Rock Pool 2


12″ x 12″

The lovely tide pool contrasted nicely with the soft waves and morning mist beyond the rocks. This is the second in the “Rock Pool” series. It was done from a reference photo at a slightly different angle which caught Coquille Point and Elephant Rock in the coastal mist on the horizon.

Watery Pastels 2


Watery Pastels 2, 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.

This encaustic was originally painted in March of 2018.  I recently reworked it and took a better photo of it.  Below is the previous version.


Watery Pastels, 20″ x 16″

Green and Lavender Sea


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.

Big Wave 3


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.

Big Wave 123

72″ x 18″  Big Wave 1, 2 and 3


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.