A classic and inviting Italian facade, featuring textured stone walls and colorful flower pots created with my palette knife and thick oil paint. The sides are painted with continued colors, and it comes wired to hang.

- Lisa Elley

Italy in Blue

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

8" h x 8" w x 1" d
0 lbs. 5 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.”