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

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It was an interesting coincidence that we set this up with drapes as prop- and the model, who is also an actress, looks like she is posed on stage. Its rare to find a figure model who is willing to stand in a pose for 2 hours. Bravo!

Oil on canvas board

11" X 14"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

'FIGURE 38'  
I was working on the gesture and flow of the model seated with draperies and pillows surrounding her. 

Oil on canvas

11" X 14"

Monday, December 14, 2009


This was painted from a live model. He brought the 'props' for the part of a boxer. His muscularity and warm skin tones were a pleasure to paint. He told us that his ancestry is African and Native American.
Oil on board
11" X 14"

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

'YELLOW PEAR'                                                                                       
The pear and its reflection on the kitchen counter  caught my eye and so I spent the  morning with my paints and tried to re-create the sense of color and light.

5" X 7"

Oil on board

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Meher Baba 

The word Meher means compassion. This painting was created for a fundraiser to benefit a rural free clinic in a remote area of India. The clinic was established by Dr. Goher, a close disciple of Meher Baba. She devoted her life to Meher Baba both as his personal physician and through her work attending to the medical needs of the very poor villagers who came to the clinic. Although Dr. Goher has passed on, her clinic continues to serve in the loving way she established it, and relies on donations. Small donations go a very long way.

14" X 18"


Saturday, December 05, 2009

"MEHERANA ROAD' Landscape  Cathey's Valley, California
This was painted on location last spring in the late afternoon. When the sun is low the colors on the ridge across the road become a riot of oranges and reds. 
Oil on board, unframed
11" X 14"