Breaking the Myth; Pointillism Dots are not Round!


Contrary to popular belief, the dots that I use to create paintings in pointillism, are not round, are not equal in size, and are not carefully placed. This close up of my Mendenhall Glacier painting shows the random placement and irregular size of the dots.


In this detail I realize that I need to lighten the water behind the purple lupine on the right side, or the flowers won’t stand out against the background. They are too close to the same value as the water.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska landscape painter

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