"Tillamook Rock Lighthouse" by Carol Thompson

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

"Tillamook Rock Lighthouse (Terrible Tilly) was one of the loneliest and most dangerous assignments a 'keeper' could be assigned to. The structure, a triumph of engineering, was completed in 1881. It was continually manned until 1957, weathering storms of such force that on one occasion walls of water swept over the light and sent a 30 pound rock crashing through the glass in the tower."

Artist comment:  "'Tillamook Rock Lighthouse' has long held fascination for me.  It has a colorful and treacherous history.  Besides the storms driving walls of water upon the rock, there is no safe approach to the rock, prompting the construction of a unique rope and basket 'elevator' to deliver keepers and supplies to the lonely lighthouse.  It still stands in the Pacific Ocean, a refuge for wild life and a permanent resting place for the ashes of romantic souls.  I painted the scene as I imagine it, using oil on canvas."


Original Oil Painting

"Tillamook Rock Lighthouse" is a 30" X 33" oil painting on stretched canvas

Private Collection -- Seaside, Oregon

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

TIL10-US 10" X 11" image size - $39 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here

"Tillamook Rock Lighthouse" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3100 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3000 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Originally the edition was released as photolithographs in August 1997 on 80 pound Curtis Brightwater Cover paper (neutral ph) and discontinued in September 2009.  The remainder of the edition was released in April 2011 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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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.

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©2012 Carol Thompson