About this Paintings
I create vivid, impressionistic oil paintings that capture the feeling of being in the vineyard at dawn or a landscape views from the Pacific Northwest that takes your breath away and flowers that wake you up with color.
Most of my paintings are inspired by travels throughout the Northwest and Vineyards from around the world to things I see everyday. My technique is done with deep colors and loose brush strokes, in a wet-on-wet technique known as alla prima. Alla prima comes from Italian, literally meaning "at first attempt" a loose blend of colors right on the canvas, like Vincent van Gogh so the paint stays clean and crisp. this technique allows the paint to blend together like butter into rich and wonderful colors that capture the moment of all the cool places this planet has to show us.
I plan my paintings with brilliant color before I add thick and rich oil paint. I work with the paint as if it was butter as I blend rich and thick colors into one another with aliveness, while I use to hold back and no longer do, to create an alive painting. Really I just tell people if you step outside almost anywhere there is beauty to be found. We are blessed with so much awesome scenery here on Earth. I like to capture that wonder with clean and well thought out brush blends and like a musical note, every note matters to the whole. When you keep the paint clean then the colors stay bright and vibrant. You can see the movement of every brush blend as if the painting is alive and fresh. The result is an impasto oil painting that has depth and richness from the texture of the paint.
Shipping Your Painting:
• Shipping is different for every piece depending on size and weight for paintings. Wood stools generally are around 18.00 within the United States. For overseas shipping please contact the gallery before ordering.
• Shortly after you have completed checking out on the website we will provide you with a finishing date of your original. Once the painting has been shipped you will be notified with a tracking number.
• We are currently using UPS as our shipping carrier. We have ten years of experience shipping hundreds of Lisa's oil paintings across the globe, and we have not damaged a single painting in shipping.
• Your painting will be safely shipped with full insurance. For paintings we use special artwork shippers.
Using your Furniture:
My painted furniture is ready to use once it arrives at your door. Each piece has a finish coat on it to protect the painting however we do recommend that you use coasters for glasses when you set them on the surface and to bring indoors during wet weather.
Caring for your furniture:
There is very little you have to do to care for your new art piece furniture. To keep the surface clean wipe it with a clean soft cloth. Some pieces may be used often and a glass top can easily be added to any surface or coasters to protect the surface from wetness. If water does get on the surface just wipe it off and it should be fine.
A Word on Lighting:
Your new art piece furniture should be fine in direct light for many years. A protective finish has been added to preserve the rich colors.