Thursday, February 28, 2013

1488 Sunrise Lagoon

I had some fun playing with colors with this one.  Its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $200. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1487 East of Dynamite Point Plein Air Alla Prima

 I did this yesterday at the Fort Pierce Inlet State park.  It was a beautiful windy day,  about 11 am those clouds in the back were overhead and the wind got very strong.  The water was that color of blue, aqua turquoise, beautiful.   I got rid of all the condos across the inlet.  $300. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Everybody Loves Chocolate!

You are probably asking yourself right now, "Am I on the right blog?".............and the answer is YES.
Last fall I was contracted to paint three fruit and candy designs to be used on the candy bags for these delicious chocolate covered fruit flavored candies.  I was so pleased to receive these samples in the mail.  Unfortunately for me, they are only being distributed on the west coast at this time, and I live 3,000 miles away on the east coast, so I will not be walking into my local Home Goods store and see them on the shelf.

It was a fabulous experience for me and I still get excited when I see MY work on the bags.  They even gave me credit as each and every bag reads "Artwork by Carol Schiff" followed with my website address!  How cool is that.

Now I have to decide whether to keep these bags or to eat the candy and maybe have the bags preserved in a frame.  My husband votes to eat the candy.  How do you vote?

Monday, February 25, 2013

1486 Distant Vista in the Savannas

If you go into the parking lot by the ranger's station at the Savannas Recreational Area, stop by the first pavilion and look east, this is what you see. I have been wanting to paint this view for awhile now.    Its 5 x 7, oil on masonite.  $100. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

1485 The Oak Grove

These are based on some of the oaks that are growing at the Savannas Recreational Area off Midway road.  Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  It has some nice textures, I used mostly my painting knife.  $100.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

McKean Gate Rollins College, Oil Painting of Rollins College Winter Park, FL by Judy Batterson

Walk through the McKean Gate and enter the beautiful campus of Rollins College in Winter Park! Honoring Hugh McKean, former president of Rollins, the gate is a tribute to the man who also brought the Tiffany glass collection to Winter Park. As I studied the gate, I had an "Abbey Road" flashback! Knowing that Paul McCartney's stepdaughter goes to Rollins, I decided to paint the gate with the crosswalk in mind. Chosen for the 11th Annual Paint The Town exhibition at the Gallery at Avalon Island in Downtown Orlando, opening night is March 21, 2013.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

1484 The Old Garden Shed

 I did this last night for a demo at the Hobe Sound Fine Art League.  I had a good time, everyone was very nice and friendly.  Lovely things to eat too.  :o)!  They are looking for some new members. 

The shed is loosely based on one of the sheds at Hackberry Hammock.  They have paintouts there that are sponsored by Art Mundo.  I always have a good time when I go there to paint.  The painting is 12 x 16 inches, oil on masonite. I tweaked it a bit when I got home, I got so busy talking and answering questions I ran out of time to fix things up.   $400. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013



Horizontal Point of View II, by Carol Schiff

If this painting looks familiar to should! Yes, my blog header is very similar... I painted it last year in a 6x8" format and have enjoyed painting flowers every since.

$176 + 16

I liked the original painting and wanted to see if I could paint larger using this same technique.  I have to say I  was pleased with the results.

This one is 11x14, but I think it still shows the same freshness and simplicity that I was trying to obtain.

Friday, February 15, 2013

1483 Cabin at the Ranch

This is very loosely based on a cabin that is out on the Adams ranch.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.  $200. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

1482 Under the Twisted Oak Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this at White City Park, perfect day out.  Lots of the little white ibis all around.  Saw some turtles and fish lots of other birds too.  Nice breeze, not too hot or cold.  I was sitting in my lawn chair after I finished the painting and it was so peaceful I almost fell asleep.  The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite, $300.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Trio de Poires Restro Eclaire, 6x8 daily painting

If you follow this blog, you may remember a post recently of three pears with backlighting,  This is another painting that I did on that same day, with the same pears, just a slightly different composition and a different view point.

$90 + 6.50

This is the original post.

Two very different paintings of the same subject matter, on the same day. Not earth shattering...but maybe a little interesting.

Friday, February 8, 2013


30 x 22 inches, watercolor on paper

Palm Afternoon, Florida Oil Landscape by Judy Batterson

In homage to the Florida Highwaymen! I found a scene that would be similar to what they painted. This 16 x 20 original oil captured a prominent palm along the coast of Florida. The sun was setting, the waves were lapping and it was the end of a beautiful afternoon.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1481 Winds Picking up at the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this the last time I was painting in the Savannas Recreational area off Midway Road. Very nice day, a little misty rain came when I took the photo of the painting if you click on it you can see the tiny drops.  It doesn't hurt the painting.  Its 5 x 7 oil on masonite.  $100. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Marsh in Spring, 6x18" gallery wrap canvas

I love viewing a marsh as the colors change with each season.  In the fall and winter, they are full of mauve and lavender color and in the spring they burst into glorious greens.

Friday, February 1, 2013

1480 Golden Grass Vista

This was from out at the Savannas, I liked how the clouds were arranged and the golden reeds lit by the sun.  Whenever I leave the state and come home to Florida I am happy to see the clouds and sky, we have the prettiest skies I have seen anywhere.  Not that I have been everywhere.  :o)
 Its 5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.  $100.