Thursday, 11 May 2017

Preparatory sketches in mixed media trying out ideas...




Preparatory sketches for wet sands monoprint and mixed media ©2017LisaLeQuelenec blue ocean beach seascape
Preparatory sketch in mixed media for Wet Sands   15x15cm monoprint and mixed media   ©2017Lisa Le Quelenec



Two small preparatory works using graduated ink in a monoprint overlayed with colour pencil. I'm still thinking about verticals of light, contrasts, lost and found edges. If you haven't tried it soft colour pencils on top of printing textures are rather lovely to explore, you can get some very subtle colour shifts. I have been using mostly Caran d'Ache Pablo and Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I'm not sure how 'blue' to make the painting - whether I should warm it up a bit....these little prep pieces are a good way to try out different combinations.



Preparatory sketches for wet sands monoprint and mixed media ©2017LisaLeQuelenec seaside studios blue ocean sea beach sand seascape
Preparatory sketch in mixed media for Wet Sands   15x15cm monoprint and mixed media   ©2017Lisa Le Quelenec


4 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Oh, these are both beautiful - soft, serene, and yet enough to draw one's eyes in deeper. You are really onto something with capturing the lightstruck water and sky!

Chris Lally said...

VERY cool, Lisa.
Love the idea of working the pencils on top of printing textures. Beautiful results!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you Rhonda. There is something about these that feels just out of reach at the moment...I'm trying to work through it on a canvas at the moment. I think I am nearly there.

Hi Chris, thank you. Maybe something to try with your journalling experiments? I like the way you can veil colour and semi obscure areas.

JANE MINTER said...

wonderful depth Lisa