"Digging For Clams" by Carol Thompson

Digging For Clams

"When the clamming season opens on the Southwest Coast of Washington State, you will see people of all ages 'digging for clams' at the edge of the chilly sea."

Artist comment:  "This long, narrow gouache painting was a delight to put together.  From my research one bright overcast day during 'clamming season', I took my camera and sketch pad to the beach at Ocean Park, Washington to record the scene.  I saw families, couples, and individuals going about the business of gathering their limit of this succulent treat.  This is as much a seascape as it is a record of the times.  Beginning with a softly toned sketch of the elements of sea, sky, and figures, I painted the blue/green of sky and water, leaving the areas of splashes and foam (and the people) unpainted.  When I was satisfied with the background, I began to portrray the figures (in no particular order).  After the reflections, I 'splattered' in the rocks on the sandy beach."


 Original Gouache Painting

"Digging For Clams" is a 12" X 48" gouache painting on 140# Arches Watercolor paper

Private Collection -- Personal

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"Digging For Clams" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original gouache painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Release date is November 2011.  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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©2014 Carol Thompson