|From the cliff top|
acrylic on paper 15.5x18cm
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec
I stood on the cliff top on Monday watching the texture trail made by a lazy current. At around 9am the sun was shining so weakly through thickish grey cloud that it looked like a white disk, a hard outline like a paper cut out. There was no wind but it was cold. Below, on the beach, a dog walker was throwing a ball into the sea for his labrador to go fetch. The dog was enjoying the game and didn't seem to notice what must have been very cold water. It seemed like they were the only moving things and everything else was just waiting for the cold to pass.
I enjoy painting the silver greys of winter and used a very limited palette for this one of buff titanium, indigo, indanthrene blue and zinc white. I wanted to capture the stillness, like a pause before spring arrives.