Phase 4 Aurora Borealis Painting

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Instead of spending hours placing dots of very light values on a white canvas I decided to brush an under painting of a greyed back yellow on the rest of the background sky.  This gave me a chance to evaluate the composition and make adjustments.  I darkened the sky along the top edge and extended the light yellow shape higher on the top left to create a more comfortable pattern of light and dark, and one that will lead the eye around the canvas and keep the viewer engaged.  I have no idea at this point what the shapes or colors of the auroral light display in the background will look like.  I’m just going to start painting dots and see what happens.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Pointillism artist

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