Acrylic painting Pulling a House Across the Ice in Newfoundland by Bernard Scanlan

Pulling a House Across the Ice in Newfoundland

I was in St. John's, Newfoundland last year. St. John's is about as far east as you can go in North America and it is way up there in latitude. A beautiful land of rock, fisherman, whales, and icebergs. Beginning in 1954, the Canadian government resettled, controversially, thousands of citizens who lived in isolated communities. Some families actually pulled their homes across the frozen bays. This painting is based on a number of photographs I saw in a museum in St. John's. Please see the "Detail" of this painting as well.
24 X 48 in an antique frame, acrylics, gel, on board.