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by Robert Bethune

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Skeeters are the biggest class of iceboat commonly raced in the Great Lakes area. They are fast - well over 100 miles per hour - and they are not easy to control, even more so than the Renegades. They sound like locomotives as the round the mark, the ice flies from the runners the way metal flies from a cutting machine.

This race was late in the day, and the grays of winter were starting to make the whole lake look even colder than it really was, which was cold enough! For me, visually, everything started to soften and blend, and the power of the big boats seemed to soften along with it.

This detail shows how the image is composed of softened, rounded, abstracted forms based on the original shapes in the photograph, but smoothed and blended into areas of muted shape and color.


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Every print ordered from Freshwater Seas is produced to order by the artist using archival materials and processes and shipped directly via US Priority Mail.

The cost of shipping and all applicable taxes are included in the price of the print. Prints are normally shipped within five business days from receipt of the order.

In some cases it is possible to produce prints at sizes other than the size specified below. Please contact us with your preferred size so that we can assist you.

Skeeter is an 18x22.5 inch image printed on a 20x24 inch sheet. The print is priced at $45.00.

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