"Irene" by Carol Thompson


"The 'Irene', built in 1898 in Tacoma, Washington, was officially launched in 1902. She was named for Irene S. Reed, the original owner of Simpson Timber Company. Once known as the Lorna Foss and used for dredging, the 87 foot long tug is now tied up in Winslow, Washington."

Artist Comment:  "When I moved to Olympia, Washington, I was fascinated by the many types of boats;  from pleasure craft to hard working commercial and fishing vessels.  I especially enjoyed the annual tug boat races held annually.  With camera at the ready, I waited on the end of a long dock to photograph the racing tugs.  There were several size related classes.  The irene was one of the larger boats.  Here I painted (with oil on canvas) the scene beginning with sky and water, then the trees.  With 'Irene' sketched in place, I finished the background details, then began the boat.  I painted the darks first, letting the oil 'set up', then I did the white, also letting the paint set.  Finally I painted the people, port holes, and other details.  I saved the flag for last (my favorite thing)."


Original Oil Painting

"Irene" is an 18" X 21" oil painting on stretched canvas

Private Collection - Olympia, Washington
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Archival Limited Edition Photolithographic Print

IRE6-US 6" X 7" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
IRE10-US 10" X 12" image size - $42 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
"Irene" is a limited edition, photolithograph from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 2050 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (2000 numbered and 50 artist proofs). Originally the edition was released as photolithographs in October 1986 on 80 pound Curtis Brightwater Cover paper (neutral ph) and discontinued in February 2013.  The remainder of the edition was released in February 2013 as archival giclee prints in a variety of image sizes and substrates.  All prints are signed and numbered by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity.   Paper prints are shrink wrapped on foam board.   Canvas prints are coated with a protective spray
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Prices do not include framing and/or matting.

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©2013 Carol Thompson