Painting Atmautluak 19

At home again in my Copper Center, Alaska, studio I studied all the photo research and began sketching ideas for the Atmautluak painting. Several themes emerged; one was the sled dog race with the village in the background and the other was the village at night with northern lights overhead. I settled on the sled dog race because it showed the people at play and represented the entire community. I finally began to relax a little and became excited at the prospect of creating the painting, but I still worried about transporting everything I needed in a small single engine aircraft. More planning is still needed.
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These are the original sketches for the Atmautluak project taken directly from my sketch book dated February, 1981.

More tomorrow.

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist

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