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The jadeberg (snow squall of the ice shelf) is an amalgamated seascape done from numerous studies that I painted in Antarctica in the Antarctic summer of 2011. I attempt to show the immense grandeur of this frozen wilderness.
The compositional problems are similar to painting mountains, the palette of blues being modulated and warmed by white, burnt sienna and Payne’s gray, infected by the greens.
In a landscape that can change from calm frigid sunlight to howling sleet and snow, a degree of imagination and invention is mandatory to convey the overall impression.
- Tim Storrier, 2014