Here are my signature palette knife birch trees, with lashings of thick oil paint and beautiful fall color contrast with a surreal background, intertwined with colorful fall foliage to remind us of the incredible vibrant beauty of fall.

- Lisa Elley

Surreal Birch
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

10" h x 10" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 6 oz.

$300

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.”