Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Special Painting Offering by Artist Carol Schiff

Artist Carol Schiff is gifting a very special painting to one fortunate reader.
The Bridge in Prague has meaning to me because I have actually walked across it! It is 4 X 12 inches and simply stunning. The Value is $129.00


Who or how was I first inspired to paint?

C: I have always been attracted to drawing and painting, but was not one of those kids who was forever sketching and drawing. When my children grew and left home, I found I had more time and started taking drawing lessons at the local community college. From there, I found an excellent painting instructor and eventually moved on to taking workshops from various artists.



How do you stay motivated to create new art consistently?


C: You might ask, how do I stop creating art? I seem to see a scene, something inspirational, everywhere I look. I carry a camera in my purse so that I don't have any of those "I wish I had my camera" moments. Most of the time I paint from images, so as long as I have images I am excited about, the desire to paint is always there.


I paint a lot of still life, so even a trip to the grocery brings inspiration. I have been known to ask the bakery to open their cases, so that I could photograph the cakes. The produce department brings a mountain of subjects and the bag boys all know to wrap my fruits and vegetables with extra care. It's a thrill to find that perfect pear with a leaf or a photogenic radish!



What artists do you  emulate or admire a great deal?


C: Well, we could talk about the Master's forever. I have read the books and traveled to the museums to see the Van Gogh's, Monet's, Sargent's , the list goes on. But I am really more influenced by the contemporary artists that you can find on the Internet today. A few that come to mind are Karin Jurick who is pretty famous for her paintings of people admiring famous artworks in the museums of the world, and Nancy Franke who does beautiful and sensitive still life. Also Jennifer McChristenson who is a master of landscape.


I feel the emerging artists of today have such an advantage as they can be exposed to the most wonderful art in their own living room. Talented artists are out there, just a few keystrokes away.


Tell me about when you first developed your art blog site...


C: I was on the Internet everyday, surfing through artist's blogs, and simply amazed at the wonderful resources that were right at my fingertips. So, it seemed the natural progression to start a blog of my own. The first thing I did was write to Carol Marine(the queen of artist's blogs) and ask to be put on her blog list which she very kindly agreed to do. This really helped to establish my blog by sending many visitors my way. I start each day with a cup of coffee and a run through all the blogs I follow. I try to respond to every comment I receive.


Tell me about your next shows or projects coming up.


C: I spent many years traveling to shows, but now I do most of my art sales over the Internet. I have two sites on Etsy, http://www.carolschiffstudio.etsy.com/   where I post and sale mostly oil paintings of every subject matter from still life to figures to landscape. Most of my work there are daily paintings 16x20" or smaller although there are a few larger pieces.

Recently I opened a second site, http://www.carolonedge.etsy.com/  where I showcase my more experimental pieces. There you will find palette knife paintings, abstract works, even some mixed media and collage items. I think of that as my "play store".


I like to join local projects and this month I am showing at "Collaborations" which is an exhibition that pairs quilters from the Seaside Quilter's group with 2-D artists in a joint vignette. I am working with two quilters and our theme is the book "Eat, Pray, Love". I also donated a painting to the "All 4 Love" exhibition at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, FL which is a benefit to assist severely injured returning military personnel. If you are in the Melbourne area in March, both of these events will provide an enjoyable evening.




What words of advice do I have for budding artists?


C: My advice is the same as you would hear from your mother. Practice, practice, practice! It is helpful to have a good instructor in the beginning, to teach you the techniques. After you get that down, practice is the key. Get on the Internet and visit the artists blogs and then emulate the work of your favorite artists. Workshops can also be helpful, but don't take more than one a year. Each workshop instructor will teach you their style or technique, so you need to have time to incorporate it into your work. If you become one of those students that takes 3 or more workshops a year, it can become very confusing. In the end, you have to spend time at the easel.




Where is your studio and how do you sell your art?


