post from 2015 presented the abandoned boxes from two Mammy lorry sitting outside the marketplace in Half Assini in the Western Region of Ghana. Those old Bedford lorries were commonplace in the 70’s. This is another one that I spotted in Half Assini at that time.

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12″ X16″ Acrylic on canvas

CDN$145

I have passed by this abandoned farmhouse for years, sitting alone and surrounded by crop. The uniquely peaked roofline has always attracted my attention.

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12″ X !6″ Acrylic on canvas

CDN$145

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Acrylic on (salvaged) plywood 41″ X 10″

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Lake Diefenbaker is a big lake – 145 miles from one end to the other. Keeping eight boats in sight at any one time can be a challenge, especially when each sailor is trying to find a whisper of wind.

 

Acrylic on (salvaged) plywood 10″ X 41″

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One of my brothers added floats and a mast to his canoe, turning it into a trimaran. “The Sloop John B”, as he has named it, plies the waters of Bow Lake in fine style.

 

Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 16″

 

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The Elbow Run 2015 provided the inspiration for many canvases, and this one is the last in the series.

16X20 Acrylic on canvas

CDN$240

Sailing has been one of my passions for many years. I love the way that we are propelled by an unseen force, sometimes barely moving across the water and at other times driven at heart stopping speed.

I also appreciate the unspoken kinship that exists between all those who sail. These are my sailing brothers from last year’s “Elbow Run”.

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My long time sailing buddy, Darryl, flying his new reacher

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Ken, sailing his “Flying Squirrel”

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Rick, sailing his home Lake Diefenbaker

Dave (1)

Dave, flying three sheets to the wind

8 x 10 Acrylic on canvas