Foreground in Pointillism

After a little touching up to the mid ground I’ve started adding pointillism (many small colorful dots) to develop the moss and grasses in the foreground.  One of the interesting aspects of this part of the Mc Kinley Bar Trail is the orange/red/gold mossy covering on the ground near the water.  Combined with the green grasses, the scene takes on a lively, intense, brilliant appearance.  Painting pointillism at this stage consists of layering many shades and hues of dots, carefully working the area to keep it fresh and spontaneous looking, yet allowing it to take on the true character of the subject.  This is a good beginning, but needs a little more detail.

Gail Niebrugge, Mc Kinley Alaska, artist

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