"The Stormy Coast" by Carol Thompson

"When the wind picks up and sends waves crashing into offshore rocks and rugged headlands, it is time to leave the 'stormy coast' for a warm shelter to watch from the comfort of pleasant surroundings."

Artist comment:  "Grey is my favorite color. Painting the sea is my favorite past time. Living in the Pacific Northwest affords me ample opportunity to indulge in that passion. It therefore follows that a good number of my paintings are of grey days and stormy seas. In this oil painting on stretched canvas, I chose to portray a headland with one haystack rock just offshore. Using a simple palette consisting of black and white with just a hint of greyed green for the translucency, I began with a sketch to fix the composition, then proceeded to paint from the top of the canvas steadily on down to the rocks in the foreground. First, I painted the two waves that show a tiny bit of translucency. Then, I began the floating foam pattens with an off white. Where the splash meets the rocks, I lightened the white a little bit more. That same off-white was used for the runoff on the rocks, and the highlights on the tops of the waves. I made sure the headlands showed diminishing value as they receded toward the misty horizon. All in all I am pleased with the painting of the `stormy coast."


Original Oil Painting

"The Stormy Coast" is a 24" X 36" oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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"The Stormy Coast" 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 April 2016.  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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©2016 Carol Thompson