The title comes from Wallace Stevens' "Idea of Order at Key West". This is a small encaustic painting that is nonetheless intricate, complex, and colorful. Ideally suited for an unexpected short wall or area between bookcases or grouped with larger works, this glowing, fabulous seascape rewards long and frequent looking. There's an underpainting of orange, rose and gold, that shows through the top layers of blues, lavenders and aqua. By using oil stick on top of the underpainting, and then layer more encaustic paint on top, I'm able to use air currents to cause the separations that show up here as waves and water.
encaustic paint, powdered pigment, oil stick on cradled panel