As we’ve explored the Antarctic Peninsula, we’ve passed some beautiful tabular icebergs. These large pieces of ice are characterized by flat tops with steep sides and are created when pieces of the ice shelf break off.
I love studying their subtle colors in changing light. As I sketch, I imagine I’m sculpting their forms.
Next stop is South Georgia!
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3 Responses to “Tabular Icebergs”
Your work has inspired me to paint a series of icebergs. I get the images from free internet sources and change them to my liking. They are so much fun to paint. Too bad I can’t get to see them live like you do. Maybe some day…… Thank you for sharing your work.
I just found your site. After 25 years of raising a family I have picked up the sketch pad again of and now I cant put it down. I was stationed at Mc Murdo Station in 83,83 and 85 while in the U.S.Navy with the National Science Foundation. Your paintings bring back good memories.
Thank you Warren C
Thank you for your kind words, Warren! I think the light of the polar regions is something you never forget. Happy sketching, Maria