C: My studio is in my home in Melbourne, Florida. As I stated earlier, most of my art is sold over the Internet on my Etsy sites, http://www.carolschiffstudio.etsy.com/  and http://www.carolonedge.etsy.com/  as well as my blog http://www.carolschiffstudio.blogspot.com/ . I have paintings residing as far away as Australia, Greece and Japan. I do hang a few paintings locally with the Brevard Cultural Alliance and their "Art in Public Places" program.

To enter this fabulous offering :


1) Be or become a follower of my site in the right column.

2) Visit Carol's art site at: http://www.carolschiffstudio.blogspot.com/ and  follow or subscribe!

3) Go to her  etsy shop  http://www.carolschiffstudio.etsy.com/ and choose your favorite work of art : then come back and tell which it is!


She also has some new and interesting pieces at http://www.carolonedge.etsy.com/

The Offering ends on Saturday at midnight CST on the 12th and will be announced on Sunday the 13th of March

Art by Karena

139 comments:

Champagne/CrushParty/StitchPoet said...

I'm already a follower here and now there...and I ADORE "Final Inspection!"

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Was already following you and am now happily following Carol. So many paintings struck me. I liked Hens & Chicks and everything on the on edge page. The Shady Lady and Poppy Field for starters. The Bridge in Prague reminds me of a fairytale trip my parents took my husband and I on two summers ago. We also walked across that bridge, what a feeling that place has.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway, Karena! I am one of your followers :D I really like Carol's art, and I am happily following her. It is exciting when I find new artists to follow! I found lots of still life paintings at her etsy shop. I am particularly fond of the jello and whipped cream painting. I also like the "Shady Lady" painting from her "Carol on Edge" shop.

Karena, you have made my day. Could I mention this giveaway this week in a post?

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

James said...

Already following you, and now her. I really like "The Temptation of Peter Rabbit". Her style is so riveting.

Razmataz said...

Following you both. My favourite is "the waves keep rolling in" I am partial to paintings of the sea.

Thankyou Karena for hosting.

Splendid Sass said...

I love the red poppy painting in the landscape paintings.
I am a follower of your blog of course, and I am now following Carol.
Great etsy store and a great giveaway!
Teresa
xoxo

La Petite Gallery said...

That painting of the two Sailors is great and the head of cabbage.

She is really a good artisy.

yvonne

Nancy van den Boom said...

Such wonderful works. I enjoyed the post, and I hearted the shop already before.
The Tuscan Villa is my favorite, but in fact I like all her wonderful works!
What a great give away opportunity!!!

Wishing you all the best!

kind regards,

Nancy

www.nancyvdboom.etsy.com

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

I am a follower of your blog and Carols. Great interview by the way!

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

Wow, your etsy shop is so full of beauty! I am amazed at the range of subject matter. The cabbage is wonderful! Great colors!

Sheila said...

Temptation of Peter Rabbit is my favorite in Carol's shop right now. I adore Carol's work. Her talent is only surpassed by her sweetness.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Thanks so much, Karena, for introducing us to Carol's beautiful work and blog. I, too, have walked on that bridge, as Prague is one of my favorite cities in the world.

I am already a happy follower of your blog and just became a follower of Carol's. From her etsy shop, I really liked "Berries and Kiwi."

Fondly,
Glenda

Ellen said...

On her first site, I love Miami Heat!
and I went to the second site....and I love
the lavendar field....
thank you for introducing her!
another favorite,
Not your mommas fruit...smiles.

Kay said...

I love Carol's art. It is so hard to choose..the sweet Poppies, the avocado that makes me hungry..strawberries and bananas, wait..the teapot one!!! Very nice interview. Oh And I have been across that bridge too!

Acquired Objects said...

Following you both and I love the grapes and lemon painting. Wonderful artwork Carol and interview.

Mona Thompson said...

