At this stage in the Mendenhall Glacier painting I’m evaluating the values in the glacier, and am convinced that I need to darken the water to give the ice of the glacier more dominance. I’ll figure out how to make the green bushes with the lupine stand out against darker water later. One thing at a time. I want the glacier to really dominate this painting, so I’m going to try some changes. If they don’t work, I can always re-paint things the way they were before. This confirms what I said in yesterday’s post that there is no formula guaranteed for making a good painting, for me it is always trial and error and experimentation.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist