Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sketches from the Isle of Wight

I've just got back from a few days away on the lovely Isle of Wight. I have gathered new material in the form of sketches, added to my collection of seaglass, seaweed and pebbles, walked on different beaches, taken in new views and eaten some fabulous pistachio ice-cream...(it really was worth writing about ;o) ). It was a lovely break.
Seaweed sketchbook page with seaweed and identification chart illustrated by Carol Roberts  ©2015LisaLeQuelenec
Butterfly sketch watersoluble ink and coloured pencil ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec

I even went on a couple of touristy trips. One of them was to a beautiful place called Butterfly World which inspired a couple of sketches and some thoughts for a new set of work - a break from my usual. The ideas are percolating and like steam from a hot coffee don't have a solid form just yet, they need a little time.
Butterfly sketch and pebble watersoluble ink and coloured pencil ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec

Now, lucky girl that I am I need to get ready for a trip to the lovely Shell Bay on Studland which I believe many, many, many years ago was connected to the Isle of Wight and time and tide have erroded the chalk to create Poole Harbour/Bay. The holiday hasn't ended just yet.


RH Carpenter said...

What a nice time of year to be travelling and seeing other sights and thanks for capturing them for us - that first butterfly with the ink and colored pencil is gorgeous!! I love the fluidity of it that comes from the ink. So energizing to walk along a beach and pick up finds to add to your collection. Can't wait to see what you bring back next time - and what kind of ice cream you try (pistachio sounds good to me but right now I have to say salted caramel anything is my favorite! ha ha)

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Apologies for the late reply Rhonda, I was stopped in my tracks by a virus - too much relaxing perhaps! I am now hankering after salted caramel.... Thank you about the sketches :o)