Monday, April 23, 2018

Illustrative Botanical Art,Butterfly, "MOSIAC BUTTERFLY ON HELICONIA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



I enjoy traveling to the tropics and Costa Rica has been a favorite destination for over 25 years. I am fascinated by the odd shaped flowers and dazzling colors. In this painting I decided to paint the Lobster Claw Heliconia with the Mosaic Butterfly resting on it. I really liked the neutral butterfly with the flaming red orange colors of the flower.


12"x10" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$125.00

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Alligator Painting, Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel SOLD

These guys are not uncommon sights in Florida.  Sometimes you see them snoozing in the sun next to a road.  Golfer's here usually have a scary encounter to tell.

SOLD
This was my third attempt to paint this fellow.  I had difficulty getting the drawing correct, as well as the color.  The image I worked from was not exciting. Eventually, I think I worked it out.

Go gators!



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Carol Schiff

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Reckless Enthusiasm" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

48"x36"x1.5"Acrylics on Canvas/sold

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth



This week I had the pleasure of having another talented artist attend my 3 Day Private Abstract Painting Workshop.  I'm always amazed at how each student approaches the difficult task of creating an abstract painting "out of thin air".  Taking a set of colors, a blank canvas and bringing everything to a successful finish is not easy.  But, I love seeing how every student takes those very basic elements and ends up with a successful painting.  I provide the basic instruction on the use of the materials, and with my guidance, they push themselves beyond what they thought they could accomplish.  

If you are at that stage where you need to get out of a painting rut and want to explore new possibilities,  please contact me to schedule a workshop here in my own studio in Inverness, Florida.

This is the painting I did as my demo this week.

Someday
30" x 30" x 1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

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Illustrative Botanical Art,Watercolor, “Purple Iris Closeup” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


10"x10" Watercolor on Canvas/Available

$69.00

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Laughter" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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

24"x24"x1.5"

$550

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Traditional Still Life Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10" Original Oil

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Carol Schiff

Figurative,Child, Beach Painting "Sweet Caroline- A Boston Fan" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



  One of the Capturing Attitude Series...Anticipation. This little fan just can't wait for the game to    begin.

  Child,Baseball

  14"x11"Acrylic on Canvas

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Abstract Art, Expressionism, Contemporary Painting “Time For a Change” by Contemporary Artist Maggie Demarco



36"x36"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available

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This painting is also available on Aluminum, and as a limited giclee' copy HERE

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Insect, Nature Art, “FIERY RED BEETLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This watercolor is of an "unknown" Beetle. I believe it is a "Flower" Beetle due to its shape. What really attracted me to it was the brilliant  iridescent red and orange colors.   It was challenging and fun to paint. 

10"x8" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$50.00

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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



20"x16"x1.5" Acrylics on Canvas

Free shipping within the U.S.

Fine Art Reproductions are now available in multiple sizes.

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

Today's painting is a memory of last summer.

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As I was painting, looking out my window at a cold, gray day, with snow spitting now and then, I REALLY wanted to remember last summer!  Did I question my decision to leave the beaches of Florida, for the the mountains of North Carolina?    You betcha!



But, then I reminded myself.....life is all about choices.  I don't care for cold weather, but I enjoy bundling up in warm sweaters and furry boots.  After 40 years in Florida, I look forward to the change of scenery and seasons.

No, I won't miss the sweltering summers and fury of hurricanes.  I look forward to spending the winter months on the beaches....the best of both worlds.

Find beauty and peace wherever you can.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Carol
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Figurative Oil Painting, Child, Little Girl "She's Got It" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



16"x12" oil on Canvas/ Not For Sale

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Wildlife, Nature Art, Bird Painting “HONEY CREEPER” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This is an original colored pencil drawing on Frosted Mylar. The surface of the mylar created beautiful saturated color. This is a male Honey Creeper I saw while leading an art tour in Costa Rica. The legs are bright red and the bird is amazing electric blue and black with a bright green tuft on the top of his head. Truly a dazzling bird! 


10"x8" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$50.00

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Small Oil Seascape, Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Beach Scene

I may have left Florida behind, bu it is still on my mind.  I look forward to spending time on the beach this winter.

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This piece was painted, from my memories of days on the beach, the air full of salt spray.  

I painted with a palette knife, because, you all know how much I admire texture in my work.




I have several seascapes in my new Asheville home........it keeps me from getting homesick!  ACTUALLY, I love it here in the mountains.  I now feel I have the best of both worlds.  Mountains in the spring, summer and fall, and the beach in the winter.  Looking forward to being a "snow bird".

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Carol

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Abstract Art, Expressionism, Contemporary Painting “Red Landscape” by Contemporary Artist Maggie Demarco



36"x36"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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This painting is also available on Aluminum, and as a limited giclee' copy HERE

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Figurative,Child, Beach Painting "Beach Beauty" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin




  Part of capturing attitude series...sitting in the sand in her Sunday best.

