Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mountain Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Blue Ridge Sunset" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

This mountain sunset painting is a result of our most recent trip to Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  We were there for the beautiful leaf viewing season, and it was spectacular!  We came home to Florida on Halloween and missed the incredible 22" of snow that accumulated the next day.  I am sure that cut the leaf season short.

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The leaves were not the only spectacular sight!  I find the mountains as fascinating as the ocean with it's constantly changing moods.

This is me, having fun!!

This month, we will be making our first winter trip to our North Carolina home....I am hoping to see that beautiful landscape covered in snow.

Here in Florida, we don't have falling leaves, or snow.  That has not stopped us from getting in the Christmas spirit.  If you have an art lover on your list, check out my Etsy shop.  I have a large selection of original paintings as well as gift certificates.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Sale Will Soon Be Here!

The big countdown to our group Christmas Art Sale has begun.  We have a very frantic few days ahead, setting up our show at Ralph's Art Supply on Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District.


Many of the paintings you have seen here on the blog will be available......and at very special prices.  Did I mention to you that I am overstocked on these small daily paintings?  If you have a favorite, contact me.  If it is available I am happy to share those greatly marked down prices with you and ship your art to you.

We have also been busy the past few months putting together special Christmas ornaments and decorations for the sale.

We have candy cane vases in several sizes.  Perfect as a floral centerpiece or a large candle.

For your shopping pleasure, a steady supply of cookies and coffee is available.

I hope to see you at Ralph's Art Supply on Highland Avenue this Friday December 5th, from 3:00-8:00 and Saturday December 6th from 10:00 - 4:00.  Get in the spirit.......the holidays are here!

Original Florida Coastal Landscape Painting "Serenity on Sanibel" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

This is an oil painting. Approaching the Sanibel Lighthouse from this direction on the pathway, I relished in the colorful, late afternoon skies. What a glorious site and an interesting vantage point of the lighthouse with the dappled sunlight peeking through the trees and onto the shell path. 

16"x12"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Cold Night at the Studio by Sally Shisler

Cold Night at the Studio
7x5" #201451
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As the weather turns toward the holiday season, we naturally experience some comfort adjustments.  But living in Florida, I hadn't expected it to get SO COLD earlier this week.  Of course the forecast warned us, but still - it's only mid-November.  So I blew a fuse at the studio right before my model, and best friend, came for a session, and we worked indoors in about 60 degree air.  Bless her heart - she was cold, but very gracious. I am full swing now into a few Christmas commissions, as well as getting paintings done for my show in January.  Last couple of weeks I've thrown myself into online 'stuff' - website tweaking, and...

Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away"!

• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida. $450 for 4 days. This will be an intense session where students will be practicing technique and learning how to translate their brush painting skills into palette knife artistry. Intermediate - Advanced.  Workshop is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or to secure your spot.

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.

• Announcing one day, 3 hour intensive COLOR MIXING sessions at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida.  These sessions are designed to help students prepare for their own paintings that they will paint at home with their premixed palette. This is all about thorough color mixing; not actual painting. Each student will be provided with a high quality color print of their selected photograph with a clear breakdown of which colors will be mixed. Preparing a palette of clean, harmonious color before putting knife/brush to canvas gives you a head start on a successful painting. Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Cost is $50. Beginner-Advanced. Space is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or to secure your spot.

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 to make an appointment.

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

COMING  IN EARLY 2015: • Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.


Art Classes with Arrachme, A Fresh Approach to Acrylic Painting

So honored to be teaching at the college-------

 Arrachme will be teaching A Fresh Approach To Acrylic Painting Location , first floor of the Life Long Learning College, 275 Buffalo Trail, The Villages Florida, 32162, Room Buffalo A

 These classes are now official so sign up right away by contacting, 352-753-3035, or Kathie Campbell.

 Join internationally exhibited and published contemporary artist, Arrachme, to learn fresh approaches in applying acrylic paints to canvas. Each week we will focus on techniques and perspectives that you see in modern award winning art galleries.

 Beginners – Intermediates enjoy painting with easy steps to creating natural landscapes, simple abstracts and adorable seascapes.

Take ordinary to extraordinary effortlessly. You will surprise yourself when you take home two finished paintings. This class will enhance your awareness of the painter within. Not only does each class promise to be fun, you can make new friends with similar interests and stimulate a natural exchange of creative ideas.

 Classes , 2 -2hr sessions - 2 weeks long. Fee $40, $45, $50, 2 finished paintings

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 CLASS NAMES - eight different classes

 2503.301 Class- vertical expression Jan 8, Jan 15

2503.302 Class- horizontal horizon Jan 22, Jan 29

2503.303 Class- abstracting you Feb 5, Feb 12

 2503.304 Class- loosy goosey Feb 19, Feb 26

 2503.305 Class – pour me Mar 12, Mar 19

2503.306 Class – caught in the weeds Apr 2, April 9

2503.307 Class- pile it on baby Apr 16, Apr 23

2503. 308 Class- bless your heart May 7, May 14

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Daily Painting, Oil, Original, Floral, "Sunny Pansy"

This is a re-post from last spring.  I liked the bright yellow flower against the blue background enough to show it to you again.

