Open Ocean

Rolling, Pounding, Ebbing, Frothing, Thundering, Exhilarating, Gentle, Soothing, Calming ...WAVES.

Clear Sailing Ahead SOLD 🙂 Open Ocean Available at the Cowichan Maritime Centre until Aug. 18 along with more of my recent Works.

The ephemera: Original Vintage Atlas Maps and Nautical Charts; original hand written letters from the 1800s and food ration stamps from WW1.

Size: 5 inches by 10 inches.

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Sunset Sail

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.

SOLD 🙂

encaustic collage
Sunset Sail

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

Night Sail

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

The Winds of Change had begun to blow….and yet they were still in denial.

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

Naviguer sur les Flots

Il Ă©tait un petit navire, il Ă©tait un petit navire,

Il Ă©tait un petit navire

qui savait na- na- naviguer,

ohĂ© ohé  SOLD 😁

 

mixed media collage

naviguer sur les flots

mixed media collage

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mixed media collage

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The ephemera: vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, vintage postage stamps

The found objects: a tiny globe

Size: 18 inches by 24 inches

Jumbo Redhead

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.

SOLD 😁

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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

SOLD 🙂

 

Flotilla

Ohé Ohé matelot, matelot navigue sur les flots.

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The ephemera:  Various original letters and bills from the 1800s to early 1900s. Various original snippets of altas maps from the 1940s and earlier.

The found objects: One half of a papier mùché globe

Size: 22 inches by 30 inches on wooden cradle. Encaustic wax and cold wax finishes.

This was a challenge to myself to create a large piece. The composition changed as I began working on the piece.

I started with the boats..I adore making them and have become obsessed with them.

Next came the water and waves. It was quite challenging to get it right. I am not sure I am there yet but will make more in the future.

Finally the composition with the boats, birds and tiny globe and a top coat of wax on the waves.

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