"Clam Diggers Dance" by Carol Thompson

"Step, stop, stoop, drop, and kick; is what the action seems to be in the ‘clam diggers dance!"

Artist comment:  "This is what makes clam digging scenes such a joy for me to paint. Here is the sequence played out as I actually observe it. The dance goes like this; you step forcefully on the sand to get the clam to ‘show’, then you stop when you see the clam ‘spout’, then you stoop to dig it out, then you drop the sand (with clam) on the beach, and then you kick the pile of sand apart to reveal the critter within. I painted this pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes textured grey-toned paper. The extent of grey was accomplished with two different colors of grey and a third one slightly darker for the distant dunes. Each of the people appear in the clothing I saw. The red adds a nice bright touch to the otherwise somber scene and the boy with green on his sleeve is definately going his own way."


Original Pastel Painting

"Clam Diggers Dance" is an 18" X 24"pastel painting on Mi-teintes paper

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"Clam Diggers Dance" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original pastel painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Release date is February 2014.  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. 

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Some print images may be artistically cropped or extended to accommodate the size and/or shape of the artwork.

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©2014 Carol Thompson