Friday, 3 May 2019

Marine I - VI collage and mixed media



Marine I - VI   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec


I have been playing with abstraction again over the last couple of weeks. Textures, edges and markmaking seem to be the common themes that are developing at the moment. Experiments with paint and ink application (rollering, spattering, frottage, resists, glazing, washes, drybrush, printing) in the making of the 'paper palettes' to collage together have been liberating and I have been using my colour notebook extensively to choose colour combinations. The backing paper for these is a creamy off white textured watercolour paper. It has warmed everything up over all. I think I will start working a little bigger now and compare a change of scale.

Whilst making these, each piece seemed to inform the next making me feel like I had taken a walk physically along the shore seeing the changing light over the course of a day, observing the colours, textures and changing temperatures.


All six are available at Seaside Studios UK on Etsy.





Marine I   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec


Marine II   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec


Marine III   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec



Marine IV   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec


Marine V   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec


Marine IVI   collage and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2019LisaLeQuelenec

4 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Lisa - I can feel the Sea - smell the water and taste the salt on my lips looking at each of these. I adore them all but Marine three calls to my soul. The texture you created here gives the illusion of sun shining on the sea. So beautiful. Have a blessed weekend.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Lisa!

Really enjoyed your Marine Abstractions... each one for differing visual effects and your playful tonal shifts. I particularly liked Marines I and II for the subtlety your palette of sea tones and for the softer edges and quiet horizontals.

I very much enjoyed Marines III an IV for the sharp contrast and the play of heaviness versus lightness of forms and tone. Very effective when laid one beside the other.

Look forward to seeing what you do with "BIG". Great fun!

Warm regards and further rewarding play!
Bruce

Chris Lally said...

These are fantastic, Lisa. They reflect the changing sea. Just beautiful!!

RH Carpenter said...

I really cannot choose a favorite - or even two! These all are so lovely, lyrical and soothing (just like standing on the beach watching the waves roll in and out).