Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tropical Landscape Art | Small Oil Painting | Daily Painting | Boat Painting | Retirement Dream by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil

We all have dreams....right?  Well, this is not my dream, but a client's.  It's a really nice dream, but I am already retired and no boat in sight!

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 My client dreamed about living in the tropics, on the water, a nice toy nearby and a pretty tropical garden.   If you have ever been in Florida, you will see these Poinciana trees everywhere in the central and southern portion of the state.  Of course, you have to be here at the right time of the year to see the beautiful blooms.

I hope all your dreams come true!

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Summer Meadow 2, Modern Impressionist painting by Marion Hedger

Summer Meadow 2
by Marion Hedger
6"x6" oil on box canvas

An modern impressionist Provencal landscape painting featuring a wildflowers meandering as far as the eye can see. The flowers dance across the field to the distant mountains.

Painted with a palette knife, the knife strokes are thick and juicy giving this painting a lot of texture as can be seen on the close-up photos. Using a palette knife keeps the colours fresh and vibrant.

"SUMMER MEADOW 2, knife painting"

Oil on 1.5cm deep gallery stretched canvas
Size =  15x15 cm (6"x6")

A sister painting to Summer Meadow 1


Saturday, December 3, 2016


10x10 still life
Oil on board

Apricot Awakening by Jane Boyd Impressionist Painter

An unusual colourful Muskoka morning, Ontario Canada
Size: 11" x 14" palette knife painting,oil on 7/8 wooden gallery panel

Small Oil Still Life, "Vine Candy", 6x8" Original

It has been quite some time since I have posted by first love....still life.

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I like the abstract shapes and the red glow in this area.

Thanks to Cindy for growing these beautiful fruits in the golden glow of sunlight on her patio.

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Have a wonderful day and thank you for viewing my art.

Carol Schiff Studio

Friday, December 2, 2016

Karen Tarlton Christmas Angel oil painting - Pink Magazine cover artist

Excited to be on the cover of Pink Magazine this month!!!!
Thanks, what an honor.
This angel sold awhile back but is now offered in print.
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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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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Abundance, Floral painting by NY artist Celeste Plowde

12x12 acrylic on canvas, available at

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.

 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.

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.

Golden Fall by Marion Hedger

Golden Fall
Oil palette knife painting
by Marion Hedger
A tranquil autumn scene.

50x60 cm (approx 20x24")
Oil on 2cm deep gallery wrapped canvas


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call Me, Still Life painting by NY artist, Celeste Plowden

12x12 acrylic on canvas, available at

Daily Painting, Abstract Landscape, "Lighting the Heavens" by Carol Schiff, 12x24x.75" Oil SOLD

In this painting, my goal was to capture that magic moment when the sun just peeks through the horizon and night turns to day.

For me, that is the best moment.......knowing I have a brand new day to enjoy.

I did my favorite palette knife technique (which I have labeled color weaving) on this.  I find it gives me a great way to blend from one color to another.


I hope your day is fabulous and if you have not seen a sunrise lately...set your alarm for tomorrow, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Original oil painting Lion by Karen Tarlton

A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man ~ proverb

Lion Portrait

Eventide in Blue, by NY artist, Celeste Plowden

16x20 acrylic on canvas, available at my

Tropical Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Sunset in the Wetlands", 6x8" Oil Painting

This tropical landscape painting depicts the sinking sun and reflections on one of Florida's many waterways. This particular wetland is located between Florida's intracoastal waterway to the west and the Atlantic on the east, on the barrier island that runs down the east coast of Florida. It's a particularly fascinating place as the two bodies of water are less than 1/2 mile apart.

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I am just returned from a month in our North Carolina mountain home.  We usually don't stay that long, so, this time I took all my painting supplies and was determined to paint while there.  I finally accomplished this painting, but let me tell you it was not easy.  I could not find the perfect lighting, the perfect place to work (we just put in all new flooring which would not look good with oil paint splattered all over it).  All in all, I did not feel comfortable and was sooooo happy to return to my studio in Florida.  This is something I will have to get used to as we will be spending much more time in the mountains than in past years.  Studio painters (like me) get so spoiled.....I almost wish I were a plein aire painter who can paint anywhere and under any conditions.

Have a happy day today!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Nightfall, by NY artist Celeste Plowden

Black and grey over metallic silver. 12x12 acrylic on canvas. Available at

Impressionism Colorado Landscape Painting "Christmas in the Canyon" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

 15"x30" Palette Knife Landscape Painting/Available

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  Judith Babcock Fine Art Gallery
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  220 East 7th Ave, Studio #2
  Denver, Co 80203
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Teapot Painting | Still Life Oil Painting | Antique French Teapot by Carol Schiff | 16x16x1.5" Oil

 Today, I have something special for you.

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It is painted on gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted black, which gives the option of hanging with or without a frame.

To purchase this painting, click on the link above and you will be charged $450. plus shipping charges.

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Give the Gift of Flowers in Oil by Ann McCann

Give the gift of flowers for the Holidays! These flowers will stay fresh forever on your walls.

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"Freesias in Lilac" by Lynda Cookson

"Freesias in Lilac" has very special meaning for me. Reaching a bit of a low at one stage, my husband came home from a shopping trip one day and presented me with a stunning bouquet of Freesias. His pick-me-up worked wonders and this painting seemed to just create itself on the canvas,

The Fillingdon Fine Art Gallery in Piddington, Buckinghamshire, UK is presently showing this painting at their Christmas exhibition. If you're in the area in the next two weeks please make sure to enjoy a visit .... there is some stunning art work there! If you're nearby at any other stage (when their thrice yearly exhibitions don't happen to be on) simply make an appointment for very special treatment as Debs Digby shows you around the gallery. You can find them here:

"Freesias in Lilac" unframed, framed and in detail ..... by clicking any of the images below you will be taken through to the Fillingdon Fine Art Gallery website.
"Freesias in Lilac" by Lynda Cookson, Unframed
"Freesias in Lilac" by Lynda Cookson, Framed


Detail images of "Freesias in Lilac"
"Freesias in Lilac" by Lynda Cookson

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fantasy marble, by NY artist, Celeste Plowden

16x29 acrylic on canvas,aavailable at

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.


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!

Misty Morn by Jane Boyd Impressionist Painter

Maybe a chance of rain.....................

Size:  8" x 8" oil on canvas board

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