Coming to CaliforniaLisa Elley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
36 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
A view looking north along the Pacific coast in Big Sur, California. Part of Lisa Elley's newest series using a "deep impasto" technique. The paint is applied in thick strokes, creating a very sculptural effect. In some areas, the paint is over half an inch thick. "I often channel van Gogh in my impasto paintings," says Lisa, "and this one uses a California color palette to draw you in and reflect the light."
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