This painting was inspired by my love of the Pacific coastline here in California. Many people share my fondness for this wonderful part of the world, with its rugged cliffs, wild ocean currents, and breathtaking beauty. I used a coastal color palette of deep blues and purples, along with earthy golds to create a textured and gestural palette knife painting. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

Undertones
LISA ELLEY


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

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 1 oz.

$425

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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.”