Thursday, 14 July 2016

A memory of yesterday's storm in my sketchbook...
Storm building - sketch from memory   11x11cm watercolour   ©2016LisaLeQuelenec

Yesterday I was a real treat! Whilst I sat on the sand in brilliant sunshine I watched a storm building over Studland, break and then move quickly out to sea. I think it must have made quite a downpour as the dark of the sky became as dark as the land and you couldn't see where one ended and the other began at one point. Tiny little flecks of white sails stood in contrast, lit up from the sun that was bright on my side of the bay, chasing the storm. The strong light reflecting the white sand at the bottom of the water made areas of the sea a gorgeous milky turquoise - a beautiful contrast to the brooding purplish/indigo of the sky.

All told it couldn't have lasted more then ten minutes or so and was such a thrill to watch, even my little prince watched enthralled. As soon as I could I had to try to record the memory in my sketchbook.


Judy said...

I love the story of your inspiration! And the painting is so gorgeous! I recently experienced with combinations of blues and I love it!

Judy said...

Experimented, I mean. :)

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Lisa!... Your broad range and choice of "brooding" blues capture the increased heaviness and the weight in the sky the accompanies a storm! Bravo!

Good Painting!... and fairer skies for you and your wee Prince.

Happy Summer!
Warmest regards,

RH Carpenter said...

Beautifully evocative of a stomy day by the sea.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Judy, thank you and best wishes.

Hello Bruce, we have been having much fairer skies - not a cloud in them! It's been hot hot hot! By our standards anyway ;o) Summer is definitely here.

Thank you Rhonda - It really was a beaut!