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Art of the Day: Wednesday November 04, 2015

Three Bags Full

- by Carol Thompson

This week's theme: 1 through 7

Art of the Day is one piece of art for each of the seven days of the week. Seven for seven. No more. No less.


Art: Three Bags Full by Artist Carol Thompson

"A successful day of digging razor clams finds a group of men returning with hree bags full."

Artist comment:  "Clamming season on the coast of the Pacific Northwest brings out the hearty hunters.  In this pastel painting on Canson Mi-teintes textured paper, I depict a trio of gentlemen (perhaps all members of one family) happy and proud to be bringing home their limits of clams.  It was a cold overcast day, so typical of Washington and Oregon.  I chose grey toned paper and sketched the basic composition.  Starting with the sky, I painted the background, carefully rendering the breaking waves, then the ripples lapping against the shiny sand.  Lastly I put in the figures and their reflections with clam guns and bags full of clams.  A few piles of overturned sand completes the story.  yessir, yessir, three bags full."

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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