I love the Bridge over Prague. it's stunning. She has some incredible stuff in her Etsy Shop as well. I really like the Field of Poppies and California Sunset. Thanks for the introduction!

designdazzle.blogspot.com said...

Karena,
Great art blog!!!
xo
Toni

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Her work is beautiful!

Denise Rose said...

I already follow Carol and loved the interview! I just recently bought two of her paintings for my "artist wall" in my studio, so I will have to choose those as my favorites! They were "Grand Central Station Scallions" and "Just a Bunch of Carrots." Just fabulous!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Carol is an amazing artist and a friend I found through blogging. I follow you both already so let me say that the two sailors are her interpretation of my photo of French sailors preparing for the fête of Bastille Day in Paris... naturally I love that one and I have already bought another of hers. My favorite is Temptation of Peter R and Marshland... incredible details!

I too have walked across that bridge... perhaps we should all meet up there!

Bises,
Genie

pve design said...

Makes me want to make travel plans to Prague and to walk across that bridge!
pve

Kim said...

Congratulations Carol! And thanks for the new blog link - Karena - you have a diverse, interesting blog! A great read.

Donna Vines said...

I am already a follower of Carol's and love her painting style, one of my favorites is Final Inspection. I am so happy to have found your blog through her interview.

Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Rachel Noelle said...

Im so happy to already be a follower of your lovely blog!!!;) And she is such a talented artist!! Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Karena- I like the red poppy painting. Beautiful!

So glad your little package arrived safely!

Loretta

Jane said...

A lovely giveaway. I am a follower, of course ☺. J x

It's me said...

Great intervieuw!! like the first one the bridge in Prague!!...i have walked their with my hubby !! have a lovely day.....and week...love love Ria...xxx...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am a follower now of both of you dear ladies and I like her trio of pears with grapes!!! HI KARENA! Thank you for stopping by my post last night! Both of your are wonderful artists and I could NEVER paint like that; I sketch and that is about all I have time for but it is so fun. Thank you for inviting me to this give away and I am crossing my fingers!!!! Anita

deborah said...

thank you for stopping by my blog....and leading me to yours:) the follower application on carol's blog is currently down, however i am crushing on melons with apples and the three pears. and now i'm craving a ripe pear. i'm now following you, btw. have a wonderful monday!!!!

BonjourRomance said...

What a wonderful artist, I really liked Glamour Girl II. It has an Art Deco feel to me.
You work so hard to bring us all the best giveaways Karen!
Wishing you a fabulous week,
Mimi

Jul said...

I really love The Temptation of Peter Rabbit. Such a good job of capturing the essence of cabbage!

Casa Très Chic said...

Beautiful work, wonderful artist.
I'm following you now.
Thanks for your comments on my blog.
Have a nice week
Hugs
Tereza

Lisa said...

Hi Karena, what a wonderful giveaway! I am a follower of Art by Karena. Thank you for the chance for a beautiful work of art.

Lisa said...

Karena, I visited Carol's etsy shop and WOW! Carol, you are such a talented artist. I love the ocean scenes the most, but your paintings of children and of fruits and vegetables (the artichoke!) are so lovely!

Snappy Di said...

I have two favorites... 'Dancing On My Windowsill" and also "Peter's Temptation". I have mostly fruit artwork on my kitchen walls, but veggies would do nicely as well.

Thanks for this opportunity!

Di

Piorra Maison said...

Hello Karena, Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to do and Interview. I really want to thank you for inspiring me to want to paint something. As I mentioned in Carol's comments I have not painted since BC...before children. My creative juices are flowing today! My fav's of Carol's ...of course are...Les trois Poires and Pear duo. I love painting pears too. My Logo is a pear I painted from way back I also use it on my business card. Thanks again for introducing me to you and your friends. I am going to browse now.
Au revoir
Caroline

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The painting is so pretty and how cool is it that you have actually been on that bridge!

Linda said...

