract Landscape Painting, "Blue", 8x8x1.5" Oil Abstract by Carol Schiff SOLD

A new abstract landscape with all my favorites...texture.....variation in paint thickness.....palette knife work....color interaction I am fond of.   Hope you like it!


SOLD




8x8x1.5" canvas
Sides painted

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