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"Cresting Wave" by Carol Thompson

"A 'cresting wave' dominates your view of the ocean and you wait for the roar as it smashes into rolling foam."

Artist comment:  "The crest of a large wave is one of my favorite scenes to paint.  It is a magnificent sight.  I have made that my specialty in oil.  Here I depict all the stages of a breaker nearing the sandy beach of the Northwest coast of Washington State.  After selecting an appropriately sized canvas, I did an initial sketch with a neutral grey.  To balance the major wave, I added a foreground swell with foam patterns.  Grey is the frequently dominant color in this painting.  The sunlight is bright but filtered by a morning high, thin, cloud cover.  I sketched the scene, then began painting from the sky on down.  I used a zig-zag stroke on the open water to indicate ripples.  After the foam patterns were completed, I painted the frothy splashes and put in all the highlights."


Original Oil Painting

"Cresting Wave" is an 18" X 36" oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

$6,500 + S & H

(please contact artist for purchase information)

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

CRWV4-US 4" X 8" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here
CRWV6-US 6" X 12" image size - $32 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here
CRWV8-US 8" X 16" image size - $45 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here
CRWV10-US 10" X 20" image size - $60 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper**   Order Here

"Cresting Wave" 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 March 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. 

*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.

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.

©2014 Carol Thompson