Original Painting Trumpeter Swan in Flight SOLD

Original Painting by Artist Gail Niebrugge

Original painting “Rivervalley”

original watercolor/acrylic 22″ x 30″, matted and framed under glass 32″ x 40″ © SOLD.

This is one of the last paintings completed before Alaska artist Gail Niebrugge began using pointillism, a technique that came about as a result of mandatory doctor ordered bed rest to heal from injuries to her neck and back.  “Rivervalley” is another one of those paintings that saw re-painting and constant changes, it was placed inside and taken out of the storage drawer quite a few times.  Today the artist has learned to stop work earlier during the progress of a painting and not overwork the image, but back in 1987 she was experimenting a lot with style and technique she tended to beat the painting into submission.  The Denali Highway held Niebrugge’s fascination as subject matter during this era, this is #5 in a series from this region.  The view is of the Maclaren River valley and the Alaska range about 37 miles from Paxson along the 135 mile gravel Denali Highway, showing a group of Trumpeter swan flying south along the migration route.  “Rivervalley” was printed as a limited edition exclusively for the Soroptimists of Cook Inlet as a fund raiser, the third print in a collaborative charity effort for women helping women.

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  1. Kathy peterson says

    Have RiverValley too! Wanted a picture of the Wrangells and u recommended this print. I love it! Value?

  2. You are a true collector, thank you!

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