Silvery, Green Alaskan Light
Alaskan plein air #7/14
6" x 8" oil on canvas on board$100.00 + $10. s/h
Both the sky and the reflective water in Alaska often had a silvery, green light.
In case you're wondering about those shrimp pots from the last post, twice we went shrimping and had great dinners! It was quite a bit of work!
1. First we filled bait boxes. Then, took the pots from the stack, flipped them over, put the bait in, and tied the nets shut.
2. Next, we threw them down from the roof to the main level, then attached them to a line and threw them in! (Although I think that this photo is actually pulling them out.) We then motored back to our anchorage and waited 24 hours.
3. Using a hoist made it all easier.
shrimp were then dumped into this big pot.
off and thrown back in for someone
6. Getting dinner ready! These shrimp were
soaked in salty water for 24 hours to make them
less rubbery and tastier.
be ready several days later to do this again!
I'm sure some of you are familiar with all of this. But, catching fresh shrimp is not something we do in Colorado! I truly felt like I was on the TV show "The Deadliest Catch"! We just didn't have any rough water!
I'm not sure why #2 is so erratic. It looks perfect when I look at it in my posting set-up, there aren't any strange word spaces and there's not much room between #2 and 3. Any thoughts on this? Oh well, it's always something.