Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Dog Painting, Dog Portrait, "Puppy Love" by Carol Schiff, 14x18x1.5"

When my cousin, Susan, posted this image of her beloved pets, I contacted her immediately for permission to paint them.  She was thrilled and today's post is the result.

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Susan adores her pets and it is obvious they adore each other.  They are truly soul mates.


This painting is also available as a giclee print in the size of your choice here.

I really enjoyed trying to convey the love of these magnificent specimens .

Thank you for viewing my art today.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Daily Painting, Birds, "Pelican Patrol" 6x18"

You may notice that these are not your everyday type of pelicans.  Most pelicans are brown and gray and kind of dull, unless they are a breeding male, their heads turn yellow during breeding season.

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These beautiful birds, are larger, and a little on the rare side.  I found these in Sebastian, Florida where a large colony lives.


I think they are much more attractive with their brightly colored orange beaks and feet.  They seem to get along just fine with the brown guys.







My dear mother closed her eyes for the last time on April 27th.  This is the last post that I had scheduled ahead.  I find I need a little more time, so I will not be posting for another week or two.  I know you will understand.

Saturday, September 26, 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.

Thank you for viewing my daily painting today.   I hope you will pin it!


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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Wildlife Painting, Bird Art, 6x8" Robin in Oil, SOLD

When I was a kid growing up in northern Ohio, I always anxiously awaited the return of robins, knowing winter was gone when they came.  I wondered where they spent the winters....now I know....North Carolina!

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   Well, anyway, that is where this bird spent the winter and where my photographer friend, Ted Fuhrer snapped an image of him.  Thanks for allowing me to use it, Ted.



I really like this in a chunky black frame!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  I hope you see a robin in your tree.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My Art on Household Items ....Throw Pillows, Comforters, Shower Curtains, and much more!

It seems that every day more exciting news comes my way.  Today, I am pleased to announce that I have joined the artists at Kess Inhouse.com.

If you are not familiar with Kess, they produce household items, like comforters, area rugs, shower curtains, throw pillows and a host of other objects, all featuring beautiful art.  Here are some showing my art.......








This is just a small sampling of products and designs available.  Of course, I want to buy them all!  If you are interested in seeing more, just go to my page at Kess Inhouse or find me on Amazon here.

Guess what everybody is getting for Christmas this year!



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Thursday, September 3, 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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