Defining Shapes in the Mendenhall Painting

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This close up detail of the Mendenhall Glacier painting shows the many values of dark paint used to establish the shape of the branches in the small spruce tree as it is surrounded by the colorful blossoms of the wildflower lupine. Many, many shades of green dots make up the base layer of the foliage.

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This detail shows new dots placed over the original dots in the water at the top. This layering process of dots over dots will continue until all the important shapes in the painting are defined.

Gail Niebrugge, Wildflower painter

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