Mar 22, 2015

Papa's Flippers



Papa's Flippers
4x4" #201507
Oil on linen
Please email me at
scshisler@gmail.com
for purchase information.

I don't think I have many of you reading my blog anymore!!  :(.  It used to get lots of traffic.  Not sure what's happened; perhaps I've lost some connection somewhere....I've still been sending out emails to my subscribers.  Are you all still there - out there somewhere in the world??

2015 WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT - FILLING QUICKLY! May 21-23: Just added - The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop hosted by Blacksburg Regional Art Assocation in Blacksburg, Virginia (near Roanoke). For more info, contact me at scshisler@gmail.com or Lois Stephens at stephens1@pemtel.net.

June 6-8: The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. For more info, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or email dthomas555@aol.com.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours.  For more info, email me at scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

NOW OFFERING LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME/STUDIO!
This is a fantastic option for students who prefer instruction in the comfort of their own surroundings.  Also great for those who seek guidance on their larger paintings that can't be transported easily.  Email for info.

BOOKS
Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014

COMING SOON...
"Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings". This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Demo and Instructional Videos

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



Mar 19, 2015

"Our Three"


Our Three
4x4" #201505
Oil on linen
Please email me at
scshisler@gmail.com
for purchase information.

Been a while since I wrote much about my process with each of these paintings.  I miss doing that...
This piece ended up being painted with small brushes.  There was too much going on to be able to get it right with my knives. Fun!
I have moved into a HUGE new studio space - rather unexpectedly after a friend's boyfriend was leaving his old 'storage unit' in a very old warehouse in my town.  Old orange processing plant.  From the outside it looks really rough around the edges - shows it's age.  But inside is glorious!  Space like a 'real' studio space should have.  Which is good since I'm in the process of painting several new large pieces for my next show - a 'pop up' that will be in Savannah GA in May.
I've also been asked by a new art gallery - Hue Gallery - in Wichita KS to join their roster of represented artists.  Getting my paintings framed and ready to go for shipping.  I'm very excited about this - it's the first time my paintings will travel in a shipping crate - scary. 

2015 WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT - FILLING QUICKLY! May 21-23: Just added - The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop hosted by Blacksburg Regional Art Assocation in Blacksburg, Virginia (near Roanoke). For more info, contact me at scshisler@gmail.com or Lois Stephens at stephens1@pemtel.net.

June 6-8: The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. For more info, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or email dthomas555@aol.com.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours.  For more info, email me at scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

NOW OFFERING LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME/STUDIO!
This is a fantastic option for students who prefer instruction in the comfort of their own surroundings.  Also great for those who seek guidance on their larger paintings that can't be transported easily.  Email for info.

BOOKS
Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014

COMING SOON...
"Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings". This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Demo and Instructional Videos

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



Mar 6, 2015

"Naked Boy"

Naked Boy
4x4" #201504
Oil on museum board
Please email me at
scshisler@gmail.com
for purchase information.

What fun this was!  Love the chance to put the polish on....specular highlights where wet skin reflects the sun. 

2015 WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

May 21-23: Just added - The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop hosted by Blacksburg Regional Art Assocation in Blacksburg, Virginia (near Roanoke). For more info, contact me at scshisler@gmail.com or Lois Stephens at stephens1@pemtel.net.

June 6-8: The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. For more info, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or email dthomas555@aol.com.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours.  For more info, email me at scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

NOW OFFERING LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME/STUDIO!
This is a fantastic option for students who prefer instruction in the comfort of their own surroundings.  Also great for those who seek guidance on their larger paintings that can't be transported easily.  Email for info.

BOOKS
Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014

COMING SOON...
"Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings". This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Demo and Instructional Videos

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



Mar 4, 2015

"Red Bikini"


Red Bikini
4x4" #201503
Oil on museum board
Please email me at
scshisler@gmail.com
for purchase information.

