Thursday, January 18, 2018

Abstract Expressionism Art Painting "Poppy Garden In A Brown Bag" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme


Futurist Abstract Expression of A poppy garden of intense  blues and vivid reds interacting with line and shape. Mixed media on canvas. As simple as a brown bag lunch a plant can gently break through a solid brick wall of tyranny and obstruction.


18"x24" Acrylic on Canvas/

 Fine Art Reproductions are Available

 $250.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Rural Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Country Road by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Original SOLD

Country Road, take me home.....

I still miss John Denver!   This rural landscape painting reminds me of his talent and the beautiful songs he left with us.

SOLD

I walk this road every morning when I am in the Smoky Mts. of Carolina.  The morning light and pastoral scenes are the perfect way to start my days there.


I painted with a palette knife, in a technique I refer to as "color weaving".  It allows for lots of texture in the work as well as very subtle changes in color. This is actually the same scene I painted in a previous post. Check out my Sept 7, 2014 post where I cropped the image and painted with a brush. A completely different composition! That's one of the things I love about art.

Thank you for reading my blog today.

www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

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.

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Wildlife Art,Reptile, Nature "Senor Iguana" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This iguana painting is not a painting of just any iguana, but my rescued iguana, named Father Mulcahy! Father M came to live with me after he got too big for his aquarium. He was over 4 feet long and loved to be part of the family. I had a house full of rescue cats and he fit right in. He loved to chase the cats throughout the house and bask in the sun on top of the cat condo. He was a sweet and intelligent animal that responded to human touch and loved to watch television.... his favorite show was M*A*S*H! When he passed away I was heartbroken and painted his portrait to show how gentle and beautiful he was. The painting was included in Splash 15 by North Light Books. The original painting is available as well as canvas prints

11"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$550.00

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Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are  also Available HERE


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Small Abstract Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Summer Dance Painting

I came back from a walk in the Blue Ridge Mountains, inspired by the bright summer colors.  Flowers were evident around every turn.

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I love abstract, but find them very difficult.  I have to have a starting point, some type of inspiration, some plan of composition.  Often I end of scraping off hours of work.

This is one of the few that appeals to me.  I felt good about it and still think it conveys the emotions I was feeling at the time.  I mark this one as a success for me.




Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Still Life Art Painting,Grapes, "Orange Grapes And More" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin




10"x8".75 Oil on Canvas

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Marsh Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "North Florida Marsh" by Carol Schiff, 9x12" Landscape, SOLD

I recently spent a few days in Fernandina Beach and stumbled across one of their beautiful marshes.  I have always admired marshes and their beautiful colors which change with the seasons.

SOLD
 I like texture in many of my paintings and I always enjoy playing with a palette knife.


I also like to push color.  Elio Camacho is a master of pushing color.....check out his work here.
I was in Fernandina Beach to attend his workshop and I hope I was able to use some of his technique in this painting.  The workshop was fascinating and I have already signed for a follow-up early next spring.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

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Abstract Art Painting , Expressionism, Blue Art "Turning the Tide" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme


Poured and painted abstract 36h x 24w. Turning The Tide can be turned to hang both vertically and horizontally. It is the viewer’s genius that determines which. When life has you boxed in a corner transforming the situation is the only way to break free before the situation engulfs and deteriorates the creative self.


 36"x24" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

 Fine Art Reproductions are Available

 $550.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "LETTUCE 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 lettuce 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.


8"x6"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

$125

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Monday, January 15, 2018

ZACK - SOLD

I like to paint animals. One client came to me with three white standard poodles and commissioned portraits of each. As much of an animal lover as I am, I was not sure I could capture the personalities of three individual but identical dogs. My client was very happy and recognized each dog from his portrait. They are some of my favorite animal portraits.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Painting on Sale, Radish Still Life, Vegetable Still Life, "Radish Trio", 6x8" Oil

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I find the draw back to daily painting, at least for me, is that my inventory grows quickly.  So today, I have a real deal!  Purchase at the link above and you will be charged $94.95 and shipping. You must write ART SALE on the order to receive the discount.  As soon as I receive your payment, I will return a credit of $40.00 to your credit card or PayPal account.  That means your price is only $55.

This sale is only for readers of my blog, so if you don't write ART SALE on the order, I won't know you saw it here and you won't get a rebate.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Botanical Watercolor Painting "Seagrapes and Sponges"by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Seagrapes are an array of colorful sizes, greens, reds, oranges and yellows with a touch of cool purple. Anything goes...so this is my interpretation of Seagrapes and Sponges.

 8.5x10.5 Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $50.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "FUNKY BUG!" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This Funky Bug is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection.

6"x6""  Watercolor on Paper

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

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Small Seascape with Sunrise Painting, Textured Palette Knife Art, 6x8" Oil Seascape SOLD

Today I am posting one of my favorite subjects, the beach!

