Comb the beach on a beautiful day and find that piece of wood which speaks to you. The face creates itself. A pleasure to paint as each is different. People start seeing their relatives in these old guys.
These range in size from about two to four inches ~ the knothole in most of the pictures is about an inch.
My first try at driftwood owls.
These are about three inches in length.
Oh Canada ...
The flatter, no nose, pieces of driftwood have made terrific Canadian flags. People have bought these and sent them around the world. I am particularly pleased that one Mum bought one for her son who is on Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown in Halifax. It really will go around the world!
Flags measure between three and six inches. They are very light and therefore ship overseas easily.
My flags are flying on most continents of our wonderful world ...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Adelaide, Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gold Coast, Australia Melbourne, Australia Perth, Australia Sydney, Australia Victoria, Australia Vienna, Austria Bahamas Christchurch, Barbados Brussels, Belgium Sao Paolo, Brazil Cayman Islands Costa Rica Prague, The Czech Republic Muurla, Finland Oulu, Finland Bad Honef, Germany Braunschweig, Germany Hamburg, Germany Hong Kong Chennai, India Tokyo, Japan Amsterdam (cottage), Netherlands Utreecht, Netherlands Auckland, New Zealand Lima, Peru Poland Durban, South Africa Natal Province, South Africa Seoul, South Korea Daejeon, South Korea Taiwan
Burnaby, B.C. Cranbrook, B.C. Vancouver, B.C. Grunthal, Manitoba Fredericton, New Brunswick Codroy Valley, Newfoundland Halifax, Nova Scotia Shelburne, Nova Scotia Bala, Ontario Belleville, Ontario Brampton, Ontario Burlington, Ontario Etobicoke, Ontario Guelph, Ontario Growler Lake, Haliburton, ON Hamilton, Ontario Mississauga, Ontario Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario North Bay, Ontario Oakville, Ontario Orangeville, Ontario Picton, Ontario Pointe Au Baril, Ontario Ponsonby, Ontario Scarborough, Ontario Sharbot Lake, Ontario Smithville, Ontario Toronto, Ontario Chelton, PEI Ogden, Quebec Stanstead, Quebec
Ashmore, Berkshire Austerfield, South Yorkshire Avenbury, Herefordshire Brightlingsea, Essex Bristol, Avon x 2 Bromley, Kent Cheshire Clarborough, Nottinghamshire Faversham Gravesend, Kent Hadleigh, Essex The Hampshires Huntingdonshire Kensington, London London Manchester Middlesbrough Orton Waterville Preston Romford, Essex Rotherham Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire Shropshire Skelton South Woodham Ferrers, Essex Stonehenge Warwickshire Yorkshire
Ayrshire, Scotland x 2 Dundee, Scotland Edinborough, Scotland
Barry, Wales Cardiff, Wales Carmardenshire, South Wales Neath, Wales
Birmingham, Alabama Woodland Hills, California San Francisco, California Selma, North Carolina Colorado Springs, Colorado Clinton, Connecticut Coral Springs, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Hoffman Estates, Illinois Vernon Hills, Illinois Boston, Massachusetts Lowell (UMass), Massachusetts Grand Rapids, Michigan Indian Trail, North Carolina Mebane, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Eugene, Oregon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fort Worth, Texas Vermont Bedford, Virginia Winchester, Virginia Seattle, Washington State Madison, Wisconsin