Sunday, May 20, 2012
JUNEAU & THE AURORA painting by artist Whitney Madison
As my friends and I meandered up the highway to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, the sites were stunning. The snow capped mountains were steep, and sharp. Waterfalls could be seen streaming down the sides. Bald eagles were soaring through the air, and perched on the tops of the trees. As we pulled into the parking lot by the visitors center, the glacier could be seen in the distance. It was an amazing sight to behold. The sheer size was awesome, and unreal. At the base was a bright blue glacial lake. Trees lined the perimeter. The water from the lake was diffused up through the glacier's snow, spreading its blue throughout the white conglomerate of flakes and ice. The Mendenhall Glacier was the inspiration behind this painting.
The northern lights of the Aurora Borealis stream overhead.Fully texturized in my signature style, this painting has metallic acrylics on an 18"X24" heavy duty, raised, wrapped canvas.
No framing is necessary. The painting is sealed in a high gloss glaze, and some areas are accented with high gloss sparkle glaze (glacial snow, trees, ground snow, and the Aurora). Perfect for any room in your home.
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