16″ x 12″ Watery Slice 2
Moving water is often confusing with the reflections, distortions and transparencies. I reworked this to simplify the wave’s motion to make a more interesting composition. Below is what it looked like when first painted November, 2018.
16″ x 12″ Watery Slice
12″ x 12″
The late afternoon sunlight lit up the waves as they passed by Bandon’s Wizard’s Hat and its big companion rock. I love catching the ocean swells before they break and turn to froth.
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″
12″ x 12″
The fall and winter storms at sea cause high surf and crashing waves against the huge rocks on the Oregon coast. This view is at Coquille Point where the waves crash around, between and sometimes even over the monolithic rock formations. For me this is perfect encaustic subject matter.
20″ x 16″
This wave rolls in and forms a peak with glassy transparency before it breaks into bubbles and froth.
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.
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.