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

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Oil on canvas-board

16" X 20"

Friday, November 07, 2008


This is a recent figure study. I was taken with the reflections and shadows surrounding her dramatic pose. She is also an artist and writes mystical poetry.

Oil on canvas board

14" X 18"

Saturday, November 01, 2008


The figure studies are done in two sessions. I keep modifying the technique, as I am always evolving 'how' I do these paintings. Most recently I've been starting by toning the canvas with a yellow earth (ochre)and wiping out the lights, then adding a red earth (sienna) to model the shadows in the underpainting. The following week, I have to decide how much of the underpainting should show through. In this case I kept it fairly transparent. I like to see the brush strokes in a painting.

Oil on canvas board

14" X 18"