This encaustic painting is part of a series on images of the Earth from space, in this case, clearly, my abstract rendering of the ocean with dynamic winds moving various cloud formations about, as well as the encroachment of a red tide, the common name a large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms when the bloom takes on a red color. I've used one of my favorite colors: quinacridone red and because this is painted while making use of thermal energy (through the process of fusing the various layers of pigmented beeswax plus damar resin) and air currents (heat gun), as well as relying on the mineral differences that come from the pigments themselves, I regard this work as more a re-creation that a representation. I've made use of powdered pigment and oil stick as well. Multi-layered and complex, extraordinary detail is made visible. Signed and dated on the back, ready to hang, this painting ships with a digitally-registed Certificate of Authenticity.
encaustic paint, powdered pigment, oil stick, cradled basswood panel