Original Painting Magenta Alaska Tundra SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original painting “Magenta Marsh” 16″ x 20″ acrylic on Masonite SOLD One of the last paintings in Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s Denali Highway series, “Magenta Marsh” was completed in 1992 and depicts the Tangle Lakes region during a serious cloud cover.  Niebrugge explains, “This was one of those moments […]

Original Painting of a Dramatic Alaskan Sky SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original Painting “Storm” 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas ©1986 SOLD This is a good example of Alaska artist Gail Niebrugg’s painting style before the accident that led to bed rest and the development of the unique technique of pointillism she uses today.  “Storm” is painted from a research […]

Original Painting of Early Fall Snow in Alaska SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original painting “Termination Dust” 10″ x 24″ acrylic on Masonite © SOLD. Another in Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s Denali Highway series, “Termination Dust” was painted in 1992 using  pointillism and was made into a limited edition print that is now sold out.  The scene depicts the last vestige of […]

Original Painting Trumpeter Swan in Flight SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge Original painting “Rivervalley” original watercolor/acrylic 22″ x 30″, matted and framed under glass 32″ x 40″ © SOLD. This is one of the last paintings completed before Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge began using pointillism, a technique that came about as a result of mandatory doctor ordered bed rest to […]

Painting with Pointillism 13

The finished original painting “High Country” in pointillism. This original painting is available as a giclee on canvas and can be ordered on my website. The giclee is slightly smaller (22’x44″) than the original painting, but can be custom ordered larger or smaller. My technique of pointillism is slow and painstaking, but very satisfying. I […]

Painting with Pointillism 12

Close-up detail showing a section of the original painting “High Country”. The pointillism on the midground ridges is shown here as shown in my previous Blog entry Painting with Pointillism 11. You can also see the detail in the lake. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist

Painting with Pointillism 11

Finishing details are added in pointillism to original painting “High Country”. I’ve been concentrating on the lakes and the ridges directly behind the lakes, adding detail in pointillism. I’ve also added more detail to the distant mountains, the painting is nearly finished. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaskan Artist

Painting with Pointillism 10

Partially finished painting in pointillism “High Country”. At this stage I’m adding detail, more in the immediate foreground and much more to the midground valley. You can see patches of snow in the greyed back valley tundra. The dark ridge in the distance is taking on structure with details of forests of trees creating interesting […]

Painting with Pointillism 9

Close-up detail of a section of the original painting “High Country”. Another detail from a previous blog entry Painting with Pointillism 7. This illustrates how I achieved depth between the foreground ridge and the midground valley by using greyed back colors in the valley applied in pointillism. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaskan Artist

Painting with Pointillism 8

A close-up detail of the center section of the original painting “High Country”. This is a detail of the previous blog entry “Painting with Pointillism 7”. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist

Painting with Pointillism 7

Partially completed pointillism on original painting “High Country”. I’ve begun to define the distant mountains with pointillism, and have applied several layers of dots to the sky. The midground is greyed back giving a distinct illusion of a foreground ridge rolling down hill. I’m working hard to create depth in the painting at this stage. […]

Painting with Pointillism 6

Original painting “High Country”. I’ve applied pointillism to the foreground in multiple layers and it is partially finished at this point. The midground is in the beginning stages of development, and the distant mountains and sky are still the original underpainting. Notice that the blues in the lake have been toned down and greyed back […]

Painting with Pointillism 5

Close up detail of pointillism in the foreground of original painting “High Country”. This is a detail of the previous blog entry “Painting with Pointillism 4”. As you can see, several layers of dots have been applied, underpainting is still showing through along the tops of the orange, brown and gold bushes. More tomorrow. Gail […]

Painting with Pointillism 4

Progress of pointillism on the original acrylic painting “High Country”. I’ve added more pointillsm to the foreground to define the vegetation, and I’ve started the first layer of pointillism in the midground. The lake is underpainted with shades of blue. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist

Painting with Pointillism 3

Underpainting and first layer of pointillism on original painting “High Country” At this point I’m establishing the shapes of the bushes and areas of scattered snow with the first layer of dots (pointillism) in the lower third of the painting. Much of the underpainting is still visible under the dots in the foreground. More tomorrow. […]

Painting with Pointillism 2

Second layer of underpainting with acrylic on “High Country” original painting. I continue to rough-in the image with several layers of acrylic paint, and work very fast at this stage. I’m extablishing stronger areas of dark and light and intensifying the colors. More tomorrow. Gail Niebrugge, Alaskan Artist

Painting with Pointillism 1

Acrylic underpainting for “High Country” original painting. First I sketch the subject with pencil onto the painting surface, in this case a 22″ x 48″ Sintra PVC plastic board.  Then I begin to quickly apply underpainting, establishing the light and dark areas and base colors that will show through beneath the hundreds of dots of […]

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