Sunday, December 17, 2017

Painting on sale, Floral still life, daily painting, small oil painting, "Spring Flowers" by Carol Schiff, 8x10 Oil SOLD

An oldie, but a goodie!

SOLD

Tip for artists:  Instead of purchasing art books, I purchase paintings from my favorite artists.  I find it much more helpful for me to study technique and brushwork from an actual example instead of a book.  I have the added benefit of owning original artwork which I enjoy daily in my home.

Have a great day and take time to smell the roses.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

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

Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting “Music of the Sea” by Contemporary International Seascape Artist Arrachme



24"x24"x1.5"  Acrylics on Canvas/Available

$550

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View my available work at http://arrachmeart.com
Learn about Arrachme's Online Classes HERE

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Abstract Poured Paint, Mixed Media Painting, "STREAMS" by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5" SOLD

I hope you enjoy this example of  abstract poured paint.

SOLD


This has a very hard, high gloss finish on gallery wrap canvas.  Silver metallic paint brings additional interest and works well with the finish to create an eye-catching piece.

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Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "OLEANDER MOTHS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


Oleander Moths – Empyreuma affinis & Syntomeida epilais, Daphnis nerii, The Spotted Oleander, Polka-Dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Hawk Moth are a common site year round in Florida yards, cities and highways because the host plant is Oleander. Oleander is a perennial shrub used in landscaping which is extremely poisonous to humans and most other animals. This makes them unpalatable to birds

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


Friday, December 15, 2017

Seascape Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Wave Painting, "Wall of Water" 16x20x.75" Oil SOLD

Lately, I have been painting seascapes.  I always love painting and viewing seascapes.  It's almost as soothing to me as a trip to the beach.

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 Of course, the first step for me IS a trip to the beach.  I  pick a day with my trusty camera and head for the sand.  I count myself lucky if I get a few interesting shots.

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For this painting, I used images from a trip to Barbados.




For the time being, I have hung this on my studio wall.  It transports me to the sea each time I see it.
Isn't art wonderful?!

Thanks for viewing my art today.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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 Seascape Painting "Verdant Sea Harmony" by Contemporary International Seascape Artist Arrachme


Provenance- New York City , Manhattan  2015

48"x36"  Acrylics on Canvas/Available

$4200 

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Mountain Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Original Oil

We spend our summers in the Smoky Mountains, trying to escape the heat and humidity of Florida.  The mountain views are impossible to ignore.

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When I finish a new little painting, I like to prop it up on the fireplace mantel, where I can see it and live with it for a few days.  If it passes that test, it goes on Etsy.



Carol Schiff
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Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "MILKWEED MONARCH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The milkweed plant genus (asclepias) is the life source for monarch butterflies. The monarch lays one egg per leaf and can lay up to 500 eggs. The milkweed will host the monarch through all its life stages. It belongs to a group of butterflies, called Danadiae, which are called “milkweed butterflies.” The milkweed plant contains a sticky, milk-like fluid that has a bitter taste. This helps the monarch protect itself from predators. 



18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth


Canyon Sunset - Journey into Unknown Territory

Canyon Sunset
36" x 36" x 1.5"
Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

 

 Whenever I start a new painting, I'm never quite sure where my inspiration will come from.  That's one of the things I love about painting intuitively.  It's like taking a journey into unknown territory; there's a new adventure around every corner, just waiting to be discovered.

Canyon Sunset started out as a purple and blue seascape!  As I began to layer color upon color, I started to introduce reds and red-oranges, while still letting some of the underlying colors show through.  I've never seen a sunset at the Grand Canyon in person, but this is what I imagine it must be like.  

Come take a journey of discovery with me at one of my 3 day private abstract painting workshops!

I will be at The Villages in Florida on 
January 28 - 31, 2018 for my
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Dog Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 16x20x1.5 Animal Painting, SOLD

Today, I am posting a commission painting.  I find that doing a commission is a whole different ball game.  Do you agree?
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 The client was asking for three paintings of his two dogs.  One of each, and one of both animals.

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This is the first painting.  I always second guessing myself when I work on a commission.  Does the client want this, or do that want that.  Is it too dull for them, or too bright, or too much detail, or not enough.  It is hard guessing what a perfect stranger would like!

Add to that the dreaded deadline!  In this case, I had only a short time to complete the artwork, due to my schedule.  What if I failed and produce a suitable painting in the allotted time?

