|"Open Spaces" magazine (Volume 4 / Issue
1 / 2001)
The kite flying painting depicted on the cover is titled "Peter Powell
Stunt Kites" by Carol Thompson
Open Spaces Publication, Inc.
|On The Cover
Peter Powell Stunt Kites is a limited edition photolithograph from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson. Image size is 12" X 9". Paper Size is 14" X 11". Carol Thompson is an observer and artist of the Northwest beaches. Her work conveys the illusion of light, depth, and movement on canvas. The work reproduced here is from her series on kites. She writes, "I paint as realistically as I can, using a variety of strokes and tools, from smooth brushwork in the sky to heavy palette knife on the rocks. Manipulating light, middle and dark values in the translucent areas and blending color with a soft brush, gives the effect of light shining through the waves. I use light against dark, warm against cool, and soft and hard edges to heighten the dramatic effect of waves, rocks, sky and smooth waters."
Carol Thompson's work has appeared in the book, Contemporary Western Artists and featued in the magazines Southwest Art and Stepping Out.
© 2002 Carol Thompson