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.
20″ x 16″
Encaustic collage was used for this pond scene to give hard lines for the sticks and grasses in the painting. The embedded paper, dried sea grass and dried flowers gave some real dimension to the feeling of looking down through the water.
12″ x 12″
The Coquille Point rock formations soften the tides as they spill around the rocks to form ever changing ripply pools. With this painting, in addition to layering and scraping, a heat pen was used to capture the reflective water patterns.
12″ x 12″ sold
I am endlessly fascinated by the repeating waves against the rocks as well as the froth patterns on the beach. Here a light coastal mist adds softness to the scene.
24″ x 18″
This is the third of my Big Wave triptych done in lavenders and greens. They are designed to fit side by side to show variations in a long rolling wave. The movement of water is fascinating, especially the rapid shape changes of an ocean wave rolling in to the beach. The following shows how the three encaustic paintings flow together in the triptych.
72″ x 18″ Big Wave 1, 2 and 3
Big Wave 1, 24″ x 18″
This is the first of my Big Wave triptych done in lavenders and greens. They are designed to fit side by side to show variations in a long rolling wave. The movement of water is fascinating, especially the rapid shape changes of an ocean wave rolling in to the beach.
Big Wave 2, 24″ x 18″
This is the second of my Big Wave triptych. The third painting is planned to continue this long rolling wave. Below is how the first two look when hung together.
12″ x 12
The rocks, sand and light through the water color the wave in fiery agate colors.
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 reference photo used was from a trip to New Zealand where the sands were golden and the water was exceptionally clear.
The froth on the wave really made its own flow pattern when heated with the hot air gun. This is one of those happy accidents which make encaustic painting such a wonderful medium.
12″ x 12″
This is another in my watery wave encaustic series. The color and flow are soft and the splashes are gentle.