The wildflowers bloom so prolifically here in California. In Half Moon Bay, an idyllic beach town near San Francisco, these fields of oxalis explode with color in the spring.

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

- Lisa Elley

California Countryside
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2016

12" h x 12" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 6 oz.

$375

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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.”