Hi Karena! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog~ I am a follower of your lovely blog now, too! Fun giveaway...I love the painting "Pelicans on Parade", and am following Carol's blog as well!

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore this art work ! I have always wanted to see Prague...and that fruit looks DELISH!

The Devine Life said...

Love the Bridge in Prague.

Danielle.freshquince said...

Sweet interview. Thanks for sharing and so glad to find another fabulous artist on Etsy...I adore the Granny Smith Apple painting!
Thanks so much! xx Danielle

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hello Karena.

Honestly.. I always feel happy when I see your comment on my blog. So, thank you for dropping by!

I was already a follower and now, I'm following Carol too. I was delighted with her work. She's very talented. My favorite is "Half Way to the mountain".

Have a great week!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

The cabbage is so lovely~ the colors are so soothing~
Great interview Karena!

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Karena! thanks so much for stopping by lately, I have been soo busy, but now that the Tour has sold out (yess!) I'll have a little breathing space...

I'll go follow this lovely artist!

xoxo

Kit

Lili said...

What a great giveaway Karena! I have become a follower of both you and Carol. And the painting Carol did entitled "I Have a Dream" is simply breathtaking! What a talented artist she is. I also enjoy her seascapes. Thanks for introducing me to your blog by leaving that sweet comment on mine recently. ~Lili

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

What an awesome giveaway! Sign me up! I just became a follower and my favorite at etsy is Avocado shadows. I also really like those three pears posted with your interview too! Beautiful work!

Marjorie Rose said...

These are beautiful still life paintings that are freshly modern (banana slices, blueberries and strawberries?? why not!) and lovely to see. Thanks for featuring her :)

Leslie said...

Thanks for your comments. You are soooo taleneted! Beautiful!
I am a follower now :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore the amazing talent that you introduce me to dear Karena!

The Temptation of Peter Rabbit is just amazing. It is like looking at an actual head of cabbage.

I have to say that my fingers are tightly crossed. I too have walked the bridge in Prague and would dearly love a reminder of what is my favorite city in Europe.

pretty pink tulips said...

Carol's art is so beautiful. And, I love how she picked up painting later in life. We're never too old to learn new things!!

~ Elizabeth

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous! I'm a follower of both of you. I love Carol's work. Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Givens said...

Follower and following. I like "Buddies" because I love dogs!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Carol's paintings are beautiful! Thanks for introducing us to her and her work. I'm already a follower here, and I just signed up to follow Carol's blog.

Sunrise on the Atlantic is my favourite painting in Carol's Etsy shop :-)

Ann said...

Hi Karena,

I love Carol's beautiful use of color, especially in Tangerines and Bananas.

Thanks for the introduction and the giveaway!

the cape on the corner said...

gorgeous! i haven't walked across it, but prague is on my list of go to places!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful art and a lovely interview! I live in Florida, too and love to visit that part of the coast! ♥ I'm a follower! Thanks! ♥

Julie said...

Karena,

Once a follower always a follower. Beautiful art.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am a new follower on Carol's blog! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love...and the waves keep rolling! Beautiful art! I love anything with the ocean! ♥

eddieross said...

Thanks for sharing! I love reading about the latest art!
Happy March 1!
Xo,
E&J

wendy said...

Fabulous interview! Carol is an amazing artist and an even more amazing woman.
I love her painting Dancing on my Window. The tomatoes have such rich vibrant color and the stems reach toward each other - actually looking exactly like dancing partners' outstretched arms.

Thank you for sponsoring this contest!

koralee said...

Wow....her work is stunning .xoxox

Cote de Texas said...

Gawd, her work is gorgeous. I love those pears - so beautiful.

bikim said...

so pretty!
happy day!
Rosa

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi Karena! I've done all of the required ~ already follow you, followed Carol and visited her Etsy site ... I think I'd choose The Temptation of Peter Rabbit .. it would look lovely in my kitchen! ;)

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Karena - Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love Mountain Church II on Carol's Etsy site (white country churches have a special place in my heart). I am now following you and her! Enjoy your day!
-Trish

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I LOVE The Temptation of Peter Rabbit.... Perfect.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm following Carol.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Karena....

