Green and Lavender Sea

Green_and_Lavender_Sea

12″ x 12″

The ocean is often colored in greens and lavenders from the coastal light filtering through the mists. I love painting with those colors and the gray blues they make when mixed together.

This encaustic on stretched canvas is created for the Southern Coos Hospital Art for Health fundraiser, “Healing Power of Art” to be held November 3, 2019.

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Spotlight on Golden Pond

Spotlight_on_Golden_Pond

20″ x 16″

Encaustic collage was used for this pond scene to give hard lines for the sticks and grasses in the painting.  The embedded paper, dried sea grass and dried flowers gave some real dimension to the feeling of looking down through the water.

Tidal Cove

Tidal_Cove

12″ x 12″

The Coquille Point rock formations soften the tides as they spill around the rocks to form ever changing ripply pools. With this painting, in addition to layering and scraping, a heat pen was used to capture the reflective water patterns.

Three Waves

Three_Waves

12″ x 12″   sold

I am endlessly fascinated by the repeating waves against the rocks as well as the froth patterns on the beach. Here a light coastal mist adds softness to the scene.

Big Wave 3

Big_Wave_3

24″ x 18″

This is the third of my Big Wave triptych done in lavenders and greens. They are designed to fit side by side to show variations in a long rolling wave. The movement of water is fascinating, especially the rapid shape changes of an ocean wave rolling in to the beach.  The following shows how the three encaustic paintings flow together in the triptych.

Big Wave 123

72″ x 18″  Big Wave 1, 2 and 3

 

Big Wave 1 and 2

Big_Wave_1

Big Wave 1, 24″ x 18″

This is the first of my Big Wave triptych done in lavenders and greens. They are designed to fit side by side to show variations in a long rolling wave. The movement of water is fascinating, especially the rapid shape changes of an ocean wave rolling in to the beach.

Big_Wave_2

Big Wave 2, 24″ x 18″

This is the second of my Big Wave triptych.  The third painting is planned to continue this long rolling wave.  Below is how the first two look when hung together.

Big_Wave_1_and_2

 

Agate Water Wave

Agate_Water_Wave

16″ x 12″

The colors in this encaustic are inspired by my Oregon beach agate hunting. Sometimes the agates seem to contain little fiery seas. The reference photo used was from a trip to New Zealand where the sands were golden and the water was exceptionally clear.
The froth on the wave really made its own flow pattern when heated with the hot air gun. This is one of those happy accidents which make encaustic painting such a wonderful medium.