Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A silent tide

A Silent Tide
acrylic on board 20x13cm
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec

Back to the beach and unusually for me a landscape format. I really enjoyed switching to these muted colours after working with the strong greens and siennas of the last two paintings. The colours are more subtle than this photo shows, there's not quite so much contrast. I used titanium buff, parchment, cadmium yellow medium, indanthrene blue, naphthol crimson and ivory black. I've been quite scared of using black but ivory black is very transparent and more like a charcoal grey to my mind, it's been lovely to use in the mixes in this painting.

6 comments:

Michael Bailey said...

Hi, Lisa. This is really beautiful. I actually wondered if it was a pastel work at first! The distant headland is so subtly suggested and those gentle waves make it all so evocative of those tranquil places. Beautiful piece.

vivien said...

Very apt title for the atmosphere here.

Isn't buff titanium a nice useful colour.

Roger Seddon said...

This is a fine painting and it works so well with the limited palette you have used.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Michael, thank you.

Hello Vivien, buff titanium is great for neutral mixes. I like the soft warmth it gives. Thank you for stopping by.

Thank you Roger :o)

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Very beautiful end-of-the-day light you have achieved here...or were you up very early? :o)

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi David, this is evening the sun was setting more to my right but catching the the haze in front in an unsual way. Everything felt very still. I've been really enjoying seeing the sketches you've posted on your blog.