Saturday, August 2, 2014

High Fashion at the Beach

High Fashion at the Beach - 201436  
4x4" Oil on Board
So refreshing to let loose with a bristle brush these past few weeks.  No worries - the palette knives are still by my side.  I have learned so much over the years while using only knives and can begin to see how this is translating suitably into my brush work.  Perhaps in my own mind... I almost titled this piece Hot Spots because I've used a lot of bright red to define my layout with the joints of the figures as connecting points in the design.  If the joints are placed reasonably close to their proper anatomical location, you are pretty much home free.  From here, I am seeing that it matters little how the strokes travel through the rest of the painting - particularly from the extremities (arms & legs).  I love the lyrical quality of the bristle brushes; they create lines much like a calligraphic signature.

Important News:
• I am now offering Private Lessons in my studio.  Please call to make an appointment for a 3 hour session.
Palette Knife Technique & Philosophy scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th - Friday September 26th at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  Please call or email me at 321-331-3045 or
Palette Knife Technique & Philosophy scheduled for June 6th -8th at The Art School in Sandy Springs - Atlanta, Georgia.  Please call or email Donna Thomas at 404-313-7356 or

• Plans are being finalized for weekly "Wine and Paint" evenings at SoBo Art Gallery in Winter Garden Florida.  My schedule will be coming out soon!
"Sally Shisler - A Collection of Beach Paintings from 2010-2014   Keep your eyes peeled for my First Self Published Book of 4x4" palette knife beach paintings a la Potthast, . 

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