Carol Thompson


June 2015 issue SWA magazine

I’m happy to report that the June, 2015 issue of Southwest Art magazine has a pastel portfolio and some of my work is featured. AND I made sure to let them know that Fairweather House & Gallery is a location to find my work.” Gretha Lindwood

Style Magazine Interview, 05 2015 copy

A local magazine called: Style, did an article on me for their May edition. It is attached. See you soon!–Victoria Brooks

Cape Meares lighthouse.

Cape Meares lighthouse.


“True Story, the movie produced by Brad Pitt, placed Carol’s lighthouse art in one of the scenes (the study).  The movie premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Utah and was  released theatrically on April 17, 2015 in the United States.”  –Carol and Ed Thompson

And, so it goes forward. “Those that live for the arts, support the arts.”

#5 of Top Ten Fairweather Moments. Five artists that painted LIVE during 2014.

And so it was:
Victoria Brooks appeared to Paint LIVE at The River Inn in Seaside August 2014.
Paul Brent appeared throughout the summer to Paint LIVE at every Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.
Rodney Glen Martinez appeared to Paint LIVE in September 2014, as well as, several Sunday afternoons.
Carol Thompson appeared to Paint LIVE in June 2014, as well as, every Friday during the summer.
Kimberly Reed appeared to Paint LIVE in January 2014 and in October 2014.

 Paintng Seaside LIVE (tm)

Paintng Seaside LIVE ™

“Fair Weather Sea” Oil on Canvas

“The last rays of sunshine glint on the top of a rising breaker at the edge of a ‘fair weather sea’.”

Artist comment: “Seascapes have long been my forté. I live near the shore to have easy access to my passion; the ocean. This scene is a composite of various waves and swells I have observed. I sketched the scene with it in mind that the late day fog bank has formed on the horizon; the tide is coming in; and offshore rocks are being inundated by the swells, creating swirling foam patterns. My style is to begin with a quick sketch to establish the lights and darks, as well as the compositional elements. I began at the top of the canvas and worked on down. The rocks were rendered with a palette knife.”

Epilog: “Fair Weather Sea” was painted at the “Fairweather House & Garden” in Seaside, Oregon during a series of public appearances by Carol Thompson where she demonstrated Painting Seaside LIVE tm”. As a tribute to the gallery and owner Denise Fairweather the painting was titled “Fair Weather Sea”.

 

For the opening of the SOLITUDE exhibition,  the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk  November 1st, a new book titled “Carol Thompson Paints The Sea – Vol 1” will be introduced.   It has 20 paintings  and includes “Fair Weather Sea”, art that the artist  painted  during the 2014 summer in our gallery.  The artist will be in attendance and has offered a signed book to be gifted as a door prize.  Please plan to attend.

Stormy Weather

NEW YORK – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts selected “Approaching Storm,” an original oil seascape painting by Carol Thompson, that was used for publicity that included being the backdrop for the opera titled “The Blind” for the Lincoln Center Festival in 2013.

“It was an honor to have my artwork chosen for this event of many wonderful inspired performances,” said Thompson. “Seeing one of my paintings associated with such a prestigious event is one of the highlights of my career. Some of my happiest times at the seashore have been just before a storm. The air seems heavy, laden with the perceived power of wind-driven rain. Skies are darker, more intense, as the last vestige of sunlight is nearly obscured. This oil painting depicts one such moment in time on the Pacific Coast of the Northwest, just before the weather front unleashes its full fury. Then, people and animals and shore birds seek shelter to wait out the torrents of rain and the lashing of the wind from an approaching storm.”

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Carol Thompson is a Northwest artist with an international reputation who lives on the coast of Washington state. She has been painting Northwest coastal scenes in oil for more than 40 years.

Hi Denise,

We are working on the next book titled “Carol Thompson Paints The Sea – Vol 1. It will have 20 paintings including “Fair Weather Sea” that Carol painted at your gallery. I’ve included an image of the painting as an attachment. Also, the following is the text that will be with the image in the book. The epilog is the tribute to you and the gallery. Hope it meets with your approval.

Thanks, Ed (and Carol)

Fairweather Sea by Carol Thompson

“Fair Weather Sea”

“The last rays of sunshine glint on the top of a rising breaker at the edge of a ‘fair weather sea’.”

Artist comment: “Seascapes have long been my forté. I live near the shore to have easy access to my passion; the ocean. This scene is a composite of various waves and swells I have observed. I sketched the scene with it in mind that the late day fog bank has formed on the horizon; the tide is coming in; and offshore rocks are being inundated by the swells, creating swirling foam patterns. My style is to begin with a quick sketch to establish the lights and darks, as well as the compositional elements. I began at the top of the canvas and worked on down. The rocks were rendered with a palette knife.”

Epilog: “Fair Weather Sea” was painted at the “fairweather house & garden” in Seaside, Oregon during a series of public appearances by Carol Thompson where she demonstrated “painting the sea in oil on canvas”. As a tribute to the gallery (and the owner Denise Fairweather) the painting was titled “Fair Weather Sea”.

fairweather-7-18-14 Painting LIVE week 3

“A man paints with his mind and not with his hands.” — Michaelangelo

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Please visit Fairweather’s any Friday throughout the summer season between noon-3:pm for painting Seaside LIVE ™ with artist Carol Thompson.

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To start, Carol Thompson, autographed a book, Northwest Artists, as a give-away.

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Some see Fridays as the end of a week.

Others see them as the start of something even better.

One gallery, one artist, painting in an open gallery.
Fridays between 12-3:PM.

You’re invited to a signature event that takes place every Friday during the summer season. This is a one-of-a-kind art happening One Gallery, one artist Painting SEASIDE in an open studio setting.

Carol Thompson, will be featured as our artist in residence on Fridays Combined with specialty items, giveaways, sweets and treats. A tribute to a local artist who made the national news recently.

We hope you can join us for this very fun and important event each and every Friday throughout the summertime until we free fall into the next season. Indeed, we strive to provide inspiration for the artists and talents that have filled the gallery with their creative vision and passion.

Do plan to visit for complimentary mimosas and sweet treats between the hours of 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM.

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