The Palmer Courthouse commission consists of seven irregularly shaped panels, all quite large, and is requiring many, many, hours layering dots. I’ve begun the second layer on all seven panels and will not begin the final details until all panels are at the same level of completion.
The panels are taking on a very dark tone, and I’m concerned that the pointillism is too subtle to be viewed from a distance.
Before I begin the final detail phase I plan to view all seven pieces together from a distance to evaluate if I need to “punch up” the color. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the experience and spend most days at the studio immersed in pointillism.
I’ll be taking a break this week to attend a conference of the Association of State Arts Agencies in Austin, Texas, representing Alaska State Council on the Arts. Hopefully I’ll be able to post updates of the conference while I’m there.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska artist