Thank you so much for your visit.... :-)

I'm a new follower here.... Love your bloggie!

I'll be back.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Bonnie @ The Boatwright Family said...

Hi! I am now following you and Carol. Love both of your sites! After reviewing her etsy shop, it was hard to decide! I think Tuscan Villa is my favorite - it reminds me of a time in Napa.

Thank you!

Raffaella said...

Hi Karena! Congratulations for your blog... thank you very much for come and find me on my blog and for your sweet comment... See you soon...
Raffaella
http://www.melogranoantico.blogspot.com

French Basketeer.com said...

What a lovely interview....lots of lovely advice. I love that she finds inspiration in her daily life! I have walked this bridge as well. It is Miss Honey's hometown, so now more special to me; lovely city....

Boho Farm and Home said...

I love "cactus collection"...which is kinda funny because I live in Phx and usually I hate cactus...I think it is the soothing colors she used that makes it so appealing to me. Thanks!
Caroline

scarves said...

Wish all of the network of friends have a new start .

hope you have a great 2011. Thanks for the link, sweetie!
Titanium Necklaces

Entertaining Women said...

As soon I click publish, I'm on my way to become your newest follower. Wonderful work! I am a mural artist, although I haven't painted a great deal in the few years. There is at least one post on my blog that shares one example of my work. I am completely self-taught as a painter. My basic gift is rendering. As a child, I could draw portraits of classmates and teachers. I'm going to enjoy studying your work. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Yashila said...

Very nice and interesting blog. I like it and so much thanks for sharing this nice post with us and keep posting.
oil Painting

paperbird said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment you left my way.
I admire Carol's art and I enjoyed your guest post with her.
Visitng her etsy site I fell in love with "Mountain Farm"

Have a beautiful day!

Renae Moore said...

You always find such talented artists!
Happy Thursday!
xx

Darlene said...

following!
Oh how I love that cabbage!
-{darlene}
fieldstonehilldesign.com

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

definitely following!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

following Carol as well!
well worth the intro - thank you!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

fave ?
the hydrangea from her edgy
and the waves keep on coming from the etsy ~
also loving les trois poires!

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

{I'm a follower of your blog}
I have such admiration for anyone who can paint. I can't paint and I can't draw but I'm crafty so I guess I'm good for something, LOL!
Thanks for offering this lovely giveaway, the paintings are absolutely lovely. Good luck to us all :)

Patricia Torres said...

oh my... those are gorgeous! I totally adore them.. and u!! :-)

Style Attic said...

I love how someones life is channeled into beautiful creations :) Thanks for stopping by and letting me in on another giveaway! I always enter, maybe I will win!! XO, Kelly

yoana said...

I fall in love with your work

Fay said...

Hi Karena thankyou for your visit
Love the bridge I was in Prague 20 years ago its beautiful Ill certainly se you again Fay xx

LindsB said...

I really love the work of art titled "and the waves keep rolling", what beautiful colors!

Sharon said...

What a great painter! Thanks for doing the feature on Carol. I walked across the bridge in Prague one magical day at sunset. So for sure, enter my name in the drawing.

I have signed up as a follower for Carol’s blog and for yours. I love the painting called “Halfway up the Mountain” in Carol’s Etsy shop.

susan said...

Carol's paintings are all so nice it's hard to choose a favorite but "The Temptation of Peter Rabbit" is very beautiful.

Thanks for your kind comment about 'baby days'. It's not often anyone comes by to read one of my favorite stories.

I'll be delighted to follow your elegant blog.

jessica@simplybonvivant.com said...

Thank you for your visit to Simply Bon Vivant! It's clear you have quite a passion for the good life as well. Thanks for sharing some of Carol's beautiful art work. I'll be back!

