What’s in a Face? Just more Shapes, Values and Edges.

My Ashley - Too Busy Teaching to Finish!!!

My Ashley – Too Busy Teaching to Finish!!!

Our Model, Ashley

Our Model, Ashley

For the last of four classes, I brought in a live model. Well, it was with some apprehension, but each student proceeded. This was not to be so much as lesson in portraiture, in which one might strive for a likeness. No, from the start I explained that they were to study our model, looking for the values and shapes. Well the results were more than satisfying and each student was thrilled with their results. I was so pleased as well and enjoyed seeing the varied styles each student possesses. These are beginner students and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

Class at work

Class at work

Julie Begins

Julie Begins

Julie's Final

Julie’s Final

Randy Begins

Randy Begins

Randy's Final

Randy’s Final

Shannon Begins

Shannon Begins

Shannon's Ashley

Shannon’s Ashley

Lyne Begins

Lyne Begins

Lyne's Final
Sue Begins

Sue Begins

Sue's Final

Sue’s Final

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My work is currently showing at the Barrie Art Club.  The show runs thru to November 29th and features my series of paintings entitled ‘Farms of Simcoe County’.  You’ll find paintings ranging in size of 4″ to 48″.  My open … Continue reading

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Trees, Trees & More Trees!

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I’ve had a busy week painting the windows of Shoppers Drug Mart stores around Simcoe County, as the ‘Tree of Life’ campaign kicks off today. With every donation of a dollar, a leaf is added. I will be going around … Continue reading

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The Edge Gallery Update

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My work will continue to show until the end of September. After this time I will take part in the Gallery’s 12″ x 12″ show. One wall will display paintings only in this size. Stop by the gallery, there’s always … Continue reading

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OIL PAINTING for BEGINNERS at The Barrie Art Club

I will be offering classes at the Barrie Art Club, starting in September. Please visit http://www.lisaspalette.com for details and on-line registration.

Register now for classes

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Oil Painting Classes with Innisfil Parks & Recreation

Here’s the schedule for the upcoming fall sessions. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Learning to paint is as easy as ONE, seeing shapes, TWO, identifying values, THREE, refining edges. Once you understand these three key elements, any composition can be beautifully mastered. No Artistic ability is required for this step by step program. Take home a painting after each class!

4 Weeks – Wednesday Mornings 9:30am to Noon
September 25th to October 16th 2013
Residents: $67.80
Non-Residents: $81.40

4 Weeks – Saturday Mornings 9:30am to Noon
September 28th to October 19th 2013
Fee: As Above

4 Weeks – Wednesday Mornings 9:30am to Noon
October 30th to November 20th 2013
Fee: As Above



During this program, you will utilize your understanding of shapes, values and edges to produce beautiful still life and landscape paintings. Landscape images will be available for you to choose from or bring your own 8″ x 10″ favourite.
**SUPPLIES ARE NOT INCLUDED FOR INTERMEDIATE CLASSES. A supply list will be issued upon registration.

8 Weeks – Monday Evenings 7:00pm to 9:30pm
September 23th to November 18th 2013
Resident: $147.00
Non: $174.00

Watch for the fall guide. Registration starts August 26th for Innisfil residents and August 28th for non-residents.

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Sorry to mention fall, but just a heads up about what’s coming.  Once again, I will be offering classes through Parks & Recreation.  This time around I will be offering 4 week beginner and 8 week Intermediate sessions. 

Classes will also be offered at The Barrie Art Club.  These classes will be posted on my website near the end of August.  http://www.lisaspalette.com

Stay tuned for further details.




Stay tuned for further details.


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