I’m thinkin’ “Monarch” is finished 🙂 It really didn’t require much more detail to complete, my effort concentrated on the reflected light in the shadows on the flower petals and creating color variation in the background. It might seem odd, but the negative space (background) in this painting took the most time. I’m not interested in slapping a monochrome solid color behind the positive space, I believe that every inch of a painting should be beautiful, and inch for inch this work is interesting and quite nice. I’m satisfied. “Monarch” 18×24 acrylic on canvas © Gail Niebrugge, call for price and availability (907)746-3256.
Next I begin serious work on the painting from my Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park. I’ll squeeze time for this new project in between shows this month.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska landscape art