Sunday, 13 January 2013

Birch tree monoprints

Three birch monoprints ©2013Lisa Le Quelenec

I'm still exploring this technique, I think it lends itself well to this linear subject and I like the way certain elements run outside the borders of the traditional rectangular frame. I think I will be exploring this more. The lovely thing about these kinds of experiments is that it is a very fast method of exploring ideas and generating new paths to tread. This will be a month well spent.


Bruce Sherman said...

Good morning Lisa!... Thanks for your recent visit and great commentss... one I might borrow for a future post to elaborate on! Good eye!

You are absolutely right about experimenting... "playing" I call it... but the same thing. Play means an intent to push the envelope for sheer pleasure of discovery... just as children do - a "no fear" approach.

This is a perfect way to get back into the rhythm and creative flow which gets tucked aside during lapses or busy... hard-to-get-painting-in periods like Christmas.

I love the way that you are playing with the randomness of trunks here... creating a really deep sense of space and variety in sizes and lighting! I can already see the potential of one of these compositions offering up.... a new moon????? HA HA!!

Good Playing... and Painting in 2013!
Warmest regards,

RH Carpenter said...

I like all of these - the new year makes us want to explore and play and try new things. I know this will take you in a new direction and I can't wait to see where it goes :)


they look great together lisa ..happy 2013

Victoria said...

Stunning..breathtaking..and beautiful!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Bruce, I'm enjoying my month of play. It's throwing up lots of new ideas and paths to tread. Using one technique is influencing others and subject to subject too. I love the connections that I am making. There's a freedom to not 'having' to create 'finished' work.

The idea of dirtying up paper or canvas to stop it being so intimidating is a good one isn't it. For years I didn't use an eraser (I very rarely do now unless it's to draw with.)or would draw in pen and ink, I still think that there is no such thing as a wrong mark. Maybe one that you have to work with but not wrong ;o)

Best wishes.

Thank you Rhonda, it's something in the air isn't it?

Thank you Jane, Happy New Year! I loved your pine cone btw.

Hi Victoria, thank you and welcome :o)