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

Monday, April 13, 2015


Today's painting with the EBLandscape Monday group. I am painting a series of Mount Tam views. The Marin mountain is visible from so many Bay Area locations that it makes a fun series. This view was from high up in the hills of Kensington in the beautiful Blake Gardens. I looked at some early California landscape paintings at the Oakland Museum yesterday and was thinking about more expressive brush work and shapes.

Oil on panel
8" X 10"
available: lisagreenstein@gmail.com

Monday, April 06, 2015


This morning at Meeker Slough the tide was out and the clouds were in.

Oil on maple
6" X 6"

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Friday, April 03, 2015


These lovely Madeira bushes bloom every spring along the Bay Trail and I finally went out and painted one. I thought it was a native, but it is not. It's from the island of Madeira off the coast of Portugal.

10" X 10" Oil on canvas board

available on www.lisagreensteinpaints.com

Monday, January 26, 2015


Out painting on an overcast January day. Happy to be back at my easel after a long winter break. Pt. Molate is a new park in Richmond just off the bridge. There were lots of long vistas of the bay, old trees, the bridge, Marin views. I will likely be back there with my fellow outdoor painters as the lighter days return.                                                      Oil on 8" X 10" panel                  $425. 

Monday, September 29, 2014


This was painted during the Alameda Plein Air Paint Out last July/August. It was a very sunny morning and I backed up to the wall by Long's drug store across the street where I could paint in the shade for a few hours. I had seen this vintage sign for the old Towata flower shop with the mirrored wall behind it and thought it would be fun to paint an iconic Alameda image. The old red Chevy truck pulled up just as I began the painting. It made such a great color contrast and fit with the vintage look. I had to paint the truck immediately, as I had no idea how long it would be parked there, and sure enough.. it pulled away just as I finished getting it down.

9" X 12", Oil on panel, framed
available at http://www.lisagreensteinpaints.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I had seen this adorable vintage auto on a 'scouting' trip before last years Alameda paint out. Somehow I couldn't find it again then. However, this year's quick draw event included the area where this little turquoise car lives and I was very happy to have the chance to paint it and the side street. Quick draw events give you only a few hours to complete a painting, and its hit or miss when you are pushing to finish so fast.

8" X 10"
Oil on hardboard


Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Parasailing by Crab Cove in Alameda California
This was the first painting I completed for the Alameda Plein Air paint-out, July 28- August 1. It took coming back for a second go to work on the tree, backlit in the late afternoon. 

Oil on Linen/Panel  9"X12"  $525.

This will be available at the Frank Bette Gallery- exhibit and sale, Aug.8-Sept.22. The reception is Friday Aug. 8

Frank Bette Center
Lincoln at Paru, Alameda CA