Low Tide Sand Pool

18″ x 24″ encaustic on encausticbord

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.

Storm Tide

12″ x 12″

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 Wave

Wizard Wave 16″ x 12″

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.

Cliff House

12″ x 12″

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.