Friday, July 13, 2018

A Painting Workshop to Remember

Today, I am repeating a post, from a few years ago.  I think it is worthy of your attention, again.  Enjoy!

A few weeks ago, my friends Carmen and Donna and I drove to Fernandina Beach, FL to attend a 4 day workshop with Elio Camacho.   Elio is one of my favorite painters and my very favorite instructor and I have been lucky enough to attend with workshops twice a year for the past three years.



 I started each day with this beautiful sunrise over the ocean, while eating breakfast at the hotel.


 This is one of Elio's 36x48" demos that he paints in just three hours!




Here Elio met a challenge to paint without darks.  He often states a painting should bring it's own light.  I think this one meets that requirement


 Another of his larger than life paintings.


This was a 25 minute demo he did for us on foam core.  He pushed the color even more than usual and got wild and crazy.


His brushwork is very exciting...something I am hoping to bring to my work.


Elio spent a year painting blue studies, then moved on and studied yellows and reds.  He likes to set up still life, to challenge his students, all in a single color.  He believes red is the most difficult color to paint.  If you can do a red painting, you can really see color.  This was a 20 minute demo he did for us.


We hated to leave the workshop after 3.5 intense and fun days.  To console ourselves, we had a final lunch of fried shrimp at our favorite eatery.


A final photo of Carmen and Donna, de-stressing with  ice cream in front of Island Art Association.  We thank the members for hosting us once again.  Then we hop into our car for the drive home.



One last classic Elio demo that he painted in about 15 minutes, out of his head.  I almost cried when he scrapped it off the next morning.

Needless to say, we are excited to return for his next Florida workshop in the spring.  You can find his workshop schedule here.




Carol Schiff

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pear and Plum Still Life, Palette Knife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil on canvas panel, sold

Have not done a still life, or a palette knife painting for a while, so this one was in my comfort zone.

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I naturally tend to lean towards cool colors, so I had fun working all my favorite color relationships.



This scene is a repaint, from years ago.  I couldn't find the original photograph, but I did have a photo of the first painting, so I used that as a guide.  The first painting was done with a brush, which is why I decided to mix it up a little, by using a palette knife this time around.

Hope you enjoy it!

Carol Schiff

Friday, July 6, 2018

A little seascape painting and memories of a wonderful trip, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Palette Knife Painting

Fresh off a trip to the Florida Keys, I returned inspired by the gorgeous water colors. I started a new series I call "Coral Reef". This is the first piece of the series entitled "Wakes".
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 I was captivated with the colors of the sea as we rode out to the coral reef.



The boat wake followed us out seven miles from shore.




It was my first trip to the keys in many years, and a had forgotten the lure of the tropical beauty.

Thanks for viewing my blog today

Carol Schiff





Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Colorado Landscape, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Mountain Painting, Flower Painting

I am in to mountains these days.  I am, after all , surrounded by them since my move to NC.

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 These mountains, however are in Colorado.....the famous Rockies.

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This is a 9x12 oil on canvas panel.

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!




Carol Schiff
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Expressionist Abstract Seascape, Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Free Shipping in USA

For me, the best time to visit the beach is sunrise or sunset.  It is such a spiritual experience.

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In the morning, I am usually alone.  Just me, my camera, the birds, and possible a lone fisherman, trying his luck.

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At sunset, you may not be alone, but in a group of spectators, standing in awe, as the sun sinks into the sea.

Both experiences will enrich your day.

Carol Schiff
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Flower Painting, Daisy Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Painting, 12x12x1.5" Original Oil

This is another painting from Savannah's Lafayette Square.  Surrounding the beautiful fountain, in the park, were a bed a daisies.

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I decided to paint with a palette knife, to best describe the tangle of greenery.  

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I wanted a lively painting, that would give the feeling of the blooms.   I always think of daisies, as cheerful, so I started by painting the ground with cad red.......lots of contrast!

Carol Schiff
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Sunday, June 24, 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