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Limited Edition: Stream Bank, Arroyo de la Laguna

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Original Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas - 24" x 36"

This engaging and striking oil painting by renowned California artist, Elena Ballock, evokes a sense of peace and natural beauty through her brilliant mix of colors, hues, and blended brushstrokes, with an exceptional deep and tall perspective. In the artist’s words, “I painted this from the bank on the small stream, Arroyo de la Laguna, near Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, CA.” The skillfully painted sharp rock cliffs mirrored by the shimmering color filled stream blends into the different hues of the sky and tree line reflections. Elena uses earthy and rich tones to paint the trees clinging to the base of the steep cliff. This is a beautiful oil painting to stand back and admire. A perfect spot to slide your kayak into the water and see what is around the bend.

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.

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