Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Small Landscape Expressionist Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Lake Junaluska, 6x8" Oil


An expressionist's view of beautiful gardens at Lake Junaluska, NC.

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Blogger is misbehaving today so this is a very short post!

Thanks for viewing.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Nature's Melody by Filomena Booth Watercolor ~ 12" x 16" 
 Nature's Melody
art size - 12"x16"
Matted 20"x16"
Fluid acrylics on watercolor paper
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Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Lemon On Tree Painting, 9x12 Oil Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

This one has been hanging around for awhile, no pun intended!  Sometimes, it seems the most simple objects are the hardest for me.  I struggled to get the correct shape and shading on this lemon until I was ready to pull out my hair.


I should have put my brushes away that day and gone shopping, have lunch with a friend, anything but paint!


It sat in my studio for months, mocking me, this lemon of a lemon.  Finally I worked up the courage to finish it and put it away.

Some days just don't work!

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Abstract Painting,Figurative Art "Alone Again" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Oil on Canvas

14"x11"

Free shipping within the U.S.

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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


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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Making Connections by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 20" x 36" 
 Making Connections
24" x 36" x 1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas
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Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


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April 13 - 15, 2017
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Wildlife, Nature Art, Bird Painting “GOLDEN HOODED TANAGER” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This is an original colored pencil drawing Frosted Mylar. The Golden Hooded Tanager is an impressive bird. The colors are vibrant and ae amazing to see flash in front of you. They are small and quick but easy to see because of their coloration. This drawing was done from my art tours in Costa Rica.


10"x8" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$50.00

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Original Florida Coastal Wildlife Art Paintings, Spoonbill, "Roseate Spoonbill" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

The Florida landscape is a treasure trove of colorful and exotic birds. This award winning painting captures one of my favorites...the Roseate Spoonbill. I couldn't resist, can you?

Original Florida Coastal Wildlife Art Paintings, Spoonbill


 20"x16"x7/8" Oil on Canvas

 Prints and greeting cards are also available

 $500.00 Click HERE to purchase.

 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dog Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10" Oil Painting, SOLD

Today's post features a commission I was asked to do.  My customer wanted a large print of the family pet to give as a gift to her daughter.  She sent me several images of her dog Bennett.

Of course, I could not do a print, without an original painting, so we decided on a 8x10" oil.

SOLD

She chose what I considered the worse image.  She wanted a horizontal painting and the image was vertical.  She didn't want the background to be too strong and in the image, the right eye of the dog was in such deep shadow, it was practically invisible.  But........she felt this image captured the spirit of her pet.  We made it work!

She was thrilled with the final image and now she owns the original and her daughter has the large print.

Commissions can often be difficult.  It is hard to get in the head of your client, and translate their expectations to canvas and paint.  When it happens...it's a thing of beauty!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


 Carol Schiff

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Round Up by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24 x 24" 
Round Up
24"x24"x1.5"
Acrylic on textured canvas 
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Prints of this painting are now available.  Click here for more information!

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My paintings are sold through several online art galleries but if you'd like to purchase directly from me, please click here for more information.
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Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


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April 13 - 15, 2017
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pet Portrait, Dog Painting, Small Oil Paint, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting SOLD

Several months ago, I did a post consisting of dogs I have painted over the years.  The post generated a new commission from a high school friend who follows my blog.

SOLD
She sent me several images, but this was her favorite.  I had admired this image on facebook.  It was a picture of her, with her pup on her lap, both of them staring intensely into the camera.

Sadly, this sweet dog is no longer with us.  My friend was so affected by the painting, she cried when she saw it.  I was affected by her response and got a little teary eyed too.

I know she is missing her  companion, especially over the holidays.  I hope that in some small way, this portrait helped to fill the void.

In my next post, I will show you another dog portrait commission that I completed over the holidays.

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Into the Sunset by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 40" x 40" 
Into the Sunset
40"x40"x1.5"
acrylic on textured canvas
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Prints of this painting are now available!
 
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Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


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April 13 - 15, 2017
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Garden Landscape Art Painting, Buddha Art "A Happy Place, Buddha's Garden" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Imagine walking through the woods on a beautiful sunny day and coming across this Buddha in the middle of a bamboo stand. What a peaceful place...I enjoyed the play of light on the forest floor.I think its time to meditate! 

 32"x12"x1.0 " Original/SOLD

 Prints and greeting cards are available HERE

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Friday, January 27, 2017

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.

View more of Arrachme's work at http://arrachmeart.com

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Come Play With Me.....

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


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


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Abstract Triptych, "Confetti" 5x15" Oil

Today, I am posting something new to me.....my first abstract triptych!  I really enjoyed working on this and hope to do more in the future.

