"When the clamming season opens on the Southwest Coast of Washington State, you will see people of all ages 'digging for clams' at the edge of the chilly sea."
Artist comment: "This long, narrow gouache painting was a delight to put together. From my research one bright overcast day during 'clamming season', I took my camera and sketch pad to the beach at Ocean Park, Washington to record the scene. I saw families, couples, and individuals going about the business of gathering their limit of this succulent treat. This is as much a seascape as it is a record of the times. Beginning with a softly toned sketch of the elements of sea, sky, and figures, I painted the blue/green of sky and water, leaving the areas of splashes and foam (and the people) unpainted. When I was satisfied with the background, I began to portrray the figures (in no particular order). After the reflections, I 'splattered' in the rocks on the sandy beach."
"Digging For Clams" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original oil painting by Carol Thompson. Edition length is 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs). Image size is 6" X 24". This substrate is giclee canvas, using Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inks. The canvas has been coated with PremierArt™ print shield, which seals and protects the artwork from moisture, UV light fade, humidity, atmospheric contaminants, abrasion, and fingerprints.
This stretched canvas print is gallery wrapped (the image is extended or mirrored to wrap around the sides of wooden stretcher bars and stapled to the back) so the print can be displayed framed or unframed. The print is signed and numbered by the artist, includes a signed certificate of authenticity, and is wired for hanging.
These miniature canvas prints are perfect for display in small areas or in groupings with like subjects (lighthouses, old cars, seascapes, seagulls, etc.) or on small easels on your desk, on a bookshelf, coffee table, small decorative table, or any nook or cranny.
This image is available as a signed and numbered limited edition print in a variety of sizes and substrates (paper and canvas). For prices and/or availability of the original painting, please contact me.
Color of images may vary slightly from the actual artwork due to variations in monitors. If exact color is extremely important to you please contact me for a "color validation" option.
*Please allow up to 2 weeks preparation time for your artwork to be shipped. Artwork is printed when purchased and must have adequate time for inks and sealers to dry. Transit time will vary depending on your location.
Delivery confirmation is included with limited edition prints on paper and canvas. A USPS tracking number will be forwarded to you upon shipment of your print(s).
Some print images may be artistically cropped or extended to accommodate the size and/or shape of the artwork.
Prices do not include framing and/or matting.
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