Original painting by artist Gail Niebrugge
“River Gold” original painting
acrylic/watercolor on rag paper 22″ x 30″ matted and framed under glass 32″ 40″ SOLD
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As fall approaches in Alaska the temperatures drop and slow down the melting of glaciers. Glacier fed rivers no longer rage with muddy water bank to bank, sandbars and rocky shores appear making it easy to walk along the riverside. Channels and shallow sloughs dry up or become quiet pools, places to see reflections and watch tossed stones create ripples. Paper Birch, Willow, Alder, and Cottonwood leaves shatter the tranquility when lit by the sun, with blinding, shimmering, flourescent colors of gold, yellow, orange, and ochre. Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge does not miss the fish that are now gone and the empty fish wheel at this time of year, because she is completely occupied with the colors of the Copper River in the fall.