Saint Paul Island Alaska Barents Sea map art acrylic painting jfwoa

Saint Paul Island is located in the Barents Sea, about 300 miles (450 km) off Alaska. My previous paintings featuring the French island of the same name (in the Indian Ocean) led me to seek an alternate namesake. The stark, harsh beauty of the island and its icy surroundings are portrayed by the “cold” and subdued pallet, with the iridescent background hinting at the icy reflection of a low subarctic sunset.


Painted using drybrush technique exclusively.

18″x18″ stretched canvas (3/4″ spreaders)

Frame: black, 1.5″-deep “floater frame”