Original Painting by Alaska Artist Gail Niebrugge
“Last Light” 22″ x 30″ watercolor/acrylic © Sold.
Driving along the Edgerton Road near Kenny Lake, Alaska, late one summer evening the road curved and aligned itself perfectly with the setting sun, instantly blinding me. Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge slowly pulled onto the shoulder and stopped the engine to wait for the moment to pass, and as she looked out the side windows she saw the magic that the last low light of the sun created on the landscape. It was stunning, the colors dazzled and glowed golden bathed in late evening light. Niebrugge spent all day seeking subject matter for paintings, hiking and driving all around Chitina, the Copper River and beyond, and here it was a gift of light right along the road to home. “Last Light” was painted in 1989 and later made into a limited edition print that is now sold out. When people ask how the artist chooses subject matter heer reply is that it is all about the light.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska wilderness artist