Autumn in YosemiteLisa Elley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front and back
10 " h x 10 " w x 1 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
Yosemite National park is incredible all year round, but the fall is my favorite! The summer crowds are gone, the leaves are turning and there is a quiet eminence that envelops the valley. It is so awe inspiring, and an artist's dream! I love living in California! The sides are painted with similar colors, and it is wired, ready to hang.
Santa Clara, California
Working almost exclusively with a palette knife, Lisa Elley maneuvers her artistic blade with an uncanny fluidity. Why paint only with the knife? She says, "when I paint with a brush, which I do occasionally, I tend to focus on the detail. With a palette knife I can't focus on the detail too much, so my paintings are looser, and more gestural, with bigger sweeps and strokes." This technique is called wet-on-wet. And it seems to be quite popular, as she has been bestowed the title "Knife Queen" by her facebook fans. Fun fact: Lisa's high school art teacher told her to study harder at math, as a career in art was "impossible."
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Lisa, I purchased 'Birch Intentions'. What a beautiful piece! I love the texture of the birch trees that you've captured. Thank you so much!- K Burke
This painting is exactly what I expected. It will be enjoyed for years to come. Just beautiful!!!!- M Sobko