"Afternoon Light" by Carol Thompson

Afternoon Light

"Midsummer is special on the Northwest Coast at the edge of the Great Pacific. Days are mild and skies are laced with delicate clouds that catch the sun's last rays in a burst of glorious color. As the surf crashes against a large offshore rock, even the spray picks up the colors of the 'Afternoon Light'."

Artist comment:  "This is one of the first paintings I did of a sunset on the Pacific Northwest shores.  At the base of the headland at Yaquina Head,  just north of Newport, Oregon, is a small rocky beach, with several stack rocks standing offshore.  It is one of my most favorite places, and I have painted the scene numerous times.  I am always fascinated by the way the late day sun shines through the translucent water, creating an amber glow.  As I scanned the horizon, I saw the cloud patterns fanning out in interesting shapes.  As is my custom, I painted the body of this oil on stretched canvas with a brush, and the rocks with palette knife.   I was conscious of the interaction of warm and cool, sunlight and shadows, and strove to accurately portray that concept here."


Original Oil Painting

"Afternoon Light" is an 24" X 48" oil painting on stretched canvas

Private Collection -- Olympia, Washington
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Archival Limited Edition Photolithographic Print

AFT4 4 1/2" X 9" image size - $24 USD + S & H
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"Afternoon Light" is a limited edition, photolithograph from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 2050 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (2000 numbered and 50 artist proofs).  Release date is May 1988.  Image size is 4½" X 9". Paper size is 5¾" X 11".  Paper Stock is 80 pound Curtis Brightwater Cover (neutral ph).  Prints are shrink wrapped on foam board.

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Color of images may vary slightly from the actual artwork due to variations in monitors.

Prices do not include framing and/or matting.

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©2012 Carol Thompson