It’s day 23 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!

When I’ve painted my pieces inspired by the coast I’ve primarily used blues and greens. Today I decided to use the neutral colors from the beach. This painting combines a piece of driftwood with hints of gold surrounded by a layer of chocolate brown wax.


Lisa Marie Sipe brown encaustic painting with driftwoodPAINTING DETAILS:
“On the Coast XI”
6 x 6 inches
encaustic and driftwood on wood panel
Origin: Yachats, OR
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Look at all the rich neutral colors on the beach in Yachats, Oregon:

The rocky beach shore in Yachats, Oregon

The paintings I create during the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge will be included in my NATURE CURATED series which captures the essence of place by encapsulating carefully chosen mementos nature has seemingly left behind in a thick bed of pigmented encaustic wax. To create these paintings I explore the ocean shore and forest floor to find the perfect, unique objects (shells, pine cones, driftwood and stones) to embed in a luscious layer of wax. All of these natural objects tells the story of its origin, like the smooth edges on driftwood illustrates the journey it took undulating back and forth against the rough ocean shore. Each three-dimensional fine art painting is unique, signed by me, ready to hang and includes the place of origin.