A colorful and textured original palette knife painting of birch trees in the Sierra Nevadas here in northern California, fresh from my studio in the San Francisco Bay
T I T L E: Summer Birch by Lisa Elley
I N S P I R E D* B Y: I often paint the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California. They have their very own color palette! Luscious blues, browns and greens of fall foliage, combined with that impossibly blue California sky, it's divine!
Y E A R: 2017
S I Z E: 6 X 6 x 1.5 Inches. This is a gallery wrapped, deep edge archival quality canvas.
M A T E R I A L S: Quality oil paints, Archival Quality Cotton Canvas.
P A I N T I N G S H I P S: Unframed , ready to place on a shelf, or hang on the wall.
Glossy, frame-able 5x7" Certificate of Authenticity Included.
Painting is signed on the front and on the back.
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 my homeland 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.
Please visit my website www.lisaelley.com for more information about me, as well as my complete portfolio and testimonials.