"Tidewater Tug" by Carol Thompson

Tidewater Tug

"The 'Tidewater tug' and barge company moves cargo along the columbia river.”

Artist comment:  "The name of the tug is 'Challenger'.  A sign on the side reads 'Tidewater Barge Lines'* and the barge she is pushing is also tagged 'Tidewater'.  In this pastel painting on Canson Mi-Teintes paper, I captured her in the line of duty pushing a load of wood chips upstream.  This tug is designed to push.  It's bridge is high to allow for visual access over such loads as this.  Altogether, this tug and barge work well together to assure smooth traffic up and down the Columbia river.  With gray pastel, I sketched the subject.  Beginning with the sky I painted the blues and grays, then repeated those colors in the water.  Next I painted the hills of distant Washington.  The barge and it's cargo were next, then I painted the tug.  The best and final touch was adding the American Flag."

* Google 'Tidewater Barge Lines' for more information and historic pictures.


Original Pastel Painting

"Tidewater Tug" is a pastel painting, approximately 19" X 25" on Mi-Teintes paper

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"Tidewater Tug" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original pastel painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Release date is June 2012.  Image size and substrates vary.  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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Color of images may vary slightly from the actual artwork due to variations in monitors, so if color is a critical factor, you can order a small sample to verify color accuracy. 

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©2012 Carol Thompson