Saturday, April 25, 2015

Seascapes and Hawii Five O, Seascape Oil Painting, Ocean Painting

Today I have some very exciting news to report!!  Over the years, I have painted many seascapes, both impressionistic and abstract.  It is part of my environment, living on the coast of Florida, and sometimes seascapes showed up almost without my intention.

On the beach


 The paintings always sold very well and I have featured a few of them as giclee prints.  Can you image my escitement when two of my prints were sold for set design on the CBS show "Hawaii Five O?

A Call From Mother

Yes, it's true!  I still can not believe it! This was one of my favorite shows in the 70's and I love the currant version too.  I will be checking out every episode in the upcoming season, trying to get a quick glimpse of my art.  Unfortunately, I have no information about when this will happen.

The good news is, you can own them too.  Both prints are available in the sizes of your choice at the links below the images.

Book em, Dan-o!





Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Landscape Painting "A Peaceful Day's Work" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Landscape Painting, Florida Sand ,Trees

14"x18"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints are available in multiple sizes HERE

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

Abstract Seascape Art Painting "Blinding Inspiration" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....


    20"x16"x7.8" Acrylics on Canvas
    
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    Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

    Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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    ArrachmeArt.com

    Click HERE to learn about my ongoing art classes.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Abstract Landscape, Daily Painting, Daily Art, Small Oil Pianting, 6x8" Oil, SOLD

Somedays, girls just want to paint abstract!  Today is one of those days!

Georgia Morning
SOLD


Sometimes, I just want to play with lots of paint.

The Sun Falls to the Sea
SOLD

Texture is always a large part of my work, especially in abstracts.



Blue
SOLD
When I start am abstract, I usually don't have anything specific if mind.......and I struggle.  But, then I get to that sweet spot, where it seems to come together, that's when I get excited.

Although these are all sold, they are all available as giclee prints in the size of your choice.  Check it out HERE.

Have a great day....and try something different!






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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral Still Life, Small Flower Painting, Flower Knife Art, "Roadside Bouquet" by Carol Schiff, 8x8x1.5" Oil

I call this "Roadside Bouquet" because I was walking a country road in the Blue Ridge Mountains last summer, and I collected all these wonderful flowers blooming in ditches and fields.  Wild day lily, Queen Ann's Lace, daisy and purple clover abound!

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I was in the zone, while painting this, slinging paint and making no effort to be true to the image I was working from.  No, my orange day lilies don't look like day lilies and I am fine with that.

It was one of my favorite home made bouquets...here is the picture.



I cannot wait for summer to return!

Thanks for reading my blog today.



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Contemporary Seascape Art Painting "Just Be Still" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....


    16"x20"x7.8" Acrylics on Canvas
    
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    Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

    Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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    Click HERE to learn about my ongoing art classes.

  

Horse Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Brown Horse" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil Painting

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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

 Click HERE to purchase.

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daily Oil Painting, Birds, "Waverunners" 12x12" SOLD

These birds were my constant companions on early morning walks on the beaches of Sanibel.

SOLD

After 40+ years of seeing the sun rise over the Atlantic, it seemed odd to see it rise from behind the dunes at the Gulf of Mexico.


I used both brush and palette knife on this one.  I like the contrast of texture achieved in this way.

The birds ignored me and my camera, knowing they could move much faster then I can.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Tropical Landscape Art, Florida Painting, Florida Morning" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Landscape

I work up eary, grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera, and headed to Florida's intracoastal waterway.  In our area, it is the Indian River, and I arrived there just in time to see the sun break over the horizon.

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 When I had finished my photos, I drank my coffee and enjoyed that wonderful early morning atmosphere.  You know the one, where it seems that only you and maybe a few birds are up and around.  It is so still, the birds are starting to feed, and a small pod of dolphins are fishing off shore.  Heaven!




I am often asked where I find my small frames.  The answer is my favorite framer.  Apparently it is standard procedure for framers to throw away the end pieces of moldings.  My framer, who has a large following of artists, started using those end pieces to make  up small standard sized frames.  He always has a good selection and sells them for next to nothing.  Perfect for starving artists!

