My favorite subject, birch trees, are captured here by my favorite tools, my palette knives! Knives create a textured effect with a lot of movement, combined with vibrant colors, it makes a striking piece. Sides are painted with continued colors, and it is wired, ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

Pristine Winter
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. 8 oz.

$325

SHIPS FREE



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.”