Saturday, August 29, 2015

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

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


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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Thursday, August 27, 2015

My artwork on distressed wood planks

Something new and exciting is happening in my studio!  Several years ago I agreed to license some of my work through a company who manufacturers gorgeous giclee prints on distressed wood planks.

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 They do a beautiful job and make my artwork look so good.

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I really like the look for rural and mountain paintings.......

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as well as beachy scenes.

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I added text to this one...something new for me.

So what is so new and exciting?  For the first time, I am able to offer these for sale on my Etsy site.  I am adding more each day and will continue to update with new selections as they are released.

I hope you will check them out here at my Etsy store, CarolSchffStudio

Wishing you peace and joy!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cow Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Mooooooo" by Carol Schiff

I posted another cow painting lately, which reminded me that I had another cow daily painting that I had never posted.  This 8x10" oil painting is on a masonite panel.

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This is a friendly North Carolina cow.  She was part of a herd that included one calf.  I was surprised to see that as soon as I came up to the field and pulled out my camera, the mother of the calf immediately herded her to the back of the field.  Camera shy......or a helicopter mom?

A friend inquired about the horns on the cow.  A little research informed me that many species of bovines included males and femals with horns.

I like a black frame on this really helps to pop the painting!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Brandy is a sweetheart of a dog.  She lives with a friend of mine.  Carla and Brandy spend time visiting nursing homes and bringing a little joy into the lives of the residents they meet.  I know how important this is because my mother lived in a nursing home.  She always tells me when someone brings a dog in.  She is a dog lover from way back and it is amazing how a minute or two with a dog will brighten her day.  Thanks, Carla!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wildlife Painting, Bird Painting, Daily Painting, Mr Blue Jay by Carol Schiff, 6x8 Oil painting

My friend, Ted Fuhrer, who lives on a mountaintop, and is an avid photographer, takes the most wonderful photos of wildlife.  All kinds of critter visit his home from birds to bears to bobcats.  He is kind enough to share his images with me.

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He captured an image of this inquisitive blue jay.

I like the effect of this chunky black frame.  It really makes an impact on the wall and black frames always make color pop.

Have a great day and thanks for reading my blog today.