The aim was to paint the curly-haired dark-skinned unattractive-looking androgynous prime minister of Karhide on Winter. He was travelling with Genly on ice cap with a super stove (which I yearned to have one to sustain me through mushy humid cold winter) for three months. Finally misunderstanding due to shifgrethor thawed. I still don't get it shifgrethor. It seems to be a way to interact with others so that one does not lose face??? Giving advice is seen as imposing on others who would feel losing shifgrethor. Still not comprehending. Then the author sent him skiing resolutely and gracefully to his death. ;_;
I really really started painting this in Summer. I have also some sketches of volcano land on ice cap and snowflake shattering on a lake.