Monday, March 9, 2015

Greenland #2 and a bit of geography

Puilasunnguup Aqq, Kujalleq, Greenland

Greenland #2, oil, 9x12

Beginning my block-in using the photo reference downloaded into my Kindle.

This is my second painting of Greenland as part of The Virtual Paint Out Group.

What an interesting country. I did a little research and thought I would share a bit of its unusual geography with you.

  • Greenland is a member of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  • It is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
  • Greenland is a large island of roughly 836,300 square miles with a harsh, rocky landscape.
  • 81% of the island is covered with an enormous ice sheet.
  • It has an arctic climate, with unpredictable weather variations and temperature ranges from –20 to 50 degrees, with the northern regions barely seeing 5 degrees in the summer.
  • The population density is very low, approximately 56,400 people – 89% Inuit, 11% European.
  • All the towns and settlements are situated along the ice-free south and southwest coasts. The remainder of the island is mostly uninhabited.
  • The economy is supported mainly by the fishing and mining industries.

You never know what you will learn in an art class. 

This painting is available on my Ebay page.

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