Thursday, October 8, 2015

Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Small Seascape |Tropical Waters by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

If you follow this blog, you know how much I like to paint seascapes.  Not just any seascapes, but scenes from my own little piece of the Atlantic.


The waves were coming in quickly on this day.  I think a "tropical depression" was off shore.  Tropical depression is a weatherman's term, several steps below a hurricane, but usually meaning the winds will kick up to some degree and rain is on the horizon.  Of course, in Florida, this time of the year.....rain is always on the horizon.

This photo is a little wonky.....sorry!  When I take photos of my paintings, I usually have 5-10 paintings to photograph, trying to get 5-6 shots of each.  I get a little production line going...and I guess I didn't pay much attention to how this one was lined up :)

This summer, we have been tied to home and we are missing our annual trips to the mountains. We will be there soon and will really appreciate getting a chance to leave this hot and humid weather behind for a stay in the cool mountain country.  How do you spend your summer?

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Acrylic Abstract Art Painting "KU" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo

Acrylic on Canvas/SOLD

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Painting on Sale, Daily Painting, "Sunflower and Hydrangea" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

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I hope you enjoy this painting on sale, maybe it will bring a little touch of spring.  Don't forget to pin it :)

Original Pastel Landscape Painting "Peace and Solitude" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Peace and Solitude is a pastel done en plein air. Nesting close by the shelter was a sandhill crane with its flashy red head checking me out. She isn't in this pastel, she was just beyond the bird watch. What a lovely thing to watch, she had a home with quite a view!

This painting is SOLD, however prints are available HERE

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Wildlife Painting, Bird Art, 6x8" Robin in Oil, SOLD

When I was a kid growing up in northern Ohio, I always anxiously awaited the return of robins, knowing winter was gone when they came.  I wondered where they spent the I know....North Carolina!

   Well, anyway, that is where this bird spent the winter and where my photographer friend, Ted Fuhrer snapped an image of him.  Thanks for allowing me to use it, Ted.

I really like this in a chunky black frame!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I hope you see a robin in your tree.

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

A River Runs Through It by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 20" x 20"
A River Runs Through It
Acrylic on heavily textured canvas

This heavily textured acrylic abstract painting on canvas is wired and ready to hang.  The painting wraps around the 1.5" deep bars. Framing is not needed.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist
Filomena de Andrade Booth

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Large Landscape Painting, Storm Painting, "StormFront" by Carol Schiff, 24x30x1.5" Original Oil Painting

In the tropics, the storms come in quickly and violently!  This large landscape painting attempts to convey the power and drama of these events.

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I painted with a palette knife and tried to keep all the strokes visible and strong. 

Some areas have extremely thick paint.

This is a study for a 48x60" piece that I am planning.

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Colorful Seascape Sunset Oil Painting "Sunset After Sandy" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

This painting is that of a photograph taken by Michael Schor Photography, Rockaway Park, New York. It was painted with Michael's permission. "An observation...(by Michael) man made beauty (the boardwalk and buildings) can be destroyed in a day but God's beauty (the sunset) is everlasting." Michael named it " Sunset After Sandy". This is my rendition of that beautiful photograph taken by a very gifted artist.

This painting is SOLD, but prints are available HERE

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Acrylic Abstract Flower Art Painting "Poppies" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo

 Acrylic on Canvas/Available


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cloud Painting, Sky Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, A Touch of Blue by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Original art

I love to paint the sky, but this is my first daily painting of ONLY sky.

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 It was really quite fun as I concentrate more on values than getting really accurate shape.  I like the texture  and will definitely do this little exercise again.

It's nice to have a model that is always available and changes each time you paint it.

What are your favorite things to paint?  I started off with simple still life, went through a flower stage and now find I am doing more landscape than anything else.  My goals this year are many.  I want to paint more larger pieces, more figurative pieces and to add quality giclee' prints to my website.

I hope I can stay on track.  Do you have a plan for where you want to be 12 months from now? I would love to hear about it.

Keep painting and thank you for viewing my blog today.

