During break-up I found the village landscape much more interesting than it was in February, contrasts between the snow and the rich, dark earth, and reflections in the water puddles from melting snow. I found myself wishing I had waited until April to do my research, it would have been so much easier. I spent the first day taking photos for my own personal reference to use for future paintings. It was exhilarating!
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist