"Cormorant" by Carol Thompson


"The 'cormorant' rests on pilings in the harbor.   Between forays into the water to catch its meal, it must stand and dry its feathers."

Artist comment:  "A resting cormorant setting on a piling in the harbor of Brookings, Oregon, was a delightful subject to paint in soft pastel.  The challenge was to portray an almost black bird, silhouetted against a grey sky, and still infuse the painting with color.  The sky is fresh morning blue, contrasted with the aging moss covered piling.  Finally the touch of gold of the beak focuses attention to the center of interest, the lively gaze of the cormorant.   I chose 140#  hot pressed watercolor paper to allow me to paint feathers and other elements in great detail. 


Original Pastel Painting

"Cormorant" is an 11 1/2" X 16" pastel painting on Canson Mi-Teintes paper

$1,300 + S & H
(please contact artist for purchase information)

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

COR7-US 7" X 5" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
COR14-US 14" X 10" image size - $46 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
"Cormorant" 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 2002.  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