12″ x 12″
The fall and winter storms at sea cause high surf and crashing waves against the huge rocks on the Oregon coast. This view is at Coquille Point where the waves crash around, between and sometimes even over the monolithic rock formations. For me this is perfect encaustic subject matter.
20″ x 16″
This wave rolls in and forms a peak with glassy transparency before it breaks into bubbles and froth.
20″ x 16″ Beach Girl, encaustic on encausticbord
I first painted this “Little Beach Girl” in 2013 in watercolor. I wanted to do it again in encaustics to better capture the wet reflections and sparkle of a tiny girl walking on the wet sand as the tide pulls out. As in the first painting, the shadows and reflections allude to what is outside of the picture frame. They both have the dark shadow of one of the monolithic rocks at Bandon, Oregon.
13″ x 10″ Little Beach Girl, watercolor on Yupo paper
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.