Friday, July 31, 2015

Daily Painting, Oil, Animal, Sheep, 8x10

My friend, Donna Vines, took a trip to Northern England earlier this year.  She was kind enough to share her photos with me.  I have painted several of them and I could not resist this small lamb walking the moor.


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I painted with palette knife and brush and tried to get lots of texture in it.  I liked the rugged  feel.  I have never been on the moors, but I think they would feel rugged and cold and windy.



I painted a ram a few months ago, which I like to think is this lamb's daddy.  You can view it here

Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.

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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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Monday, July 27, 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.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cat Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Bugsy" , 6x6 Animal Art SOLD

My friend, Lou, posted this painting of her kitten on facebook.  I asked for permission to use  her photo months ago, and finally got around to painting it this week.

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 Why are we so fascinated with cats?  For me, it's there playful attitude and their ability to contort their bodies into odd poses ( like this) or squeeze into tiny places.

I always love watching them stalk some odd little object, pouncing fast and high.  For me, it's the same appeal as watching a baby discover it's hand for the first time.

Hope you like it, Lou.

Thanks for reading my little blog today..


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

bird painting, canvas panel., Carol Schiff, daily painter, daily painting, Florida bird painting, Price $90.00, sandwich tern, shore bird painting, small oil painting, tern painting,

"It's my Tern" but it could be "Your Tern".

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I found these guys on the beach....actually they were two of about 50.  If you know your terns, you know they arrive in large flocks.  The flock acts as one unit and is so much fun to watch.  They swoop down on the beach, each one of them looking in the same direction.  If you get too close, they move a few steps in unison, always moving and looking as one.



I think this is one good tern..........


after another!


And my tern to have a little fun :-)



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Monday, July 13, 2015

Cow Painting, Daily Painting, "Bovine Portrait" by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Oil on Linen

A client wanted a cow painting, for licensing purposes.  I usually do daily painting of still life or landscape, but I have to admit I enjoyed both the horse, they originally chose,  and this cow painting.


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I painted on Senso linen canvas.  I had a pad of the linen around for several years but didn't really know what to do with it.  I found it had a different texture than the cotton canvas I usually paint on, but once I got into the painting, it was fine.

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My next problem was what to do with this unstretched painting.  After surveying several friends, I mounted it on a cradled wood panel.  I was told the perfect glue to use is YES GLUE available at craft stores.  I had some in my stash and I have to say it worked like a charm.  Then I trimmed the edges with a exacto knife and it turned out perfectly.  Now I can use the rest of my Senso linen canvas with no fear!

So, today I stretched my limits, both with the Senso canvas and the cow painting, and luckily both worked out for me!



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