Monday, 22 January 2018

Pebbles - watercolour studies

Pebble studies in watercolour   21x15cm approx   ©LisaLeQuelenec2017

There is something very comforting about a pebble warmed by the sun and held in the hand. I seem to collect pockets full of pebbles from all the different places I visit; picked for their colour, texture, pattern or weight. Quite often holding particular pebbles can transport me back to the landscape from where it came. Some of them appear to depict complete little landscapes within their markings. I have a bowl of them on my drawing table along with all the other bits and bobs picked up on my walks. The above watercolour studies are a few favourites recently gathered locally. The one below reminded me of an early O'Keefe watercolour.

Pebble study in watercolour   21x15cm approx   ©LisaLeQuelenec2017

I think I feel a new project coming on.....


Judy said...


RH Carpenter said...

What little surprises we find when we look closely (as O'Keeffe wanted us to do) at pebbles, petals, feathers, etc. - you take us closer into the object to see the variety of textures and colors and the amazing beauty!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you Judy!

They really are fascinating Rhonda. I can look for hours at the details. I've been really enjoyng myself with these :o)