I’m continuing to complete field sketches from last spring’s Imaging the Arctic Greenland expedition. Like my other paintingsĀ Niaqornat Sunrise and Niaqornat, I drafted the pencil drawing foundation for this sketch in the field and completed it in my studio on cream toned Arches Cover paper. I like the mood and quiet palette, as well as bringing out the whites with gouache (an opaque water-based paint).

My sketching board and Go Pro set up (not to scale!)

I set up a Go-Pro camera while I sketched in Greenland and created a time-lapse over a period of four hours. I’m always amazed at how quickly ice can move on wind and currents. If you watch the foreground closely, you can also see the ice moving down with the tide!