Want to know how the Canadian rocky mountain lakes get their famous blue or green color?
During springtime, when the glaciers melt, water starts to flow down to the lakes and carries with it glacier silt, also known as rock flour. The silt comes from rocks underneath the surface of the ice grinding from the glacier's movements. With its very light color, rock flour is suspended in the water for a very long time.
The sunlight that reflects off these particles is what gives the lakes their turquoise blue or green color. Sometimes it even changes depending on sun conditions and also the seasons. Isn't that so cool? Earth is truly the most beautiful thing ever.
Original acrylic painting on archival 100% cotton cold pressed paper.
Painting sits within an acid-free 8x10" mat and backer board which fits nicely into an 8x10 frame.
The painting is lightly signed in black acid-free ink and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Special thanks to @mattyjmarch for letting me use his photo as a reference!
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