I must thank the City of Asheville, North Carolina, for filling their park with these cheerful and sunny pansies this spring.

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How could I resist this glorious yellow flower?

The weather in Asheville last week, was gorgeous in the mid 70's, and everything was in bloom. Dogwood ruled as it is seen everywhere you look, but these adorable, bright pansies cannot be beat for vibrant color.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mountain Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Grandfather Mountain by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

This mountain painting is a view of Grandfather Mountain near Boone NC.  It was a cold and windy day when I ventured out, but it was worth the effort.

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 The view was gorgeous!  Mountains and oceans hold the same fascination for me...they are both ever changing in color and mood and filled with energy and movement.

I have just returned from an Elio Camacho workshop and this piece is a sample of me trying to paint like him!  My goal is better color relationships.....he is a master in that area.

Just a and tomorrow, my paint group, Pieces of Eight, is having our annual Christmas sale at Ralph's Art Supply in Eau Gallie Arts District.  Check out the details here.

Original Florida Coastal Landscape, Seascape Painting "Afternoon Delight" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Canoeing on a hazy, lazy day, you come across a deserted beach. The water is crystal clear and is both warm and refreshing, It is shades of blues, greens and lavenders. They match the dreamy sky. Time for a little siesta or a cuddle? 

 16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

 Prints and greeting cards are also available.

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Daily Painting, Landscape, "Field of Poppies",SOLD 6x8, oil

It's always a beautiful sight to come upon a field of poppies in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I had to pull out my palette knife and lots of creamy oils for this little piece.  Some days I just want to push around a lot of paint.

What are you painting in your studio today?

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Common Thread" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 Acrylics on Canvas



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mountain Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Mt Rainier" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil

I wanted to do a mountain painting.....but this time it is not the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  After a trip to Mt, Rainier in Washington state, I had to paint it!

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 Everything is bigger and more rugged in the west and Mt,. Rainier is the biggest of them all.  It looms over you in the Seattle/Tacoma area......a very massive and impressive sight.  I was surprised to see it poking through the clouds during our flight.

It's not just the mountains that are larger in the west.  I was also fascinated with the tall, tall trees.  It was a great trip and I cannot wait to visit again.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I see a turkey in my future!

Painting on Sale | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Figurative Painting | Dressing for Dinner by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Original

A painting of my granddaughter playing dress up, is my painting on sale today.  Perfect for a child's room or any grandmother.

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Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $99.95 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 $25.00 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.  This offer expires on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

Thank you for reading my blog today!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Botanical Watercolor Painting,Green Leaf Art "Pop of Green"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Lush and large, they come in all shapes, sizes and textures. I marvel at the array of green shades from one plant to the next. This is an endless source of inspiration, don't you agree?

5"x8" Watercolor on Panel/Available

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Passion to Be Inspired" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Acrylics on Canvas



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Palette Knife Art, "A Thistle Day" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil ,SOLD

Who said weeds are not pretty???  I found these thistles on top of Grandfather Mountain outside of Boone, NC last month.

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Their delicate color and beautiful form was all it took for me to know I had to paint them.  However, it was 50ish, 30 MPH winds and in a very inconvenient spot, so no painting took place at that time.

Fortunately, I had my trusty traveling companion, my camera, hung around my neck and was able to capture this image.

I think that one of the most wonderful things about being an artist is that it has given me the ability to see beauty in unexpected places.   I am so thankful for that gift.

Botanical Watercolor Painting,Green Leaf Art "Pop of Green"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Lush and large, they come in all shapes, sizes and textures. I marvel at the array of green shades from one plant to the next. This is an endless source of inspiration, don't you agree?

5"x8" Watercolor on Panel/Available

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

1588 It Was This Big! Fishing oil painting

 I want to paint more people, I had lots of fun painting this one.  I took the photo from the Museum Causeway park looking towards the turning basin.  I didn't even see this boat till I got home and put it on the computer, it was real far away.  The original background was the docks and some large boats.  I may do one of those it looked pretty cool too.   But I wanted to do the palm tree background with this one.

Painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite $250. 

Abstract, Original Oil, Non-representational SOLD"Blue and Green" 6x8"

You know me.......I am off the beaten track again!  I did several abstract paintings last week and decided to show you one today.


This is a study of color interaction and composition.  Because I love texture in my paintings, I threw some of that in too.

I find abstract work to be very rewarding and relaxing.  The perfect activity to counteract burnout or other stresses of life.  It only works for me for a week or two.......then the desire for structure, the desire to produce a recognizable image, overwhelms me and I retreat to my still life and landscapes.  How do you deal with burnout?

Now that we are into serious Christmas shopping, I wanted to show you another of my little daily paintings that is on sale at half price this week.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Garden Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Garden Gate by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5" Oil

I have recently been attending workshops and studying artists trying to bring better color relationships to my work.  Last week I enjoyed a quick workshop with Elio Camacho, who is a master with color.  His work led me to Sergei Bonhart.

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Mr Bongart is a famous Russian artist.  One of my favorite paintings of his depicted his garden, which he painted in all seasons.  I was inspired by his work on this piece.

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Mapped Wisdom" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

Three realms  water, sky and space. The flow circumambulating  peaceful and movement.
  Crisp brilliant color.


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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