"It's A Family Thing" by Carol Thompson

"When clamming season is here 'it's a family thing' to go down to the beach and enjoy digging at the ocean shore."

Artist comment:  "No matter the weather, it is a delight to see hardy clam diggers seeking the elusive mollusks.  Here on Canson Mi-Teintes textured paper, I portray that moment in time.  I sketched the scene with a neutral color on grey toned paper, then with a soft grey, I painted the sky, troughs, and a light swath of color across the sand.  Next I rendered the ocean waves with their foam patterns.  Finally I painted the figures.  I put in a few dark 'lumps' of sand to show where previous digs were.  The best part was to do the colorful figures in typical poses."


Original Pastel Painting

"It's A Family Thing" is an 18" X 24"pastel painting on Mi-teintes paper

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

IAFT6-US 6" X 8" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
IAFT9-US 9" X 12" image size - $39 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here

"It's A Family Thing" 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 January 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 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