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Carol Thompson

Ocean Park, Washington USA

It's A Family Thing

This piece of art appeared as Art of the Day on 11/20/2017

Art: It's A Family Thing by Artist Carol Thompson

"When clamming season is here it's a family thing to go down to the beach and enjoy digging at the ocean shore."

Artist comment:  "No matter the weather, it is a delight to see hardy clam diggers seeking the elusive mollusks.  Here on Canson Mi-Teintes textured paper, I portray that moment in time.  I sketched the scene with a neutral color on grey toned paper, then with a soft grey, I painted the sky, troughs, and a light swath of color across the sand.  Next I rendered the ocean waves with their foam patterns.  Finally I painted the figures.  I put in a few dark lumps of sand to show where previous digs were.  The best part was to do the colorful figures in typical poses."

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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