Sunday, February 19, 2017

Still Water, 16x20 Oil on Canvas by Carmen Beecher

"He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul."
--23rd Psalm

SOLD

Happy to report this painting just sold to a lovely lady. This is a scene off Landmark Road in Middleburg, Virginia, near where my sister Genie used to live. She heads up an event called Shakespeare in the Burg every year, which is March 27 to April 2 this year. If you live nearby, check it out. It's always nice to visit Middleburg for any reason.

Carmen

A Daily Painter Questions the BIG PLAN

Traditionally, January is when we evaluate our performance over the last twelve months, and look at the direction we are headed.

Artistically, I see nothing but question marks.  I want to have a clear plan, a path to follow and mark my progress, but alas, it evades me.


I looked through my posts from last year, and picked out my favorite pieces, hoping against hope that they will tell me where I am headed.



 Abstract Expressionism?


Maybe....


Thick Paint?

 Impressionism?




 Brushwork?
 Knife?

Really thin paint?




Or does it really matter?



All this thinking is making my head hurt!  

I am happy I found this many pieces, from last year, that speak to ME.  I am happy with them which makes me happy with me.

Maybe 2017 will find me treading the straight and narrow.....but somehow, I don't think so.

Thank you all, for joining me on my crazy, unplanned journey!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daily Painting, Original Oil, Birds, "The Loner"

A wonderful bird is the pelican.........

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His bill will hold more than his belly can.



He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week.........



But I'm damned if I see how the hell he can!
Unknown

That is a little poem from my childhood days.  I lived in Ohio, my grandparents in Florida.  My grandmother had a postcard of a pelican that included that poem.  Florida seemed like a magical place to me then, and the poem stayed with me through the years.

Join me tomorrow for more of Pelican Week!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Koi Painting,Fish, KOI "The Scout" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

11"x14".75  Acrylic on Canvas

$150.00

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Prints and Pillows available HERE

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Nature, Wildlife Fine Art,Frog "SWEET LITTLE FROGGIE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This is an original colored pencil drawing of a Sweet Little Froggie. He is a tropical tree frog from Costa Rica. His pale translucent skin is soft and moist. 

6"x6" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$50.00

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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ONLINE CLASSES WITH MINDY STARTING SOON....


I am really excited with the wonderful responses I have been getting about my online classes. I started 2 years ago ad to date have had the privilege of teaching over 400 artists worldwide. I have students from England, Germany, Tasmania, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Canada, Italy and of course the USA. The internet has allowed me to work with so many interesting people and it really is inspiring to see them posting their assignments on Facebook and sharing their knowledge. I wasn’t sure I would like this style of teaching because I am used to teaching people fact to face. The more I do it, the more I enjoy…….The internet has allowed the world to be a classroom! I am continuing to offer 3 classes starting  March 22, 2017. CLICK HERE for a listing of the classes and information about what you can expect if you decide to join us….. We would love to have you!







Daily Painting, Original Seascape, "Off Shore Storm" by Carol Schiff 6x8" Oil

 The other day my husband and I went for a walk on the beach.  Although it was sunny when we left home, ten minutes later black clouds were rolling in over the waves.


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The clouds had not yet completely obscured the horizon leaving a strip of aqua sunlight on the sea.




When I came home, I went straight to the easel, painting this from memory.


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Original Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting “Continuium” by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme


 36"x36" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 Fine Art Reproductions are Available

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Come Play With Me......

“Quieting the mind, drawing in, allowing are all words that I spent a lifetime in search of”. Then, when I was not monitoring my progress I found it. 

Read more in my new blog post HERE


Coming Soon.....Online Classes With Arrachme!!


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Small Oil Still Life | Daily Painting | Painting Sale | Fruit Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Reflecting Pear by Carol Schiff

This pear still life is 6x8" on canvas panel.  A red pear, a green drape and a mirror make it special.

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This has always been a favorite of mine.  I like the colors, the contrast and the chunky brushwork.  Today, it can be yours, for only $65.  Here's how............

Thank you for viewing my art.  I will be back soon with a new daily painting for you.

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The Farrier, 20x28, Watercolor painting by Carmen Beecher


This is a blast from the past, one of my rare watercolors. I still like it. Working people make wonderful subjects; in fact, I did a whole series of them as a commission once. I think this is my only painting where the rear end of a horse figures prominently, but I hope your eye is drawn to the hardworking farrier.

Carmen

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Koi Painting,Fish, "Koi Boys Club" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

  FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  This painting received honorable mention at the Cape Coral Art League
 "Wild About Wildlife" show.


  12"x12"Alcohol Inks on Tile

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

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect , Butterfly "MAGNOLIA AND MOURNING CLOAK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






The Mourning Cloak Butterfly is also known as  Nymphalis antiopa.   It is one of the first butterflies to emerge in the spring. The Mourning cloak overwinters in the butterfly stage which is very unusual for an adult. They spend the winter frozen in "cryo-preservation" in tree cavities, beneath loose tree bark or in unheated buildings. When the temperatures start to thaw the Mourning Cloak butterfly reawakens and is one of the first signs of spring.




