Thanks! It was supposed to be a subtle grimacing face but not a shark. Oh, well. If you look closely at another area it kind of looks like an ape face, too. Again, not my intention (not consciously anyway). Maybe my subconscious has a goofy sense of humor. Judging by some of the dreams I've had over the years, that's entirely possible.
Thank you. I like English scenery and the surreal shapes that icebergs make so I simply combined the two. I'm glad you like the sky. I think it's one of my better ones, especially as it diffuses the hills in the background with its light and color. I need to do more backgrounds like that.
Thanks again. I use many photo references for some paintings, a limited amount for others and sometimes I like to be completely spontaneous. It all depends on what I'm going for with a particular painting.
Thanks. People have said that before but it wasn't intentional. It's based on a photo of an iceberg that I came across that sort of looked like a frowning mouth. I exaggerated it when I painted it. Hence the title, "Winter Lament".
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I came across a photo of an iceberg which looked vaguely like it had a grimacing face in it. I enhanced it a little. Other shapes that may look like animals or faces in the ice are unintentional. However, as I look at different photos of ice, snow and the fantastic shapes and varieties that icebergs come in, I either consciously or unconsciously will enhance these weird forms as I paint.
When I look at the far left bottom of the ice berg I can see a fish face - two big eyes, a gaping mouth complete with a razor sharp tooth. Then when I look at the top of the second hump, I can see the face of a Gorilla plain as day! It's neat that you didn't plan it that way but they just appeared.
You could do some really cool ice berg paintings if you were TRYING to put stuff in them.