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Sunlit Swell

by Carol Thompson

Nautical Marine Art Gallery


Art: Sunlit Swell by Artist Carol Thompson

"The fog begins to lift on a grey morning revealing a 'sunlit swell' on the morning tide."

Artist comment:  "This is a departure for me from my usual seascape wave.  I became fascinated by the swells rising just off-shore and seeing them covered with foam.  I studied how the circles of water would follow the shape of the swell.  The sun spotlighted this particular feature and it stayed with me.  In my studio, I sketched the dramatic rising water with it's covering of floating foam.  I painted it with a warm white with dark green shapes for the 'holes'.  The background was done in shades of blue to indicate the sea in shadow.  Finally, inside the big 'holes' there was a lacing of fine foam streaks, giving them (the 'holes') a delicate, interesting quality."

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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