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Offshore Rocks

by Carol Thompson

Nautical Marine Art Gallery


Art: Offshore Rocks by Artist Carol Thompson

"As waves roll in on the Pacific Northwest coast, huge sprays loft high into the air above the 'offshore rocks.'."

Artist comment:  "As I observe the sea from the shore, I am always aware of light and shadow and how this affects the water, splash, and rocks.  This scene is a winter day when the sun is low on the horizon and the shadows are deep.  The sky is a cold clear blue above gathering clouds.  After sketching the basic components, I began painting with oil, the sky and clouds.  Then I completed the background sea, bringing the colors forward, leaving splash areas and rocks for later.  Next I painted the translucent wave and spill-over.  Then I did the rock formation with a palette knife to portray their ruggedness.  Later, when the paint had 'set-up', I carefully painted the foam patterns and sunlight and run-off on the rocks."

This image is available as a limited edition giclee print on paper and canvas from an original painting by Carol Thompson. Edition length is 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs). Please visit my website for prices and availability of the original painting.


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