Buy Original Painting “Copper Center’s Past”


Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge

Original Painting “Copper Center’s Past”

15″x30″ acrylic on canvas ©1976

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This is one of Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge’s very early works (1976), painted during her palette knife plein aire period when she lived in Copper Center, Alaska.  The McCrary homestead located along the Copper River in Copper Center, consisted of several log buildings including a jail and this great barn.  The artist spent many hours during her first summer in Alaska painting at this location.  Today most of these historic buildings have crumbled and fallen to the ground, especially the barn.  It is painted with a palette knife, a style Niebrugge used for about 5 years and then experimented with many other techniques until she began pointillism around 1989.  “Copper Center’s Past” was one of her favorite paintings, and has recently become available to offer for sale.  This is a great collectable and represents a period in the contemporary history of rural Alaska.


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  1. Oh, this caught my breath, Gail, with its beauty and colour! Your style has certainly developed into its own beautiful uniqueness over the years, but your gifts were certainly showing even in your early days.

  2. I look back on those palette knife paintings and often think about doing that kind of work again. Thank you.

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