Thursday, 15 March 2018

Elemental I, II and III - block print and collage

Elemental I, II & III   block print and collage each image 11x18cm   ©2018LisaLeQuelenec

A combination of techniques and materials has been used to create this triptch. First three blocks printed using a blended pass of blue ink. Once these had dried I collaged the pebble shapes using a mixture of inked paper and shapes from previous collagraph prints. Also areas of tracing and tissue paper are collaged in I like the mix of opacity and transparency.

Detail from Elemental III showing ink texture ©2018LisaLeQuelenec

I have tried to show in the detail photograph some of the lovely texture from the ink in the block print. The variation in tone and lovely granulatory qualities bring to mind looking at sand rich in mica through water.

This series seems to be heading in a more graphic and hard edged direction in print compared with the path the paintings are taking. I continue to explore but am intrigued if the two will ever meet and merge at some point in the future.


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Lisa - took some time to read your previous posts. Your collages as well as your watercolors are just awesome. It was so interesting your sharing about the plates and how you achieved your page of rocks. These finds really inspired a lovely series. Hope you are having a delightful day.

RH Carpenter said...

The addition of the strong lines has added a great rhythm to these. LOVE them!!!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Lisa... Exploration leads to much increased pleasure and excitement in one's work. Leaving "the ordinary" elevates the spirit. Is that not the purpose of the paths we seek???

I love the continuance of your signature interest in blues woven into the collage and print forms. The idea of a triptych format creates even more interest and possibility for a new direction with your work. Bravo young lady!

Warmest regards and Happy trekking!

Judy said...

I love the triptych! And what a gorgeous textures in the prints.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Debbie, thank you so much! I am so glad you have enjoyed the series of posts. This project feels like a little journey of discovery for me it is lovely to have your company. Best wishes.

Hi Rhonda - thank you. I have been working on a few more trying out some different things. I quite like the graphic quality too - much more to explore.

Bruce, thank you. So many directions to explore I'm not sure which current will pull the hardest just yet ;o) for now I will go with the flow.

Hi Judy, thank you. Texture is a 'thing' for us both at the moment isn't it? I'm loving the textures you have built in the snowdrops and my favourite blues too!

Chris Lally said...

Ditto to every comment. These are just gorgeous, Lisa!!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Why thank you Chris - have a great day.