Thursday, 7 September 2017

The coast is clear! Etching of Old Harry Rocks

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


Bruce Sherman said...

Good morning Lisa!... Your etchings and studies demonstrate your wonderful powers of observation and love of your subject. You infuse a unique sense of self which is immediately identifiable as your own.

Sail on... you have a course set that will yield adventure and wealth throuhout the duration of your voyage!

Happy Painting and Rich Blessings Lisa!
Warmest regards,

Chris Lally said...

Oh, I have been waiting for another fabulous post from you, Lisa, and you did not disappoint!
The Coast is Clear! - GORGEOUS! But then I started reading and was taken somewhere else... Have you considered writing / illustrating your own book?!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Bruce, thank you! I am so glad that you too are getting out to paint again. As always my best wishes to you and yours.

Hi Chris, it is kind of you to say. I am glad that you enjoyed the post, it's nice to share the experience. Maybe a book would be a project for the future - I definitely think it would be a challenge and I do so love those ;o)