18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

http://MindyLighthipe.com
http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com

ONLINE CLASSES WITH MINDY STARTING SOON....


I am really excited with the wonderful responses I have been getting about my online classes. I started 2 years ago ad to date have had the privilege of teaching over 400 artists worldwide. I have students from England, Germany, Tasmania, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Canada, Italy and of course the USA. The internet has allowed me to work with so many interesting people and it really is inspiring to see them posting their assignments on Facebook and sharing their knowledge. I wasn’t sure I would like this style of teaching because I am used to teaching people fact to face. The more I do it, the more I enjoy…….The internet has allowed the world to be a classroom! I am continuing to offer 3 classes starting  March 22, 2017. CLICK HERE for a listing of the classes and information about what you can expect if you decide to join us….. We would love to have you!







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.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Abstract Landscape, Sky,Nature Art Painting, "Breath of Nature" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme




 "Breath of Nature" was created for the 2017 3rd International Environment Exhibition
“The earth I love”
HaegeumganThemeMuseum Haegeumgangro120 Nambumyeon Geoje Gyeongsangnamdo South Korea
 Environmental, Nature Art

 28"x22" Acrylic on Canvas

 Fine Art Reproductions are Available

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View more of Arrachme's work at http://arrachmeart.com

Come Play With Me......

“Quieting the mind, drawing in, allowing are all words that I spent a lifetime in search of”. Then, when I was not monitoring my progress I found it. 

Read more in my new blog post HERE


Coming Soon.....Online Classes With Arrachme!!


Click HERE to learn more!!


















Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Abstract Painting | Daily Painting | Streams by Carol Schiff | 6x6x1.5" Acrylic sold

This work is poured paint and features stunning turquoise, green, and metallic silver.  It has a hard risen type finish with a high gloss.  It is on a 6x6x1.5" canvas with the sides painted black, eliminating the need for a frame.

SOLD
Thank you for reading my blog today.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Abstract Expressionism Art, Contemporary Painting "DNA Distortion" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme



Primitive bright colorful image of the DNA distortions, once found. Happy surprises are revealed from the almost cult like following  of the DNA testing club,  now readily available to man (women) as people search for whence they…

 Abstract Environmental Art

 20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

 Fine Art Reproductions are Available

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View more of Arrachme's work at http://arrachmeart.com

Come Play With Me......

“Quieting the mind, drawing in, allowing are all words that I spent a lifetime in search of”. Then, when I was not monitoring my progress I found it. 

Read more in my new blog post HERE


Coming Soon.....Online Classes With Arrachme!!


Click HERE to learn more!!


















Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,"A Color Symphony" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

A Color Symphony is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. This is a tropical sunset of a different sort. Have I gone from the sublime to the ridiculous?

Coastal Art Painting,Palm Trees

 16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

 $500.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Small Seascape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Green Sea by Carol Schiff | 11x14 Original SOLD

This small seascape painting was worked with a palette knife and is full of texture.  Just as the sea has many faces, my art does too.  Some days I want to do a detailed piece and somedays I want to sling paint.  Today...I wanted to sling paint.

SOLD
 The textured sand and foliage.


Thank you for viewing my blog today!

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Illustrative Botanical Art,Butterfly, "AFRICAN BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



8"x10" Colored Pencil on Frosted Mylar Paper/Available

$50.00

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Swan Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Swan Reflections" by Carol Schiff, 16x20x.75 Oil

On most mornings, I take a walk around the neighborhood.  Everyday, I would pass this beautiful creature and his mate, gliding across the water of a small pond.  When I saw the photograph I was able to take, I knew I would want to paint it.
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 I painted with brush and palette knife and was able to obtain a nicely textured surface to indicate the water.
The background, which was difficult to photograph correctly, is a mixture of a rich brown and a greenish dark.

detail



I have done several paintings using the reference images I took that day.  One is a 11x14 pastel and one is a 6x8 oil.  I am glad I had my camera that day because the birds are gone now.  I like to think they just flew away.

Thank you for viewing my daily painting today.   I hope you will pin it!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

In the Surf, 11x14" Child Oil Painting,Daily Painting,Small Oil Painting , Figurative Painting SOLD


It may seem an odd time to post a child playing in the surf, for many of you, but here in the land of sunshine, anything is possible.

Actually this was a commission and also a surprise for the lucky Dad.

SOLD


I had my usual problem of photographing blues accurately.  The water is much more of a blue gray in real life.


The face is in shadow and her pony tail did not show in the photo, so we had to make our own.


My favorite part of this composition was the great reflections in the water.







Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Carol Schiff
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