I enjoyed painting my signature colorful fall birch trees on a large scale, with thick impasto oil paint and my large palette knifes. The use of the knife insures a beautiful and gestural sense of movement, to draw the eye in and then send it roving around the canvas to take in the colorful fall foliage.

This is a triptych.  Each panel is a gallery wrapped canvas with finished sides.  The artwork comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

Enchanting Fall

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

48" h x 72" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



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.”