Thursday, October 19, 2017

Small Seascape Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" impasto painting

I don't know how you start your days, but, whenever possible, I love to grab my camera and a cup of coffee and head to the beach to watch the sun come up.  With a morning like that, it is impossible to have a bad day!

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 I like texture in my art and one of my favorite tricks, is to take a failed painting, leave the texture and use the panel again.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.



Many artists use their canvases more than once, but convential  wisdom is you must sand it down.  I
sometimes do that too, but if I want to do a little expressionism, I say, why destroy all that lovely texture?

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Genetic Gyre" by International Contemporary Abstract 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" Mixed Media on Linen/Available

Fine Art Reproductions are Available

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Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "IO MOTH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

                           
 






The Io Moth, Automeris io, is sexually dimorphic, males having bright yellow forewings, body, and legs, while females have reddish brown forewings, body, and legs. The males also have much bigger plumose (feathery) antennae than the females. Both have one big black to bluisheyespot with some white in the center, on each hindwing, a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators. The caterpillars turn bright green and have many spines that cause a lot of pain if touched. The spines have a poison that is released with the slightest touch. The Io Moth is depicted here on the Eastern Redbud, Forest Pansy, Cercis canadensis.



18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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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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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Daisy Painting, Flower Painting A Happy Little Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting 6x8" Oil on panel

Just a happy little painting to brighten your day.

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Seriously......you're smiling.........right???!?

Have a great day.

Carol Schiff

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Abstract Art Painting,Butterfly,Environmental Art "Breaking Free II” by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme


 Original Abstract Painting-Butterfly

 14"x11" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Gray Squirrel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

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This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!

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Geisha Art Painting "Oriental Moon" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Warm russet skies and a glowing moon set the mood for a moonlight stroll. The golden bamboo stand with its musical Serenade, is a perfect place to stop and meditate. 

  24"x12"x7/8" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Botanical Fine Art Painting, "HUMMINGBIRD MOTH & SIBERIAN IRISES" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The tiny little hummingbird moth hovers over flowers and zooms around the garden just like a real hummingbird only tinier! This fellow zoomed in and out of these Siberian Irises in my garden and I just had to paint it!


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1200

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Oil Painting, Orange Blossom Special, 8x10 Oil on Canvas Panel by Carmen Beecher


I grew up in Central Florida, where the orange was King. There was nothing like walking through a grove in bloom, with the lovely sweet smell of blossoms filling the air. Most adults in my town worked in the citrus industry, including my grandmother, who would walk the half-block to the packing house every day during the citrus season. She had the world's shortest commute. She also had a small orange grove, and in our yard grew avocados, limes, tangerines, loquats, and cherries. I wish I had those things now, especially our huge avocados. We didn't even know what guacamole was back then.

Carmen

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Panoramic Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Impressionist Seascape, 8x16x.75" Oil

I am trying to break my current addiction to painting flowers, so I dug through my files and found a great image of the ocean.  I have a new (for me) size canvas, 8x16" that I thought would work well for the image.

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I have to admit, I enjoyed painting this scene.  My choices of subject matter are always based on emotion and on this day......the waves filled my need for action.

Thanks for reading my blog today....If I were in Florida, I'd be off to the beach.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Abstract Landscape Painting, Textured Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 10x10x3" Oil

I found some square 3 inch deep canvases in my studio, and decided to play around with one.


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I tried several approaches, but nothing was working for me.  So, I just started playing with paint and my palette knife.  I was envisioning  a sunset over the landscape, choosing colors that "felt" right for me.



You can see how deep the canvas is in this pic.  I actually love these big clunky canvases on shelves rather than walls, and I like the feel of the rough clunky paint.

All in all, it was a fun painting day.



Friday, October 13, 2017

Abstract Environmental Art, Abstract Water Painting "Dare to Dream" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme



20"x16"x1.5" Acrylics on Canvas

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Child Figurative, Child on Beach Art "Capturing Attitude" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Capturing Attitude is an oil painting on canvas. It is one of a number of paintings in the Attitude Series. Whether children are at play or at rest, they are so full of joy and wonder, and so excited about everything around them. Yet, after a long day of playing very hard in the water and moving sand around on the beach they become very tired. There is no hiding their emotions, they are a never-ending source of subject matter. Victoria is saying, Grammie, not another picture! Could you resist snapping another shot of this beautiful face? 

