The California Poppies are back! We had a wet winter, and the cherished and beloved California poppy blooms prolifically throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bays, hurrah!
I love their complex simplicity, and I create tons of impasto texture with the palette knife. 

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

- Lisa Elley

Forever Monterey
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

16" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.

$575

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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.”