Jack Beal, Morning Meadow (White on Black)
Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: July, 1973
Ink and paper type: white ink on Rives BFK black
Edition size: 10
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image size: 8" x 10"
Paper size: 10 7/8" x 15"
"Chiaroscuro" is the Italian term for a drawing style that involves extreme gradations of tone from light to dark. When Jack applied the liquid tusches to the limestone he was working with black and gray washes on a blue/gray limestone. There is little doubt that he looked forward to seeing his drawing printed in white ink on black paper.