At this stage I’m adding color to the middle ground hills, at first it seemed enough, but I’m going to enhance the color even more to show the glow of the evening setting sun. I’ve begun to add detail to the foreground rocks and foliage, and I’m roughing in the base color and shape of the distant mountains. Nothing has been done to the wolf figure since stage 4, I will save work on the animal until the end. What was once a bland looking painting is now picking up with the addition of many colorful dots.
Gail Niebrugge, Denali National Park Artist