"Beach Buddies" by Carol Thompson

Beach Buddies

"These juvenile pelicans stand shoulder to shoulder, two ‘beach buddies’ trying to decide what to do next."

Artist comment:  "Pelicans are fascinating birds. One day on the beach at Seaview, Washington, a flock of these large birds stood at the edge of the sea. Two young ones in particular stood out of the crowd due to the ‘closeness’ of their interaction. Were they preening each other? Were they conversing in pelican talk? I took a series of photographs to use as reference later in my studio. I chose pastel to depict the softness of their feathers and for the ability to blend the greys and browns to get just the right shade of ‘pelican’ brown. I painted a cool blue background to contrast the warmth of the birds. The sunlight on the warm sand was rendered in a combination of lavender and cream. I had fun doing their bills and alert eyes. All the while a poem by D. L. Merritt was going through my head ...... ‘his mouth can hold more than his belly can’...."


Original Pastel Painting

"Beach Buddies" is a 25" X 19" pastel painting on Canson Mi-Teintes paper

$3.300 + S & H
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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints 

BBUD8-US 8" X 6" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
BBUD12-US 12" X 9" image size - $39 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here

"Beach Buddies" 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 September 2010. 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.

©2012 Carol Thompson