Watery Slice 2

Watery_Slice_2

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.

Watery_Slice

16″ x 12″  Watery Slice

Wizard and Friend

Wizard_and_Friend

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.

Beach Girl

Beach_Girl

20″ x 16″  Beach Girl, encaustic on encausticbord

I first painted this “Little Beach Girl” in 2013 in watercolor. I wanted to do it again in encaustics to better capture the wet reflections and sparkle of a tiny girl walking on the wet sand as the tide pulls out. As in the first painting, the shadows and reflections allude to what is outside of the picture frame. They both have the dark shadow of one of the monolithic rocks at Bandon, Oregon.

Little_Beach_Girl

13″ x 10″  Little Beach Girl, watercolor on Yupo paper

Spotlight on Golden Pond

Spotlight_on_Golden_Pond

20″ x 16″

Encaustic collage was used for this pond scene to give hard lines for the sticks and grasses in the painting.  The embedded paper, dried sea grass and dried flowers gave some real dimension to the feeling of looking down through the water.

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.

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.

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.

Tide Pool Flow

Tide_Pool_Flow

20″ x 16″   sold

This is a larger,  more detailed tide pool painting than “Tide Pool Collage” done last month.  Printed and stained tissue papers were embedded in the wax to create the texture and color of encrusted rocks and anemones. This contrasts with the smooth, translucent encaustic water effects of the tide pool’s depth and flow.

 

Cathedral Glow

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.