Monday, October 31, 2016

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "TORTOISEBEETLE1" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

This Tortoise Beetle is the second in the set of Artists' Proofs I have done as I experiment with Solar Etchings. Solar printing  allows me to do my drawings on paper, create a negative scan of the drawing and then burn the images onto a plate that is exposed to light. The result is similar to traditional intaglio printing but I don't have to work in reverse or worry about making a mistake on the copper plate. Once the plate is exposed to light, the image is burned into the plate. I then ink the plate, wipe it clean and the ink that remains is left in the "burned" recessed areas of the plate. The plate is hand pulled through a traditional press and the remaining ink creates the image.

4.5"x4.5"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





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Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Impressionism Seascape Painting "Genetic Gyre" by International Abstract Expression Artist Arrachme





Gyre is a circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current that gathers together items and forms massive garbage islands. These islands of pollution are  already inhabited by plants and animals.  The artists asks you, “Will these islands of  pollutants  be the next homes for humans”? Genetic Gyre is one in a series of Gyre environmental art pieces intended to draw attention to worthy and most political issue for man kind.


24"x24"x7/8" Acrylics on Canvas

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Women Artists Multi-Task.........

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Abstract Landscape, Daily Painting, "Fire in the Sky" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

Whenever I feel the need to push my art, I turn to abstract.  This time,  I wanted some representation in the piece.
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 I started with an old reference photo and worked hard to bring movement and heat to the piece.


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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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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Flower Painting, Daily Painting, "Sunshine Mix" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

Today's flower painting is a little reminder that spring is not to far away! It seems like this must be the longest winter in the history of the world!
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 I liked the fresh brushwork and the abstract shapes in this painting



I like painting flowers because I love the vibrant colors and I can make the shapes whatever I want them to be.  Most of my flower paintings are free of detail and stress.  I almost feel like I am playing when I paint them.  The next time you are close to tearing your hair out, I highly recommend, step back and take a deep breath.....and work on a flower painting!



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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tree painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil Landscape

We are rather tree challenged here in Florida.  We have beautiful palm trees, but when it comes to the huge leafy trees of my childhood, in the north, not so much.

Enter the live oak.  It's big, not really that leafy, but long, long beautiful branches, often draped with Spanish moss.

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 This one is just a baby, but I couldn't resist painting it as it seemed to glow in the sunshine.

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 I painted with a combination of palette knife and brush which gave it a yummy texture.

I want to do more tree studies.  They are all so unique and so beautiful.

Thanks for viewing my art today.
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Friday, October 28, 2016

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

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!

Carol Schiff



Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "STAGBEETLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This Stag Beetle is one of an Artists' Proofs I have done as I experiment with Solar Etchings. Solar printing  allows me to do my drawings on paper, create a negative scan of the drawing and then burn the images onto a plate that is exposed to light. The result is similar to traditional intaglio printing but I don't have to work in reverse or worry about making a mistake on the copper plate. Once the plate is exposed to light, the image is burned into the plate. I then ink the plate, wipe it clean and the ink that remains is left in the "burned" recessed areas of the plate. The plate is hand pulled through a traditional press and the remaining ink creates the image.

6"x4.5"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Contemporary Impressionism Seascape Painting "Very Very Still" by International Abstract Expression Artist Arrachme




36"x24"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Women Artists Multi-Task.........

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


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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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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dog Painting, Daily Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, "The Mutt" 8x8x1.5" Oil

What is your favorite subject matter to paint?  I admire artists who paint the same objects time after time, something I can not seem to master.  I hop from subject matter to subject matter and even from impressionist to abstract.  I cannot seem to control my inner child artist!

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 When I saw this image of my cousin's dog, I wanted to paint it immediately.  You can just tell that she (her name is Sally) is looking in the face of her beloved owner, looking for a pat on the head or a little taste of something forbidden.


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That is what hooked  me on this image.  It's not not the subject matter at all.  It could be the beautiful colors of a sunset, the light on a wave, the turn of a leaf......something that appeals to me.  Today it's those eyes.

I would love to hear why you paint, what you paint.

Thank you for reading my blog today.

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Autumn Tree, Landscape Original Painting, 6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel by Carmen Beecher



Since I live by the beach, I get very excited when I see Fall colors. This tree just seemed to glow. We were in upstate Pennsylvania, staying on a farm. What a different way of life from flip-flop-wearing, easygoing Florida. 

