"Bird Rocks" by Carol Thompson

"It is an overcast, misty day on the Pacific Northwest Coast. As the sea sends its breakers relentlessly to shore, sea birds wait on the rocks, satiated with an abundant harvest of seafood garnered on the incoming tide. Soon the tide will change, and the cycle begins again; the cormorants will feed and then rest on the 'Bird Rocks'."

Artist comment:  "I am always visiting out-of-the-way locations to get research material for new oil paintings.  This scene was one of those unforgettable experiences.  My family had taken a trip to the Olympic Peninsula for a fishing trip with friends.  It was there I first observed the cormorants on the black volcanic rocks.  I painted this oil on canvas as soon as we returned home.  This painting went so smoothly, I always say it "almost painted itself".  I love the way the water sweeps around the foreground rock and appears to be still moving.  I chose to paint the birds and rocks as a silhouette against the misty blue-grey water and sky."


Original Oil Painting

"Bird Rocks" is a 30" X 30" oil painting on stretched canvas.

Private Collection -- Lacey, Washington

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Archival Limited Edition Giclee Prints

BRD6-US 6" X 6" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here
BRD8-US 8" X 8" image size - $28 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here
BRD10-US 10" X 10" image size - $37 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here

"Bird Rocks" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson. The edition includes 825 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (750 numbered and 75 artist proofs).  Originally the edition was released as photolithographs in March 1985 on 80 pound Curtis Brightwater Cover paper (neutral ph) and discontinued in September 2009. The remainder of the edition was released in March 2016 as archival giclee prints in a variety of image sizes and substrates.  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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