  Child,Beach



  20"x24"Acrylic on Canvas

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Contemporary Abstract Painting "Nurturing Embrace" ” by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme



 36"x24"x7/8"

 Acrylics on Canvas/sold

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Friday, April 13, 2018

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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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Environmental Abstract Painting "Hidden Treasures" by International Artist Arrachme



36"x24" Acrylics on Canvas/Sold

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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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Flower Painting, Sunflower Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16" Original Floral

Remember summer?  Now that I have moved, after living in Florida for 40 years, winter has slapped me in the face!  Even though it has been a very mild February, I long for the warmth of the sun.


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I think this is an interesting viewpoint, looking up at a sunflower that was towering over me.

If you ever visit Waynesville, NC, look for Love Lane Flower Farm, where you can pick your flowers fresh.  They supply everything you need and you pay on the honor system.  How cool is that?  

Hope you have a sunny day.

Cheers,

Carol

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Caterpillar, Nature, Illustrative Art, Insects, Wildlife "LUNA MOTH CATERPILLAR" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



I really enjoy raising moths and butterflies from caterpillars. This Luna Moth Caterpillar was one I raised from an egg. The Luna Moth is part of the Saturniid or Giant Silk Moth family and is native to the USA. One of their host plants is Liquid amber or the SweetGum tree. As caterpillars they are voracious eaters. As adults they come out of their cocoons and do not have a mouth. Their sole purpose as an adult is to find a mate and reproduce. The adults only live 7-14 days.
This listing is for the original painting and is unframed.


8.5"x11" Mixed Media on Paper

$125

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Abstract,Impressionist Landscape, Trees, Flowers, Fine Art Painting "Exploding Blue Haze on Butterflies’ Wings" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme





Award winning artwork published in Northlight  Incites hardbound 2015 edition. The original artwork  comes signed with a signed copy of the published book.


24"x36" Acrylics on Canvas

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Abstract Painting, Small Abstract, Alcohol Inks, Experimenting



I am finally writing a post in my new home!  It has been a long and stressful journey, from Melbourne, FL to Asheville NC.  I know I am home, because I am finally painting, posting and doing all those art related activities that were a part of my life for 25 years.  Welcome home!

This is an experiment with alcohol inks.  I purchased the inks, as a change from my oils, but my move has gotten in the way of experimenting with them.  I did find this little sample to be interesting and have lots of ideas on ways to use them in the future.  Have you tried them?  I am open to suggestions and techniques.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.



Carol Schiff

Monday, April 9, 2018

Caterpillar, Nature, Illustrative Art, Insects, Wildlife "HICKORY HORNED DEVIL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This listing is for the original watercolor and gouache painting. The Hickory Horned Devil is the caterpillar for the Royal Walnut Moth. The crazy spikes that come out of the body ward off potential predators. They are one of the largest caterpillars I have ever raised. They can reach up 8 inches long!!! Yikes!

8"x11" Mixed Media on Paper

$125

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Flamingo Art, Coastal Wildlife, Bird,"Flamingo In Technicolor" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

 This guy is waiting for an unsuspecting passerby. After all, it is dinnertime!

 12"x12" Acrylic on canvas/Available

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Abstract, Environmental Art, Egg, Fine Art Painting, “HOPE” by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme





“Hope” was chosen to go to South Korea to be in the 2nd International Environmental Exhibition- Draw Environment in Art- New Human Environmental Co-Existence. 


This exhibit for me is just as special as the painting because it pulls together a worldwide family of friends, the collaborating arts working together to create social impact through the arts.  The exhibition draws attention to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in Japan, that happened just five short years ago while honoring an emotional nonfiction depiction of the event in Haiku (traditional Japanese poetry), Taro Aizo – “My Precious Earth”.



30"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold

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Small Landscape Painting, Cabin in the Woods, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" oil on panel

This is a small painting I did last fall.  We have moved from Florida to North Carolina, and this one was overlooked in the craziness of an interstate move.   Deep breath......it is all over now!

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I often passed this cabin, on my daily walks.  I am always inspired by the beauty surrounding me during my walks.  The cabin looked so charming, nestled in the trees, with spots of sunlight hitting it.  

This piece is a combination of brush and palette knife.

I have gone without painting for several months due to my move.  I am anxious to return to my new (small) studio, and begin this new version of my daily routine.  I hope I remember how to paint!

Thanks for viewing!

Carol Schiff


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Original Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting “Continuium” by International Contemporary Abstract Seascape Artist Arrachme


36"x36" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

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Abstract Portrait, Female Contemporary Portrait “Annie-Self Portrait” by Florida Artist Annie St Martin


FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

24"x18"x1/4"  Mixed Media on Paper Mounted to Foam Core

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Wildflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 6x8" Oil on Panel

We recently moved to the Asheville area, but, we have been spending time here every summer for years.  This painting is inspired by my many hikes along the highways and byways of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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 It makes by heart sing, to find these little pockets of beauty, on the trail.


I hope you find your own little pocket of beauty, along the trail you travel today.

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Carol
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wildlife Art, Nature "HYBRID MACAW" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

14"x11" Pencil on Watercolor/Available

$250

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Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth


Blue Vase
13" x 10"
Acrylic on Yupo
Sold

I recently sold this small acrylic painting on Yupo to a collector in Long Beach, CA.  I mounted and matted it to fit a standard 16"x 20" frame.  I'm so happy that the buyer decided to have it professionally matted and framed.  


What a difference a frame makes!

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