Lisa Manes-James
Visalia, California

Lisa Manes-James’s work draws from the physical and sensory qualities of natural environments and her emotional connection to places and atmospheres. The intention of her current work is to stir an awareness of the connection between the natural world and human emotions, experiences and existence. 

Artist and Customer Comments

Lisa Manes-James 2/15/2015 | 1:06 PM

I'm so glad you love the painting! It is one of my favorites. Thank you for your positive feedback, and I wish you many years of enjoyment! Lisa

ecperl 2/14/2015 | 2:27 PM

We recently bought a large (48"x48") painting from this artist on ugallery, and we love it!! It's going to be an amazing statement piece on the wall in our living room. The colors are vibrant, and the textures of the painting are interesting too. Ugallery was easy to work with as well, and the painting arrived pretty quickly & packaged very well. I only wish we'd waiting for this Valentine's Day sale - but you never know, maybe it would have sold in the meantime, so I'm glad we didn't miss out on it.

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Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

48" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
13 lbs. 0 oz.


Artwork Details

Comments About This Piece

This piece was inspired by the landscape transitioning during fall. Leaves begin a process of cyclic life and death in the regenerative energy of the cool water in a nearby stream. The meaning lies in our beliefs, as we, a part of nature, are on a similar journey. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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