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Original Palette Knife Paintings by Lisa Elley

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All my paintings are oil on canvas, using only 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 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 stays with 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.

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Alum Rock, Alviso, Buena Vista, Cambrian Park, Campbell, Cupertino, East Foothills, Fruitdale, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Loyola, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Seven Trees, Sunnyvale


Artist Haven Gallery 2012 Fine Arts Competition FinalistArt Gallery 21 2012 Fine Arts Juried Competition FinalistFortnum Gallery 2012 Annual Fine Arts Competition 2nd PlaceBA Auckland University

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24 Projects

Large Wall Commission Painting

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Contact Original Palette Knife Paintings by Lisa Elley
San Francisco, CA 95050
Typical Job Cost $100 - 5,000