We often take a drive on the weekends out of the San Francisco Bay, to Monterey Bay. As my husband plays with the kids, I capture these moments with my palette knives, where the wildflowers bloom serendipitously. The luminous golds of the beaches and cliffs, Pacific aquamarine blues, and wildflowers make a beautiful coastal color palette.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

California Melody
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

12" h x 12" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 7 oz.

$425

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Artist
Lisa Elley
Santa Clara, California

Getting to Know Lisa

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.”