Whether it's fall, winter, spring or summer it's always time for some colorful birch! This painting is 100% palette knife, and resonates with a poetic symphony of turning leaves, crisp, bright earthy colors, and textured white bark.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Lisa Elley

Beautiful Birch
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2016

20" h x 20" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.

$750

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.”