I thought I would add this week’s small painting just in case you have not been out to the Small Paintings Blog. All of the small paintings on the blog are available for under $95 US (this one is $50).
I was hoping to have a WIP for you today, but I was having a week like the weather! For some reason, the paint would not stick to the canvas. I was on my last nerve when I got something I could live with and managed to get the drawing on. More on Wednesday…
After my last post, I decided to take one more trip out on the ice. The cold snap was coming to an end and it is very likely that the ice will be unsafe in places after this next thaw subsides. We are getting close to Spring and it was 11C today (51F). I knew this would be my last trip out for the season.
As it was, the pressure crack I showed you on the last post expanded substantially due to the freezing temperatures we had sustained for 5 days. We had overnight lows around -27C (-16F) so the expansion was even greater than we expected. This makes the ice crack and groan – and worse, water seeps to the surface and it is difficult to know how thick the ice is. Conditions made us decide to abandon the open lake for smaller bays and the ice fall photograph, above, was the result. There are more images on my Flickr page.