Original Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas - 22" x 30"
American painter, Elena Ballock, well known for her spectacular oil paintings, captured the naturalist beauty of this pristine Monterey Bay tidal estuary. About a two hour drive south of San Francisco, Elkhorn Slough is home to California’s largest concentration of sea otters and a popular kayaking destination. View how Elena Ballock skillfully paints the thickly textured wildflowers and lush marsh vegetation. Your focus travels across the vibrant blue tidal slough through the shorelines and towards the distant Santa Lucia Mountain Range. The coastal sky is painted with a unique and lighter oil color shade over the mountain crests while the reflections of the surrounding trees shimmer in the salt slough.
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.