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Willamette Champion

by Carol Thompson

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Art: Willamette Champion by Artist Carol Thompson

The tugboat 'Willamette Champion' plys the waters of the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon.

Artist comment:  This large tugboat seems to be as much a 'shove' boat as she is a 'tug'.  With the padded bars in the front, high tower and wide beam, she is well equipped to take on any task required of her.  This pastel painting on textured Mi-Teintes paper depicts her on the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon.  I chose to portray a warm morning light and set the tug off against a linear band of forested hills.  I painted the whites first, then the gray.  The rusty stack and the windows, doors, ropes, and life preservers were next.  I finished with the blue trim, white railings, then the flag.  I carefully drew the antennae and ladder, the rest of the fine lines and felt quite satisfied that I had captured the 'Willamette Champion'.

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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