Jack Beal, Morning Meadow

Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: July, 1973
Ink and paper type: black ink on Arches Cover white
Edition size: records incomplete
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image size: 8" x 10" 
Paper size: 11 1/2" x 15" 


In this lithograph Jack made a major change in his drawing materials and techniques as he abandoned the relatively safe and sure lithographic crayons for liquid tusche. Tusche is a greasy substance that can be diluted with water and/or other solvents and can result in some very subtle and complex textures as it dries on the stone.


A Closer Look ... Morning Meadow

  Detail from the lower left shows a wide range of tones and textures of the liquid tusche. Jack observed the processing of this stone to help make sure tones were not burned out or might fill in.

Detail from the lower left shows a wide range of tones and textures of the liquid tusche. Jack observed the processing of this stone to help make sure tones were not burned out or might fill in.

  This detail shows how Jack could handle the technical issues of tusche washes while at the same time he could relate to the expressive power of early morning light.

This detail shows how Jack could handle the technical issues of tusche washes while at the same time he could relate to the expressive power of early morning light.

  Jack  ensures the edges of the stone are staying clean while Sondra is ready to offer her assistance. When artists get directly involved in the printing process they create more interesting prints.

Jack  ensures the edges of the stone are staying clean while Sondra is ready to offer her assistance. When artists get directly involved in the printing process they create more interesting prints.