Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Chasing the light


Chasing the Light
acrylic on box canvas 50x50cm
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec

I've been trying to capture the light as the sun sinks but before sunset and the orangey pink colours start to happen. I've been using layers of glaze again and scumbling/dry brushing lots of pure colour throughout this painting, letting the colour vibrate and mix optically. The sea portion isn't quite as blue in reality - it's knocked back with glazes of the warmer oranges. I really feel like I've loosened up working on these larger paintings and I'm hoping that it will continue when I scale down again.

6 comments:

Michael Reid said...

Nice work - love the colours.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Lisa!... "Chasing the light".... is what painting is all about! Catching the light is the trick... and you have done so, admirably in this piece!

Well done! Lovely soft shifts in value and colour as well!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

You did catch it. Now you can chase the dark. Saw a class advertised recently that was to teach how to mix paint in the dark.

Michael Bailey said...

Wow! This is a stunning seascape painting Lisa. Beautiful use of both harmonious and complementary colours in the sky.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hello Michael and welcome. Thank you for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.

Good evening Bruce, thank you. Doesn't it seem like at this time of year we are constantly chasing the light? We had some beautiful sunsets but they vanish so quickly.

Hi Bill, welcome. That sounds like a challenge. Thank you for stopping by.

Hi Michael, thank you. I bet you've had some stunning sunsets where you are. They are always so good this time of year. Have you been sketching any?

Michael Bailey said...

Hi Lisa. Yes we have had a few awesome sunsets here in the East recently but unfortunately I've not had a lot of time to sketch. As you know, they never look the same on a photo, so I'm just savouring them for when I do have the time :)