An incomplete painting shown in two stages...
The end result should have lighter blues over the existing Manganese and Indanthrone, and a more substantial field of reds, while revealing areas of the underpainting. I apply rather sheer layers of pigment to get the desired effect.
I apply encaustic directly to the birch panel without using a white ground because I like seeing the natural wood color.


Michele Fraichard said...

the blues are chanelling more green on my monitor, but the depth and variety in the colors, especially the red is wonderful! can't wait to see the finished piece.

stephanie clayton said...

Green- interesting! It's probably due to the natural wood color peaking through the thin undercoatings (blue + yellow...you know.)

Michele Fraichard said...

more blue on the laptop, it occurs to me that I need to calibrate my monitor.

R. said...

Has an ethereal feel to it. Nice vibes.

Pete Hoge said...

I hope the vibrancy of the
underpainting shows through
the final layers.

The digital images of these
underpaintings are nice in
themselves, and could serve
as digital prints?

Just a thought.


Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

I hadn't thought to make digital prints of the work in progress. Thanks for making that suggestion. The painting is finished now; the initial vibrancy of the blue that you see here has lightened a lot, so there's more contrast between the blue and magenta fields.

It may appear more ethereal now with the lighter blue used. There's definitely an airiness. I'll post the finished painting on Monday.