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"The early morning fog is reluctantly fading, as morning strollers walk the cool, reflective tideline.  Will a sharp eye catch the gleam of color?  Will someone claim a rare treasure washed ashore at Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast?"

One of the most thrilling "finds" that a beachcomber can come across, is a glass fishing float.  After a wind storm from the west, these lovely treasures may be found either on the flat sand, or tangled in debris.  This is a small oil painting on stretched canvas, of  Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon, on a grey overcast day.  The wind is still kicking up the surf, and spray flies into the air.  I placed the focus of the painting, (the rock),  slightly off center.  To create a "triangle" composition, I  painted the glass float on the left, slightly forward, and balanced it with the bright figures on the right.  My purpose here was to keep the scene low-keyed, by limiting the number of colors to blue and red, toned down with brown to grey the tones (and white, of course, to lighten the hues and create the highlights). 

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Limited Edition Giclée Print
H26-7 7" X 7" image size - $15 USD + S & H
H26-8 8" X 8" image size - $17 USD + S & H
H26-9 9" X 9" image size - $19 USD + S & H
H26-10 10" X 10" image size - $21 USD + S & H
H26-11 11" X 11" image size - $23 USD + S & H

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"Haystack" (H26) 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 May 1999. Image size and substrates vary.  Image size and substrates vary.  This substrate is acid free 80 pound Curtis Brightwater cover.

Original Oil Painting Note Card
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Note: Color of images may vary slightly from the actual artwork due to variations in monitors. 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.

© 2002 Carol Thompson