Thursday, 19 November 2015

Feather studies and drypoint experiments
Feather I   proof drypoint   15x8cm ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec

Feathers I is a drypoint made using an aluminum plate. In the grey version I used a roller to get a very thin layer of ink as a background after wiping the plate and then added more ink and took away more ink with a brush in areas of the feather. This was the first time that I had tried this technique and I rather liked the subtle effect. In the sepia version below I tried to vary the amount of ink along the feather to get a greater variation in tone just by wiping alone.
Feather I   proof drypoint   15x8cm ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec
Feather sketches pencil a4 ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec
Feather sketches pencil a4 ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec

The drypoint below was made using a perspex plate which I printed onto handmade paper that had leaves within it. As the paper was so fine I didn't soak the paper this meant that the paper wasn't supple enough to get a good stand alone print from the burr as it went through the press, especially where the the thicker bits of leaves were. However it was enough to use as a base for a mixed media piece and a worthwhile experiment. It's certainly giving me food for thought and sparking some new ideas for the future.
Feathers  drypoint and mixed media on handmade paper   15x20cm   ©2015Lisa Le Quelenec


Susan said...

I love drawing and painting feathers, but don't think I could ever match the beautiful delicacy of your dry point examples.

Judy said...

So beautiful, I love them all!

Jim Serrett said...

Very sweet work, was reminded of Durer when seeing this post.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hello Susan and welcome. Thank you so much for your kind words. Do you blog about your work? Can I see?

Hi Judy, thank you :o)

Hi Jim, welcome and thank you. I love Durer.

RH Carpenter said...

I think all of these are beautiful! I really liked the one with a bit of color on the special paper but know what was more mixed media. Your sketches are so accurate and yet not stiff at all - lovely work! Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you Rhonda, I seem to be playing more and more with mixed media again lately. I don't seem to be able to say everything I want to in one medium and the images are calling out for more so I continue to play and experiment. The image takes over and tells me where to go quite often - this is the magic for me.


love the last image lisa