Art Installation at the Courthouse Complete!

Here I am carrying one of the big bird paintings up the Palmer courthouse steps ready to be installed. Our trusty helpers, Seth Blanchard and Shane McGraw from Sign Co, Anchorage, installing the last two Sandhill crane paintings in the lobby. Seth and I checking out the view from the scissors lift.  What are all […]

“Seven Sandhills Soaring” commissioned artwork

Here are photos of the seven individual pieces of art to be installed today in the lobby and right hallway of the Palmer Courthouse.  The title of the entire work is “Seven Sandhills Soaring”. Crane #4b, 33″x 48″ ©Gail Niebrugge Crane #5b, 46″ x 51″ ©Gail Niebrugge Crane #11c, 32″ x 43″ ©Gail Niebrugge Crane […]

Palmer Courthouse Art Commission Installation

The painters arrived today at the Palmer Courthouse, ready to paint the upper walls in preparation for installation of my artwork on Thursday, November 11, Veterans Day, while the building is closed.  This scissor lift will be used to access the high walls to paint and for the installation.  I am anxious to get the […]

Months of Painting Dots Nearly Done

I’ve been working on the commission for the Palmer Courthouse since late June, the seven odd shaped panels propped helter skelter against the walls of my studio have become a part of me.  I’ve finally started to pull the dots together with some detail and the compositions are becoming three dimensional.  The devil is in […]

The Layering of Dots Continues…

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 […]

The First Layer of Dots in Pointillism Painting

These thumbnail details show how beautiful and varied in color the first layer of dots are as I apply them over the loose brush stroke under painting on the seven panels for the Palmer Courthouse Entry. The key to my style of representational realism is choosing the correct values for the dots, any color can […]

Binding Acrylic Paint to Sintra

During the last several months I’ve been designing, fabricating and painting seven panels for the Palmer Courthouse Entry % for Art commission, it is a big project by my standards and will require tens of thousands of dots of acrylic paint when finished.  The project is being painted on one of my favorite surfaces, Sintra, […]

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