Continuing my series of New York cityscapes, here is a palette knife interpretation of the slushy, snowy streets of NYC in January. Filtered light and shadow play a large part in this painting, with the softer hues of a snowy sky flowing around the architectural elements, making a striking everyday street scene with a lot of texture. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

New York State of Mind
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2015

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 3 oz.

$870

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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.”