Monday, September 5, 2011

Trail to Tablelands

Tablelands are a mountainous formation in Gros Morne park in Newfoundland, made up of an entirely barren orange rock. It was formed several hundred million years ago during a plate collision, which forced up parts of the earth's mantle. These rocks have a very high metal content and lack the nutrients that plants need. It was interesting to see, where this barren orange mountain ends and suddenly the green hills begin.

3 comments:

Judy said...

Great painting, Blaga! I like the details of the road in the foreground, that really enhances the depth. Must be beautiful in real life, thanks for the info!

Michael Bailey said...

Lovely watercolour Blaga and the recession is great - those mountains look big! Amazing to think they were created when an older ocean (Iapetus Ocean) closed up and the northern part of the British Isles collided with Newfoundland. We were once neighbours, well ... 400 million years ago!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Judy! Yes, I had to define some rocks and texture on the path, so it doesn't look like a creak.

Thank you, Michael! Yes, neighbors, like it was yesterday ;)