L'Enclos Du Temps is a renowned and popular bistro in the Montparnasse area of Paris. It oozes charm and that particular kind of casual chic that we just can't emulate! The subject makes for a wonderful palette knife painting with tons of texture and pops of color here and there. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

L'Enclos Du Temps

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x 1" 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.”