Monday, January 15, 2018

Still Life Art Painting,Grapes, "Orange Grapes And More" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin




10"x8".75 Oil on Canvas

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Abstract Art Painting , Expressionism, Blue Art "Turning the Tide" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme


Poured and painted abstract 36h x 24w. Turning The Tide can be turned to hang both vertically and horizontally. It is the viewer’s genius that determines which. When life has you boxed in a corner transforming the situation is the only way to break free before the situation engulfs and deteriorates the creative self.


 36"x24" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

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Small Seascape with Sunrise Painting, Textured Palette Knife Art, 6x8" Oil Seascape SOLD

Today I am posting one of my favorite subjects, the beach!

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In my opinion, one of the best reasons to live in Florida, is to be able to grab a cup of coffee, and head for the beach to see the sunrise.

The beach is usually empty....maybe I will see a lone fisherman.  For the most part, only the birds are there to keep you company.  It is so serene and calming.  The perfect way to start your day.  I cannot think of a better way to spend an early morning hour.

I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Carol Schiff
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Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "LETTUCE INTAGLIO" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This print is an Artist's Proof of an Intaglio Plate. I drew the image of the lettuce onto the copper plate with a sharp stylus and then placed it in a vat of acid to further etch the image deeper into the plate. It was hand inked and pulled through a traditional press, also by hand.


8"x6"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

$125

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sky Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil Painting

An early morning beach photo shoot was the inspiration for this piece.  Thank you to Pat Garvey for sharing his image with me.

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 One of the biggest problems of selling art online, is representing your art with correct colors.  I didn't realize how big a problem this would be.

I tried for over an hour to edit this piece correctly, and was only partially successful.    Blues seem to be the colors that always give me problems in my photography.

The image above is washed out compared to the actual piece, which is sitting here next to me.  My problem was trying to get the blue gray on the lower right corner to read correctly...which is right on with my monitor.  But that means I have lost some beautiful warm rust and mauve hues in the dark cloud.



In this detail, the mauves and orangey rust shades are correct, but the blue on the right side is way too strong. Also the pale yellows are not warm enough.  What to do?  I have no answers.

Even if I am able to get the colors correct on my monitor, they may not be what you are seeing on your monitor.

So I do my best to represent what I see and offer my customers a full refund if they are unhappy.

I think most buyers understand this issue as fortunately, I have not had a painting returned in almost 10 years.

If any of you have a solution, I would love to hear it.

After writing this post, I tried again to edit my image, and finally have settled on this as the best representation of the painting.  It is better, but still does not reflect all the color variations.

Still missing mauve and purple colors in the dark cloud area and aqua tints behind the pelican.


Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

THOMPSON GAZELLE


This is one of my early efforts in oil. Our local zoo was opening an African exhibit. They contacted several local artists and assigned specific animals that were represented in the exhibit to each artist. They then created signs for the exhibition area, featuring the image and relaying information about the species represented. I was happy to donate to the zoo and still get a thrill when I visit and see "my sign".

Friday, January 12, 2018

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

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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

 24"x18" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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 $450.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "FUNKY BUG!" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This Funky Bug is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection.

6"x6""  Watercolor on Paper

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Floral Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting "Summer Wildflowers", 6x8" Oil on Panel

One of my guilty pleasures, when I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is my morning walk, which inspired this painting.


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 You would have to live a summer or two in Florida, to understand how much I enjoy walking in mid 70's temps in the middle of summer.  

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 Of course, I also admire the songbirds and gorgeous, towering, hardwood trees.  It's not really a guilty pleasure, as it is hard work walking 4 miles when at least half of it is up the side of a mountain.




Here's hoping you have a wonderful day.

Carol Schiff

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Abstract Painting, Four Seasons Series - Winter, Small Abstract Oil Paintings, 4x12x.75" Oil on Canvas, SOLD

This is the final installment of my Four Seasons Series, Winter.

With each painting, I tried to capture the feeling, of the season of the year, using only color.  It was a fun project to do.

Winter
 This is not a good picture of "Winter" The actual painting has much more color variation and saturation.  Try as I might, I could not get a better image.

Spring

Tried to capture that "spring" feeling of new grass, flowering trees etc.

Summer

Summer...hot and salty....time for the beach!

Autumn

Autumn, falling leaves against bright blue skies.
Thanks for viewing my art today!




Carol Schiff

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art "Dogwood Stems" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Springtime and dogwood go hand in hand. They are so delicate and simple, yet very intricate in design. Is it one of your favorites too? 

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art Painting

 10"x8"x7/8 Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Abstract Environmental Art "Wind Rose II" by International Contemporary Artist Arrachme




Abstract Environmental Art "Wind Rose II" by International Artist Arrachme-“36"x48"-Wind Rose 2” was created for an exhibition where artworks were created for The Fortress of Sagres in Portugal, July 2017. The original “Wind Rose” is made of earth and sand. It was created by Prince Henry to navigate the Mediterranean in the fifteenth century and exists today with only requiring one restoration following a hurricane.

36"x48"Acrylics on Canvas/Available

$4200

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Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth



What a nice surprise to find that one of my paintings, Gray Skies, has been featured in Artful Home's Winter 2018 catalog.
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Rural Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Country Road by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Original SOLD

Country Road, take me home.....

I still miss John Denver!   This rural landscape painting reminds me of his talent and the beautiful songs he left with us.

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I walk this road every morning when I am in the Smoky Mts. of Carolina.  The morning light and pastoral scenes are the perfect way to start my days there.


I painted with a palette knife, in a technique I refer to as "color weaving".  It allows for lots of texture in the work as well as very subtle changes in color. This is actually the same scene I painted in a previous post. Check out my Sept 7, 2014 post where I cropped the image and painted with a brush. A completely different composition! That's one of the things I love about art.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 3" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



These parrot paintings were done as a commission for a private client in colored pencil. Since they were sold I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them reproduced as Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. I am offering them in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. They make great gifts! You can buy 1, 2 , 3 or all 4. The prices include free shipping in the continental USA. In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 orders must be made by December 9, 2016. 


6"x6""  Colored Pencil

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer Dance Painting

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Coastal Landscape Painting,Palm Trees "Too Hot To Handle" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...



Too Hot To Handle is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. You can almost feel the extreme heat of the day radiating from the sun to the ground and rising in a fog. Done with a very limited palette.



11"x14"x7/8"  Oil on Canvas

$150.00

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Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting on Panel

Yes, another rose painting!  But quite different than my last post.


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 I have been on quite a flower painting jag lately, and still have more to come.  I spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and was inspired by the beautiful show from Mother Nature.  Flowers were everywhere, especially the trees and bushes.

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Now that I am home again, I cannot stop looking at my stash of photos and painting flowers every day.

Yesterday, I went to Bok tower, here in Florida, with my paint buddies, and got inspired all over again.  Miles of beautiful gardens!


Thanks for viewing my blog today.

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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 1" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



These parrot paintings were done as a commission for a private client in colored pencil. Since they were sold I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them reproduced as Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. I am offering them in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. They make great gifts! You can buy 1, 2 , 3 or all 4. The prices include free shipping in the continental USA. In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 orders must be made by December 9, 2016. 


6"x6""  Colored Pencil

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

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