Thursday 17 February 2022

Drypoints and mixed media experiments...



Sea Air, A bit of Weather and Bracing!   8x15cm drypoint with mixed media   ©2022LisaLeQuelenec


I treated myself to some new paint last week... Gansai Tambi watercolours - Starry colours made by Kuretake. Oooohhhh they are lovely, I particularly like the paler colours which are shimmery but not opaque. I have used pearlescent inks before but have been disappointed with the outcome. These watercolours are much better for the effect that I was after.


Using test prints from the previous drypoint I have added shimmer in certain areas whilst leaving others with just the original ink. I have photographed them above straight on and to angle so you can see how they catch the light. I think it would be easy to overwork a piece with the shimmer and I may need to rein in my enthusiasm but I can definitely see possibilities.... What do you think?

These and prints from the edition are available in my Folksy store.



Wednesday 16 February 2022

A Bracing Bit of Weather - drypoint printmalking



A Bit of Weather   drypoint print 8x15cm   ©2022LisaLeQuelenec


Two more for the series and I am really enjoying the tall format. Again, each of the prints is a little bit different in the inking. 



Bracing!   drypoint print 8x15cm   ©2022LisaLeQuelenec


Thursday 10 February 2022

Sea Air - getting inky in drypoint printmaking


Sea Air print on the right - inked plate on the left   8x15cm



It has been an inky mucky week - highly enjoyable.I have been working from my sketchbook in the previous post on some dry points. Each print is a little different as I adjust and experiment with the inking process.


Sea Air   8x15cm drypoint prints   ©2022LisaLeQuelenec



Once I print off some more from this series I will make them available in my Folksy  and Etsy stores. 

Thursday 3 February 2022

A week of sketching - sea and skyscapes in ink



Beach sketch ink 8x15cm ©2022LisaLeQuelenec


I have been sketching lots this week, an A5 sketchbook in a few days! Simple, immediate, preconceived, responsive, sloshy (technical term) and fun. I have found variation in repetition, something that seems bound in and an important part of my process. Lots of ideas are flowing finally after what has been a very unusually slow start to the year for me. Rather than jumping straight in I am cogitating, percolating and pondering and will start some experiments this week. Meanwhile here are some of the highlights (to me anyway) maybe not the most technical but the ones I see having the most potential....

Beach sketches ink 8x15cm ©2022LisaLeQuelenec

Beach sketches ink 8x15cm ©2022LisaLeQuelenec

After making the image above I squished (again another technical term - I am full of them) it to make the sketches squares which Is how I usually work. This has changed them so much it feels like I have double the references to work from. Some work better, some less so....more pondering I think.

Beach sketches ink as squares ©2022LisaLeQuelenec