Friday, March 24, 2017

Wildlife Painting, Bird Painting, Daily Painting, "Great Blue Heron" by Carol Schiff, 8x6" Oil SOLD

It gets tricky trying to photograph wildlife.  This time I got lucky.  This Great Blue Heron was very calm as I walked very close to him and started clicking away.  He had his eye on the fishermen's catch and was willing to put up with me.

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  I have been working hard on color interaction and am pleased with the color on this work.



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wildlife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Gray Squirrel" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Have you ever tried to photograph wildlife?  I have, and consider it an exercise in frustration.  Many blurred images later, my friend and photographer, Ted Fuhrer, offered me the use of his images.  Thanks so much, Ted.

SOLD
This little guy looks very inquisitive and ready to bolt at the least movement.

  I enjoyed experimenting with painting his fur and directing the viewer's eye.  The animal is much the same color as the background in this scene.

 I put it in one of my black frames.  They seem to work perfectly for just about any painting.

Happy day to you!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Marsh Landscape with herons, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 9x12x.75" Oil

This little painting on linen, is a study for a 30x40" commission that I am working on.


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I painted several small studies, until the client was happy with the composition.


I think this has a slightly "romantic"feel about it, quite different than my usual pieces.  I kept the brushwork and the colors softer than my usual works.

When I first started painting, there were so many rules to learn.  I never knew what the finished piece would look like and usually started without a specific feel in mind.  After all these years, I am finally feeling a little control in my work, but, oh so much more to learn!

I know for me, this is the appeal of painting, always trying to challenge myself and escalate my skills.  Very frustrating and also very rewarding and ALWAYS interesting!

Have a great day!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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, March 7, 2017

SWAN REFLECTIONS, SOLD


Until a few years ago, I was a runner. Now, with back problems and a bad knee, I walk for exercise. There is one special route I like, no traffic and no scary dogs. While walking this route I pass a pond with two lovely swans. Usually I go in the morning and they just sparkle in the sunlight. This is a pastel I did of one. It is 9x11, matted to 16x18.


9x11 pastel matted to 16x18



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Painting Sale | Dog Portrait | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | A Face to Love by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil SOLD

Something special today for all you fluffy little puppy lovers.....

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I met this little guy in North Carolina, following around his master who was doing some shopping.  It was obvious how much this little guy loved his human and I found him to be an appealing subject.

As always, when you purchase this piece at the link above, you will be charged $100 plus shipping of $6.50 (in USA).  All you need do to receive the rebate is write Art Sale on you comment section of your order.  As soon as I am notified of your payment, I will  send you a $20.00 rebate on your PayPal or credit card account.  You must write Art Sale on the order to receive the rebate.  If you forget to write ART SALE you may contact me, full of remorse, and I will do my best to get you the rebate :)


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

ZIGGY AND ZEUS - SOLD


The three Z's, Zack, Ziggy and Zeus. Contact me by leaving a comment if you are interested in having a portrait of your pet.