Feeling like ParisLisa Elley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
10 " h x 10 " w x 1.5 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
This painting is 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 a short time, Lisa has received acclaim for the series. This year, she was selected out of hundreds of artists to be Wente Vineyards's artist in residence. Pieces from her Deep Impasto series will be featured throughout the year on their top releases.
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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Hear what collectors say about Lisa's work
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