"Umpqua River Lighthouse" by Carol Thompson

Umpqua River Lighthouse

"Nineteen miles north of Coos Bay, Oregon, the conical shaped Umpqua River Lighthouse shines it's red and white flashing beacon 165 feet above the sea. Neither storms, fog, nor pirates have successfully extinguished her light; shining through a first order lens since 1894."

Artist comment:  "I am quite fond of lighthouses, and am fortunate to have chosen the Pacific Northwest as my permanent residence.  We have a plethora of grand lighthouses, of which I have painted nearly all.  This one is readily accessible to view (the grounds, however, are off limits).  It is the Umpqua River Lighthouse guiding marine traffic of all types with her steady light.  This oil on canvas is my homage to her.  I painted the scene on a brightly overcast day with no discernable shadows.  I started with a sketch, using a grey toned mixture, briefly indicating the forms of trees and tower, outbuildings, and road.  I painted the background and foreground, then the building on the right.  Next I did the left building, saving the 'best' for last.  I meticulously rendered the detail of the light and finished with the tower railing."


Original oil Painting

"Umpqua River Lighthouse" is a 33" X 24" oil painting on Stretched Canvas

Private Collection -- Coos Bay, Oregon

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

UMP7-US 7" X 5" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
UMP11-US 11" X 8" image size - $34 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here

"Umpqua River 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 November 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 and/or note card 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