Carmen

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "IGUANA 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 iguana and butterfly 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. 

5"x7"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Thistle Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Thistle and Meadow by Carol Schiff | 6x12x.75" Oil SOLD

It seems to me the beauty of the fields and meadows of the North Carolina mountain country is even more stunning than usual this summer.  During my trips there, I walk the country roads each morning.  Every day seems more spectacular than the day before.  Since returning home, I have tried to capture the scenes on canvas.

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 The purple thistles sparkled against the golden fields.  One morning, I picked a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers, some would call them weeds.  The entire state seemed to be covered in daylilies, blooming wild on the sides of mountains and in roadside ditches.


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This is my bouquet of wildflowers, sitting on my windowsill.


Hope you find some beauty in your life today too!

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Contemporary Impressionism Seascape Painting "Softly Softly Catching a Monkey" by International Abstract Expression Artist Arrachme




36"x24"x7/8" Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Women Artists Multi-Task.........

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Daily Painting, Seascape Painting, Ocean Painting, Beach Painting, "Celebrating Blue" 16x20x1.5" Oil

I wanted to do a seascape, or actually a beach painting, somewhere between an abstract and impressionism.  If this looks a little familiar, it is because I posted the study for this work a month or two ago.



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I wanted to record just my memories and impressions of trips to the beach.  I painted with a knife and tried to work quickly.

I tried not to think too much about the colors I was using or where I was putting them, but tried to keep it really instinctive.





I wanted plenty of texture in this piece.



It was a fun exercise, although I wish I had done a larger piece.  Maybe someday I will.

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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth


Apricot Morn
24"x24"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

I've been away from my blogging lately.  What started as a small drip in our master bath turned into a major remodel project.  Well, one thing led to another and now we're having the whole house painted...inside and out!  We're finally starting to see the "end of the tunnel" and will hopefully have everything pulled together before Thanksgiving.

20% Sale on all paintings!!! 

With all that is going on at my house lately, I've decided make space for new paintings to spruce up the "new" house!  I am offering 20% off the regular price of the paintings I currently have available.  So, if you are also sprucing up your home for the Holidays, why not consider a new painting to accent a room?  

 
Contact me to let me know which painting you are interested in and I will change the price to reflect the discount.  Please use Paypal to make your purchase and I will cover the cost of priority shipping within the US.
 

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I am so excited about my upcoming workshops for 2017.  In January, I will be at Art Center Sarasota, and in April, at Island Art Association in Fernandina Beach, Florida.  

I am also offering 3 day private workshops in my own home studio.  This will be a great opportunity to take your painting to the next level.  

To register for the Go Big Go Bold workshops and to learn more about my private workshops, please click here 

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Landscape Original Painting, "Autumn Tree," 6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel by Carmen Beecher



Since I live by the beach, I get very excited when I see Fall colors. This tree just seemed to glow. We were in upstate Pennsylvania, staying on a farm. What a different way of life from flip-flop-wearing, easygoing Florida. 

Carmen

Monday, October 24, 2016

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

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

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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.

Carol Schiff

Nature, Illustrative Art "LITTLE BROWN BAT" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Little Brown Bat is common throughout the USA. They are insect-eating bats and locate mosquitos and other flying insects using a system called echolocation. Echolocation is when the bat emits a high frequency sound that bounces off an objects in their flight pattern. It helps them to locate the size of their prey by listening to the sound that echos back to them. Little brown bats are nocturnal and hunt just after the sun goes down.  They can eat half their body weight or more in insects per night which makes them an excellent addition to your backyard!
This painting was commissioned for WildCotton as a t-shirt design. 

Fine Art Prints are Available. Please email the artist.


11"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Moisture On The Wings" by International Abstract Expression Artist Arrachme





Transformation from a busy day time  to calm balance joyful easy day with a simple glance.

36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Timeless Transparencies Collection, and is AVAILABLE

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Women Artists Multi-Task.........

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


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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

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Floral Bouquet in Oil, Daily Painting, 6x8" Still Life Painting SOLD

I made up a small bouquet of flowers, to take to an elderly neighbor, and snapped a few photos as they set on my window, waiting to be delivered.

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 I am forever photographing flowers.  I am attracted by their colors and various shapes and have a very large file on my computer dedicated to their images.



I wanted to practice painting a rose, trying to just suggest the flowers without too much detail.  I think it was a good exercise for me.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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