Storm Tide

12″ x 12″

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a great place to watch storm clouds and king tides. The sun tried to break through the clouds, casting a silvery-coppery light on the scene.

Wizard Wave

Wizard Wave 16″ x 12″

Wizard rock is a favorite subject for my paintings. It changes shape depending on viewpoint. It sits at the edge of the ocean where high tides surge up its base and low tides expose it. And, it is located in Bandon where the coastal mist frequently cloaks it in lavender/blues.

Cliff House

12″ x 12″

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a great place to watch the king tides roll in to touch the cliffs. I love how working in encaustics allows me to replicate the ocean’s flow over the beach. I did the under painting in layers of purple and orange for the sand. Then the water was done by melting clear encaustic medium with a little opaque titanium white. The white gathered at the edge of the flow to create the frothy waves and added a slight three dimensional effect.

Kitten Pond

20″ x 16″

This is a familiar place on Bandon’s beach with Face Rock and the Kitten Rocks in the background. However, the foreground was transformed by bright sunlight shining through a soft mist onto a newly carved out beach pond.

Crescent City Rocks

20″ x 16″

I have begun to go back and rework some of my less successful encaustics into new paintings. With this painting I started with an already heavy dark background and carved out the lighter areas for the ocean waves to streak across the painting. The result is a contrast of solid dark rocks with light foamy water and mist.