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In my opinion, one of the best reasons to live in Florida, is to be able to grab a cup of coffee, and head for the beach to see the sunrise.

The beach is usually empty....maybe I will see a lone fisherman.  For the most part, only the birds are there to keep you company.  It is so serene and calming.  The perfect way to start your day.  I cannot think of a better way to spend an early morning hour.

I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Carol Schiff
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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

 24"x18" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

 Fine Art Reproductions are Also Available

 $450.00 Click HERE to purchase.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Sky Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Oil Painting

An early morning beach photo shoot was the inspiration for this piece.  Thank you to Pat Garvey for sharing his image with me.

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 One of the biggest problems of selling art online, is representing your art with correct colors.  I didn't realize how big a problem this would be.

I tried for over an hour to edit this piece correctly, and was only partially successful.    Blues seem to be the colors that always give me problems in my photography.

The image above is washed out compared to the actual piece, which is sitting here next to me.  My problem was trying to get the blue gray on the lower right corner to read correctly...which is right on with my monitor.  But that means I have lost some beautiful warm rust and mauve hues in the dark cloud.



In this detail, the mauves and orangey rust shades are correct, but the blue on the right side is way too strong. Also the pale yellows are not warm enough.  What to do?  I have no answers.

Even if I am able to get the colors correct on my monitor, they may not be what you are seeing on your monitor.

So I do my best to represent what I see and offer my customers a full refund if they are unhappy.

I think most buyers understand this issue as fortunately, I have not had a painting returned in almost 10 years.

If any of you have a solution, I would love to hear it.

After writing this post, I tried again to edit my image, and finally have settled on this as the best representation of the painting.  It is better, but still does not reflect all the color variations.

Still missing mauve and purple colors in the dark cloud area and aqua tints behind the pelican.


Thanks for reading my blog today.

Carol Schiff
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Abstract Environmental Art "Wind Rose II" by International Contemporary Artist Arrachme




Abstract Environmental Art "Wind Rose II" by International Artist Arrachme-“36"x48"-Wind Rose 2” was created for an exhibition where artworks were created for The Fortress of Sagres in Portugal, July 2017. The original “Wind Rose” is made of earth and sand. It was created by Prince Henry to navigate the Mediterranean in the fifteenth century and exists today with only requiring one restoration following a hurricane.

36"x48"Acrylics on Canvas/Available

$4200

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THOMPSON GAZELLE


This is one of my early efforts in oil. Our local zoo was opening an African exhibit. They contacted several local artists and assigned specific animals that were represented in the exhibit to each artist. They then created signs for the exhibition area, featuring the image and relaying information about the species represented. I was happy to donate to the zoo and still get a thrill when I visit and see "my sign".

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art "Dogwood Stems" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Springtime and dogwood go hand in hand. They are so delicate and simple, yet very intricate in design. Is it one of your favorites too? 

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art Painting

 10"x8"x7/8 Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 3" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



These parrot paintings were done as a commission for a private client in colored pencil. Since they were sold I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them reproduced as Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. I am offering them in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. They make great gifts! You can buy 1, 2 , 3 or all 4. The prices include free shipping in the continental USA. In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 orders must be made by December 9, 2016. 


6"x6""  Colored Pencil

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth



What a nice surprise to find that one of my paintings, Gray Skies, has been featured in Artful Home's Winter 2018 catalog.
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Floral Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting "Summer Wildflowers", 6x8" Oil on Panel

One of my guilty pleasures, when I am in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is my morning walk, which inspired this painting.


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 You would have to live a summer or two in Florida, to understand how much I enjoy walking in mid 70's temps in the middle of summer.  

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 Of course, I also admire the songbirds and gorgeous, towering, hardwood trees.  It's not really a guilty pleasure, as it is hard work walking 4 miles when at least half of it is up the side of a mountain.




Here's hoping you have a wonderful day.

Carol Schiff

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Coastal Landscape Painting,Palm Trees "Too Hot To Handle" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

FRESH OFF THE EASEL...



Too Hot To Handle is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. You can almost feel the extreme heat of the day radiating from the sun to the ground and rising in a fog. Done with a very limited palette.



11"x14"x7/8"  Oil on Canvas

$150.00

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Abstract Painting, Four Seasons Series - Winter, Small Abstract Oil Paintings, 4x12x.75" Oil on Canvas, SOLD

This is the final installment of my Four Seasons Series, Winter.

With each painting, I tried to capture the feeling, of the season of the year, using only color.  It was a fun project to do.

Winter
 This is not a good picture of "Winter" The actual painting has much more color variation and saturation.  Try as I might, I could not get a better image.

Spring

Tried to capture that "spring" feeling of new grass, flowering trees etc.

Summer

Summer...hot and salty....time for the beach!

