Thursday, 31 March 2016

Seahorse etchings

I am still working through some of the etching plates that I made at college, I seem to have made so many.... I remember proofing this zinc plate there and then quite forgetting that I had it until I found it again whilst looking for something else! The something else was quickly forgotten as I was excited to print a few variations from this plate. Each print is quite different in colour going from blue to blue/grey to grey (left to right). As I print I like to adjust the colour modifying it with a bit of this and a bit of that in much the same way as I cook, seasoning as I go along.

The inspiration came from a trip to the Bournemouth Oceanarium where I spent a good half an hour watching a half dozen or so of these beautiful creatures. It is well worth a visit if you are visiting the town. ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec
Seahorse - three variations- limited variable edition etching   5.5x16cm   ©2016Lisa Le Quelenec

Each of these prints is available here at my Etsy store


RH Carpenter said...

Lovely prints! Seahorses are such amazing, almost unbelievable creatures. Our local aquarium is going to feature them in a new exhibit in April - can't wait!!

Sherrie York said...

I've drawn seahorses (and leafy sea dragons! Fantastic!) at aquariums and always think it would be so lovely to see them in the wild. Such a nice memory from these prints, thank you!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Rhonda, thank you. How exciting! I hope you get to see the exhibit soon. Maybe you will have a chance to sketch them or paint them at a later date. I would love to see.

Hi Sherrie. I'm so jealous! I would love to see leafy sea dragons! I have never been to an aquarium where they have had them. (To be able to see these creatures in their own habitat would be magnificent.) They look so other worldly, must be a joy to observe and sketch. I'm glad I reminded you of the experience.