Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ocean's pause

Ocean's Pause
acrylic on canvas 50x50cm
©2012 Lisa Le Quelenec 

I've been working on this canvas for a number of weeks. Whilst I'm not sure it's completely finished, there will probably be some tweaks once I've gotten a little distance from it, I'm going to call it done for now. It will sit and percolate for a while before I completely decide.

One of the reasons that it has taken so long I think is because the amount of different colours that I've used in it.  The list includes azo yellow medium, naples yellow, permanent rose, ultramarine violet, azure blue, indigo, cobalt blue, coeruleum, ivory black and the whites. I just can't remember the last time I used so many colours in one painting.

Azo yellow medium and permanent rose seem to be a new favourite combination at the moment I think it must be something to do with Spring. I'm noticing it everywhere, in the clothes people are wearing to the daffodils and shrub flowering next to each other in a neighbour's garden. I've torn a piece from a magazine spread to add to my colour notebook and painted swatches as a reminder of this delicious combination. I'm rather liking this grey/blue and lemon combination too. I'm wondering what has caught your eye lately, care to share?

page from my colour notebook

Now that Spring is well underway I am going to celebrate with a few days off to enjoy the sunshine that is forecast, visit a couple of exhibitions and to refresh my eyes. Best wishes for a great weekend.


Zoe, ontheroad said...

Wonderful vibrant colours, Lisa, and so alive.

Spring is creeping in but this puts it on the front page.

Judy said...

Amazing, all the colours you used, a wonderful painting, Lisa! I love your colour notebook, what a great idea! The combo yellow and pink is fab!

Caroline Simmill said...

Spring time has arrived in your very beautiful painting Lisa.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Lisa!... Your patience has paid great dividends here for you! You have really caught the wonderful glow in that sky and lit clouds!

Do have a great break! That ois necessary as well after a long haul painting!

Good Painting!... and Happy Spring!
Warmest regards,

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Zoe, thank you. Spring is indeed here. Has it reached you yet?

Thank you Judy, my colour notebook is one of my favourite sketchbooks - it chases away the colour doldrums :o)

Hello Caroline, thank you. Have you been enjoying your heatwave?

Hi Bruce the break has done me good. New ideas are swirling around and a good dose of sunshine was just what the doctor ordered. Thank you about the painting.