To help establish the values of the bird shapes in relation to the background I began to paint the middle tones with dots. My goal was to have a very bland tan and gold background with camouflaged tan Sandhill Cranes, and I will continue working toward this objective. But, if it doesn’t please me I will have a ton of dots to paint to make a change. I wish I could fast forward and take a sneak peak.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska nature artist