Había una vez un barco chiquito
Había una vez un chiquito barco Había una vez un barco chiquito Tan chiquito, tan chiquito, que no podía navegar
– Cepillin ( Ricardo Gonzalez)
The green one has sold 🙂
3 little boats 6 inches by 6 inches in floating frames…The Pacific Sail, the Ocean Sail and Green Sail
The ephemera: Original vintage maps, original vintage letters and documents, original vintage stamps
The found objects: Vintage watch faces and movements; vintage watch cogs; tiny pewter star
A trio of 8 by 10 encaustic mixed media collages feature vintage atlas waves.
The deep green waters soothed Monsieur’s soul. SOLD 😁
Trois Matelots SOLD 🙂
Trois petits matelots naviguent sur les flots.
Who was watching who?
The ephemera: original vintage maps and charts from the mid 20th century; natural history illustration of a whale; old letters and receipts from the 1800s; vintage stamps.
The found objects: antique watch faces and mouvements.
These pieces will be available at my up-coming studio tour and sale April 23, 24, 25 10 to 5. See
http://www.cowichanartisans.com for map and details.
A triptych of Encaustic Map Wave Pieces. 7.5 by 12 inches each.
All three have SOLD 😁
The Wind is Up
The Wind was up so they set sail and headed off for adventure
The Wind is Up The Sailor
The Sailor went to Sea to see what he could see.
The Sailor The Fleet
The fleet headed home to the safety of the harbour.
The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, bills, receipts, vintage stamps.
The found objects: antique watch faces and watch movements.
The crow-conspirators were up to something….but what?
Crow-conspirators 10 inches by 10 inches 150 CAD
The ephemera: Map of the Heavens from 1930s; Photos of crows; vintage photo of girl.
Size 10 inches by 10 inches
She was striving to remain calm amidst the World wide turbulence.
Calm in the Storm 10 inches by 10 inches 150 CAD
The ephemera: Western Hemisphere Map 1950s; decorative paper; high quality reproductions of 19th century bird engravings; photo portrait credit pexels- breston kenya creative commons licence.
Encaustic Wax topcoat.
She started cooing and they flocked to her without hesitation.
“I am a pigeon whisperer” she laughed.
My little Pigeon CAD 150 Size 10 inches by 10 inches
The ephemera: Plan of Paris title page 1947; ledger page 1917; decorative paper; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of pigeons; photo portrait credit pexels-ksenia chernaya creative commons license.
Encaustic Wax top coating.
Commissioned for dear friends Laura and Dawson. May you weather life storms together.
Heading into the Wind ; encaustic mixed media collage
The ephemera: Receipts from Béziers, Languedoc; vintage french stamp; vintage atlas maps of Laura’s favorite places: the Queen Charlottes, Tofino, the Philippines, the South of France ; Comox; Vancouver Island, the Coast of California.
The found object: antique watch works
Size: 6 inches by 12 inches
Summer by the seaside with brightly coloured beach huts ,ice creams, sandcastles and the unreliable British weather. What could be better?
Encaustic mixed media collage 6 inches by 12 inches.
Details of some of the original papers I used in this piece, a letter from 1917; a ledger page from 1916; a cancelled check from 1934; and snippet for a Paris guide 1947 listing les grands magasins.
Down by the sea, we dug for buried treasure, just you and me, we didn’t mind the weather.
Bathing Huts inspired by the seaside beach huts on the coast of England
The ephemera: original papers: 20th century vintage atlas maps; old papers from the 19th and 20th centuries..receipts, adverts, dictionary pages,envelopes; ledger pages; original vintage labels, tickets and stamps; old board game numbers; three natural history images of gulls.
Size: 12 inches by 24 inches on wooden cradle.
Medium: Encaustic Mixed Media Collage
Petit bateau s’en va sur l’eau,
flotte, flotte sur les flots.
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, antique bank receipt
The found objects: 2 franc coin from 1944
Size: 6 inches by 5 inches
Starry, Starry Night, paint your palette blue and gray….
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, vintage atlas image of the moon, handmade paper.
Size: 7 inches by 7 inches
After 40 days at sea, the waves turned into dessert sands. Ulysses was perplexed. Had he struck land or was this another trick of the Gods?
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, vintage receipt.
The found objects: antique watch movement.
Size: 5 inches by 6 inches
From the deepest ocean to the starry skies and all the special places in between, I will navigate the fair weather and the storms of this life with you.
A wedding gift for a dear friend Jenny. 🙂
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps, antique letters and receipts, vintage stamps.
The found objects: tiny vintage globe, small vintage flag, tiny heart charm, tiny pewter star
Size 24 by 30 inches
Lashing and slashing and crashing of waves unrelenting throughout the night
The moon was the only light
To guide them home to Nell’s bight.
Moon globe Moonlight storm detail Moonlight storm
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps
The found objects: rare vintage metal moon globe
Size: 18 inches by 32 inches
We get it almost every night
When that moon is big and bright
It’s a supernatural delight
Everybody is dancing in the moonlight
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps; vintage moon images, vintage natural history image of a sperm whale. SOLD to Lisa 🙂
Her majesty demanded that they turn the water into wine for her sunset sail. “We are amused” she gaily declared as she sailed out to sea.
The ephemera: original vintage dictionary and atlas maps; original bank receipt 1939: original vintage atlas star chart
The found objects: tiny metal star; vintage tacks; vintage silk thread
Size: 6 inches square on wooden cradle
Encaustic Wax, Molding Paste; Cold Wax
As night fell and twilight slowly darkened the waves, they set sail for new adventures.
Night Sail : Encaustic Collage
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letter and stamps; original vintage night time map of the earth
The found objects: tiny antique cloth flag; tiny vintage map pin
Size: 12 inches square on wooden cradle
The Winds of Change had begun to blow….and yet they were still in denial.
The winds of change
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letters; original vintage stamps.
The found objects: Vintage Globe reproduction of one from the 1700s; original antique tiny flags: tiny vintage pins.
Size: 20 inches by 30 inches
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Stormy nights seem longer than most, but Moonlight gives hope for a safe outcome.
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps; antique bank receipt
The found objects: vintage watch workings
Size: 7 inches square
Il était un petit navire, il était un petit navire,
Il était un petit navire
qui savait na- na- naviguer,
ohé ohé SOLD 😁
naviguer sur les flots
The ephemera: vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, vintage postage stamps
The found objects: a tiny globe
Size: 18 inches by 24 inches
They sailed the seven seas just to catch a glimpse of the elusive Jumbo Redhead.
She gave a graceful royal wave and a sly wink, before she glided off to the briny depths.
The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an octopus; original antique letters from the 1800’s: original vintage postal and food stamps
Size: 8 inches square