The next time you are in California be sure to stop, look over your shoulder, and notice the wonder of the hillside around you. Follow me through the California hills to a land of wonder and awe.
Why not purchase a totally affordable, stunning print on Styrene, ready to hang and enjoy
or frame as desired.
Mounted Art Print
24" tall by 12" wide
ready to hang and enjoy
About this Paintings
I create vivid, impressionistic oil paintings that capture the feeling of being in the vineyard at dawn or a landscape view fro the beautiful 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 Art:
• We are currently offering free shipping for prints shipped within the United States. Overseas international shipping generally runs about 20% of the cost of the print, which includes crating and insurance.
• Shortly after you have completed checking out on the website we will provide you with a shipping date and tracking number.
• We are currently using UPS as our shipping carrier. We have ten years of experience shipping hundreds of Lisa's oil paintings and prints across the globe, and we have not damaged a single piece in shipping.
• Your print will be safely shipped with full insurance.
Hanging Your Print:
My prints are created on cotton canvases and mounted on real wood stretcher bars on 1-1/2" deep canvas, with the print continued around the edge of the canvas. This type of canvas can be hung without a frame, for a contemporary look in your home.
All my canvases are pre-wired and arrive ready to hang. To help keep your print level, I recommend hanging your print from a pair of O hook picture hanging hooks spaced apart on the wall. You can also use a small ball of museum wax at the corners to keep your print firmly fixed in place on the wall.
My prints are un-framed with a gallery wrap around edge so that the print wraps around the canvas in full color. There is no frame needed however, we are happy to help you find the perfect frame for your new print if you desire.
Please contact my gallery to get a quote for a frame for your original if desired.
A Word on Lighting:
Your print will look different depending on the changing quality of the surrounding light. Natural ambient light will create a nice feel for your print during daylight hours, the colors subtly changing as the sun rises and sets throughout the day. At night, however, you will be fully reliant on artificial light to illuminate your artwork. Have you ever noticed how great art looks in a gallery setting? Art galleries use warm or cool-toned spot lighting to accentuate the colors in the painting, and they usually intensify the light on the painting's center of attention.
You can imitate this effect in your own home by installing halogen or LED directional spot lighting in the ceiling above your painting. These lights are surprisingly inexpensive to install (an electrician can install them in a few hours), and if you wish you can purchase the fixtures and bulbs yourself on line. As a general rule, use cool lighting to illuminate a painting that has predominately cool colors, and use warm lighting on a print with mostly warm colors (the wrong color bulb can cause your painting to look "muddy.")
Many houses are already fitted with some sort of recessed ceiling fixtures. These can be adapted to directional spot lighting with minor handyman work. Even without direct lighting on your painting, however, the artwork will still present well with nearby incandescent lighting. One thing to avoid is hanging your painting behind a hanging chandelier, which will cast a direct glare spot in the middle of the painting, without highlighting the natural colors and texture of the painting. A light that is angled from above, or even from the side, will allow you to see the thick brushwork, see each subtle variation in color, and truly enjoy your painting in a whole new light.
Lisa V, Artist