Rock Pool 2

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.

Chrysoprase Wave

Chrysoprase_Wave

12″ x 12″

This painting is named after a chrysoprase stone which is a translucent light green-aqua-turquoise color similar to this sunlit wave. The winter king tides have been stirring up lots of thick froth to watch, photograph and then try to paint.

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

Watery Pastels 2

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

Watery Pastels, 20″ x 16″

High Surf

High_Surf

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.

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

Green and Lavender Sea

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.