Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Memory of Lorraine by Sally Shisler



In Memory of Lorraine, 11x14" #201447
Oil on linen board
Available - Contact me for pricing.
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First of all, I'm LOVING this Raphael linen mounted on 3 ply board.  It's exquisite and truly resilient. I tried another painting (not a keeper) and have wiped and scraped it nearly back to original finish I think 3 or 4 times. I think that one might now have too much bad karma to create on, but I highly recommend board.
I have had a bit of a run with the effects of losing my mom lately.  It's been nearly 8 months, but it's still raw.  Her name is Lorraine and this painting is not of her, but was painted with my heart and soul filled with her spirit. As was yesterday's painting. My work is 100 times more expressive when I absorb myself in emotion of any sort. Certainly this is true of most artists. I feel blessed to have the gift (or affliction - depending on how you look at it) of sensitivity.
Thanks to everyone who has continued to follow my work; comment and ask questions. I'm getting oodles of inquiries about my workshops, classes and lessons.  Oh my!  How exciting!  So I hope I've covered at least some of the pertinent info below. I am hoping to get one scheduled in Carmel, CA for next year. Being that I'm in Orlando, folks from the west have been asking me for years when I am coming to that area.  Keep your fingers crossed ya'll!  And if any of you have contact info for places who can host up to 15 students, please let me know :)

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
• Three day Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th- Friday November 21th 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!

• 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. Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or theartschoolinsandysprings.com.

• Announcing one day, 3 hour intensive COLOR MIXING workshops in my studio in Winter Garden, FL!  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. Workshops 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 In my studio. 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:
• Sally Shisler - A Collection of Paintings from 2007-2014. Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published book of 4x4" palette knife paintings.
• Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings. Not long after the book above is published, I'll be coming out with an instruction book that goes in depth with how I chose and mix color.

VIDEOS/DVDS:
Coming soon!




Monday, September 29, 2014

Daily Abstract Painting, "Texture" 20x16", Mixed Media


If you follow my blog, you probably are aware of my interest in abstract art.  Although I will continue with my impressionism paintings, I do have a growing desire to dabble in the abstract area.


This painting is a study of texture.  I wanted to keep color to a minimum.


I used molding paste, acrylics and oil pastels to achieve the desired effects.

Thank you for viewing my daily paintings.  Enjoy your weekend!


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Into the Water by Sally Shisler



Into the Water, 10x8" #201446
Oil on canvas
Available - Contact me for pricing.
scshisler@gmail.com
Whew - been a while since posting I see. Not due to inactivity. Just had lots of prep to do for what turned out to be another fantastically successful workshop. Thanks to my wonderful students! We had a blast and evidently they all learned much more than they anticipated, which delights the hell out of me. I DO love to teach - the gratification is quite different than that of a successfully created painting. I really believe it lasts longer and fills the heart and soul more completely. Each time I teach, I leave re-energized and ready to press on to the next time I get to share with others. This painting began as a class demo; finished in the studio last night. I am quite happy with it and am feeling more and more confident about delving into more portrait type work.
Next workshop: Wednesday, November 19-21st. Not far away and time for anyone who'd like to participate to make their plans! Especially if travel is involved. Please check in with me for the details. There are 10 spots in this one - would love to see it filled!

Important News:
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th- Friday November 21th at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  $320 for 3 days. Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com.
Palette Knife Technique and Philosophy Workshop scheduled for June 6th-8th 2015 at The Art School in Sandy Springs Atlanta, Georgia.  $450 for 3 days. Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or theartschoolinsandysprings.com.
Private Lessons In my studio. Those interested, please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or scshisler@gmail.com to make an appointment for a 3 hour or more session.
Sally Shisler - A Collection of Paintings from 2010-2014  Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published book of 4x4" palette knife paintings.
Sally Shisler - Color Mixing for Radiant Harmony in your Paintings  Keep your eyes peeled for my first self published instruction book that goes in depth with how I chose and mix color.
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Original Florida Coastal Landscape Red Cottage Painting "Off the Beaten Path" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



FRESH OFF THE EASEL

Okay I have to admit it!! If I see an interesting dirt road I feel compelled to investigate. Of course if there is a no trespassing sign with a picture of a gun.. I'll move on. Seeing a flicker of a bright melon orange colored cottage through the trees peeked my interest. It sat next to a thatch roofed gazebo. Beyond was an area untouched and full of tropical vegetation.
Who lives in this interesting cottage? 


