Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Icing

"Winter Icing"
8x10 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Previously painted earlier this year, 
this painting is now on a 1-week auction at DPW
at a very affordable starting bid!

As long as we are on winter, I thought I'd post another winter wonderland. I named this "Winter Icing" because of the layering of snow on the trees & grounds. I had wanted to do a painting that showed how a heavy snowfall would look at one of the creeks, especially when the creek isn't frozen over.

This time of year the water areas are freezing, but wherever there is running water, they tend to open up again. Do you know that creeks & streams continue to flow beneath that coating of ice? Upstate there are many winter activities that occur on the frozen lake and this time of year always poses the question "is there enough ice? Is it safe to go out there?" The answer is never a solid one, but ask the ice fisherman. They have to drill through the ice to set up their lines - they can tell you how thick the ice is in spots. 

Interesting info to know:

But this does not take into effect water movement. Where ever the water is moving the ice will be thinner. Still water freezes sooner, faster, thicker. 

Just some good winter facts to know. 


Linda Popple said...

Your painting looks really cold! Your ice information is interesting. We lived in Michigan and there was always someone slipping through ice on water that made news. Sometimes the outcome was not good.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your winter scenes are beautiful, Nan. Great info on ice thickness. I've often wondered how thick the ice was for those Ice Road Truckers.


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