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

Friday, June 19, 2009


I turned off the computer and painted my reflection. When the nest is empty a woman has time to reflect on herself. Thinking about issues of beauty, fading beauty, and the beauty in the little details of a silver hair or a wrinkle.

Oil on maple

6"X 6"

Monday, June 15, 2009

The fun thing about developing a level of comfort with our models, is that sometimes they will try out some fantasy/costumes. This familiarity makes for interesting paintings.

14" X 18"

Oil on canvas board

Saturday, June 06, 2009


Something caught my painter's eye, and so I seized the moment. My thoughts went to a recent e-letter from Robert Genn's list called the painter keys, about 'kissing'. Should objects touch? How much overlap is enough in a composition? I also thought about something I heard Wayne Thiebaud say in an interview on 'Spark' (pbs.org), he spoke about articulating the variations of light in a painting as glint, gleam and glow.

Oil on canvas

5" X 7"

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


OK, I haven't lost it just yet. This is my response to the Daily Painters Website challenge! The first week of the month there is a group theme.
I haven't been posting lately, but I have been painting..

6"X 8"

Oil on maple hard wood panel