An original painting by award winning San Francisco Bay artist Lisa Elley, inspired by Napa Valley here near the San Francisco Bay. An impressionist, textured palette knife painting featuring a much loved California landscape.
I N S P I R E D* B Y: This painting features a scene near amazing Napa Valley, here in northern California. The Sonoma region is magical all year round, and here it is in the fall blazing with color! This painting is 100% palette knife, with thick impasto texture and a fall color palette with rich cadmium yellows. Sides are painted with continuous colors and pattern. Wired, ready to hang. No framing required.
M A T E R I A L S: Quality oil paints. Museum quality gallery wrapped cotton canvas.
S I Z E: 20x20x¾"
M Y B A C K G R O U N D:
All my paintings are oil on canvas, using mainly palette & painting knives, with thick application, bold strokes, painterly detail and rich colors.
The palette knife gives my art a unique combination of contrast, fluidity, depth, texture and impact. I do not typically use a brush, as I prefer the way I can mix buttery paints and smear them on my canvas with a flexible metal blade. The amazing thick texture achieved with the knife reflects the light more than a regular brush painting and gives a beautiful sense of movement, with subtle highlights.
I am originally from New Zealand, where the beauty of nature is unsurpassed. The luminescent beauty of our amazing world inspires me, and I feel it in every stroke. I try to reflect this in my work and invite you to enjoy it as I do.