Coquille Point Ripples

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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.

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Coquille Point Inlet,  12″ x 9″

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Watery Ripples, 20″ x 16″   sold

 

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Watery Slice

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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

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Orange Glow Elephant, 6″ x 6″  sold

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.

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Elephant Sun,  8″ x 10″   sold

 

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Elephant Rock Sunset,  12″ x 12″  sold