The ocean outside St. John's harbour was coated white with ice last week. Here's a picture my husband took from Signal Hill looking toward the Atlantic.
This is what you see from the opposite side of the hill. It's the downtown portion of St. John's that wraps around the port.
An friend of mine, Tara Bryan, painter and book artist, has created many beautiful paintings of icebergs. Originally from Texas, she now lives in a very different landscape and views the sea every day.
Tara's artist statement states: "I am drawn to light and subtle shifts of colour. The air in Newfoundland is tangible, softening and dispersing the light and making the landscape delicious and mysterious. Through distilling the coastline to its essential forms and colours, I strive to represent the strength of its raw power and beauty. Since I first visited Newfoundland in 1989 I have been painting the coastline in oils, watercolour, acrylics and making books about this intriguing place." 2006