Monday, June 20, 2016

Drifting down the east coast

... as the sun was rising
Watercolour and crayon
2016 Charlene Brown

Along the east coast of Newfoundland, it’s not unusual to wake up in the morning to find that an iceberg has meandered into the neighbourhood. This painting is based on a Maclean’s Magazine photo by Darren Calabrese, showing an iceberg about six kilometres off the coast near the Bonavista Peninsula.  The 10,000-year-old ice masses appeared early this year due to an El Niño weather system. The tips of these icebergs reach up to 24 m high, with as much as another 100 m beneath the surface.