Tuesday, 15 August 2023

RedBubble sale this week


I have cheekily used the same images for the blog as I have used for Instagram......
Click here for the link to my RedBubble store or via my linktree in the menu bar above.


Thursday, 10 August 2023

Spoonflower store now open


Part of the reason for my absence in July was due to the work I was doing behind the scenes setting up a Spoonflower Store. It has been a steep learning curve to adjust and extend my patterns into collections but oh so enjoyable. I'm sure I will tweak and add to the work I have already done and have some new pieces that I am working on as well as plans for the future. For now I have three collections available and one that I am adding to currently. 

If you haven't come across Spoonflower before it is a print on demand website where you can buy a range of different fabric and fabric products in designs by independent artists and designers around the world. There is a vast range of subjects and styles - a real smorgasbord of repeat pattern gorgeousness!

Beach Vibes Collection available in my Spoonflower store - link in the sidebar   ©2023LiusaLeQuelenec

Tuesday, 1 August 2023

Folksy Summer Exhibition


Well the best laid plans and all that.....I got to my 600th blog post and then went AWOL! Ooops! My apologies - where did July go again? Well I have been immensely busy but more on that next post. ...

My post today is to let you know about a wonderful online exhibition that I have been selected (over 700 entrants!) to be in at Folksy. So proud to have my watercolour, 'One Man and His Dog' selected as there is some stunning work by some very talented artists and crafts people. The exhibition is on for the whole of August.

Click on the exhibition image in my sidebar to have a look and do let me know what you think. There is a real range of styles, subjects and mediums as I scrolled through I was opening the links of shops that I wanted to explore further. I have been bookmarking all over as I know I will need to return when gift season gets started although I might just be starting early this year as I spotted some things that would be just perfect.

One Man and His Dog   watercolour 37x37cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Friday, 16 June 2023

Rockpool lino series continued & my 600th post


Rockpool   lino print on paper   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

I thought I would share a little more of this rockpool series. I have been printing slightly larger compositions on A4 paper and adding in some more different motifs. I love the delicacy of the seaweed, I think they are a good contrast to the more solid shapes of the pebbles and limpets. Other shells are starting to appear in this little ecosystem. I might be slightly in love with little yellow winkles ;o) they are appearing in all of these larger compositions.

I might try out some spicy hot colours next - yellows, rusty oranges and coral. I dabbled with this combination in the A5 ones but might try upscaling that palette again. I struggle with the hotter end of the spectrum so it will be a challenge. Notice how I said coral and not red - red may be a step to far! Red makes me feel out of control and a bit shouty. Do you have a colour that you avoid in your work? 

Can you believe this is my   600th   post!!! I certainly can't. What a bloggerversary! I feel like I have made so many friends online - we might not get to meet in real life but I feel no less richer for that. Thank you for reading along and to the people who take the time, I appreciate all your comments. To all those who don't I appreciate you too! Thank you.

Carving and inking the plates for the Rockpool Series  ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Rockpool   lino print on paper   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

All four A4ish prints in the Rockpool series as well as the smaller prints are all available in my Folksy store.  Best wishes.

Monday, 29 May 2023

New repeat print designs available at RedBubble


Beach Vibes ©2023LisaLeQuelenec available at 

I have been a busy bee adding new limpet inspired designs to my RedBubble Store store and this week there is 20% off.

Each design is available as a selection of apparel, home accessories and stationery. 

Sunny Days ©2023LisaLeQuelenec available at

Sunny Days II ©2023LisaLeQuelenec available at

Sunny Days III ©2023LisaLeQuelenec available at

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Rockpool series - lino monoprints


Rockpool Series   approximately 14x20cm lino monoprints   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

I have sadly neglected my blog this last few weeks due to a number of things - just life keeping me out of mischief rather than paint or ink - but I haven't been completely idle. A new series of work is underway which is really quite different to the gulls I had been painting. With the arrival of longer Spring days and a little more sunshine I have been feeling the season. Of course I am still roaming the coast but I have been turning more attention to rockpools and the memories of the ones we explored in Jersey on my last trip....back to limpets and limpet rings, summery colours and the joyous feeling of long Summer days. Fresh breezy colours and simplified shapes are dominating at the moment with a little green creeping in at the edges.

Rockpool Series   13x17.5cm   lino monoprint   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Rockpool Series   approximately 14x20cm lino monoprints with added drawing  ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Added drawing and mark making and then with the promise of some hot sun to come....golden yellow. All the images here are available to purchase from my  Folksy Store. I am enjoying this series immensely and can see lots of ways for it to develop so I will get back to my sketchbook and try a few more experiments, I wonder which path I will take next.

Rockpool Series   approximately 14x20cm lino monoprints with added drawing  ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Thursday, 23 March 2023

And the Gulls Cry - acrylic on canvas board


And the Gulls Cry    acrylic on canvas board   40x50cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

A companion piece to Where the Wild things are....

These paintings will be available in my Folksy store in a couple of weeks or so. I am going to live with them a short while to make sure there are no adjustments to be made and so that I can enjoy them a while ;o)

Where the Wild Things Are & And the Gulls Cry   40x50cm acrylic on canvas boards   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Where The Wild Things Are - acrylic on canvas


Where The Wild Things Are   acrylic on canvas board 40x50cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Well that was fun!

Where The Wild Things Are WIP   acrylic on canvas board 40x50cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Where The Wild Things Are - details   acrylic on canvas board 40x50cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

A failed monoprint...a nugget of inspiration - WIP

Study for where the wild things are   monoprint and mixed media 15x15cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Below a failed monoprint...with potential....I worked back into it with coloured pencils and acrylic paint... a nugget of an idea is forming... I think the scale needs to be bigger...I want to stretch my wings a little...

Gulls and cliff   monoprint  15x15cm   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

Friday, 3 March 2023

Gulls, storms and monoprints


A little monoprint experimenting has been occurring... thinking in ink...sometimes unexpected things happen which lead to new ideas to explore. That happened with this print below. The plate for some reason known only to the gods of print slid in the press making these lovely marks suggesting cliffs. My work is usually of the sea from the shore or clifftop but now I am thinking in terms of from the sea/sky. Ideas are percolating slowly forming more thinking in ink is needed....

Listening to the Wind   monoprint and mixed media   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

The print below on the left is where I had been intending to go. A monoprint with an embossed gull shape in the lower margin. I am still toying with the idea of including text within my work, slowly trying things out and experimenting. The version on the left is a digital copy with added text.. I am unsure so have photocopied and written on it/tried a fully digitised version in photoshop...I am still unsure. What are your thoughts? Which do you prefer? I think maybe in this image the text is a little too big and obvious....? I will live with them for a while.

...and the gulls cry...   monoprint and mixed media   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

This print was pulled from the plate after the one above, I added and wiped extra ink to the remnants, playing with marks. If the one above was as the storm was building then this one would be the storm from within. Same composition very different energy.

 Storm Spray   monoprint and mixed media   ©2023LisaLeQuelenec

For now I will go back to thinking in ink, exploring, pushing pulling the ideas and experimenting to see where it will lead.