Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sketching and storms
Postacard sized sketches and explorations  mixed media on paper  ©2016LisaLeQuelenec

Well the storms did arrive here - very heavy rain and high winds in the south caused quite a bit of flooding. A good time to batten down the hatches and continue with some sketchbook work whilst waiting for it to pass. It wasn't yet noon and I turned my lamp on to work. I hadn't noticed that I was gradually getting closer and closer to my work until my face was about six inches from the sketchbook! Now the air has cleared, the sun is shining and I am starting to feel the chill of Winter coming in the air.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Gathering storms and gathering ideas

Storm Gathering sketchbook studies in acrylic   A4 sketchbook   ©2016LisaLeQuelenec

I would call them winter bugs but it isn't winter yet...but being under the weather has plagued my house recently. If not one of us it was another. There seems to be a respite at the moment (I am touching wood) however it has left me feeling rather depleted of energy and ideas. So back to the sketchbooks I go playing with paint and pencil and just seeing where it will lead. As the days are shortening it feels right to be hunkering down and having a little time out.

I am working my way through my reading list too; 'Go set a Watchman' by Harper Lee, A collection of Neruda's Odes and Printmaking in the Sun by Dan Welden are amongst my pile. (The irony isn't lost on me - I would love to be printmaking in the sun - probably next year ;o) ?) I'm sure there will be much to inspire there.

Mussel shell colour inspiration ©2016LisaLeQuelenec