Layering Dots on the Common Loon Painting

At this stage of the miniature painting I’m going buggy trying to delineate the dot pattern on the loon image with pointillism.  There are entirely too many dots for the eye to make sense of the image.  My only recourse is to put the canvas on the easel and stand way back, 20 to 30 feet, to evaluate my work.  This helps, but going back to the image up close with my #1 brush soon has me seeing cross eyed.  I’m walking back and forth quite a bit during this period.

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska artist

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  1. Why not wear a pedometer, Gail, and you may be surprised just how many miles it took to do that one painting! It’s looking good. 🙂

  2. Thanks Noella. I’m glad you prodded me to get this comment section fixed. I wondered why no one was commenting 🙂

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