"A Sudden Splash" by Carol Thompson

A Sudden Splash

"As you stand on the beach watching the sea, 'a sudden splash' startles you and you observe a shower of water crashing upon an offshore rock."

Artist comment:  "There are numerous rocks just off the beach on the coastline of the Pacific from Canada to California (and most likely beyond).  It has been my joy and privilege to have stood and watched the ocean roll in and 'connect' with these unyielding monoliths.  In this oil painting on canvas, I have rendered from memory one such occasion.  I can still hear the roar of the sea.  I began with an oil sketch of the scene, paying careful attention to design elements, that is balance, weight, color, etc.  I like a sunny day when the sky is blue, the foam white, and the water 'sea-foam' green!   After painting sky and ocean, I put in the rock with a palette knife.  When the rock was dry, I painted the trickling runoff."


Original Oil Painting

"A Sudden Splash" is a 30" X 30" oil painting on stretched canvas.

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Archival Limited Edition Giclee Prints

ASSP6-US 6" X 6" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
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"A Sudden Splash" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Release date is April 2012.  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 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.

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