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Ruby Lily

by Carol Thompson

Paintings Pastels Art Gallery


Art: Ruby Lily by Artist Carol Thompson

The fishing boat Ruby Lily moves steadily on the Columbia River under the Astoria/Megler bridge.

Artist comment:  This pastel painting is another in my series of Astoria, Oregon waterfront scenes.  The commercial fishing vessel, Ruby Lily, is of particular fascination for me.  I have a thing for boats (of all kinds), so I especially enjoyed this subject.  I chose pastel as my medium for its brilliance of color and the ease of application and no waiting for paint to dry.  Starting with the sky, I painted the background and then the foreground water.  I painted the bridge and it's piling, saving the boat until last.  I used pastel pencil for the fine detail of trim and rigging.

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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