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.
20″ x 16″
The ocean waves roll between the rock formations in the ongoing creation of new froth and sand patterns.
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a great place to watch the king tides roll in to touch the cliffs. I love how working in encaustics allows me to replicate the ocean’s flow over the beach. I did the under painting in layers of purple and orange for the sand. Then the water was done by melting clear encaustic medium with a little opaque titanium white. The white gathered at the edge of the flow to create the frothy waves and added a slight three dimensional effect.