New work completed, yet to be titled...See it in progress here.
I'm enjoying a nearly colorless palette.


Pete Hoge said...

maybe it is the digital
foto, but I would assume
that there was a dark green
underpainting if you had
not said this was black
and white.

don't take that as a
criticism, but as an
observation about what
the viewer sees and what
the creator intends.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Oh, not at all, Pete. You're not far off, regarding seeing a hint of color: Although I used no green, I did allow the birch wood to be revealed in parts of the white. And when mixing black and encaustic medium, I added a touch of red- so the black has some warmth.

It's fascinating, the differences between what's intended and what's actually seen and felt.