The wolf is too visible in the Redo stage 4, my last post. I want him to blend into the landscape like a shadow, camouflaged the way they actually appear in nature. So I repainted the water behind the wolf figure, darkening it with lots of small dots until the animal blended into the landscape, the light colored legs cause the viewer to refocus to discern the shape of a wolf. I think this works better and I’m inclined to say it is finally finished. Some paintings are a challenge, this one has been from the beginning. It has been a fun challenge though, and I’m happy with the results.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska landscape art