Skip to content

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Alee At Bryn Mawr (SOLD)  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Alee At Bryn Mawr (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Azalea Reflection By The Tea House  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Azalea Reflection By The Tea House

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Before Breakfast  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Before Breakfast

12" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

 

Inquire
Bridges On The Schuylkill  20" x 16"  Oil On Canvas

Bridges On The Schuylkill (SOLD)

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Bridge Near Lock 60  16" x 12"  Oil On Board

Bridge Near Lock 60

16" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Broad Street Banter  40" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Broad Street Banter

40" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
City Hubbub  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

City Hubbub At Night

12" x 16"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Claudios  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Claudios

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Color Of Winter (SOLD)  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Color Of Winter (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
COVID Corner  16" x 20"  Oil On Board

COVID Corner (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Board

Inquire
Dogs In The Brandywine  24" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Dogs In The Brandywine

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Down Under The Elevated  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Down Under The Elevated

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Dredger At Dusk  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Dredger At Dusk

11" x 14"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Dredger On The Schuylkill  24" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Dredger On The Schuylkill (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Dusk From Horn Hill  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Dusk From Horn Hill

11" x 14"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Easton Point Dusk  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Easton Point Dusk

12" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
End Of Day  24" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

End Of Day

24" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Foliage Riot  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Foliage Riot

30" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Shop

Inquire
French Creek Symphony  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen

French Creek Symphony (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Hot Day Lobster Cove  8" x 10"  Oil On Board

Hot Day Lobster Cove

8" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Just Before Dark  16" x 16"   Oil On Board

Just Before Dark (SOLD)

16" x 16" 

Oil On Board

Inquire
Lands End Afternoon 36" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Lands End Afternoon

36" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Loftiest Perch  46" x 34"  Oil On Canvas

Loftiest Perch

46" x 34"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Morning Rush Hour  24" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Morning Rush Hour (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Narberth Flags  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Narberth Flags (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Inquire
November Glow  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

November Glow

12" x 16"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Pastel Skyline  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Pastel Skyline

12" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Philly Night Reflections (SOLD)  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Philly Night Reflections (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen

 

Inquire
Purple Phlox At Rittenhouse  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Purple Phlox At Rittenhouse

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Putting The Boats To Bed (SOLD)  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Putting The Boats To Bed (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Revisiting Uber Street (SOLD)  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Revisiting Uber Street (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Rittenhouse Hardware  24" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Hardware 

24" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Rittenhouse Snow  36" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Snow (SOLD)

36" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
River Bridges  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

River Bridges

12" x 16"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
River From Above  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

River From Above

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Schools Out  24" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Schools Out

24" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Schuylkill Serenity  24" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Schuylkill Serenity

24" x 36"

Oil On Linen

Shop

Inquire
Sledding With A View  24" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

Sledding With A View

24" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Inquire
Sun On 18th Street  16" x 12"  Oil On Board

Sun On 18th Street

16" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Inquire
Teahouse At The Barnes  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Teahouse At The Barnes

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Shop

Inquire
Tea Time At Parc  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Tea Time At Parc (SOLD)

11" x 14"

Oil On Board

Inquire
Under The Elevated  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Under The Elevated (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Alee At Bryn Mawr (SOLD)  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Alee At Bryn Mawr (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Azalea Reflection By The Tea House  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Azalea Reflection By The Tea House

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Before Breakfast  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Before Breakfast

12" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

 

Bridges On The Schuylkill  20" x 16"  Oil On Canvas

Bridges On The Schuylkill (SOLD)

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

Bridge Near Lock 60  16" x 12"  Oil On Board

Bridge Near Lock 60

16" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Broad Street Banter  40" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Broad Street Banter

40" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

City Hubbub  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

City Hubbub At Night

12" x 16"

Oil On Board

Shop

Claudios  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Claudios

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Color Of Winter (SOLD)  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Color Of Winter (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

COVID Corner  16" x 20"  Oil On Board

COVID Corner (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Board

Dogs In The Brandywine  24" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Dogs In The Brandywine

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Down Under The Elevated  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Down Under The Elevated

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Dredger At Dusk  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Dredger At Dusk

11" x 14"

Oil On Board

Shop

Dredger On The Schuylkill  24" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Dredger On The Schuylkill (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Dusk From Horn Hill  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Dusk From Horn Hill

11" x 14"

Oil On Board

Shop

Easton Point Dusk  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Easton Point Dusk

12" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

End Of Day  24" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

End Of Day

24" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Foliage Riot  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Foliage Riot

30" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Shop

French Creek Symphony  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen

French Creek Symphony (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Hot Day Lobster Cove  8" x 10"  Oil On Board

Hot Day Lobster Cove

8" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Just Before Dark  16" x 16"   Oil On Board

Just Before Dark (SOLD)

16" x 16" 

Oil On Board

Lands End Afternoon 36" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Lands End Afternoon

36" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Loftiest Perch  46" x 34"  Oil On Canvas

Loftiest Perch

46" x 34"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Morning Rush Hour  24" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Morning Rush Hour (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Narberth Flags  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Narberth Flags (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

November Glow  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

November Glow

12" x 16"

Oil On Board

Shop

Pastel Skyline  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Pastel Skyline

12" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Philly Night Reflections (SOLD)  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Philly Night Reflections (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen

 

Purple Phlox At Rittenhouse  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Purple Phlox At Rittenhouse

10" x 10"

Oil On Board

Shop

Putting The Boats To Bed (SOLD)  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Putting The Boats To Bed (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Revisiting Uber Street (SOLD)  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Revisiting Uber Street (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Hardware  24" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Hardware 

24" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Rittenhouse Snow  36" x 30"  Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Snow (SOLD)

36" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

River Bridges  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

River Bridges

12" x 16"

Oil On Board

Shop

River From Above  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

River From Above

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Schools Out  24" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Schools Out

24" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Schuylkill Serenity  24" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Schuylkill Serenity

24" x 36"

Oil On Linen

Shop

Sledding With A View  24" x 36"  Oil On Canvas

Sledding With A View

24" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Shop

Sun On 18th Street  16" x 12"  Oil On Board

Sun On 18th Street

16" x 12"

Oil On Board

Shop

Teahouse At The Barnes  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Teahouse At The Barnes

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

Shop

Tea Time At Parc  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Tea Time At Parc (SOLD)

11" x 14"

Oil On Board

Under The Elevated  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Under The Elevated (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

"When there is no sun, I have always sought the silver lining, or the bright spot hidden in a bank of clouds."

- Elaine Lisle

Tea Time At Parc  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Tea Time At Parc, 11" x 14", Oil On Board

I have been painting throughout my entire life, professionally since 1994. I studied at the University of Pennsylvania where I was greatly influenced by the work of Neil Welliver who was the Fine Arts Dept head at the time. I was mesmerized by the way he took an intricate landscape and broke it down into shapes of color. I went on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where I continued to focus on capturing the urban landscape. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Hopper, Sloan and Bellows of the Ashcan School and have spent many years painting Philadelphia neighborhoods. Additionally, I have found the Schuylkill river to be a huge source of inspiration.

 

While I presently live and work in the Philadelphia area, my travels continue to give me much inspiration. I’ve enjoyed painting in France and Ireland, and having grown up in New England am partial to the woods and fall colors as well as the Maine landscape. More recently, I have discovered the mid-Atlantic seascapes of the eastern shore. Producing art is a journey in itself, as I never know when I begin a painting where it will take me.

Rittenhouse Hardware, 24" x 24" Elaine Lisle

Rittenhouse Hardware, 24" x 24", Oil On Canvas 

My paintings express the feeling of awe that I have when encountering a landscape, and it is exciting for me to take an ordinary scene and make it extraordinary. I love the long shadows of a late afternoon and I enjoy creating complex compositions where the viewer has much to contemplate.

 

My work is more likely to be joyous, energetic and vibrant vs. gentle or brooding. I work only in oil and my palette tends to feature bright warm colors and high contrast. When I create a composition, I look for the surprise; whether it be a statement made by a lone figure, a spot of orange found in an otherwise green wood, or the unusual lavender reflection found on a river at dusk.

 

I love painting en plein air (outdoors from life), as well as completing larger works in the studio from on-site studies, reference sketches, and photographs. With commissioned works I generally complete more than one on-site sketch and often use reference photographs as well.

 

Under The Elevated, 30 x 24, Elaine Lisle

Under The Elevated, 30"x 24",  Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Snow, Elaine Lisle, Oil On Canvas

Rittenhouse Snow, 30" x 36", Oil On Canvas

View External Link

Elaine Lisle's Urban Landscapes

by Nancy Bea Miller

For many years, the urban landscape paintings of Elaine Moynihan Lisle (b. 1954) have gloried unabashedly in bright summer days. Using bold colors and lively brushwork, the artist has infused energy into her world of flowerbeds and leafy trees contrasting with red bricks, colorful awnings, and the pure blue skies soaring above them. “It has been hard for me to paint a rainy or cloudy day,” Lisle explains. “When there is no sun, I have always sought the silver lining, or the bright spot hidden in a bank of clouds.”

Lately, however, Lisle has been focusing on other seasons and times of day. Her family weathered two tragedies in the past year: her mother lost a difficult battle with ALS, and then a beloved sister-in-law died at a relatively young age. These experiences have inevitably influenced Lisle and her art...

Video

Elaine Lisle, What It Means To Be An Artist

2016

by John Thornton

On September 9th, 2016, I attended Elaine Lisle’s art opening at the Gross McCleaf Gallery. Her show, “Fall in Philadelphia”, will dazzle your eye and warm your heart.