Ice cliffsPosted: February 24, 2022
On a long drive through Vermont the other day, these incredible ice formations caught my eye. Of course I couldn’t paint them on the spot, but I opened the window and snapped a few photos from the moving car. I often do that, and even though the photos are usually useless, there are occasionally one or two that are good enough to use as painting reference, and often the randomness of the composition is quite interesting.
I painted this one wet-in-wet, hoping that the dampness of the paper would allow both soft and hard edges of the ice to work together. Painted on a quarter sheet of Fabriano CP paper.