There is something so compelling about the buildings and storefronts of Paris, with their European flair, diversity and stunning visual imperfections. This painting continues my line of European buildings, all palette knife with a lot of texture and pretty, colorful details.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the edges. It comes wired to hang.

- Lisa Elley


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

8" h x 10" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 6 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.”