Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ice season

Spring Break - SOLD
12" x 36"
oil on gallery canvas

At last spring has come and the snow is retreating.  Of course it does it in its own sweet time.  One day pleasant and sunny, the next snow flurries or cold rain, but it is here.

The ocean has its own spring rituals as slob ice breaks up.  This can play havoc with shipping and has done so this year with the worst sea ice in 30 years.  It delays ferry crossings for passengers and freight and as trucked in food and goods are the norm, it can leave some supermarket shelves looking a little sparse at times.

Ice even becomes an industry, with ice breakers and harvesting of icebergs in season to make water and vodka.  Yes, bizarre I know, but true.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love how you paint water/ice :)

yeah i've see vodka in the stores that says they use water from icebergs to make it, haven't tried it yet tho, more of a rum girl lol

Jeanette Jobson said...

I've had more than my share of it this year Jen!

I prefer bourbon or wine. I have a bottle of the Crystal Head vodka in the cupboard, haven't opened it yet, I just like the skull bottle. :)

RH Carpenter said...

I really like the vertical format of the painting and was interested in learning about something I'd never heard about before - ice wrangling!! Who knew?

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Never had Bourbon,don't drink very often. Don't think I've ever been drunk actually lol