Monday, March 27, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "LOBSTER CLAW HELICONIA WITH MOSAIC BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The heliconia in this painting is referred to as a "Lobster Claw" because of it shape, size and color. The butterfly in the painting is commonly know as the Mosaic Butterfly. The latin name is Colubra dirce. I have encountered both of these species on my many trips to Central America. I really enjoyed putting them together as I like the brilliant color of the flower with the muted, earth tones of the highly patterned underside of the butterfly.



12"x9" Watercolor on Paper

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Abstract Seascape Oil Painting, Tropical Waters, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 11x14x1.5" SOLD

Continuing on my tropical journey to the Florida Keys.  Today's post is my impressions of the sea off the coast of southern Florida.

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 It is hard to find more fun (in the studio), than to dig into a big pile of paint, with your knife, and just go to town.  Adding and subtracting values and hues........puts me in the zone every time.

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As much as I love creating all this yummy texture, I can only do it for a few days, before I start to crave a little structure and strong composition.  Each day I work on this coral reef series, I get a little less abstract and and little more impressionist.

Join me on my journey.....




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Carol Schiff

Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting,Beach House "House on The Bay" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Growing up in a small coastal state with a large family was always an adventure. We would take family rides, maybe for an ice cream cone, to pick apples or dig quahogs. Often this brought us to the beautiful coastal waters. I always found myself drawn to this particular spot on the bay and I wondered about the house beyond this magnificent stone arched entrance. Would you wonder?

 6"x12"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints available HERE

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Impressionism Seascape Painting "Beyond The Naked Eye" byInternational Seascape Artist Arrachme



48"x36" Acrylics on Canvas

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Fine Art Reproductions are now available in multiple sizes.

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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. 

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The Long Awaited Online Courses by Arrachme are NOW OPEN!!!



Painting skies made easy!



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With 13 Categories to choose from, this proven method applies 12 steps to start the beginner and seasoned artists with good habits and to encourage the seasoned artist to grow. 


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Flower Painting | Floral Still Life | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Geranium Joy by Carol Schiff 8x10" Oil

What could be cheerier on a dreary day that a bright red flower painting?  Geraniums are always a favorite in my home.  This one is painted on stretched canvas and looks fantastic in a bold black frame.

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This will brighten up even the darkest, most boring corner of your home.

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Once again, my goal was to keep my colors clean and bright and my strokes simple and bold. I think I achieved my goals in this flower painting.  Thanks for viewing my daily painting today.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Why a Private Painting Workshop?

As artists, we tend to be solitary creatures who like to work alone in our studios.  But sometimes, we tend to get into a painting rut which can lead to a period of non-creativity.  At times like these, we begin to wonder if we've painted or created everything we had in us.  I compare times like these to a drought that parches the land and nothing is able to grow.

We all need to be rejuvenated at times.  We all need to have those creative juices begin to flow so that our god-given talents can bloom once again. 

Since I started offering my private abstract painting workshops, I have had the privilege of hearing artists thank me for re-inspiring them again.  These words mean so much to me and I am thankful that I am able to share my many years of experience with them.

Here are some photos of students who have recently attended my private workshops.  




On October 16 - 18, 2017, I will be offering my annual 3 day group workshop in beautiful Fort Cooper State Park in Inverness, Florida.  I do a very limited number of workshops each year and hope that you will join me and fellow artists for 3 days of fun and learning.
My workshops tend to fill up very quickly, so save your seat today!
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Painting Sale | Dog Portrait | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | A Face to Love by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

Something special today for all you fluffy little puppy lovers.....

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I met this little guy in North Carolina, following around his master who was doing some shopping.  It was obvious how much this little guy loved his human and I found him to be an appealing subject.

As always, when you purchase this piece at the link above, you will be charged $100 plus shipping of $6.50 (in USA).  All you need do to receive the rebate is write Art Sale on you comment section of your order.  As soon as I am notified of your payment, I will  send you a $20.00 rebate on your PayPal or credit card account.  You must write Art Sale on the order to receive the rebate.  If you forget to write ART SALE you may contact me, full of remorse, and I will do my best to get you the rebate :)


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Seascape Painting "Deprogramming Code" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme




  16"x20"x7/8" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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  Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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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


The Long Awaited Online Courses by Arrachme are NOW OPEN!!!



How to paint perfect water!



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With 13 Categories to choose from, this proven method applies 12 steps to start the beginner and seasoned artists with good habits and to encourage the seasoned artist to grow. 


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Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Painting on Sale, Radish Still Life, Vegetable Still Life, "Radish Trio", 6x8" Oil

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I find the draw back to daily painting, at least for me, is that my inventory grows quickly.  So today, I have a real deal!  Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $94.95 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 $40.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.  That means your price is only $55.