While commissions are stressful for me, I always welcome them.....I just have to remeber the sense of accomplishment I have, when the project is accepted by the client.

I believe a little stretch is good for everyone, especially us artists


Thanks for reading my blog today......and keep painting!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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

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  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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Flower Painting, Iris Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" on Canvas Panel

I spent most of the spring in the mountains of North Carolina, surrounded by flowers everywhere.  They must have the perfect environment for flowers, and I loved every minute of it.  This is one of the beautiful iris' I photographed during my stay.

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I had a difficult time getting this painting to the finishing point, but turns out, my real struggle was in trying to get a decent photograph of it.  I find that blues and greens tend me merge when photographed, especially blues.  I took many photos of this painting, under different conditions, but I believe many of the subtle color changes were lost.  Note to self:  Don't do blue and green paintings, and don't do very dark paintings.....also impossible (for me) to photograph well.

In any event, thanks for viewing my art today.


Carol Schiff

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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View my available work at http://arrachmeart.com

Learn about Arrachme's Online Classes HERE

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Wildlife, Illustrative Art, Bird “White Ibis” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Brand New

5"x7"x1" Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

$42

Click HERE to purchase or for details about this painting.

View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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LEARN TO DRAW AND PAINT ONLINE with Mindy, details HERE


Mindy's a new BOOK by Quarto Books is now available on Amazon  HERE



Monday, December 11, 2017

Mixed Media Abstract "Golden Marble" 4x12" SOLD

This is a fun technique  that Carol Nelson shared with us in her workshop last spring.  Carol, who is a "Golden Artist" as in Golden mediums and gels, is versed in techniques you and I have never thought about.  She is truely creative and a very charming and sharing person.

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SOLD

 Carol developed this technique when she looked at her palette one day and thought it was as interesting as the piece she was working on.  So....she figured out how to turn her palette into a piece of art!  This is the first technique she shared with us in her workshop and it turned out to be a fun project and a great ice breaker!



She probably wouldn't mind if I told you how to do it, but I don't want to let the cat out of her bag.  Only Carol can tell!  Here is a link to her blog.  I know you will enjoy it and if you search through enough of her posts, she probably tells her secrets.  If you get to go to one of her workshops, I guarantee you will have a fun filled and informative few days with her.


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Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth


Moody Blues by Filomena Booth Acrylic ~ 36" x 36" 

Moody Blues
36" x 36" x 1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

Like every artist I know, I sometimes have to talk myself into getting into the studio to paint.  I don't know why that is, because I love to be in there.  It's my "happy" place.  But, life seems to get in the way.  There's always shopping to do, piles of wash to take care of and a myriad of other things that are part of our daily life.  But, other times, when those chores are done, we still tend to procrastinate and find excuses to avoid doing what we love most.

We recently had a couple of stormy, dreary days and I had almost decided that the lighting in the studio would too poor to paint.  Although the day was gloomy and the light in the studio wasn't the best, I went ahead and tried to translate that feeling into something on the canvas.  I'm glad I did!  The result was Moody Blues, inspired by the weather, but who knows, maybe on some night in white satin something new will emerge from the canvas!


I have this quote from Chuck Close in my studio...

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.”

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January 28 - 31, 2018

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Garden Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x8x1.5" Original Oil On Sale

I have always had a vision of the perfect garden, and it has always included a rose trellis.  Alas, it is not to be, for me.   But, I can paint one!


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 Actually, now that I think about it, this is much more my style.  No maintenance required!


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25 - 50% OFF ALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

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Have a rosy day!

Carol Schiff
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Landscape Painting "A Peaceful Day's Work" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Original Florida Landscape, Coastal Landscape Painting, Florida Sand ,Trees

14"x18"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

 Prints are available in multiple sizes HERE

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

Environmental Abstract Painting, Red Art "Crimson 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”? Crimson  Gyre is one in a series of Gyre environmental art pieces intended to draw attention to worthy and most political issue for man kind.
The intention of this artist is to team with a curator to do a public awareness exhibition on this most important issue of clean oceans for all.

24"x24" Mixed Media on Linen

$650

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Free shipping within the U.S.

View my available work at http://arrachmeart.com

Learn about Arrachme's Online Classes HERE

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Abstract Sea Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x16x.75" Oil, SOLD

We are happy to be back in Florida, and I wanted to mark the occasion with a new abstract.

