Tidal Cove

Tidal_Cove

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.

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Three Waves

Three_Waves

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.

Big Wave 3

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

 

Big Wave 1 and 2

Big_Wave_1

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

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.

Big_Wave_1_and_2

 

Agate Water Wave

Agate_Water_Wave

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.

 

Wave

Wave_

16″ x 20″

After studying ocean waves for my encaustic paintings for several years, I tried just a basic wave shape and let the encaustic paint do its thing to imitate the water’s action.

Coquille Point Ripples

coquille_point_ripples

Coquille Point Ripples, 24″ x 18″

Coquille Point is one of Bandon, Oregon’s fantastic treasures and is an area which has inspired many of my paintings.  A previous pastel, “Coquille Point Inlet”, uses the same background rock formations as this encaustic.  Another encaustic, “Watery Ripples,” was done from a view just around the big rock on the right in this painting.

In “Coquille Point Ripples,” I focused on the gentle water ripples flowing between the rocks at mid tide. The sunny day made for lovely colors in the water.

Coquille_Point_Inlet

Coquille Point Inlet,  12″ x 9″

Watery_Ripples

Watery Ripples, 20″ x 16″   sold

 

Watery Slice

Watery_Slice

16″ x 12″

This encaustic painting continues depicting my fascination with moving, tumbling water. Here are reflective surfaces that give a cloudy view to the rocks below, as well as slices of clear windows into the shallow depths.