"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." - Aristotle

I love a classic floral painting, and here is one of mine done entirely with the palette knife, which gives it amazing thick impasto texture. The sides are painted with continued pattern and it is wired, ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

Mysterious Poppies
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2016

12" h x 9" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 7 oz.

$325

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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.”