Growing up in New England I had the chance to spend some time looking at (and occasionally walking on) frozen salt water. Adding to that some artist time in Iceland and Antarctica, could I translate those experiences into a believable chunky "bed" of frozen salt water?
There are three painting rules which could help me:
1.) distant landscapes have less contrast
2.) distance is generally less vibrant
3.) distance has softer edges
While the illusion of depth is not a great distance in this section, I kept the above rules in mind so the bottom did not look vertical.
Above I have the underlying connecting slush painted.
Foreground ice completed.