Original Painting of Early Fall Snow in Alaska SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge

Original painting “Termination Dust”

10″ x 24″ acrylic on Masonite © SOLD.

Another in Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s Denali Highway series, “Termination Dust” was painted in 1992 using  pointillism and was made into a limited edition print that is now sold out.  The scene depicts the last vestige of fall when colors are deep rust, red and umber fading quickly during the first significant snowfall on the Alaska range.  Alaskans call this event termination dust because it causes tourists to pause and then scatter quickly to the lower 48 states, as if running for their lives.  In actuality, the artist has often seen fabulous warm weather in October, often referred to as an indian summer, but it is not something to be counted on.  It can be 20º below just a quick as 60º above at this time of year.  During the early 1990’s Niebrugge’s pointillism consisted of very, very tiny dots, her work was tight and oriented to perfection.  Today she is loose, loose, and looser and lets the painting speak for itself.  It is interesting to study the evolution of an artists style, and fun to analyze her own.

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