Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wildlife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10" Oil

One of my favorite subjects is wildlife....but it is difficult.  For me, the most difficult aspect is getting that perfect image to work from.  

I am lucky to have a friend, Kathy Garvey, who loves to visit the everglades, the wetlands, the beaches, taking wildlife photos.  She is so very generous, as she allows her friends to use her images.

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Both of these paintings are from images Kathy, and her brother John, have shared.  What a wonderful gift they have given me!

If you are an photographer, consider sharing your work.  I am sure it will be appreciated!

Carol Schiff

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Fish and Flowers

My studio moving sale is over.  I want to thank everyone who purchased art from me during this sale.  As you know, I moved from Florida to North Carolina, and it was important for me to lower my inventory.

I am happy to announce.....the sale was a success!!

Today, I am posting a couple of my favorites, that are still available.

Thanks for viewing my blog today

Carol Schiff

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!  


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year


Carol Schiff

Thursday, December 28, 2017


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.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

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