|The Coast is Clear! A/P I etching 14.5x11.5cm ©2017LisaLeQuelenec|
Quite some years ago His Nibbs and I went for a walk along the beach at Shell Bay down the way in Studland. We have been many times before and since but there was something about this particular day that sticks out. The sun was out but it was a little hazy, it was neither hot nor cold and there was just a gentle breeze. The water looked glass-like - but with strong contrasts in tone on the surface ripples. Colour was bleached out everything reduced to tones of blue grey. What I remember the most was the stillness and quiet. The quiet sounded loud but gentle if you know what I mean.
|Old Harry Rocks photograph ©2017LisaLeQuelenec|
I took this photograph and along with the memory of that day it has been the inspiration for many drawings, paintings and now an etching. So far I have made two proof prints and have used paper masks to add some sail boat shapes. I think I could make variations of work on this one memory for many years to come.
|Light Across the Bay acrylic on paper 25x25cm ©2011 LisaLeQuelenec|
Above an older painting from 2011, long since sold but one of my favourites.
|Old Harry Rocks snippets and ideas in mixed media ©2017LisaLeQuelenec|
I wonder do you have a memory or lasting impression of a time and place that you revisit in your work again and again?
|The Coast is Clear! A/P II etching 14.5x11.5cm ©2017LisaLeQuelenec|