I'm creating the little minis again!  Yippee - so fun. These are available for purchase directly from me; prices for all 4x4's is $100, unframed.  Includes s/h. Many of them are studies for the 5 larger paintings that I'm preparing for an upcoming two person show this May in Savannah GA, with Larry Moore.  It's an honor to be worthy of exhibiting with this contemporary master!

2015 WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

May 21-23: Just added - The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop hosted by Blacksburg Regional Art Assocation in Blacksburg, Virginia (near Roanoke). For more info, contact me at scshisler@gmail.com or Lois Stephens at stephens1@pemtel.net.

June 6-8: The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. For more info, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or email dthomas555@aol.com.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours.  For more info, email me at scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

NOW OFFERING LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME/STUDIO!
This is a fantastic option for students who prefer instruction in the comfort of their own surroundings.  Also great for those who seek guidance on their larger paintings that can't be transported easily.  Email for info.

BOOKS
Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014

COMING SOON...
"Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings". This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Demo and Instructional Videos

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



Feb 12, 2015

Heading north with workshops...first up is Blacksburg, Virginia!


Click below for more information on my 
next workshop in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia.
May 21-23rd, 2015



Feb 7, 2015

"Wrapped in Manganese"

Wrapped in Manganese
18x14" #201502
Oil on linen
Please email me at
scshisler@gmail.com
for purchase information.

2015 WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

May 21-23: Just added - The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop hosted by Blacksburg Regional Art Assocation in Blacksburg, Virginia (near Roanoke). For more info, contact me at scshisler@gmail.com or Lois Stephens at stephens1@pemtel.net.

June 6-8: The Creative Spirit of Palette Knife: Technique and Philosophy Workshop at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. For more info, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or email dthomas555@aol.com.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours.  For more info, email me at scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS
Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014

COMING SOON...
"Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings". This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Demo and Instructional Videos

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".





Jan 21, 2015

"Sargent Napping"



Sargent Napping
20x10" #201501
Currently available at
the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Please call Lael DeWahl at 407-766-7353
or email her at laeldewahl@yahoo.com

NEXT UP....WORKSHOP AT MY STUDIO IN WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Full with waiting list.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL with waiting list.

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos





Jan 5, 2015

Triangles



Triangles20x16" #2014663
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition,
Sally Cummings Shisler - A Story of the Palette Knife
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015 from 6-8pm
scshisler@gmail.com


A new direction is emerging! Change is in the air....

NEXT UP....WORKSHOP AT MY STUDIO IN WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - TWO SPOTS OPEN. Please call me at 321-331-3045, or email at scshisler@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - TWO SPOTS OPEN

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos





Jan 3, 2015

Widow's Peak


Widow's Peak
24x36" #201462
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition,
Sally Cummings Shisler - A Story of the Palette Knife
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015 from 6-8pm
scshisler@gmail.com

An exciting undertaking this painting was. I rarely allow myself to review my work and say that there's nothing more I could do to it to make it better (for me).

NEXT UP....WORKSHOP AT MY STUDIO IN WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - TWO SPOTS OPEN. Please call me at 321-331-3045, or email at scshisler@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - TWO SPOTS OPEN

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos





Jan 2, 2015

Joy in Red



Joy in Red
9x12" #201461
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition,
Sally Cummings Shisler - A Story of the Palette Knife
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015 from 6-8pm
scshisler@gmail.com

Apparently I like red.  It makes me happy!  I haven't done a great job posting paintings as I go along preparing for my show (reception next week).  Just too much to do to keep up to date online AND paint, etc.  There is lots to see - mostly figurative (I think all figurative, actually).  Would love to see any local folks come out for a visit at the reception!