14"x11" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Wildlife Art “Owl” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


Original-Water Color and Colored Pencil

7"x5"x1" Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas

$49.00

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Would be beautiful exhibited with Bobcat and Coyote Shown Below.

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Small Sunflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil

Sunflowers and farmhouses, the perfect pairing!

It is a cold, gray day, here in the mountains, and sunflowers are the perfect way to brighten things up.

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Both sunflowers and farmhouses, are not uncommon, here in the mountains.  It's hard not to smile when I look at sunflowers.



Yesterday, we drove over the mountains  to Gatlinburg.  I am happy to report that things are looking up there.  Spring is taking over, renewal is everywhere.  Yes, there are still signs of the devastating fires from last fall, but the mood is upbeat and the tourists are there.

Have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings, Animal and Bird Paintings

I was looking at some of my images and was really surprised to see how many bird and animal paintings I have done.  I thought today would be a good day to post a few of my old time favorites.

Great Blue Heron
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Just Ducky
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It is always interesting and educational to review the painting journey that you have been on.  I like to line up older paintings, chronologically, which helps me to see the improvements I have made and the ones I would like to make in the future.  Always an interesting exercise.

Have a painterly day and thanks for visiting!


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Cave Dive" by International Seascape Artist Arrachme


24"x18"  Acrylics on Canvas/Available

$550

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Art, Cave Diving and Snorkeling?


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"A Glowing Sunrise" Sanibel Island Coastal Art Painting by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

This was painted from the shore of Sanibel Island, Florida. If you'd love to see the most spectacular sunrises, this is the place to be. The rising sun was casting the most beautiful pink glow on the house and the waters before them. Was this another great painting opportunity? 

5"x4"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Illustrative Fine Art Painting, "Mushroom Family" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

                                     

8"x11" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

$125

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Expressionist Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 9x12" Oil on Canvas Seascape

Well probably your 5 yr old kid could do this....right?  Maybe that is why I enjoy it so much.

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 I may be a slow learner, because it took me many years to get to this point.  Mama never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer.



All kidding aside, I really love the freedom of this piece.  Instead of leaving the studio feeling like I have been fighting for hours, I felt very relaxed, happy and ready to sail through the day.  I think I need to do this more often!

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Carol Schiff
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Awakening by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 30" x 30" 
Awakening
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
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This painting dates back to a few years ago.  Every so often, I like to go back to see how my work has changed and evolved over the years.  I think I will revisit some of the "old" techniques I used to do and incorporate them into my new work!   

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Animal Painting, Cat Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" on Canvas Panel, Hey Kitty

This cat lives at our local art suppy store.  My art group, Pieces of Eight, meets there each week, and we spend the morning creating, visiting, challenging.....and then have lunch together.

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 Kitty loves to interact with us, jumping in the middle of our paintings, climbing into our art bags, doing her cat thing.  Usually mid morning, she climbs into her favorite sleeping place....an artist browser.  For those of you who don't know, it is a canvas sling, much like a hammock.  That is where I snapped a photo of her, which of course, woke her up.

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Can you tell, fom her expression, that she seems less than happy with me?


Hope you have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff

Monday, October 9, 2017

Abstract Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Canvas Panel

Inspired by a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and all the wild flowers I found growing there.



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Carol Schiff

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Florida Landscape,Coastal Landscape Painting, Flowers,Water "A Royal Reflection" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

While driving over a bridge I caught a bright red flash from the corner of my eye. There it stood, in all its majesty, draping over the river, a beautiful Royal Poinciana. I felt so lucky to have seen it.

 20"x16"x7/8 Oil on Canvas/Available

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Abstract Landscape Painting "Reigning Redhead" "International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme





Reign Redhead is mixed media on linen. She  takes you on a journey into a peaceful place where all your dreams promise to come true just beyond the white light beckoning you in.



24"x24" Mixed Media on Linen/available

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Wildlife Art “Bobcat” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Original-Water Color and Colored Pencil

7"x5"x1" Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas

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Would be beautiful exhibited with Owl and Coyote Shown Below.

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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.


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