Autumn

Autumn, falling leaves against bright blue skies.
Thanks for viewing my art today!




Carol Schiff

Abstract Environmental Art , Flower Painting "Happy Flowers" by International Artist Arrachme





Happy flowers are an abstraction of life.  Some come to us in the shadow. Some are outlined as if to draw attention to the details playing out in the moment. Some  drink in and share the bright  light of the sun with others so much where you can’t see where there edges end and others begin. Together all the happy flowers make a beautiful family.  The artist takes from life experience and gives back joy with each and every stroke of the brush.

16"x20"Acrylics on Canvas/Available

$450

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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 1" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



These parrot paintings were done as a commission for a private client in colored pencil. Since they were sold I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them reproduced as Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. I am offering them in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. They make great gifts! You can buy 1, 2 , 3 or all 4. The prices include free shipping in the continental USA. In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 orders must be made by December 9, 2016. 


6"x6""  Colored Pencil

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


Monday, January 8, 2018

Rural Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Country Road by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Original SOLD

Country Road, take me home.....

I still miss John Denver!   This rural landscape painting reminds me of his talent and the beautiful songs he left with us.

SOLD

I walk this road every morning when I am in the Smoky Mts. of Carolina.  The morning light and pastoral scenes are the perfect way to start my days there.


I painted with a palette knife, in a technique I refer to as "color weaving".  It allows for lots of texture in the work as well as very subtle changes in color. This is actually the same scene I painted in a previous post. Check out my Sept 7, 2014 post where I cropped the image and painted with a brush. A completely different composition! That's one of the things I love about art.

Thank you for reading my blog today.


www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Moving My Studio Art Sale - Final Markdowns!

My studio sale is drawing to a close.  Thank you to all my collectors who purchased paintings, and still are!

On this, the final phase of my sale, ALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, 8X8" OR LARGER, ARE MARKED DOWN 50% OR MORE!  

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting “Looking Up” by Contemporary International Abstract Artist Arrachme



 FRESH OFF THE EASEL..

Created for South Korean Exhibition Visible Poetry Connecting the World founder Yoo   Choong Yeul, event by Hanam City.

 18"x24"x7/8"  Oil on Canvas/sold

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Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting on Panel

Yes, another rose painting!  But quite different than my last post.


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 I have been on quite a flower painting jag lately, and still have more to come.  I spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and was inspired by the beautiful show from Mother Nature.  Flowers were everywhere, especially the trees and bushes.

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Now that I am home again, I cannot stop looking at my stash of photos and painting flowers every day.

Yesterday, I went to Bok tower, here in Florida, with my paint buddies, and got inspired all over again.  Miles of beautiful gardens!


Thanks for viewing my blog today.

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Night of the Iguana, 18x24 Collage, Animal Art by Carmen Beecher

$600

This piece is very timely, as it is cold in Florida and Iguanas are so cold they are falling out of the trees. When it warms up, so will they.

This collage is made of torn magazines and cosmetics brochures.

Carmen

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 2" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



These parrot paintings were done as a commission for a private client in colored pencil. Since they were sold I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them reproduced as Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. I am offering them in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. They make great gifts! You can buy 1, 2 , 3 or all 4. The prices include free shipping in the continental USA. In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 orders must be made by December 9, 2016. 


6"x6""  Colored Pencil

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Small Seascape, Wave Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil painting, "Cresting", 8x8x1.5"

For lovers of the sea!

I did a few small paintings where I focused in on a wave, instead of my usual long distance view.  I was not sure they would be successful, but they both sold quickly.  Both clients have similar reactions to them.....they felt the paintings revived wonderful memories of their times in or on the ocean.  I decided to try a few more.

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I have a few more seascapes to show you soon.  I hope you enjoy this one!

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Florida Coffee Shop Painting,Coastal Landscape "Coffee Anyone?" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Meeting with my plein air group...always an adventure. Where will we go this week? Ah! A perfect spot. This wonderful place with its European atmosphere...stunning marina views and high rise living. There's shopping at your fingertips with everything imaginable from art galleries and boutiques to scrumptuous dining...OH and yes, the best little coffee shop ever. Sitting outside and listening to the music and sipping coffee after that delightful meal. Does it get any better?

10.5 x 8.5 Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $80.00 Click HERE to Purchase.

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Original Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "My Tangerine Forest" by International Contemporary Seascape Artist Arrachme


This painting is part of the Balancing Act Series.

48"x36"" Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas-Available

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Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Frida the Flamingo" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




Frida the Flamingo is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection. These are Fine Art Reproductions on canvas that work well on their own or in groups. Collect them all or they make great gifts for people of all ages! They come in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. If you are looking for them as gifts for December 25, 2016 please make sure you order by December 9, 2016. Free shipping in the continental USA.

6"x6""  Watercolor on Paper

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

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