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The Tower by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24" x 24" 
The Tower
Summer Splash by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24" x 24" 
Summer Splash
Stay in Your Lane by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24" x 24"
Stay in Your Lane
October is off to a great start!  I can already feel the "nip" in the air here in Central Florida and it's really nice to be able to turn off the air conditioner, open the doors and let the fresh air in.
We're finally settled into our new home after our move from Texas.  The move was a bit traumatic, to say the least.  Hubby and I did all the packing, unpacking, lifting and everything else associated with making a cross country move, except drive the moving van!  We love our new home in its country setting...reminds me very much of our Texas home, except with palm trees and sand hill cranes.
My studio is finally set up and I've finally started painting again.  What a pleasant surprise it was last night to get notices of two sales.  And, to make things even better, another painting sold this morning! 
I just finished re-vamping my website and love the bigger images.  
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January 25 - 27, 2016 
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Blue Hydrangea Oil Painting Flower Art "The Special Gift" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

This blue hydrangea was a special gift from a grateful daughter to her mother. It symbolizes heartfelt emotion. The hydrangea was first discovered in Japan and developed during the Victorian Era. Woody stems and lacey star-shaped flowers are packed closely into a pom pom shape. Coming in a rainbow of colors, It truly does possess grace and beauty.

 5"x7" oil on Canvas/Sold

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My Art on Household Items ....Throw Pillows, Comforters, Shower Curtains, and much more!

It seems that every day more exciting news comes my way.  Today, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the artists at Kess

If you are not familiar with Kess, they produce household items, like comforters, area rugs, shower curtains, throw pillows and a host of other objects, all featuring beautiful art.  Here are some showing my art.......

This is just a small sampling of products and designs available.  Of course, I want to buy them all!  If you are interested in seeing more, just go to my page at Kess Inhouse or find me on Amazon here.

Guess what everybody is getting for Christmas this year!

Acrylic Abstract Art Painting "Grids" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo

Acrylic on Canvas/SOLD

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Daily Painting, Sunset Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Marsh Sky", 11x14x1.5" Landscape Oil Painting

Life here in the mountains, of North Carolina, is a slower pace for me,  But the days are quickly getting shorter and shorter.  The leaves are beautiful, my favorite time of year!  It reminds me of my childhood days in northern Ohio, burning leaves, apple cider, hay rides.  I wonder if people still do those things.

I am still busy, painting commissions, but I managed to paint this 11x14x1.5" landscape,  It is a study for a commission.

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It is not easy capturing that "glow" from a beautiful sunset, and I am not sure I succeded here. but it is a start.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Vegetable Still Life, Red Pepper Painting, "Big Red" by Carol Schiff, 20x24x1.5" Oil

It has been some time since I have painted a vegetable still life, so I decided to try one this week.  In the past I painted every fruit and vegetable you could imagine, but they were small pieces, usually 6x8" or smaller.

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 This one is actually 20x24" and painted with a combination of palette knife and brush.  You will notice with this next image below, that the the background is actually more gray green than the blue shad above.  I must have taken 20 photos of this, trying to get the colors correct, but in the end I had to choose between the bluish background and the front end of the pepper turning a garish orange mustard hue. Yuck!  At any rate, the photo below seems quite accurate in both places.

Thank you for viewing my blog today.  I hope you enjoy this vegetable still life painting.  Give it a pin!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Don't you just love sunflowers?  They are so expressive the way they follow the sun with their heads.  I especially love the giant 7 foot tall ones.

I love the way they poke their heads between the slats of a fence as if they are saying hello and then they bow when their time is gone.

I am happy to announce that I have been invited to join  I hope you will take the time to visit my gallery on their wonderful website.

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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/Available

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LEE CANALIZO ART EVENT...Clearwater, Florida-October 2nd, 2015-You're Invited!!

You're Invited!!

ArtTryst Anniversary Reception

October 2nd 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Light Refreshments Will be Served

1490 N. Belcher Rd
Clearwater, Fla 33765

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