Watery Soft Wave


12″ x 12″

This is another in my watery wave encaustic series. The color and flow are soft and the splashes are gentle.



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.

Watery Blues


12″ x 12″

This is another in my series of 12″x12″ jetty watery encaustic paintings. These paintings are done from reference photos taken in nearly the same place on the Coquille River jetty. It is amazing how individual each painting is with the ever changing water movement, light and atmosphere as well the fluid encaustic painting process. In “Watery Blues,” I tried out my new R&F phthalo green pigment which gave a lovely intensity under the lighter aqua areas. It also mixed well with purple to make some lavender blues.

Watery Pastel


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.

Watery Froth Patterns


12″ x 12″   sold

The deep aqua-green rise of the ocean contrasts with the froth patterns and splashes as the wave hits the jetty rocks.   I love how the titanium white, when heated, flows around and bubbles on the translucent encaustic colors to mimic wave action and froth.

Agitated Sea


6″ x 6″   sold

This smaller, 6″x6″ painting is done with encaustic and oil pastels on watercolor paper. It started as a way to use up excess materials as I painted larger pieces, but it shortly took on a life of its own. It amazes me how many interesting painting effects can happen in such a small space with encaustics.

Wizard’s Hat


16″ x 20″   sold

Sea and light splashed around the Wizard’s Hat repeating the stone’s triangular shape on the beach.  The Wizard’s Hat is a frequently photographed rock formation in Bandon, Oregon, and the ever changing coastal light and tides make each image unique.  Encaustic was a great medium to capture the seemingly liquid light as well as the dark textures of the rocks and beach.

Watery Stream


12″ x 12″   sold

This painting of the “Watery Series” looks down into Crooked Creek as it flows over the beach at Devil’s Kitchen in Bandon, Oregon. It focuses on the stream’s watery layers with highlights of reflections of the sky.