Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Summer's dancing light




Summer's Dancing Light
acrylic on board 80x34cm
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec


A great many glazes later and I can finally call this one finished. The land masses have been knocked back and the detail that was starting to creep into them have been faded out which I think has helped the feeling of depth. The water has had so many glazes that the spattered highlights now appear encapsulated into the paintings surface giving it more the appearance of light 'in' as well as 'on' the water. I think the effect is much more subtle.

I really enjoy painting these larger pieces but it is making for much less frequent blog posting.

10 comments:

Michael Bailey said...

It is a big piece Lisa but I think it was well worth the extra effort - a truly beautiful atmospheric seascape. Is this Hengistbury?

Maggie Latham said...

Lisa, this is awesome! I see what you mean now about wisps of colour in your glazes...it really pays off in the effect of the final piece.

Jeanette said...

Just stunning! I LOVE it!!

All those glazes blend beautifully and the sparkles are so effective. Not glaring shots of white, but truly water catching slivers of light.

RH Carpenter said...

Gorgeous and well worth the extra time away from blogging, I'd say!

Caroline said...

I was so excited by your painting that I went to my tape measure to see how big it actually must be! That is a good size of canvas board, will it be ok and not bend at that size? I always find large boards can bend and loose their shape. This is an awesome painting. WOW!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Michael, thank you. This is based on the view from the beach at Southbourne looking toward Old Harry and Swanage. Although you know that Old Harry is there you can't see him unless it's a clear and the sun makes strong contrasts as you are looking at it almost head on. Saying that I have taken a few liberties in scale and shape ;o)

Hello Maggie, thank you. I lost count of the number of glazes in this painting. I really should keep a record.

Jeanette, thank you so much. :o)

Hi Rhonda, thank you.

Morning Caroline, thank you, it is unusually big for me. It an MDF board 3mm thick which hasn't warped whilst I've painted it but I'm in two minds about the framing at the moment. I will either glue it to a painted backing board so that there is a border showing which will give it extra strength or I'll double mount it, frame it under glass and the layers will provide enough tenion to stop it warping. I need to make up my mind quickly though as I will need it for exhibition.

Caroline said...

Lisa let us know what you decide to do. It would be lovely to see of a photo of it framed up.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Will do Caroline, I'm hoping to get it framed up either next week or the week after.... if I can make up my mind ;o)

Rose said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa! I am starting to understand glazing more and this is a perfect example of the right way :)! I will be back!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hello Rose and welcome, thank you for taking the time to comment. Building a painting up in glazes is time consuming but the results more than make up for it. Have a lovely week.