"Night Dig" by Carol Thompson

Night Dig

"During clamming season on the Pacific Coast of Washington, the low tides come at different times, sometimes daytime is for digging, sometimes there is a 'night dig'."

Artist comment:  "Living on the Washington coast is a real treat;  day or night.  Most often the clam digging is during daylight hours.  However, there are times when the best tides are after dark, mainly in the winter when the sun goes down early.  My husband, Ed, and I had an opportunity recently to observe a night dig.  As the sun went down, the lanterns came.  I sketched and photographed and made notes for future paintings.  Later in my studio, I chose gouache as the best media for depth of color and ease of application.  On a full sheet of Arches 140# watercolor paper (22" X 30"), I transferred the image.  I mixed a big batch of deep blue and covered the sky area and beach.  Using a lighter value, I finished the rest of the sea.  I left the figures white paper to complete last.  The light from the lanterns is pure white with yellow edges."


Original Oil Painting

"Night Dig" is a 28" X 21" gouache painting on 140# Arches watercolor paper

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

NTDG8-US 8" X 6" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
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"Night Dig" 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 April 2012.  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.

©2012 Carol Thompson