Italy of MineLisa Elley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front and back
9 " h x 12 " w x 1 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
A classic and inviting Italian facade, featuring textured stone walls and colorful flower pots created with the palette knife and thick impasto oil paint. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes 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