To give some contrast to the light color of the birds necks I darkened the yellow grasses in the distance and added a great many pale blue, bluegreen, and blue violet dots to the middle of the canvas. For the moment, this seems to work better. I also brought back some of the darker accents in the grasses that were covered initially with the first several layers of dots. Now I need to concentrate on the Sandhill crane images, make them show movement and rhythm.
Gail Niebrugge, Art of Alaska