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.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


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Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "ROCK ORCHIDS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This orchid is part of the Dendrobium family. They can grow on trees or on the ground. They have a pseudobulb which stores water. As the flower grows on a new pseudobulb the plant keeps adding to the cluster and spills over rocks and crevices.

14"x18" Watercolor on Paper

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Impressionism Florida Landscape Painting "Tiki Time" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



20x16x7/8 Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Abstract Seascape Painting, 8x16" Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

We are happy to be back in Florida, and I wanted to mark the occassion with a new abstract.

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I really enjoyed creating this art.  Sometimes it is nice to just get in the zone, no particular plan, and let the subconscious take over.

I love playing with paint and these represent some of my favorite colors.  I didn't plan to do a seascape, but it feels like one, especially of the tropical waters in the Caribbean Islands.

The last few months have been hectic for me.  This is just what I needed to calm me down.

Have a great day and thanks for reading my blog.




Carol Schiff
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ZIGGY AND ZEUS - SOLD


The three Z's, Zack, Ziggy and Zeus. Contact me by leaving a comment if you are interested in having a portrait of your pet.

Abstract,Impressionist Landscape, Trees, Flowers, Fine Art Painting "Exploding Blue Haze on Butterflies’ Wings" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme





Award winning artwork published in Northlight  Incites hardbound 2015 edition. The original artwork  comes signed with a signed copy of the published book.


24"x36" Acrylics on Canvas

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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


The Long Awaited Online Courses by Arrachme are NOW OPEN!!!


How to use background to make images pop!




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With 13 Categories to choose from, this proven method applies 12 steps to start the beginner and seasoned artists with good habits and to encourage the seasoned artist to grow. 


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Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "COMET MOTHTAILS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Comet Moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, Argema mittrei  is a very large moth that is native to Madagascar, which is the 4th largest Islandin the world. It is the biggest silkworm in the world. Although endangered in the wild due to habitat loss, the Comet Moth is being successfully bred in captivity. It can be seen at many free flying butterfly houses.



6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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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!







Original 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, March 21, 2017

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Peony and Pitcher" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

It has been a long, cold winter and I was ready for a little escape. A flower painting seemed like just the thing!

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 I found an image of peonies from my garden and started painting.  I used all my favorite colors of pinks, purples, corals and blues.  The more I painted, the happier I felt.


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My hope is that this little flower painting will bring some joy to you today.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "JULIA BUTTERFLY AND PASSIFLORA MANICATA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Julia Butterfly or Julia Heliconian, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. It is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida, and in summer can sometimes be found as far north as eastern Nebraska. Its caterpillars feeds on leaves of passion vines, depicted here is the Passiflora manicata or Red Passion Flower Vine.


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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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!







The Joy of Being an Artist

Way back last year, I received an e-mail from young boy in Cleveland who was working on an art project.  His assignment was to interview an artist and do a powerpoint presentation.  He asked me a few general questions about my art.  This phone painting is what interested him.


8x10" oil
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I am sure many of you receive the same type of requests.  I have had several, from young students.  I always reply, trying to  answer their inquiries, without doing ALL the work for their report.  Occasionally, I will get a "thank you" in return, often nothing.

This young boy from Cleveland, Jake, is not the usual.  We had several exchanges.  He was always extremely polite , and always promised to send me reports.  And he did!  He sent me an outline of his presentation, then I got a video of him giving it.  My favorite question from his audience was "is she still alive?", which he answered with a resounding "yes"...Whew!

My children and grandchildren were excited and thrilled to see all this activity about me in Cleveland.

After a few weeks, he sent me his grade (he aced it) on the project, and I though we were through.  But no....  He also has to do a painting that emulates my work.



Jake's painting
This is my second update on his painting in progress.  Note the picture of my phone, there on the table.



And here  is the finished piece!  Didn't he do well!!?!!

I am thrilled, each time I hear from him.  This has been such an  exciting experience for me and hopefully for him too.  I now understand why people choose to teach, and, what a wonderful teacher he has.  He or she has set him on a road that will stay with him for life. What a fantastic project for a young mind.   Bravo!!

So, for me, painting has been so much more than just painting.  Today, I have a new energy and desire to get back to the easel....how lucky am I?  Thank you Jake!


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Contemporary Floral Fine Art Painting,Environmental Art "Cheerful Flowers" by International Contemporary Artist Arrachme




 



Happy contemporary abstract flowers can’t help but to cheer you up. Can you hear them whispering to each other.


Contemporary Floral Fine Art Painting

 30"x20" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 Fine Art Reproductions are Also Available

 $450.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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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


The Long Awaited Online Courses by Arrachme are NOW OPEN!!!




The secret to negative painting!

Click HERE to View Video Trailer


With 13 Categories to choose from, this proven method applies 12 steps to start the beginner and seasoned artists with good habits and to encourage the seasoned artist to grow. 


View Arrachme's Introductory Video, and trailers of the courses now available at http://arrachmeart.com/onlineclasses/