Agate Wave

 

Agate_Wave

12″ x 12

The rocks, sand and light through the water color the wave in fiery agate colors.

 

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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.

 

Wave

Wave_

16″ x 20″

After studying ocean waves for my encaustic paintings for several years, I tried just a basic wave shape and let the encaustic paint do its thing to imitate the water’s action.