Watery Slice

Watery_Slice

16″ x 12″

This encaustic painting continues depicting my fascination with moving, tumbling water. Here are reflective surfaces that give a cloudy view to the rocks below, as well as slices of clear windows into the shallow depths.

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Orange Glow Elephant

Orange_Glow_Elephant

Orange Glow Elephant, 6″ x 6″  sold

The setting sun cast an orange glow around and through Elephant Rock.  This is the third time I have painted Elephant Rock at sunset.  The first was a watercolor, “Elephant Sun.” The second was an encaustic collage, “Elephant Rock Sunset.”  Even with the sunset and Elephant Rock static, the tide and the painting approach make for very different paintings.

Elephant_Sun

Elephant Sun,  8″ x 10″   sold

 

Elephant_Rock_Sunset

Elephant Rock Sunset,  12″ x 12″  sold

Tide Pool Flow

Tide_Pool_Flow

20″ x 16″   sold

This is a larger,  more detailed tide pool painting than “Tide Pool Collage” done last month.  Printed and stained tissue papers were embedded in the wax to create the texture and color of encrusted rocks and anemones. This contrasts with the smooth, translucent encaustic water effects of the tide pool’s depth and flow.

 

Sand Patterns

Sand_Patterns

24″ x 18″

A minus tide in the early morning as the mists are just clearing makes for one of the best beach walks. Interesting sand patterns were created as the ocean withdrew during an extreme low tide. This made for an encaustic challenge of painting, scraping and layering translucent wax to try to capture what the ocean had done so well.

 

Cathedral Glow

Cathedral_Glow

12″ x 12″   sold

Sunsets are amazing in Bandon, Oregon, with the light and ocean waves flowing around the distinctive rock formations. The clouds shape the painting’s composition and colors. Encaustic is a great medium for capturing the glow of light in the atmosphere and water.