Welcome to 'Lisa Paints', the small format paintings of Lisa Greenstein.

Monday, February 03, 2014

MIDDLE HARBOR OAKLAND


The backlit clouds moved so quickly. This determined that the sky would be the first thing to paint. I didn't know if the light would change to fully sunlit or fully overcast at any moment, so I made myself work very quickly to get it all down, starting with palette knives and bigger brushes. Every vantage point had marvelous views of the Oakland port and  San Francisco skyline, so I'll be back to this location again.

9 X 12
Oil on panel

more info: lisagreenstein@gmail.com

Saturday, February 01, 2014

WILSON PEAK

This is the view of a '14er' called Wilson Peak. There are a ring of these 14,000 foot mountains around the box canyon where the town of Telluride, Colorado is nestled. This is a view from, 'See Forever Village', at about 10,000 feet. You get breathless up there, but one adjusts and it is magnificent. My son climbed this peak, so I gave the painting to him as a remembrance of that accomplishment.

9" X 12"
oil on  panel

Monday, December 30, 2013

TOMALES BAY MORNING

This little painting was done early in the morning looking down across Tomales bay from a hill overlook at the Marconi Center. I worked quickly with a palette knife.

Oil on maple panel

6" X 6"

Saturday, December 21, 2013

THE RICO '53

I spent a day painting in the little town of Rico, Colorado last July. It was nearly 100 degrees that day and serious fire threats everywhere. So, I was especially attracted to paint the retired 1953 firetruck that is parked next to the station on the main drag.

Oil on panel

9 X 12

for more info: lisagreenstein@gmail.com

Saturday, December 14, 2013

ELLIS WATERSHED WINTER MORNING

I associate painting in the same location with Monet's haystack series. The angle of the sunlight, moisture in the air, and the growth of various grasses and bushes change with the seasons, even in coastal Northern California where we don't have dramatic changes like the east coast. I have been to this place many times, and each time I see it a little more.

Oil on panel
8" X 10"

email: lisagreentein@gmail.com for more info

Monday, December 02, 2013

PEAKS

PEAKS

Last July I spent a week painting in Telluride, Colorado thanks to my wonderful son who made it possible. This was done in the morning from a deck area at about 10,000 feet. It took some getting used to the altitude. The mountain views and Aspens from every vantage were spectacular to paint.

9" X 12"
oil on panel

contact: lisagreenstein@gmail.com for more info

Sunday, August 11, 2013

5TH STREET IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT

Small study of houses on 5th Street in Petaluma. I have been struggling more with getting the effect of bright sunlight than with the overcast light effect. The light/dark contrast is much greater and color in brightly lit areas get more sun and sky coloration. I think this little painting got it.

Oil on panel

5" X 7"

contact lisagreenstein@gmail.com for more info