ARTISTS - DON'T DELAY.... WORKSHOP IS FILLING FAST!!!
Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• LAST DAY TODAY TO SIGN UP FOR Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - TWO SPOTS OPEN

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 18, 2014

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Sally Shisler


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
36x24" #201458
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition,
Sally Cummings Shisler - A Story of the Palette Knife
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015 from 6-8pm
scshisler@gmail.com

My friend, Christina. Her glorious head of corkscrew curls. It's easily the eighth wonder of the world. All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds and framed in beautiful Tuscan style frames. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

ARTISTS - DON'T DELAY.... WORKSHOP IS FILLING FAST!!!
Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 17, 2014

The Blue Scarf Studies - 2


The Blue Scarf Studies - 2
7x5" #201457
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015
scshisler@gmail.com

This is the second image of what I decided to be 'studies of the scarf' - might be just one more.  All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

ARTISTS - DON'T DELAY.... WORKSHOP IS FILLING FAST!!!
Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 16, 2014

The Blue Scarf by Sally Shisler



The Blue Scarf Studies - 1
7x5" #201455
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015
scshisler@gmail.com

Fifth study; preparation for upcoming show.  All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

ARTISTS - DON'T DELAY.... WORKSHOP IS FILLING FAST!!!
Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 15, 2014

WORKSHOP AT CREALDE....FILLING FAST....EARLY JANUARY

Sign up today -

Contact Barbara Tiffany
Crealdé School of Art (main campus)
600 St. Andrews Blvd.
Winter Park, Florida 32792
407-671-1886
Hours: 9 am-4 pm Monday-Thursday,
9 am-1 pm Friday-Saturday
www.crealde.org

Red Velvet; Study


Red Velvet; Study 
3x5" #201456
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015
scshisler@gmail.com

Fourth study; preparation for upcoming show.  All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

ARTISTS - DON'T DELAY.... WORKSHOP IS FILLING FAST!!!
Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 14, 2014

Debonair; Study




Debonair; Study
3x5" #201454
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015
scshisler@gmail.com

Here's the third study that I want to share.  All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 12, 2014

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow; Study



Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Study
3x5" #201453
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015
scshisler@gmail.com

Here's the second study that I want to share.  Large version is 36x24".   All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Dec 7, 2014

Black Onyx, Study




Black Onyx, Study
7x5" #201452
Will debut at my Solo Exhibition
at the Grace Gallery in Winter Park, Fl
Evening reception is January 8th, 2015
scshisler@gmail.com

This painting is the first in a series of small studies that will be displayed alongside their larger works at my show this coming January.  All studies will be painted with brushes; large works will be palette knife with brushwork backgrounds. Stay posted throughout this month - I'll be sharing my work as it is finished.  All work created will be available at Grace Gallery from early January through February 15th.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY ONLINE PRINT BOUTIQUE
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away".



WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please call Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015:
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Nov 22, 2014

Cold Night at the Studio



Cold Night at the Studio
7x5" #201451
Also available as high quality print
in various sizes at my online store:
Sally Shisler's Fine Art Prints
Contact me regarding commissions.
scshisler@gmail.com

As the weather turns toward the holiday season, we naturally experience some comfort adjustments.  But living in Florida, I hadn't expected it to get SO COLD earlier this week.  Of course the forecast warned us, but still - it's only mid-November.  So I blew a fuse at the studio right before my model, and best friend, came for a session, and we worked indoors in about 60 degree air.  Bless her heart - she was cold, but very gracious. I am full swing now into a few Christmas commissions, as well as getting paintings done for my show in January.  Last couple of weeks I've thrown myself into online 'stuff' - website tweaking, and...

LAUNCHING MY NEW IMAGEKIND STOREFRONT!
Did you miss out on the chance to purchase your favorite original painting?  An image that really sent you...the one that you were certain you had to have because it brought forth a fond memory, told a story, or simply brought fresh joy to your day? This brand new print gallery collection includes my most popular work from the years 2011-2014. Here you will find all of your favorite images. It's a place where you can view and consider each image carefully because here, there is no such thing as "the one that got away"!


http://www.imagekind.com/art/stunning/sally-shisler/artwork-on/fine-art-prints


WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.
• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


• Announcing one day, 3 hour intensive COLOR MIXING sessions at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida.  These sessions are designed to help students prepare for their own paintings that they will paint at home with their premixed palette. This is all about thorough color mixing; not actual painting. Each student will be provided with a high quality color print of their selected photograph with a clear breakdown of which colors will be mixed. Preparing a palette of clean, harmonious color before putting knife/brush to canvas gives you a head start on a successful painting. Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Cost is $50. Beginner-Advanced. Space is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 

