Original Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas - 18" x 36"
As you view this beautiful naturalist landscape oil painting, several striking features quickly become perceptible. Bold texture, unique angular and broad perspectives using bright earthy colorful brushstrokes to merge together. They join and form a balanced, serene vista through the California vineyard. Well-known American artist, Elena Ballock, shares, “This is a scene I painted near Paso Robles, California where there is a lot of vineyards. I enjoy having a glass of wine in this area. It is very peaceful.” The winery structure appears over the grape vines in the center of the painting with the eastern foothills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountain Range painted majestically in the background. On the right hand side, the commanding tree and the highly textured soil race away as you peer across the thriving, lush, and thickly painted vineyard across to the tree line and Santa Lucia Range.
About the Artist - Elena Ballock:
Elena Ballock, San Francisco Bay artist, has become one of the most foremost painters in the United States today. This emerging and sought after artist creates landscape, seascape, and urban setting paintings using her beautiful and skillful range of color, light, shade, texture, and perspective.
Educated at Cal State Hayward, Elena Ballock conveys her masterful use of color and light in all of her varying settings. Her landscapes are alive with brilliant skies, fields, foliage, streams, mountains, and forest views. Elena’s seascapes are painted in her wonderful and unique style with shimmering water, cliffs, beaches and long distant perspective. View how fantastic she paints the rocks and cliffs along her seascape coast lines. This great artist displays her depth of talent by bringing new meaning to an everyday urban scene. The beauty and emotions she conveys in capturing a row of dwellings, a distant city skyline, or a hilly Bay Area neighborhood is a study in shade, light, color, movement, and perspective. Through her accomplished use of oils, the interaction between the city street, sidewalk, shrubbery, buildings, and sky is painted wonderfully in her refreshing impressionistic style.
The name, Impressionism, derives from the title of a Claude Monet art piece, Impression, Sunrise. In a satirical review published in the Parisian newspaper Le Charivariwhich, the French critic Louis Leroy used the term Impressionism to describe the Monet artwork. “People have stated that my work is natural and intuitive, I like to think of it as contemporary impressionism. Art is like having a connection to the world in your home.” Elena explains.
Elena says, “I believe that art is one of the most basic forms of communication and expression, which delights the eyes and speaks to the soul. I think that people connect internally in new ways with our simple yet complex world through my art. This connection can be of the bold yet splendid rawness of the mountains or contrast with the velvet smoothness of flower petals. The emotional impact that I relate through my paintings can be wildly dramatic or calm and placid.”
Elena Bullocks’ striking paintings allow viewers to come away with a new sense of emotion and intrigue. “My art is as simple as a visual image striking the eye, yet it becomes more when it touches the soul. In that moment my artwork becomes s connection between people. I would like people to view my artwork with a sense of intrigue that sparks an emotional response.”
Elena Ballock has sold many of her paintings to collectors throughout the United States and has been featured in galleries and museums around the country.
Our Gallery is extremely privileged and excited to offer the wonderful artwork by this aspiring, hard driving, and well known artist, Elena Ballock.
About Our Prints
The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.
Stretched Canvas Prints
We offer 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white , acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.
Matting and Framing
If you prefer to have your giclée print framed and matted by our Gallery please let us know. We will provide you with a fair price and adjust the shipping charges to reflect the mat, frame, and glass. We would be pleased to perform this work for you.