20110114

NOCTURNE

New work from this week...
Nocturne
14 x 14 inches, encaustic on panel

A few dots in the black remain; I decided they belonged there. For the black field, I wanted areas of translucency. I began with a tan under-painting (here) and allowed some of it to show through the black.

8 comments:

Ian MacLeod said...

beautiful piece Stephanie - and thanks for posting the process and stages to completion.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Ian-
My plan is to photograph and post more works in progress. It's something that I personally enjoy seeing in others' work, and I thought it might be interesting to post mine sometimes.
Thanks for your input.

Jacie said...

Beautiful forms!

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Pete Hoge said...

Elegant.

If a Prussian dowager of
the 19th century could
be expressed as a symbol?

Abstraction sparks things
from our unconscious for
sure.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Jacie-
Thanks. Since beginning encaustic, I've really simplified the forms in my work.

Brandon-
Thanks, I'll check out yours.

Pete-
"Elegant" is quite a compliment! I do strive for that, amidst the rawness. Can art be both raw and elegant? I think so.
You pointed out a reason why I find abstraction so compelling: it "sparks things from our unconscious".

Benito said...

lo que tanto se sufre sin sueƱo y por la sangre

david weir art said...

Like the end result and the post of the stages,