Thursday, 10 February 2011

Handfast Point

Handfast Point
acrylic on paper 14x37cm
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec

Thank you for the advice on this one, I think I'm done. To stop myself from fiddling any more with it I'm going to frame it straight away. I love painting the coast. The river made a nice change but I think I will always come back to the sea. Maybe it has something to do with being an islander, I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands and lived there until I went to college in Cornwall.

I think my next painting will be a 180 degree turn (more or less) and a view of Old Harry Rocks. I've sketched from the cliff top there but to really appreciate the shapes I think it's best seen from the water. For this one I'll need to rely more on memory and reference photos taken from a boat trip going around the headland. We went past Old Harry pretty quick and I found it a bit of a challenge sketching on the water.

Loriann has been posting the most amazing memory paintings over on her blog and is inspiring me to take up the challenge. She's not using any physical reference at all, the results are fantastic.


WILLIE........! said...

Only going to say one thing.....
Love it...! ooops! that was two...!
Well, well, born in Jersey, l did wonder, with your surname.
Well, l was their in 68/70. And again in 73. Where l met and married my then wife. We had our reception at the Peirson. Used to work a club, The Deep in Beresford street. And, have a music column in the Jersy Evening Post. :)

Gregory Becker said...

Hello Lisa, very nice acrylics. I like your sketchwork very much.
Have a great day.

L'Artishe said...

Wilie recommended that I look at your blog. It's good some lovely images. I also have a blog and a gallery.
Maybe you'd like to visit some day. It's in Swanage.
Stay creative!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Greg, welcome. Thank you for visiting, I'm looking forward to your next post.

Hi Sharon, Willie told me he'd visited your gallery, it sounds really interesting. I'm hoping to pop over to Swanage in the next couple of weeks. Hope to meet you then.

Jala Pfaff said...

Looks great.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Jala, thank you :o)