Photograph of Artist ELAINE LISLE
ELAINE LISLE
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania - United States



Original Artworks (6)

Elaine Lisle; Morning Stroll Cordes, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241    Cordes, France, village street scene, oil  ...
Elaine Lisle
Original Oil Painting, 2011
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Elaine Lisle; Easton Farmers Market, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241   Easton, Maryland, plein air painting, farmers market, Eastern Shore,  ...
Elaine Lisle
Original Oil Painting, 2014
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Elaine Lisle; Winter Carriages, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  New York Street Scene, Central Park, Horse Carriages ...
Elaine Lisle
Original Oil Painting, 2011
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Elaine Lisle; Sunflower Heaven, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   Sunflower Field in Southern France ...
Elaine Lisle
Original Oil Painting, 2012
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Elaine Lisle; Chinatown Awnings, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  busy corner in chinatown, new york city ...
Elaine Lisle
Original Oil Painting, 2007
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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Elaine Lisle; Broadway Dusk, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  dusk on Broadway, New York City ...
Elaine Lisle
Original Oil Painting, 2007
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

A friend recently described my paintings as "the exhuberant expression of people engaged in life." Even when I paint a landscape without figures, I prefer to paint places that include bridges, farmhouses, bicycles, even roadsigns, all evidence of human activity. I complete most of my paintings in the studio from reference sketches and photographs. I work only in oil, because I love the texture, and it is very forgiving if I make a drawing error. If the location allows, I will often complete a small en plein air study on site. I prefer bright warm colors, the long shadows of late afternoon, and some challenge in the composition. I want to make a composition which is complex, so the viewer has much to contemplate. At the same time I often remove elements in the actual landscape if they don't work well with the composition. I might leave the trash out, but put in the newspaper boxes, because I like the bright colors and shapes. My paintings are thoughtful pictures of people engaged in living in a bright, colorful, changing world. Elaine Lisle ...