Phase 5 Aurora Borealis Painting


In order to free form paint the auroral light display I need to establish the values and colors of the trees in the foreground.  I’m using a combination of mixtures of Napthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Cadimum Yellow Medium for the trees, reserving the potent Phthalocyanine Blue for the sky.  The trees are brushed in at the moment, I will add multiple layers of dots later after I’ve established their values.  I don’t always paint this way, actually I don’t have a specific method that I follow.  I do what ever seems reasonable and rational at the time.  People are always asking me for a formula for how to paint, I don’t have one and pity those that do, for it would soon become rote and quite boring to paint from a formula in my opinion.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, painter of dots

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  1. This is great. Your values and shapes caught my attention immediately!

  2. Thanks, your work is interesting. You are very versatile. Gail

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