Friday, January 30, 2015

Abstract Seascape, "Sunset" by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Acrylic

Living next to the sea, I try to visit the beach at daybreak as often as possible.  Of course, this means starting my day a little earlier than usual.


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To make my life a little easier, I decided to do  a sunset, a memory of my visits on the west coast of Florida.

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I added some texture to the canvas and attacked with my acrylics.  Acrylics are always risky for me.  I don't use them often enough to feel in control.  I think, my goal for 2013 will be to use them on a more regular basis and see where they may take me.  I enjoy abstract and mixed media and acrylics are the media of choice for these works.

I would love to hear any advise you wish to share on acrylics.


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Rhododendron by Carol Schiff 6x8 Oil

Still painting flowers!  Hope you have not tired of them yet.  I will try to break up the flower posts with other subject matter, just to keep you awake.

$95 + 6.50


This petite bouquet of rhododendron blossoms grew next to my house in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I snipped a few and placed them in a jelly jar on my kitchen window sill.  I love the effect of the darkened flowers with the bright light flowing in behind them.



My goal with these little works is to keep strong basic shapes and let the viewer's eye fill in missing pieces.  As you can see from this photo, the paint is thick and the strokes are few.

Happy Morning to you!



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Arrachme Art Now Published in Artblend Magazine

International artist Arrachme Art has now been published in artblend magazine, in addition to EFFETO ARTE, Art Monaco and Incite 2 Color Passions.

 Incite 2 Color Passions can be purchased HERE

 artblend is now available online or at your neighborhood Barnes and Noble Store!!

 Arrachme's current work van be viewed at:

  http://ArrachmeFineArt.com
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Painting On Sale, Daily Painting, Tropical Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Morning Light by Carol Schiff, 12x12 Oil Painting

This is a painting that has always been close to my heart.  It is a scene not too far from where I live.  Although it looks like a wilderness, it is actually between a neighborhood and a church.

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I stopped by one morning to photograph it as the morning light was highlighting the area.


Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $219.95 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 $50.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.  That's right....$50.00  This is a very nice work on canvas panel and I am really hoping to help it find it's forever home.

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.  This offer expires at midnight January 30, 2015.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


Sunset, Seascape, Sailboat Oil Painting "Evening Glow" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


Just as the sun is setting, a blast of bright orange mingles with the bright blue sky. Complementary colors...how wonderful!

 Original Sunset, Seascape, Sailboat Oil Painting

 11"x14"x7/8 Oil on Canvas $250.00

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Plein Air Landscape, 6x8, Oil SOLD

I don't often paint out of the studio, but recently I spent a week in North Carolina with my paint group, Pieces of Eight.  We didn't paint as much as we usually do on our retreats, but we did get a few days in.

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SOLD


We went to a beautiful location, Grandfather Vineyard, near Boone, and painted on the grounds.  Tables and chairs we set up on the bank of the stream and customers would bring their bottles of wine and glasses and enjoy an hour or two.



It was a beautiful, sunny fall day and we enjoyed our painting session.  When we had put our brushes away, we purchased a few bottles of wine and enjoyed a lively art discussion in this wonderful location.  I took lots of photos and have several from Grandfather Vineyards that I plan to paint soon.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Lake Painting,Trees and Water "An Invitation To Fish" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

20"x16" Oil on Canvas/Available

 $500.00/ Click HERE to purchase.

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Wispy Passion" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


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 Balancing Act 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

 Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

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 Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Abstract Seascape, Daily Painting, Abstract Mxed Media "Sea Rhythm" 6x8" SOLD

The sea is so fascinating to me.  I love the thought of all the life under the surface of the sea....movement as the waves are pulled to the shore, tiny sea creatures burrowing into the sand..........

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Jelly fish that look like man-made objects, balloons, or aliens...........



So many interesting and exciting things going on that we are totally unaware of.  All we see is the beautiful surface of the sea.

This piece is inspired by that thought.  The paint is an example of pouring technique, along with texture and metallic elements.  Although the metallic has photographed in a warm color, it is actually silver.  Much experimenting going on in my studio these days. Feel free to pin it!
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Methuselah Date Palm, Oil of Oldest Date Palm by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"The Methuselah Date Palm" has an amazing story. An archeologist found date palm seeds on Masada in Israel. They were carbon dated to be over 2,000 years old. After a soaking in growth hormones, a seed sprouted, grew into a tree and flowered in 2011. Named The Methuselah after the longest lived character in the Bible, it's the only living Judean date palm, which has been extinct for 1800 years. It's the oldest known tree to successfully germinate. — at CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando, 6x6 framed oil, $250.

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Dog Painting, Sallie" by Carol Schiff 8x8 Pet Portrait

Years ago, when I first started selling paintings, I did a lot of pet portraits.  It was both a good and bad thing.  Everybody loves their pet, so usually, they were extremely excited to get their painting.  The bad thing was I had to paint from their photographs, which were usually terrible!

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I stopped doing pet portraits on a regular basis, but how could I resist this little girl?




I couldn't!  Every once in a while, I find a face I just have to paint. Usually it is furry.

If you want me to paint your pet, send me your digital file, but make it a good one, please!

Happy day to you!



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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Contemporary Seascape Painting "Verdant Sea Harmony" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 36"x48"x1.5/Available

 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 Balancing Act Collectible Series, 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

 Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

 Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

 Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

 http://ArrachmeFineArt.com
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Botanical Watercolor Painting "Seagrapes and Sponges"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Seagrapes are an array of colorful sizes, greens, reds, oranges and yellows with a touch of cool purple. Anything goes...so this is my interpretation of Seagrapes and Sponges.

 8.5x10.5 Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $50.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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

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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Friday, January 23, 2015

OCEAN SUNRISE, 6X8, OIL


Some days it is really hard to find something to paint.  It is always fast or famine with me and today was a famine day.  I decided to do a little seascape as I have not painted one for months.  In fact, I painted two of them today, so tomorrow I will post the second piece.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Still Life, Hydrangea Painting, HYDRANGEA AND MUG, 8X8", PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING, SOLD

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I picked these hydrangea from my garden last month and was compelled to paint them.  Hydrangea are probably my very favorite flowers and I love the summer months when my home is surrounded with their massive blooms.



I wanted to keep the painting as simple as the pitcher and mug.



For me, keeping it simple usually means "palette knife".

Enjoy your day!

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The Olive Grove, Oil Painting of Olive Trees by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"The Olive Grove" Olives have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years in the Mediterranean region. Did you know that olives grow in Florida, too? Groves are around Ocala and could be the next great crop from this area. — at CityArts Factory. 6 x 6 framed oil, $250, for the Reviving the Ancients art show in Downtown Orlando.

Green Grapes, 8x10 Oil Painting on Canvas Panel by Carmen Beecher



So that's the best title I could come up with? I must be really tired. I took this photo at an artists' retreat with the Pieces of 8 painting group. We were in Boone, North Carolina, painting at the beautiful Grandfather vineyard. We painted en plein aire, then took photos for future use. It was a wonderful day, hosted by Cindy Michaud. The part of those trips where we sit by the side of a stream and paint--I love that. There's nothing like a trickling stream to lower the blood pressure.

Carmen

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Original Contemporary Seascape Art Painting "Moisture On The Wings" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Drawing Ancient Wisdom and Stimulating The Spirit 

 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

Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

http://ArrachmeFineArt.com
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Sargent Napping by Sally Shisler



Sargent Napping
20x10" #201501
Currently available at
the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Please call Lael DeWahl at 407-766-7353
or email her at laeldewahl@yahoo.com

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• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL with waiting list.

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Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

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• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
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