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Kath Schifano
  • Grand Island, NY
  • United States
  • Grand Island/New York/USA
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Kath Schifano

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I just like painting - to push it around, to accept the challenge of blank canvas. Plein air's immediacy resolves my need to paint regularly, the groups I paint with support my habit by scheduling new locations, & blogs like this are an opportunity to mingle in cyberspace with PA painters & resolve questions, share insights & resources.
I am a full time artist after years of teaching & helping solve student painters' problems - so now I have none!If I had more time in my days I would probably paint more, I always carry art supplies and a sketchbook.
Living in western New York, I am a Niagara Falls painter, part of a heritage of artists trying to capture the majesty of water falling at 186,000 gallons a minute.

Kath Schifano's Photos

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Kath Schifano posted a status
"Don's traveling paintings from the front seat of his truck will always be how I remember him. I've finally figured out how small...or rather"
Jan 21
Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald left a comment for Kath Schifano
"Congrats on the feature!   Love your work. "
Jun 26, 2014
marte thompson commented on Kath Schifano's photo

Coffee Time at Long Beach

"Yes, that's true of most landscapes. Good work."
Nov 2, 2013
Kath Schifano commented on Kath Schifano's photo

Coffee Time at Long Beach

"Left side VP is about six feet off the canvas! Thanks."
Nov 2, 2013
marte thompson commented on Kath Schifano's photo

Coffee Time at Long Beach

"Two point perspective works every time!"
Nov 1, 2013
Kath Schifano commented on Kath Schifano's photo

Coffee Time at Long Beach

"This painting, 'Coffee Time, Long Beach Morning' was selected for the 'Why This Works' article in the current Outdoor, at It is…"
Nov 1, 2013
Kath Schifano commented on Frances Gaffney's video

New York's Boat Dwellers

"Joys and hardships....the stuff of all our lives. Your drawings are simply amazing, and I am looking forward to your next video."
Sep 26, 2013
Kath Schifano commented on Mary Byrom's video

Maine ~ Lowtide Ogunquit Beach

"Lovely, I know how fast the tide moves. Using seashells to support my tripod, when the water arrives it just sinks them right away. The painting is done when the ocean decides."
Sep 26, 2013
Kath Schifano commented on Donald Maier's group My Ride
"A huge local gallery had a 'car' show and I was floored by the variety of work, huge sculptures made of car parts (imagine greasy cycle chains used for dreadlocks on a carburetor face.) spray painted fenders and scenes on hubcaps as well…"
Sep 26, 2013
Kath Schifano joined Donald Maier's group

My Ride

Only post paintings of your own vehicle. Car, truck, RV. Your first car, your favorite car or your current car. See More
Sep 26, 2013
Kath Schifano posted photos
Sep 15, 2013
Kath Schifano joined Donald Maier's group


Paintings of boats... in or out of the water.See More
Aug 1, 2013
Kath Schifano commented on Kath Schifano's photo

Water Flows Both Ways

"This was very special. Thanks for the comments, my FB friends liked the image and the site."
Aug 1, 2013
Kath Schifano replied to Donald Maier's discussion What is your favorite head gear?
"SPF 50 large brim crushable, foldable hat. I'm fairly neat when painting but this hat has been everywhere with me and looks it. I keep it in my car and 'crushable' really gets tested."
Jul 27, 2013
Kath Schifano posted photos
Jul 26, 2013
Kath Schifano left a comment for Donald Maier
"Are the member page photos posted in order of joining? I know I jumped on board when you first started, but only just realized where my name is located in this wonderful group! I was scrolling through to see how many artists I knew. Pleased to be a…"
Mar 16, 2013

Kath Schifano's Blog

'America's Fair'

Erie County Fair held a plein air painting competition - hottest day of the summer, compounded by heat radiating from the blacktop & all the generators running for rides, food, hawkers & tents. Couldn't ask for a better PA day!

Must have hiked six miles with my art cart - to sign in, to painting spot - to car for framing - to turn in, then back to car-with a third prize. Yep, good day.…


Posted on August 17, 2009 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

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Grand Island/New York/USA
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Comment Wall (15 comments)

At 9:51am on May 10, 2009, Larry Seiler said…
Thanks Kath...quite interesting to see the structure of this 'Ning thing too. Very conducive to a user friendliness for the visual arts and networking...good for all of us.
At 10:33am on May 11, 2009, sylvio gagnon said…
Hi Kath,
Winter ?? That was spring - warm sunny days of spring. LOL
At 12:57pm on May 28, 2009, Gordon Haas said…
Hello Plein Air Painters!

Just wanted to introduce myself and let you know of my Plein Air Painting Workshop in Positano, Italy.

Please click on my Profile to get to my Member Page where the Event is listed for all of the details.

Thanks for looking and happy painting!


At 8:25am on September 23, 2009, Lawrence Rudolech said…
Thanks I really had fun with that one and was pleased at the time with it and that is all we can ask
At 1:47pm on February 11, 2010, Kathleen McDonnell said…
Hi Kath,
I miss painting up there. I'll be in Florida until April. See you then. Nice paintings.
Congratulations on your prize at the fair.
kathy Mcd
At 6:33pm on February 11, 2010, Mary J. Gray said…
Hi Kath,
Good to hear from you. I really enjoyed our meeting for lunch and the great sea food. I'm totally new to this. I have avoided getting on the social networks until now. I really like this one. I need to get some more content on there. We're going out to paint Saturday at Wekiva springs. It is going to be cold, high of 58 degrees.
At 12:17pm on March 15, 2010, Kathleen McDonnell said…
I can't wait until I get home. I'm looking forward to plein air painting with everyone. Miss you guys.
At 11:50pm on April 28, 2010, Kath Schifano said…
I am so thrilled to have spring exploding around me. I just want to catch the changes every day. Oh to have more time!!!
At 1:03pm on June 15, 2010, Kath Schifano said…
It's nice to be featured on the site especially since it inspires me to check everyone else on the feature page. Then I get lost digging deeper and seeing more great art. Thanks for showing your links!
At 3:04pm on June 16, 2010, Donald Maier said…
I don't think I sent you a video link. I did change the videos and featured artists, but don't think I did that.

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