I am an oil painter. My inspiration over the last few months included the big snows of February and March and then the excitement of the first spring after a year of COVID. I’ve also included a couple of paintings begun in the Fall then completed in the studio this spring.
Each time I begin a painting I look to create a sense of joy and recognition for the viewer. The painting is a captured moment in time, a portrait of place and a way of presenting a subject that makes you stop and look and realize that even if you’ve seen it before, looking at the painting makes you see it differently and most importantly, with pleasure. I am always looking for areas of sharp contrast and tend to exaggerate my color tones wherever I can.
Elaine Lisle’s work appears in this exhibition courtesy Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia.