"Caterpillar" by Carol Thompson

"A colorful fabric 'caterpillar' basks in the noonday sun."

Artist comment:  "Some amazing air creatures appear on the beach at the annual kite festival in Long Beach, Washington. They can be big and bold and beautiful, limited only by the designer's imagination and creative skill. This blue and purple 'caterpillar' is over 45 feet long and dwarfs the man at it's nose. This is a pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes textured paper. Starting with a basic sketch, I blocked in the large areas of sky and sand, then the grassy dunes. I next focused on the 'kite' and it's shadow, paying attention to the lights and darks to define the shade of the caterpillar's segments. I painted the figure, then 'dotted' in the rocks on the beach, then, lastly, the 'tie-down' lines."

Original Pastel Painting

"Caterpillar" is an 18" X 24" pastel painting on Canson Mi-Teintes paper

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

CTPL6-US 6" X 8" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
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"Caterpillar" 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 October 2015.  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. 

*Please allow up to 2 weeks preparation time for your artwork to be shipped.  Transit time will vary depending on your location.

Some print images may be artistically cropped or extended to accommodate the size and/or shape of the artwork.

Note: Prices do not include framing and/or matting.

WARNING: Copyrighted material. All rights reserved. Artwork may not be duplicated in any way without the expressed written consent of the artist. Any reproduction for any purpose is a violation of United States copyright laws.

©2015 Carol Thompson