CDS said...

I love the painting of the strawberry and blueberries.

Lisa Daria said...

Dancing On My Window is my FAVORITE - the light SINGS!

The enchanted home said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway...such pretty work she does. I love her Carolina barn painting, its so quaint and charming and just the kind of little barn I dream of going away to a snowy weekend! I am a follower here also...thanks for visiting me. Fingers crossed!!

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Diane Costanza said...

Not only do I love the name of this piece, but I love the detail, the colors and the simple composition of filling the canvas:

Temptation of Peter Rabbit, 12x16, Original Oil

Diane

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Just lovely!

I'm a follower, of course!

xo

Jacqueline said...

As a follower, I don't just drool over food, art, jewelry, everything gorgeous makes me drool. I have never been to Prague, but we have friends who keep promising to bring us there - someday. How gorgeous. What a fun interview too.

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Karena - just popping by to say hello. Love Carol's work, thanks for showcasing it! Have a great weekend. L

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Nothing adds personality to a space like a great piece of art. My favorite is Carolina Stream - following you both. Thanks for the invitation and the opportunity, Karena!!

Privet and Holly said...

LOVE her work!!!
I'm subscribing
to her blogspot : )
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

I follow YOU,
of course!
xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

I love the
pears in the
blue bowl and
also "Where the
Mountains Meet
the Sky," as it
reminds me of
the Pac NW where
my parents live.
Lovely giveaway, K!
xx Suzanne

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Karena, Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to showcase my art on your exciting blog. I am so happy that you introduced me and my artwork to your wonderful readers. I cannot wait to see who wins the painting.

VictoriaArt said...

Dear Karena,
Thank you for coming by and encouraging me to look at your amazing give away!
You have no idea how it touches me. I grew up only a few 100 miles north of Prague, in Dresden. When I was a child going to Prague was a rare treat to travel abroad, East Germany was actually closed and we could not travel otherwise abroad. At first look the painting seemed of Dresden, where similar stone bridges span the river Elbe! Prague is wonderful and I have spent many times there, wandering the small streets up to the castle , crossing the Karl's Bridge and the beautiful city is so dear to me!
This painting is a little wonder and I would take good care of it! I did not know Carol Schiff until now, but her work is beautiful and her advise right. Practice your art! I will look at her site and tll you which works I especially love!

VictoriaArt said...

And of course I had a look and I became a follower of Carol's artistic blog! I particularly love her painting
'Lemons of Campo Di' Fiori'! Just beautiful!
Again, thank you Karena for introducing us to this talented and passionate artist!

Bornay said...

We love this paintings Karena.

Joan.

Mystica said...

From her etsy shop I love Mountain Church II.

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Tarin Rafferty said...

Wow! Lovely...Good luck to me!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very, very beautiful all. My special love is the cabbage. So lovely.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I'm a follower of your lovely blog!

annechovie said...

Great interview, Karen. Carol's work is lovely!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great interview and her shop is so stunning. I love her work. Wish you both an amazing day, kisses

Kathy said...

K...following....there is something about "tugboat 1" that I like....of course all the paintings are lovely......k

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

I can't thank you enough for inviting me to your blog and for a chance to win this painting. As it turns out my husband and I met when he was stationed in Germany. While we were dating we visited many lovely places in Europe on the weekends. On one September weekends we headed to Prague. We visited the castle, strolled on that bridge, explored the old town and as the afternoon was drawing to an end, he proposed, with a gorgeous garnet ring.

We got married the next April so I wish to be lucky enough so that I'm able to give that painting to him for our anniversary.

PS now a follower too
And among Carol's paintings (besides this one of course) I especially like the poppies.

Beach Vintage.com said...

I love that pear painting, its my favourite!

Anya adores said...

