Monday, June 29, 2015

Swan Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Swan Reflections" by Carol Schiff, 16x20x.75 Oil

On most mornings, I take a walk around the neighborhood.  Everyday, I would pass this beautiful creature and his mate, gliding across the water of a small pond.  When I saw the photograph I was able to take, I knew I would want to paint it.
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 I painted with brush and palette knife and was able to obtain a nicely textured surface to indicate the water.
The background, which was difficult to photograph correctly, is a mixture of a rich brown and a greenish dark.

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I have done several paintings using the reference images I took that day.  One is a 11x14 pastel and one is a 6x8 oil.  I am glad I had my camera that day because the birds are gone now.  I like to think they just flew away.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Horse Portrait, "The Mare" 6x8" Daily Painting SOLD

Our neighborhood is not really rural, but we do have horses living in the area.


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This one is very friendly and often comes over to greet me as I walk by her pasture.  She was even kind enough to pose for a photo.


I am always looking for new subject matter, so I decided to give horses a try.  This is my first attempt.  Since, I have done one more.  I enjoyed painting them, but do have a difficult time getting interesting photos of them.  Sometimes, I think becoming a photographer is a prerequisite to becoming an artist.  Some would say the trick is to sketch, sketch, sketch to know your subject well and paint from your sketches.  A valid point, but I prefer to use my limited time painting, so, I look to all the advantages modern technology has given us to work with.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Daily Painting, "Bunny", 6x8, Oil

My youngest grandson was visiting our home when he spied this rabbit in our yard.  He and his Mom are really big animal lovers.

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So, when we found this rabbit, I grabbed the camera and got out of the way.  Trevor managed to get a very nice shot of it through the window.



He was very excited when I surprised him with this little painting, and today, it hangs in a place of honor in his bedroom.



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Duck Painting, Wildlife Painting, "Just Hanging Out" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" oil SOLD

I found this little girl duck at Nantahala Outdoor Center, in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just hanging out on a rock in the river.

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 She seemed quite content!  Pretty surprising when you see what was going on 50 yards down the river...



International Kayak competition!  The ducks were not annoyed.........


This setting seems to suit the painting a little more.


Enjoy your day!


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Friday, June 5, 2015

Pelican Painting, "Big Bird", 6x8 oil SOLD

Not the Big Bird you were expecting?

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Living in Florida, I am expected to have a selection of pelican paintings at all times. This guy is not actually a Florida pelican, but lives in California.  He looks just like our guys though.  One of my Etsy buddies, Retagene, sent me her image and gave me permission to use it.


How do I know it's a guy?  It's that yellow on his head that gives him away.  When you see a pelican with a yellow head, you know he is looking for a girl friend.   Hmmmm, it would be nice if humans had such an obvious sign too.....might have helped me out back in the day!

Have a great week and thank you for viewing Carol Schiff Studio.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Daily Painting, Wildlife Art, "Mountain Ducky" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

This daily painting is a happy little duck I found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.  It was a hot summer day and the colors of the water reflected a gorgeous blue sky.




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Some days, I love working with a palette knife and smearing lots of thick paint around and this was one of those days.  It is just so satisfying ....kind of like baking bread!

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