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Elaine Lisle

Autumn

September 1 - 30, 2021

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Alée At Bryn Mawr  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Alée At Bryn Mawr (SOLD)

30" x 30"

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At Lands End  36" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

At Lands End

36" x 24"

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

Azalea Reflection By The Tea House

10" x 10"

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Before Breakfast  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Before Breakfast

12" x 12"

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Bridge Near Lock60  16" x 12"  Oil On Board

Bridge Near Lock 60

16" x 12"

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City Hubbub At Night  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

City Hubbub At Night

12" x 16"

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Color Of Winter  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Color Of Winter (SOLD)

30" x 30"

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Covid Corner  16" x 20"  Oil On Board

Covid Corner (SOLD)

16" x 20"

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

Down Under The Elevated

10" x 10"

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Dredger At Dusk  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Dredger At Dusk

11" x 14"

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

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24" x 30"

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Foliage Riot  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Foliage Riot

30" x 24"

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French Creek Symphony  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen

French Creek Symphony

24" x 24"

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Just Before Dark  16" x 16"  Oil On Board

Just Before Dark (SOLD)

16" x 16"

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Narberth Flags  10" x 10"  Oil On Board

Narberth Flags (SOLD)

10" x 10"

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November Glow  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

November Glow

12" x 16"

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Pastel Skyline  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Pastel Skyline

12" x 12"

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Philly Night Reflections  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Philly Night Reflections (SOLD)

24" x 30"

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

Purple Phlox At Rittenhouse

10" x 10"

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

Putting The Boats To Bed (SOLD)

24" x 30"

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

Revisiting Uber Street (SOLD)

30" x 24"

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River Bridges  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

River Bridges

12" x 16"

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River From Above  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

River From Above

30" x 40"

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Schuylkill Serenity  24" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Schuylkill Serenity

24" x 36"

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

Sun On 18th Street

16" x 12"

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

Teahouse At The Barnes

30" x 30"

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Under The Elevated  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Under The Elevated (SOLD)

30" x 24"

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Alée At Bryn Mawr  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Alée At Bryn Mawr (SOLD)

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

At Lands End  36" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

At Lands End

36" x 24"

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

Azalea Reflection By The Tea House

10" x 10"

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Before Breakfast  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Before Breakfast

12" x 12"

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Bridge Near Lock60  16" x 12"  Oil On Board

Bridge Near Lock 60

16" x 12"

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City Hubbub At Night  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

City Hubbub At Night

12" x 16"

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Color Of Winter  30" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Color Of Winter (SOLD)

30" x 30"

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Covid Corner  16" x 20"  Oil On Board

Covid Corner (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Board

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

Down Under The Elevated

10" x 10"

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Dredger At Dusk  11" x 14"  Oil On Board

Dredger At Dusk

11" x 14"

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

Dredger In The Schuylkill (SOLD)

24" x 30"

Oil On Canvas

Foliage Riot  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Foliage Riot

30" x 24"

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French Creek Symphony  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen

French Creek Symphony

24" x 24"

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Just Before Dark  16" x 16"  Oil On Board

Just Before Dark (SOLD)

16" x 16"

Oil On Board

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"

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Pastel Skyline  12" x 12"  Oil On Board

Pastel Skyline

12" x 12"

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Philly Night Reflections  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"

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Putting The Boats To Bed  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

River Bridges  12" x 16"  Oil On Board

River Bridges

12" x 16"

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River From Above  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

River From Above

30" x 40"

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Schuylkill Serenity  24" x 36"  Oil On Linen

Schuylkill Serenity

24" x 36"

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

Sun On 18th Street

16" x 12"

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

Teahouse At The Barnes

30" x 30"

Oil On Linen

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Under The Elevated  30" x 24"  Oil On Canvas

Under The Elevated (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

“Intense, exaggerated color is a hallmark of my work. Part of what draws me to paint is to capture and share the intensity of what I am seeing… hoping to take an ordinary scene and make it mesmerizing."

- Elaine Lisle

French Creek Symphony, 24" x 24", Oil On Canvas

French Creek Symphony, 24" x 24", Oil On Canvas

Elaine Lisle’s solo exhibition at Gross McCleaf is thoughtfully titled, “Autumn”.  While the fall has long been associated with winding down, there is also an aspect of this time of year that represents a new beginning: a new season, the start of the scholastic year, and the annual count-down toward the succession of holidays that culminate in New Year’s Day.

In Lisle’s new paintings, the artist conveys the comfort and solace that a return to routine brings and the optimism of beginning anew.  The work clearly presents Lisle’s delight in the singular beauty of this time of year as trees turn brilliant hues, blue skies are freed of summer’s humidity, and glorious sunsets give way to crisp evenings.

Down Under The Elevated, 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Down Under The Elevated, 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas

While dealing with the challenges of the past year, Lisle visited nearby sites such as the street next to her studio, the Schuylkill River, French Creek State Park, the campus at Bryn Mawr College, and the Barnes Arboretum. There, the artist enjoyed the opportunity to paint en plein air with ample subject matter to explore.

This inspiration was then brought into the studio where she completed larger works from her studies, reference sketches, and photographs. The artist says, “Intense, exaggerated color is a hallmark of my work. Part of what draws me to paint is to capture and share the intensity of what I am seeing…hoping to take an ordinary scene and make it mesmerizing. I know I have been successful when the viewer feels as though they have been there.”  

Pink Azalea At The Barnes, 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Pink Azalea At The Barnes (detail), 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Elaine Lisle received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania where revered landscape artist Neil Welliver gave her the permission she needed to pursue a career as a realist painter at a time when many young artists were turning to abstraction.

She later continued her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she was greatly influenced by the luminous abstract paintings of the late Murray Dessner, among others.  This is her fourth solo exhibition with Gross McCleaf Gallery.

Color Of Winter, 30" x 30", Oil On Canvas

Color Of Winter, 30" x 30", Oil On Canvas