At this phase I spent time developing a dark background to contrast the light-colored sunlit siding of the boat house. Layering dots of acrylic paint creates a tactile texture, I think that is one reason I like to use pointillism. Notice I’m only painting large blocks of color, anything with detail is left out. Detail is something that I leave until the very end. I’ve also enlarged the space on the dock with white paint in anticipation of adding the missing figures. It is now mid-October and I finally had the chance to photograph the family members who were not present in July.
Gail Niebrugge, landscape artist