"Sunrays" by Carol Thompson


"Subtle bands of ‘sunrays’ beam down upon the ocean, illuminating the surface of the sea and spotlighting a breaking wave."

Artist comment:  "On a cool winter morning, my husband and I took a trip to the Oregon Coast and watched the sun coming up. A fog bank formed and clouds rolled in. I was awed by the beauty of a moment when a translucent wave rose up just as the sun broke through and hit the top of the wave. I reached for my camera to photograph the phenomenum, but it didn’t occur again! So at home, I painted this oil from memory of the sunrays and highlights of that day. I sketched the composition and then chose the green and gray color scheme. The headlands on the left are balanced by the rising swell of dark water on the right. I designed the space so the eye travels from sky to cliffs and onto the spray, then across the wave to the foam patterns on the right and back to the left bottom of the painting. It is what I call a ‘z’ composition."

Original Oil Painting

"Sunrays" is a 24" X 48" oil painting on stretched canvas

Private Collection -- Olympia, Washington

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

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"Sunrays" 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 October 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. 

*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.

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©2014 Carol Thompson