Here is a Encaustic mixed media painting I have been working on for the last month. This was more difficult for it incorporates several mediums, Wax, Oil Paint, India Ink, and Petrified Wood. This is a one of a kind original mixed media painting on 18 X 24 Birchwood panel, primed for encaustic art. Unframed.
I love the 3D effect on beach of the rocks, and the ocean washing up on beach. I really like the waves and motion of the water, as it moves towards the petrified beach. I call this picture "A-Frame".
A-Frame A perfect peak, with a left and a right-hander breaking at either side. The name comes from the fact that the wave is A shaped. On such waves, the surfer has the option of going both ways or even taking off behind the peak or backdooring the wave. The rock used on beach was from my Arizonia rock collection.
Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. All of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure such as tree rings in retained. For this to happen the wood needs to be buried in an environment both low in oxygen (preventing decomposition) and with flowing, mineral-laden water. The coloration is due to the various minerals that are present during fossilization. For example red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, etc.
A painting that depicts the beauty of the ocean, and incorporates things from nature.