Something Bout A Boat

Something bout a boat sitting on the sea

out there on the wind

floating on the free

take you round the world

bring you back home

gives a man hope something about a boat.

The ephemera: original atlas maps, old french documents from the 1800s, tiny vintage flags, ration coupons, vintage stamps.

Size 16 inches by 24 inches.

A Storm Trio

Sailing into the wind or Escaping the Storm. The Ying and Yang of it all.

Choppy Seas

“Choppy seas means great sailing!” they declared as they set off.


Choppy Seas

Green Water Wave

“The wind is whipping up, let’s set sail for home!” he said.

SOLD 🙂

Green Water Wave

Sailing School in the Storm

She led the sailing school to safety, just escaping the storm.

Sailing School in the Storm

Inspired by the Maple Bay Yacht Club Summer Sailing School that teaches young sailors every summer in their tiny boats, in the bay in front of my studio.

The ephemera: Vintage atlas maps, marine charts and star charts; antique letters, food stamps and postal stamps

The found objects: tiny class beads and vintage watch faces

Size: 9 inches by 12 inches

FAMILY FLEET

She steered her little family through many a storm. She guided them through the rough weather and calm waters with love and compassion always staying true to her values.

A special gift for my sister Sandra with much love.

The ephemera: original atlas maps and star charts, original antique letters, receipts and charts.

Size : 22 by 30

Tres barcos chiquitos

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)

one and three have 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

At the seashore

A trio of 8 by 10 encaustic mixed media collages feature vintage atlas waves.

Green Waters

The deep green waters soothed Monsieur’s soul. SOLD 😁

Trois Matelots SOLD 🙂

Trois petits matelots naviguent sur les flots.

Whale Watching

Who was watching who?

SOLD 🙂

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.

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 🙂

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