I just came across your blog and am I happy I did. LOVE that bridge in Prague - I have been there and the painting bring back happy memories. and I adore the poppies..
Following you :)
Happy Tuesday.
A
http://anyaadores.blogspot.com/

Bruce Barone said...

I LOVE her work!

"Dancing on my Window" would look great in my kitchen!

Bruce

Marlis said...

In my excitement, I left my comment on her blog. ;(.... Oh well, I do have the perfect spot on my wall that would fit this piece so well. I do so love it. Her others that totally got my blood flowing this morning were pumpkin & bittersweet and temptation for peter rabbit. I follow you, i follow her, i subscribe, I went I saw, I answered.. I now pray! Thanks for dropping in with your kind comments. What a lovely way to start the day.

caitlin wilson said...

i would love to win this for my husband because he lived in Prague for 2 years! beautiful!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Karena,
Wonderful interview and the bridge painting is amazing! And, I love the unusual size. My other favorite is Peter Rabbit's Temtation...beautiful! I am now a follower.
~R

Maria's Watercolor said...

ok, there are a lot of comments here! I am following both blogs, and hard to choose, I love all the paintings...but I am going to choose "dancing on my window sill" as my favorite, I love vine ripe tomatoes! I enjoyed this interview, I am going to practice my painting now!

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you so much for coming by so I could discover your wonderful blog! The bridge painting is just beautiful. I so wish sometimes that I had the artist gift of painting or drawing-- of how wonderful it must be to be able to transfer the emotions and beauty of a scene and put it on canvas!

bee blessed
mary

Kathy said...

Oh my! This is so inspiring! This is exactly what I want to do. My daughter is graduating in May and I hope to take classes - I have been painting, drawing etc for years - just want some direction and instruction - currently I read a lot of books!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing this marvelous giveaway - I am your newest follower!
Kathy

Kathy said...

I am now happily following Carol!
Kathy

Interior Design Musings said...

Fabulous artwork. My fav is "The Big One" but I do love the sunbabies (the pink makes it particularly current given pantone color predictions).

Blayne Beacham said...

I am following both you and carol now :) i think the bridge piece is my favorite! I absolutely love it. The colors are amazing.

Kristin said...

I'm so jealous of artists with that kind of talent!

VictoriaArt said...

Karena: Off the charts: Come and see one of my paintings!
xoxo Victoria

VictoriaArt said...

Karena: Off the charts: Come and see one of my paintings!
xoxo Victoria

VictoriaArt said...

Karena: Off the charts: Come and see one of my paintings!
xoxo Victoria

SUREANDO said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I adore "Half way up the mountain"
I follow you.
Beatriz

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

So many wonderful pieces. I adore the Marina Puppy...along with many others. :)

shellie said...

what a great interview....someday i hope to include segments like this in my own blog....Thanks for stopping by mine as well!

Marjorie Rose said...

Karena,

Hi! I've been meaning to do this and I'm so so glad I didn't miss it.

As you know, I posted on how amazing her work is (thanks to you) and am partial to the "Berries and Kiwi" and "Berries and Bananas." But if I am to pick a favorite, I think I'll go for "LES TROIS POIRES" and hang it happily anywhere in my home. She does amazing work.

Well, I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend! Take care!

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

Karena:

I found Carol's comments regarding her artistic motivation engaging. As a creator myself, I can relate to the moment of inspiration which will define the essence of the finished product. I particularly liked the first image on your post: the Bridge in Prague. I am a traveler, so i can truly appreciate the beauty and inspiration found abroad.
Best,
Liz

John Briner said...

Sadly, I wasn't able to make it to the contest because this is the first time I come across this blog. But, I'm truly happy that I managed to view it and see the artistic art pieces posted in here. I'll be checking the works of Artist Carol Schiff after this. Thanks for sharing!

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Among all wallpapers, my favorite is "the waves keep rolling in" I am partial to paintings of the sea. I have subscribed to your rss feed which should do the trick.

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