If you have been reading my Blog entries “Kennicott Commission” you watched the progress of this original. Kennicott;Stabilized is available in a limited edition of 600, image size 9″x12″ signed and numbered by the artist, printed on acid free paper priced at $50.00 US. The painting features the historic Kennecott Copper Mine, in the Wrangell-St. [...]
Here is the finished painting, I have titled it “Kennicott-Stabilized.” It represents all of the work that the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park has done to protect this historic monument todate. I am pleased with the painting. It is made up of thousands and thousands of tiny dots, a technique called pointillism. Next, the painting will [...]
This is an overview of the last three or four blog entries that featured close up details of the Kennicott original painting showing some of the mill buildings, the glacier moraine and the distant mountains. Extensive pointillism has been used on the buildings, the moraine is nearly complete, but the distant mountains are just roughed-in [...]
Above is a section of the Kennicott original. I’ve chosen this detail to illustrate the progress of pointillism in the underpainted glacier moraine area of the background. The foreground has a fair amount of pointillism at this stage, and a few dots begin to define some of the crevices on the moraine.
Above is a close-up detail of a section of the Kennicott painting. Pointillism is used extensively on the buildings, what remains to be done is final detail on the windows and stairs. Detail will wait until the very end. As you can see, the background still remains mostly underpainting. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist