Adding many more dots to the grasses I’m continuing to darken the middle ground (the background in the center third of the canvas) and darken contrasting areas in the foreground weeds. I’m doing exactly what I didn’t want to do, and re-painting all the grasses. I didn’t like the first version. I’ve also added a fuzzy blur to the tips of the crane wings in an attempt to show motion. Much more to do with this concept, but that is for later.
Gail Niebrugge, wildlife painter