If you are in Melbourne, FL area, his store is Ridley's Frames on Palm Bay Road and Troutman Ave. in Palm Bay.  Stop in and load up on his treasures and tell him I sent you in :)

Happy Day!



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Fluid Contemporary Abstract Painting "Maidstone Bluff" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme



     Breaking waters bring abundance and new possibility with every strike of nature. 
    Wake up  my child, opportunity is knocking


    36"x48"x1.5" Acrylics on Canvas
    
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    Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

    Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

    Visit my New Website ArrachmeFineArt.com

    ArrachmeArt.com

    Click HERE to learn about my ongoing art classes.

  

Red-Bellied Woodpecker, 8x6 Oil on Canvas Wildlife Painting by Carmen Beecher



Our painting group had a challenge last week to paint this cute bird. You'd think it would be called a Redheaded Woodpecker, but no, it has a spot of red way down on its belly, hence the name. 

We take turns assigning a weekly challenge, and while we are meeting that challenge an interesting phenomenon occurs. A hush falls over us. This is the only time this unusual occurrence happens, and only after two hours of complete concentration do we break into song (or sometimes, dance). This is followed closely by food consumption. This is why we live for Thursdays.

Carmen

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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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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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PALM FOREST, 8x8 Mixed Media Collage SOLD

In my humble opinion, there are two types of artists.  There are the ones that choose a media, find a style, paint a small variety of subject matter, and get very, very expert in their genre.  The other type is all over the board, changing media, changing subject matter, experimenting, experimenting, experimenting....that would be me.


SOLD
 I try to behave like a grown up, but I just can't seem to pull it off!  My mind is buzzing....oils, landscapes, still life, abstract, collage, mixed media.  How can I possibly get "good" at anything when I am doing everything?

Then I read an article about a sweet little old lady in our town.  She was well into her 80's but didn't look it at all.  An association that honors senior's requests asked what is the one thing she would like to do the most.  Her reply......she wanted to be a Las Vegas showgirl!  They couldn't pull that off, but they did send her on a crazy trip to Vegas.

Months later, they had a request from the Tattoo reality show, for a senior who would like to be on the show.  Guess who they recommended?  So this little lady, was flown to NYC, given celebrity status, and filmed getting a tatoo that covers half her back.  In case you think that was her first tat....no way, she had 3 others and her husband had a few too.  Most importantly, they are having the time of their life...and I think that is keeping them young!  This lady remarked "Why do I have to disappear, just because I am over 80?"
Why indeed!


So, this morning, I am giving myself permission to paint or assemble anything I want.  Life is short....enjoy the journey! (Still don't have a tat though)

Bon voyage!


Fluid Contemporary Landscape Painting "Whispering Waves" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

  20"x16" Acrylics on Canvas

  This painting is Sold, but commissions are welcome.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Mountain, Landscape, Oil Painting, "The Blue Ridge" 18x24"

The past few years, I have been painting my little daily paintings, but lately, I have felt the need to go larger, and deeper.

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795

This is a view of Water Rock Knob, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, one of my favorite places in this world.



I painted the background and much of the foreground with a palette knife.



I tried to stay loose with my brushwork too.

Life is good in the mountains!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Daily Painting, Painting on Sale, Small Oil Painting, Hydrangea Painting, 10x10" Still Life Floral

This small oil painting is done with a knife, in very harmonious colors, making a very serene piece of art.

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150 minus 25 rebate
It is a highly textured painting and one of my favorites.  The soft colors make it easy to live with.  It will fill that corner of your room without shouting out it's presence.

Now for the deal of the day.....Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $149.95 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.


Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Thank you for reading my blog today.




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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Daily Painting | Bird Painting | Wildlife Painting | It's My Tern by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

"It's my Tern" but it could be "Your Tern".

$89. 95 + 6.50




I found these guys on the beach....actually they were two of about 50.  If you know your terns, you know they arrive in large flocks.  The flock acts as one unit and is so much fun to watch.  They swoop down on the beach, each one of them looking in the same direction.  If you get too close, they move a few steps in unison, always moving and looking as one.



I think this is one good tern..........


after another!


And my tern to have a little fun :-)



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