Red Cottage, Grass Hut Painting

 8"x6"x.26 Acrylic on Panel/Available

$40.00

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Under The Master's Hand" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 36"x48"x1.5"

 Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

 This painting is part of the Balancing Act Collection, view the entire collection HERE

 I am happy to announce that Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's are also now available.

16"x20" /$189.00
20"x30"/ $249.00

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Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Geisha Art Painting "Oriental Moon" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Warm russet skies and a glowing moon set the mood for a moonlight stroll. The golden bamboo stand with its musical Serenade, is a perfect place to stop and meditate. 

  24"x12"x7/8" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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VAN GOGH SEASCAPE, SOLD

I belong to a paint group called "Pieces of Eight". We meet every Monday and it is the highlight of my week. Last year we spent several months studying "the masters" and attempting to duplicate their paintings. We had two exhibitions which we call "Friends and Faux". This is my version of the VanGogh seascape. Leave a comment if you are interested in purchasing this 11x14 painting and I will reply with purchase information.

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Passage of Light" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

Contemporary Seascape Painting

 30"x24"x.15" Acrylics on Canvas/Available

 $1295.00

 To purchase, email Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com
 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

"Grand Arch" contemporary by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley

10" x 10" Contemporary landscape by Florida Abstract Artist Fay Kelley of the beautiful
arches in Arches National Park, Utah.

BLUE RIDGE AUTUMN 5X7, OIL,SOLD


This one was fun to do, kind of abstract. I liked the colors, so decided to do more in the same style. I will post the other two soon. I actually created this one out of my head. When I first took painting lessons, it was all about "seeing" and painting what you "see" not what you know. Then I took a month long class from an artist who does abstract and it was all about getting it out of your head. This is half and half. I didn't paint from a photo, but, I feel like I have seen this before.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brunch in the Garden, small oil painting of Florida garden by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"Brunch in the Garden" an 8x10 oil painting capturing a table set up under the tabebuia tree in the garden. Coffee, strawberries and muffins, anyone?

Still Life, Original Oil Strawberry Painting, 6x8"



Well, what can I say?  Throw a couple strawberries on a windowsill, the light streams in....it's a done deal.  Carol is going to paint it.



Mother Nature really is the best artist of all!
Hope you have a great week!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blue Hydrangea Oil Painting Flower Art "The Special Gift" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

This blue hydrangea was a special gift from a grateful daughter to her mother. It symbolizes heartfelt emotion. The hydrangea was first discovered in Japan and developed during the Victorian Era. Woody stems and lacey star-shaped flowers are packed closely into a pom pom shape. Coming in a rainbow of colors, It truly does possess grace and beauty.

5"x7" oil on Canvas/Available

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 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Veracious Stillness" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 Contemporary Seascape Painting

 24"x36"x.15" Acrylics on Canvas/Available

 $650.00

 To purchase, email Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com
 
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THE STORM, 6X8, ABSTRACT, OIL- SOLD

A really big storm coming in over a South Carolina marsh.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Small Seascape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Atlantic Rush by Carol Schiff | 8x10" Oil SOLD

I created this small seascape from my memories of the beautiful beaches that surround us here in the state of Florida.


SOLD
I painted with a brush and pallet knife to show texture in the waves rushing to shore and the sea oats rising above the protective dunes.


The more I travel, the more I am in awe of our beautiful world, including the beauty of my home state.  It is so easy to forget the beauty that surrounds you.  Take a moment today to find your beauty.

Thank you for reading my blog.


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Soft Radiance" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

Contemporary Seascape Painting

 30"x24"x.15" Acrylics on Canvas/Available

 $1295.00

 To purchase, email Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com
 
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Small Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Entering Light" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil

I enjoyed the small landscape painting, of my morning walk, that I posted a few weeks ago.  I decided to do another similar piece.  I hope you like it.


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 I enjoy the solitude of getting my morning exercise on this road, with nothing to keep me company except the birds and wildflowers and the beautiful canopy of trees.  When I return home from my walk, I feel ready to attack the day ahead.






Thank you for reading my blog today.



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Original Coastal Landscape Painting ,Palm Tree, Pink House Art "Island Life" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St. Martin

I found this little pink cottage tucked away next to the water. This, I thought, would be a wonderful place to paint. With it's lovely charm and surroundings it would be a great environment to keep those creative juices flowing. However, its present owners felt the same way I felt...oh well...I'll have to find another little cottage tucked in the woods. 

5"x4"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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 To view more of my work, visit http://anniestmartinartist.com/