In this close-up view of the Mendenhall Glacier painting I begin to add light values of color to the white space that is the glacier. This is the rough initial application, and many more layers of dots will be added before I’m satisfied. I think the water below the glacier needs to be darkened, and even though I lightened the water behind the foliage, I’m thinking I will darken it to give more “punch” to the glacier. My paintings go through many changes and revisions during the process. There is no standard formula for a successful outcome, it is more a trial and error process with many, many changes along the way.
Gail Niebrugge, Landscape painting