Coquille Point Ripples, 24″ x 18″
Coquille Point is one of Bandon, Oregon’s fantastic treasures and is an area which has inspired many of my paintings. A previous pastel, “Coquille Point Inlet”, uses the same background rock formations as this encaustic. Another encaustic, “Watery Ripples,” was done from a view just around the big rock on the right in this painting.
In “Coquille Point Ripples,” I focused on the gentle water ripples flowing between the rocks at mid tide. The sunny day made for lovely colors in the water.
Coquille Point Inlet, 12″ x 9″
Watery Ripples, 20″ x 16″
16″ x 12″
This encaustic painting continues depicting my fascination with moving, tumbling water. Here are reflective surfaces that give a cloudy view to the rocks below, as well as slices of clear windows into the shallow depths.
Orange Glow Elephant, 6″ x 6″
The setting sun cast an orange glow around and through Elephant Rock. This is the third time I have painted Elephant Rock at sunset. The first was a watercolor, “Elephant Sun.” The second was an encaustic collage, “Elephant Rock Sunset.” Even with the sunset and Elephant Rock static, the tide and the painting approach make for very different paintings.
Elephant Sun, 8″ x 10″
Elephant Rock Sunset, 12″ x 12″
6″ x 6″
The liquid wax flowing over cooled layers of transparent encaustic captures the rolling wave as well as the back flow of the previous wave across the sand.
20″ x 16″
This is a larger, more detailed tide pool painting than “Tide Pool Collage” done last month. Printed and stained tissue papers were embedded in the wax to create the texture and color of encrusted rocks and anemones. This contrasts with the smooth, translucent encaustic water effects of the tide pool’s depth and flow.
24″ x 18″
A minus tide in the early morning as the mists are just clearing makes for one of the best beach walks. Interesting sand patterns were created as the ocean withdrew during an extreme low tide. This made for an encaustic challenge of painting, scraping and layering translucent wax to try to capture what the ocean had done so well.
6″ x 6″
Colored tissue paper and bits of encaustic stained paper towels were embedded in encaustic medium to build texture and give details to this tide pool scene.
12″ x 12″
Sunsets are amazing in Bandon, Oregon, with the light and ocean waves flowing around the distinctive rock formations. The clouds shape the painting’s composition and colors. Encaustic is a great medium for capturing the glow of light in the atmosphere and water.
12″ x 12″
Wave lines formed a zigzag as they met around this rock. The evening light added a bit of yellow-gold to the splash.
12″ x 12″
The golden sand beneath the clear New Zealand waters on a perfectly sunny day provided a lovely color challenge for this encaustic.