Agate Water Wave 2

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 froth on the wave made its own flow pattern when the wax was heated with a hot air gun. This is one of those happy accidents which make encaustic painting such a wonderful medium.

“Agate Water Wave” was originally completed in April of 2019 after a trip to New Zealand where the water was clear and the sand was golden yellow. The purple wave was added 4/23 for an improved composition.


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