Ellisa Hague


Hello, thanks for taking a look at my profile, I hope you like my stuff. From an early age, I was encouraged to be creative and was taught the basics of painting by my mum. Over the years I've continued to paint as a hobby and in 2018 I began a planned 12 month sabbatical and decided to focus on painting more seriously. I've pretty much painted every day for a year and have settled on a Chiaroscuro style that I plan to develop further. Whilst the Chiaroscuro style is bold, it’s magical too. Everyday items transform into dramatic versions of themselves and with their high contrast and intense values, become immensely interesting to paint. I love to focus on the details in the spotlight and work on helping the image to emerge from the canvas, the deep shadows being just as important as the light areas. There’s a lot going on in the shadows which, once the eye has adjusted to the darkness, add depth and an element of mystery. I use both indirect and direct painting techniques, but I'm increasingly using the more classical Grisaille (indirect) – a monochrome underpainting that focuses on the values before applying colour glazes. Thanks for reading about me, my finished paintings can be seen on my website www.EllisaHagueOriginal.com