Bandon’s Kitten Rocks seem to float in the mist as the tide gently flows between the beach rocks. I love building depth in the tide pools with transparent encaustic.
The coastal mist on Oregon’s coast filters the light to cast the ocean in soft lavenders which break to deep green as the wave rises and splashes over a rock.
The foamy line of the incoming tide leads back through the Bandon beach sea stacks. Encaustic medium lends itself well to painting the water’s transparency as well as the solid rock forms.
With the many sea stacks at Bandon’s beaches, the tides break and flow around the huge rocks to create lovely tide patterns over the beach.
When the sea pulls back at low tide a variety of treasures are exposed. Here, the sea carved out a shallow pool and left the imprint of its ripples in the sand beneath the water.
The sky seems to drift into the ocean as the sun sets behind the light clouds, coastal mist and churning waves.
A king tide wave rises to show off its green depths.
Wizard’s Hat rock formation is a favorite subject for my paintings. It sits at the edge of the ocean where high tides surge around it and low tides expose it.
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a great place to watch storm clouds and king tides. The sun tried to break through the clouds, casting a silvery-coppery light on the scene.
Wizard rock is a favorite subject for my paintings. It changes shape depending on viewpoint. It sits at the edge of the ocean where high tides surge up its base and low tides expose it. And, it is located in Bandon where the coastal mist frequently cloaks it in lavender/blues.