Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Something unexpected

Softly Swaying
acrylic ink and watercolour
19x25cm (image size)
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec

I'm pleased to report that yesterday was a very successful framing day. I really enjoy mount cutting and framing and I'm very lucky to have a picture framer friend who allows me to use their workshop. The above picture started as a little sketch for drawing practise but when my friend saw it she insisted that I let her frame it - not long after she'd worked her magic on it and this was the result.

The subject came from a bouquet of flowers that I was given and unfortunately I don't know what they are. They look like a thistle/sea holly type of plant and have dried really well.


vivien said...

that's a lovely delicate study and very different from your seascapes - beautifully set off by the simple frame as well

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Looks like 'Eryngium alpinum' with it's blue teasel-like head and deeply cut leaves.

Beautiful drawing and framing.

With all that's getting going in the garden I need to get out there right now!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Vivien, thank you. I love the frame that she chose. I normally go for white frames but this cream one is much softer and more in keeping. It's also making me think of drawings in a new light...

Wow David! You must be a keen gardener. I 'google imaged' the name that you suggested and that's the plant, I'm impressed you got that from my drawing. Have a lovely time in the garden.