COMING  IN EARLY 2015: • Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

Videos

Nov 11, 2014

A Little Pop of Red


A Little Pop of Red
12x9" #201450
Oil on museum board
Contact me regarding commissions.
scshisler@gmail.com

As I've said before, it's always best to get your thoughts down immediately after finishing a painting.  Just as in the painting process itself, going back to rekindle is hard to do. This painting was finished on Sunday, so we're talking 2 days later here.  My goal was to bring lots of color variety into this 'say cheese' painting. (Cheese as in smile for the camera...not cheese as in cheesy painting; I hope.) Before I write the rest of this post, I need to say that this painting seems a little bit cattywampus, but I still am very happy with it : )
If you are looking at a good deal of classical painting, you will notice that painting a smile seems to be a questionable decision. I guess because it doesn't seem natural for a model to pose that way for an extended period?  Or because the look just isn't as languid? I think it's hardest to paint a face that is looking straight at you. Getting the symmetry is difficult to do without creating an overworked look.  Getting an eyeball placed into the skull accurately is hard enough to do, but then achieving a graceful passage of skin tissue over the sockets and eyeball is really a killer. When you get caught up in what you think you know about eyes vs. what you are actually seeing, you are destined for a struggle. With palette knife especially because in trying to achieve a fresh, pure stroke AND getting it placed accurately, you are likely to face a downright wrestling match.  Then you have the nostrils and the flares that define the edges of the nose around them. And underneath that is the pair of gentle slopes and a valley that lie above the upper lip.  Lips should be easy, but they are elusive too. There is the jawline and another slope of skin tissue that joins with the neck, which is positioned center and toward the back. I'll stop there, except to say that if all else fails, there is always hair that can be tousled around; flipped out, or under; placed over a bad eye - you get the idea.  Putting it all together is a trick. It's worth the time to really study anatomical structure from all angles. Just do it!

WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 - FULL

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


• Announcing one day, 3 hour intensive COLOR MIXING sessions at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida.  These sessions are designed to help students prepare for their own paintings that they will paint at home with their premixed palette. This is all about thorough color mixing; not actual painting. Each student will be provided with a high quality color print of their selected photograph with a clear breakdown of which colors will be mixed. Preparing a palette of clean, harmonious color before putting knife/brush to canvas gives you a head start on a successful painting. Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Cost is $50. Beginner-Advanced. Space is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 
 
• Coming in 2015: Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

VIDEOS/DVDS:
Coming soon...

Oct 21, 2014

It's finally here!

Palette Knife Paintings of the Figure 2011-2014
from "All in a Painting Day's Work", Volume I

Preview Here
http://www.blurb.com/books/5662604-sally-cummings-shisler

I've been telling you for at least two months now to keep your eyes peeled for my first book, right?  So finally it's here. This book is a collection of posts from my blog from the years 2011-2014. There are a few in the mix that are older because they were worthy of print publishing. Of over 550 paintings, 76 of them and their corresponding writings were carefully chosen to represent the best work of my formative years as a palette knife painter. Whether readers are fellow artists or devoted admirers, my goal was to share personal experiences and the path that has led to a new level of painting ability and spiritual well being. I hope that you will take advantage of my introductory offer and order your limited edition copy today!

USE THE BUY NOW BUTTON AT THE LEFT TO SAVE 20% OFF LIST PRICES
*** OFFER IS VALID THROUGH OCTOBER 31st ONLY ***

When you purchase a book through the Buy Now Button, you are receiving 20% off the listed price on Blurb. This special limited time offer is for blog subscribers only. If you are not currently receiving my blog posts in your email account, you can become a subscriber by signing up through the link at the left where it says Become a Blog Subscriber. Your book copy will be part of a limited edition print run of 60 and will come signed with a personalized not from me to you. Prices reflected below reflect the already applied discount. Please email me if you have any questions:

Oct 9, 2014

White Lie, Sold

White Lie
12x9" #201449
Oil on mixed media paper
SOLD - Contact me regarding commissions.
scshisler@gmail.com

I've also been known to get a good night's sleep (or several), come back to a painting and decide it's all better just the way it was.  Crazy - insane minds of artists; you relate - I know it. With a few adjustments I decided to leave the large 'complete' version in tact and am happy that I did.  The adjustments pulled the whole piece together so that now the image has a grand tale, instead of several little stories.

WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for November 19th-21st, 2014 at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  $320 for 3 days. Workshop is limited to 8 students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot!

• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $420 for members; $440 for non-members. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-31st, 2015 at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida. $450 for 4 days. This will be an intense session where students will be practicing technique and learning how to translate their brush painting skills into palette knife artistry. Intermediate - Advanced.  Workshop is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot.

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


• Announcing one day, 3 hour intensive COLOR MIXING sessions at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida.  These sessions are designed to help students prepare for their own paintings that they will paint at home with their premixed palette. This is all about thorough color mixing; not actual painting. Each student will be provided with a high quality color print of their selected photograph with a clear breakdown of which colors will be mixed. Preparing a palette of clean, harmonious color before putting knife/brush to canvas gives you a head start on a successful painting. Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Cost is $50. Beginner-Advanced. Space is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:
• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014 
• Coming in 2015: Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth on how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

VIDEOS/DVDS:
Coming soon...

Dance, Sold



Dance
4x3" #201449
Oil on mixed media paper
SOLD - Contact me regarding commissions.
scshisler@gmail.com

I've been known to use the good 'ol trick of cropping when it'll make for a stronger painting. And here that's just what I did. I started with a 12x9" image - painted the entire thing. It was a ballet dancer; not too bad. Buuuuuut - not so great by the standards I've set for myself.  Some artists, being purists, will say that cropping is cheating in a way. A little white lie... But I find it a useful lesson and an adventure in story telling. Each area of a painting has it's own thing going on, but as a whole the essence of the parts should add up to one grand tale.  In this painting, the grandest tale seemed to come from the expressive line along shadow side of her face, neck and chest.  In truth, the rest of the so-so painting took too much away from the important part.  Make any sense? It's very late here - we're going on 3am, so bear with me.

WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for November 19th-21st, 2014 at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  $320 for 3 days. Workshop is limited to 8 students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot!

• Three Day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for January 6-8th, 2015 at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando Florida. (Winter Park Area). $400 for 3 days. Workshop is limited to 15 students and will coincide with my Solo Show at Grace Gallery at the Ancient Olive. For more workshop information, please email Barbara Tiffany or call 407-656-4155.

• Four Day Intensive - Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy with focus on clean color mixing based on theory. Workshop scheduled for January 28th-30th, 2015 at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida. $450 for 4 days. This will be an intense session where students will be practicing technique and learning how to translate their brush painting skills into palette knife artistry. Intermediate - Advanced.  Workshop is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot.

• Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for May 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia. $450 for 3 days. For more information, please email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356.


• Announcing one day, 3 hour intensive COLOR MIXING sessions at my studio, Sally Shisler Palette Knife Painting Studio, in Winter Garden Florida.  These sessions are designed to help students prepare for their own paintings that they will paint at home with their premixed palette. This is all about thorough color mixing; not actual painting. Each student will be provided with a high quality color print of their selected photograph with a clear breakdown of which colors will be mixed. Preparing a palette of clean, harmonious color before putting knife/brush to canvas gives you a head start on a successful painting. Sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Cost is $50. Beginner-Advanced. Space is limited to six students. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to secure your spot.

Private Lessons at my studio in Winter Garden, FL. Cost is $100 for three hours. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment.

BOOKS:

• Now Available!  Sally Shisler - Contemporary Impressionist Painter, A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings from 2011-2014
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. This book will go in depth with how I prepare my colors from careful subject observation through completion of a painting. Step by step color choices and mixing will be diagrammed with detailed written instruction.

VIDEOS/DVDS:
Coming soon...