Rock Pool 2

Rock_Pool_2

12″ x 12″

The lovely tide pool contrasted nicely with the soft waves and morning mist beyond the rocks. This is the second in the “Rock Pool” series. It was done from a reference photo at a slightly different angle which caught Coquille Point and Elephant Rock in the coastal mist on the horizon.

Mountain Wave

Mountain_Wave

20″ x 16″

There is a place on the Coquille River jetty which is perfect for watching the king tide waves roll in. The waves rise like mountains right before they break and crash.  I find myself using titanium white more sparingly and using the transparent beeswax/damar resin medium for the lighter areas.

Chrysoprase Wave

Chrysoprase_Wave

12″ x 12″

This painting is named after a chrysoprase stone which is a translucent light green-aqua-turquoise color similar to this sunlit wave. The winter king tides have been stirring up lots of thick froth to watch, photograph and then try to paint.

Mapua Waters 2

Mapua_Waters_2

16″ x 12″ Mapua Waters 2

Water flowing over rocks is fascinating to watch. I repainted my Mapua Waters to put the focus more on the flowing water and less on the rocks beneath.  Below is the first painting.

Mapua_Waters

16″ x 12″  Mapua Waters

Watery Slice 2

Watery_Slice_2

16″ x 12″  Watery Slice 2

Moving water is often confusing with the reflections, distortions and transparencies. I reworked this to simplify the wave’s motion to make a more interesting composition.  Below is what it looked like when first painted November, 2018.

Watery_Slice

16″ x 12″  Watery Slice

Watery Pastels 2

Watery_Pastels_2

Watery Pastels 2, 20″ x 16″

This view is from the cliffs at Coquille Point in Bandon, Oregon, looking down at the beach rocks as the tide comes in to submerge them. The elevated view flattens the waves somewhat and paints the ocean in pastel colors reflected from the layers of mist and clouds.

This encaustic was originally painted in March of 2018.  I recently reworked it and took a better photo of it.  Below is the previous version.

Watery_Pastels

Watery Pastels, 20″ x 16″

High Surf

High_Surf

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.