As I get more tuned in to the encaustic process, my geometric planes become less defined around the edges. This painting is nearing completion.


R. said...

Very interesting textures. I believe that old Charleston is having an effect on you! A good one of course! It appears to me from this photo that the hues, textures and dreamy quality of the weathered, ancient architecture might be reflected here a bit. Comments?

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...


Yes, Charleston has worked its way into my spirit. Didn't take long, did it?

Even now, many years later, New Orleans is still with me; and of course the West Indies will always be. I believe places we've lived stay with us forever. It's clear to me that place and time are important to my creative process.

I don't consciously think of architecture, or any tangible thing, during the planning or painting stages; but it's in the subconscious, like many things.

Thanks for another great comment.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

By the way, regarding the images in Friday's post http://stephanieclayton.blogspot.com/2010/12/found-drawings-6-and-7.html "Can you guess what it is?" The answer: it's a sea plant with coral growing on it. The pinkish part is the coral.

Pete Hoge said...

I enjoy transluscent
layers anytime of the
day,( and night).

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

One reason I wanted to work in encaustic is its translucent quality.

Michele Fraichard said...

This one is so warm and luminous with lots of 'process' peeking through + great colors..love it! Charleston's definitely working its magic.

stephanie clayton said...

It's interesting that a painting in black/white/greys can have warmth but I do see a bit of that quality here.
Working with a colorless or subdued palette seems appropriate now, after using saturated hues for many years in the Caribbean.