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"Eternal Conflict" by Carol Thompson

"The offshore rocks and the ever moving sea meet on the coastline in an 'eternal conflict'."

Artist comment:  "For many years, I have observed and painted the offshore rocks I see on the coasts of Washington and Oregon and totally enjoyed the process, but never thought much about the aesthetic interaction of rocks and sea.  One day it occured to me that there is a conflict here!  The rocks would appear to be a solid unyeilding barrier, yet eventually they are worn down by the constant slam of salt water (How do you think sand gets here?), so, I sketched a large rock formation.  There is a large swell becoming a breaker on the left.  As it smashes into the rock, spray lofts high into the air and riverulets of water spill over the rock.  The process repeats as it has for millenium, and will go on for many more!  I sketched the composition with oil on stretched canvas.  Beginning with the blues, I painted sky and foam.  Then I painted the major wave and spillover, and the dark green water.  I used a palette knife for the rock formation.  Then I did the runoff and finally the highlights."


Original Oil Painting

"Eternal Conflict" is a 24" X 36" oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

$8,600
(please contact artist for purchase information)

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"Eternal Conflict" 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