The underpainting is nearly finished. I will add some darks and lights to the shapes of the dancing cranes then the slow, painstaking process of pointillism will begin. I will update the progress of this work as time permits, in the meanwhile my life will continue with shows, outdoor activity, vacationing guests, gardening, proposals, meetings, and all the other business of art and the artist. I would love to have this one finished to exhibit in my booth at the end of August during Alaska State Fair, but I seriously doubt that will happen. In a perfect world it is possible, but any gliches, problems, or challenges that surface along the way will extend the completion date.
Gail Niebrugge, wildlife art