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

Monday, February 03, 2014


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

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Saturday, February 01, 2014


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