Stage 5 East Fork Wolf Painting


As the painting progresses the dots become more and more dense, and multi-colored. The foreground gravel has more dots of lavender, purple, and blue violet, as I work my way toward the top of the canvas I’m adding many more hues and shades of similar values to the water and gravel bars. The object is not to make the dots contrast with each other, but to make the composition flow. At this point the composition seems to be slanting toward the lower right, It feels like the horizon line is not level. I’ve checked it and measured and it is level, but the composition still gives the impression of a slant. I’ll wait until the distant mountains are painted and see if this condition still exists, if so it will need correction.

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Denali artist

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  1. Hi Gail,
    I ama former Anchorage resident and I have been involved with a challenge on Facebook. You put up 3 paintings, old or new, on your site, for 5 days. It isn’t difficult, but so much fun to see everyone’s art. Would you be willing to post? I friended you on facebook. Christine Fortner is accepting the challenge after she returns from a trip.
    After you put your 3 paintings on your site, you challenge someone else every day.
    I have always adored your work and I hope you will accept, but if you do not, I understand.
    Thanks so much,
    Reveille Kennedy

  2. Thank you, I will try to do this! Gail

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