We often take a drive on the weekends out of the San Francisco Bay, to Half Moon Bay. We have had rain this winter, which has resulted in a green Northern California! The luminous white and gold sand of the Beach, hazy blue cliffs, and Pacific aquamarine blues make a beautiful coastal color palette.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Lisa Elley

The Bay Area

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

10" h x 10" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 7 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.”