110 + 12.50


I have not quite figured out how to photograph these yet...something I need to work on!


It is on three 5x5" gallery wrap canvases with the sides painted black.  Each piece is signed on the side.


It works in both a vertical or horizontal composition.


Here is a vertical view.

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Insect, Nature Art,Butterfly “BLUE HAIR STREAK BUTTERFLY” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This is an original watercolor of a Blue Hairstreak Butterfly. The actual specimen is very small, less than 1/2 an inch. The little "tails" on the bottom wings wiggle when the butterfly is resting. They look like tiny little ribbons, twisting and turning.

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6"x5" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$50.00

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BLUE HAIR STREAK BUTTERFLY

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Cold Front by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 24" x 24" 

Cold Front
24"x24"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas
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Prints of this painting are now available!
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My paintings are sold through several online art galleries but if you'd like to purchase directly from me, please click here for more information.
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Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


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Island Art Association
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April 13 - 15, 2017
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daily Painting | Oil Landscape | Garden Painting | The Walk to Freedom by Carol Schiff | 24x30x1.5 Oil



A few months ago, I did a small study of this garden landscene, on Laura Plantation in southern Louisiana.  I have wanted to paint a larger version, but, life got in the way.  Finally, I  was able to finish this 24x30" piece.

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It brings back memories of a trip I took to New Orleans last year.  We spent the day driving through the surrounding countryside and toured two plantations that bordered the Mississippi levy.

As you can imagine, the grounds were stunning, but I couldn't help but think of the slaves who toiled there.

detail

I painted using both a brush and palette knife.  I love the texture a palette knife brings to a piece.  I think it adds so much interest.

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I painted the sides of the canvas black.  This garden landscape will work well either framed or unframed.

Don't forget to pin it, please.




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Original Florida Coastal Landscape Painting "Serenity on Sanibel" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


This is an oil painting. Approaching the Sanibel Lighthouse from this direction on the pathway, I relished in the colorful, late afternoon skies. What a glorious site and an interesting vantage point of the lighthouse with the dappled sunlight peeking through the trees and onto the shell path. 

16"x12"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
Fire and Ice
30" x 40" x1.5"
Acrylic on textured canvas
Sold

 
 

Prints of this painting are now available.
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My paintings are sold through several online art galleries but if you'd like to purchase directly from me, please click here for more information.
Be sure to visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings!
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Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


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*****
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Island Art Association
Fernandina Beach, Florida
April 13 - 15, 2017
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Small Coneflower Painting, Flower Painting, Floral Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Floral Landscape

I planted coneflower (echinacea) around my home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  So...of course, I had to paint them too.

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I find them to be easy to grown, and cheerful, with their giant heads and quirky style.

I painted several coneflower paintings last summer, in many sizes and styles.  Somehow, this little one was overlooked and never posted.




I tried to keep it fresh and simple, painting with a large brush.  I also tried to keep the colors harmonized.




All in all, I feel good about the results.  Hope you like it too.

Have a blessed day!

Carol Schiff

Abstract Seascape Art , Contemporary Ocean Painting "Clear Skies" by International Artist Arrachme



Calm, peaceful afternoon on the water.

Abstract Seascape Art

 20"x16" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 Fine Art Reproductions are Also Available

 $450.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Where Do The Art Ideas Come From?


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Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Artifacts by Filomena Booth Mixed ~ 24" x 24" 
Artifacts
24"x24"x1.5"
Mixed media on canvas
 Sold


Prints of this painting are now available.
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My paintings are sold through several online art galleries but if you'd like to purchase directly from me, please click here for more information.
Be sure to visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings!
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****
Private Abstract Painting Workshops!
February is already booked!
I am happy to announce that I am now offering private one-on-one workshops in my own studio here in Inverness, Florida!  
These private sessions will be 3 days of intense painting and guidance that will enable you to create your best work yet.  We will cover topics such as design and composition, color theory, painting techniques, photography and tips on selling your art online.  All materials needed for this workshop will be provided, including a continental breakfast and lunch... you don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm.  You will return home with 2-3 brand new paintings and an arsenal of new ideas and techniques to get you out of a painting rut and to re-ignite your art career.


 For more information,
*****
Coming Soon!
Go Big Go Bold Abstract Painting Workshop
Island Art Association
Fernandina Beach, Florida
April 13 - 15, 2017
*****
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Insect, Nature Art, “GOLIATH BEETLE The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This piece is done on double frosted mylar with colored pencil. The backgrounds are created with decorative papers.

10"x8" Colored Pencil Paper/Available

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