Jack Beal, Clouds (White on Black)

Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: July, 1973
Ink and paper type: white ink on Rives BFK black
Edition size: records incomplete
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image size: 7 1/2" x 11" 
Paper size: 12" x 16" 


Once the edition of Jack's Clouds  had been pulled in black ink on Arches white paper, Jack wanted to see what his drawing would look like if it were printed in white ink on black paper. The composition and the details are unchanged but some extra drama has been introduced into the sky.


A Closer Look ... Clouds (White on Black)

   Printer Roger Bailey waits with a freshly charged ink roller while the stone is being dampened again, continuing to re-ink the stone before pulling the next impression.

 Printer Roger Bailey waits with a freshly charged ink roller while the stone is being dampened again, continuing to re-ink the stone before pulling the next impression.

  Jack inspects the latest print pulled to make sure he is getting everything in the print that he put into his drawing, and nothing more. Sondra is ready with the dampening sponge while Roger handles the ink roller.

Jack inspects the latest print pulled to make sure he is getting everything in the print that he put into his drawing, and nothing more. Sondra is ready with the dampening sponge while Roger handles the ink roller.

  Detail from the lower right corner of "Clouds."

Detail from the lower right corner of "Clouds."

  Another detail, this from the upper center section of "Clouds."

Another detail, this from the upper center section of "Clouds."