Friday, March 23, 2018

My paintings on the runway??

Several  months ago, I was contacted by an Israeli fashion designer, Assaf Pelleg.  He was designing his 2017 Spring/Summer Line, and wanted to use one of my paintings in his work.  I agreed to work with him, and we found two of my artworks that were of interest to him.

For several months, I heard nothing!  Then, suddenly, an email with the completed designs.

I am thrilled with the results!  

This is the fun part of what I do.  I sometimes struggle for days, over a specific artwork.  Just this week, I have worked on a piece for 3 days, and scrapped it this morning!  Then there are the boring hours after hours of internet work.  Taking photos, editing them, posting them.  Sometimes it seems the reward, is not enough to justify the effort. 

 But then, one day, a painting effortlessly falls off my brush, or a student sends me his power point presentation about how he was influenced by my art, or someone on the other side of the world, likes my work enough to place it in his collection.

That is the payoff!

Thanks for reading my blog today!

Carol Schiff

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Red Sky in the Mountains, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x12x.75" Oil

Mornings in Carolina are so special.

purchase here

One of my favorite ways to start the day, is sipping my coffee on the deck, while the morning mist burns off.  It is so if I am alone in the world.  Sounds are muted and I feel protected.

 The Cherokee named it Nantahala, which means "land of the mid day sun".

Enjoy your day!

Carol Schiff

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where do I go from here?, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

Traditionally, January is when we evaluate our performance over the last twelve months, and look at the direction we are headed.  I am a little late!

Artistically, I see nothing but question marks.  I want to have a clear plan, a path to follow and mark my progress, but alas, it evades me.

I looked through my posts from last year, and picked out my favorite pieces, hoping against hope that they will tell me where I am headed.

 Abstract Expressionism?


Thick Paint?



Really thin paint?

Or does it really matter?

All this thinking is making my head hurt!  

I am happy I found this many pieces, from last year, that speak to ME.  I am happy with them which makes me happy with me.

Maybe 2018 will find me treading the straight and narrow.....but somehow, I don't think so.

Thank you all, for joining me on my crazy, unplanned journey!

Friday, March 9, 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

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Moving My Studio Art Sale - Final Markdowns!

My studio sale is drawing to a close.  Thank you to all my collectors who purchased paintings, and still are!

On this, the final phase of my sale, ALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, 8X8" OR LARGER, ARE MARKED DOWN 50% OR MORE!  


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Abstract Painting, 10x10x1.5" Oil On Canvas - On Sale

My Moving Sale Continues

Final Markdowns


One of my favorite abstract paintings, filled with lovely texture.  While this one is sold, I still have a few similar pieces on my Etsy site.

We are packing our boxes and soon will be moving north!  

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Carol Schiff

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year


Carol Schiff