Thursday, 15 October 2015

Storm at sea - prints using dry point and collagraph in combination

Storm at Sea 2/5  combination print 14x14cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec

These three prints are part of an experiment to combine two techniques. Using a perspex plate I used the drypoint needle to scratch the sea and the pebbles on the beach. In the sky area I used an acrylic fibers medium to create the stormy clouds. I didn't notice at first as each time I was also trying out a different style of inking up the plate but each time that I inked up for another print a little of the acrylic medium was detaching from the plate and the sky area was slowly disintegrating. In a way each of these is a monoprint as the plate was different for each impression. I really like the idea of the plate changing during the process like the clouds changing during the storm and the storm gradually dissipating - serendipitous printmaking.
Storm at Sea 3/5  combination print 14x14cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec
Storm at Sea 4/5  combination print 14x14cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec


RH Carpenter said...

Oh, this was a very happy accident, the sky changing like that - as if the plate itself could not contain the stormy clouds and sky!! Beautiful :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very neat :) works really well to give that raging changing storm look ;0

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Rhonda, thank you. Accidents are the very useful sometimes. I think some of my best learning comes from accidents and working out how it went wrong so that I can replicate and manipulate the result.

Hi Jennifer, thank you.

Chris Lally said...

Each has so much to offer! So creative - so unique. Love your description of the plate changing like the clouds changing. Great post!