Close to the San Francisco bay are the Santa Cruz mountains containing pockets of spectacular vineyards with sweeping views of Silicon Valley. This year due to an El Nino winter, the ubiquitous and cherished California poppies are back!

The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

The Beauty of Wine Country

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

8" h x 10" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 6 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.”