Next Step in Small Pointillism Painting; Caribou

Now the layering of dots begins in earnest.  I’ve already painted new colors over the top of previous dots to adjust value, this process will continue until I’m satisfied that the exact feeling, values, and punch are achieved.  I did not under paint the caribou in order to help me see the sketch and facilitate the difficult job of detail in pointillism.  I’m feeling the confinement of the small surface limiting what I can do with this technique.  The textured weave of the canvas is a bit annoying as well.  Oh well, I’ll continue to slog on and see what happens.  What do I have to loose?

Gail Niebrugge, wildlife artist

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