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.

Watery Blues

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 Froth Patterns

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.

Watery Gold Stones

watery_gold_stones

12″ x 12″   sold

This is another in my series of 12″x12″ jetty water encaustic paintings with “Jetty Surge,” “North Jetty Splash,” “Watery Wings,” “Watery Swirls” and “Watery Aqua Sweep.” These paintings are done from reference photos taken in about 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 highly fluid encaustic process.  In “Watery Gold Stones,” metallic gold encaustic paint was used on the wet stones and in some of the green waves to help capture the wet glitter of the scene.

Watery Aqua Sweep

watery_aqua_sweep

12″ x 12″   sold

This is another in my series of 12″x12″ jetty water encaustic paintings with “Jetty Surge,” “North Jetty Splash,” “Water Wings” and “Watery Swirls.” These paintings are done from reference photos taken in about 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 highly fluid encaustic process.  In “Watery Aqua Sweep” the translucent aqua colored section sweeps through, dividing the rocky splashes and the next wave.

Watery Swirls

watery_swirls

12″ x 12″  sold

This is another in my series of 12″x12″ jetty water paintings with “Jetty Surge,”  “North Jetty Splash” and “Water Wings.” “Watery Swirls” shows the action before the splash as the wave cascades over the rocks.

Watery Wings

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12″ x 12″   sold

 

This is another in my series of 12″x12″ jetty water paintings with “North Jetty Surge” North_Jetty_Splash   sold

and “Jetty Rocks.”

Jetty_Rocks   sold

 

In “Watery Wings” the water is darker and the wave action more intricate as the froth separates into wing like shapes.  The encaustic is great for painting the transparent depth of the water as well as the frothy swirls.