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I really enjoyed creating this art.  Sometimes it is nice to just get in the zone, no particular plan, and let the subconscious take over.

I love playing with paint and these represent some of my favorite colors.  I didn't plan to do a seascape, but it feels like one, especially of the tropical waters in the Caribbean Islands.

The last few months have been hectic for me.  This is just what I needed to calm me down.

Have a great day and thanks for reading my blog.

MOVING MY STUDIO ART SALE
(yes, we are leaving the sea and headed for the mountains)
ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK DISCOUNTED!!


Carol Schiff
www.CarolSchiffStudio.blogspot.com

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art ,Illustrative Art “BREEZY DAY” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

FRESH OFF THE EASEL

5"x5" Printmaking on Paper

$145.00

Click HERE to purchase or for details about this painting.

View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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LEARN TO DRAW AND PAINT ONLINE with Mindy, details HERE


Mindy's a new BOOK by Quarto Books is now available on Amazon  HERE



Friday, December 8, 2017

Small Landscape Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil

Did you ever have that feeling, that you just want to get away?  Away from the hustle and bustle of life, the job, the town, .......just everything?

This little painting, is my idea of that perfect get away.  It's on a quiet mountain road, snuggled up under the trees, but not so far from civilization that I would not want to be there alone.  In other words.....PERFECT!


Oh, to waken to birds chirping, and leaves falling softly to the ground.



I have not added this piece to my Etsy site yet, so feel free to contact me here, if you are interested in purchasing.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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




36"x24" Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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Free shipping within the U.S.

View my available work at http://arrachmeart.com

Learn about Arrachme's Online Classes HERE

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Sunset, Seascape, Sailboat Oil Painting "Evening Glow" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


Just as the sun is setting, a blast of bright orange mingles with the bright blue sky. Complementary colors...how wonderful!

 Original Sunset, Seascape, Sailboat Oil Painting

 11"x14"x7/8 Oil on Canvas $250.00

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

Hydrangea Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Painting, 6x8" on canvas panel

You have heard of the last rose of summer.....this is the last hydrangea of summer.  The nights were getting chilly in the mountains, so I picked these blooms, from my garden, and painted away.

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I hope you enjoy this memory of last summer.

Carol Schiff
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Printmaking on Paper, Original Art ,Illustrative Art “IGUANA & BUTTERFLY” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

FRESH OFF THE EASEL

5"x7" Printmaking on Paper

$145.00

Click HERE to purchase or for details about this painting.

View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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LEARN TO DRAW AND PAINT ONLINE with Mindy, details HERE


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Floral Still Life Giclee Print, Palette Knife Painting,

I have just added this to my Etsy site as a giclee print.  I have had several requests for the piece as a print on canvas, and now, it is available!

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It is available in three sizes....13x13, 18x18, and 30x30", on canvas and ready to hang on the wall. Shipping in the US is FREE!

In other news, I am still running my MOVING MY STUDIO SALE, in anticipation of our upcoming move to the mountains.

35% OFF Original Art

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THINK CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ireland Landscape,Coastal Landscape Painting "Golfing Fota Island" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Fota Island Golf Club was done with a palette knife technique. This golf club is a parkland course in County Cork, Ireland, and has extraordinary views everywhere the eye can see. Warm people, great pub grub, ruins of churches and castles, it was the trip of a lifetime. Ireland touches my soul.You'll see more of Ireland from me. Golf anyone? 

 11"x14"x3/4" Oil on Canvas/Available

 $250.00 /Click HERE to purchase.

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

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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View my available work at http://arrachmeart.com

Learn about Arrachme's Online Classes HERE

Learn about Arrachme's LIVE WORKSHOPS HERE

Farm Landscape | Daily Painting | Mountain Landscape | Valley View by Carol Schiff | 16x20x1.5" Oil

Being in the valley, our mornings in the mountains are often cool and covered with smoke (as in Smoky Mountains).  Often by mid-morning the sun burns it off.

This landscape is a nearby farm, one we pass each day.  Sometimes there are cows in the pasture or Canadian Geese in the ponds, but it ALWAYS catches my eye.

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 On this day, the sun was breaking through and the fields were glowing with hay.


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We have just returned to Florida after a few wonderful weeks in the mountains of North Carolina.  Fall is magical to me, especially in the mountains.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

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