"Breaking Swell" by Carol Thompson

Breaking Swell

"It is a day when the morning fog begins to burn off and the sun breaks out, showering the ocean with glittering diamonds of light. A swell rises and breaks over on one edge, to settle back and begin all over again."

Artist comment:  "Of all the many seascapes I have painted, I believe this oil is my favorite.  It has it all;  the swells, the rolling breaker with a translucency, splashing water, and intricate floating foam patterns.  And for good measure, I threw in 'sparkles' on the left hand side to show the sun shining on the tips of the swells.  With a palette knife, I added pure white at the left horizon to show the bright light there.  Once horizon and a 'Z' pattern composition were established, I painted the dark greens, letting it 'set-up' before painting the seafoam green foreground and foam patterns.  The 'icing on the cake' was when I put in the eight pointed 'stars' of light on the surface of one swell."

Original Oil Painting

"Breaking Swell" is a 24" X 72" oil painting on stretched canvas

Private Collection -- Olympia, Washington 

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

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"Breaking Swell" 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.

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©2012 Carol Thompson