In the Studio…

I’m in the studio today, putting together some frames and mats for already finished artworks.  Bonavista Bay by Virtue is almost sold out, with just 2 impressions still looking for new homes.

In 2014, I made this image of sailing up the bay in our beautiful Beneteau, Virtue.  It is a lino-cut relief edition, printed in black ink with water-colour applied after the ink had dried.  I made an edition of 50 + 6 proofs.  What I have remaining today, is 4 of the Trial Proofs, all matted in white which matches the print’s paper. 
I have frames available for three of them, and two of these are already spoken for!
If you’re choosing a frame, this option is A: Distressed Charcoal… (framed price is $325)  This one has a bit of a sunset happening.


This option is B: Rubbed Pewter… (framed price is $333)
And this option is C: Soft Gray… (framed price is $321)  This one has a very faint sunset starting.

To Lift or Not to Lift

The Skipper and I had the most amazing day of beauty today.  We decided to take our sailboat, Virtue, to Glovertown Marina for the winter.  So at the crack of dawn we dropped our mooring at Norton’s Cove without a breath of wind and motored to Glovertown.


As you can see from the photographs, we didn’t get to set sail at all, as the wind stayed unusually vacant all morning.  Gorgeous views were all around us the whole day, and we really felt like we were on vacation.



We arrived at the marina at peak tide- the water is pretty shallow here- which gave us just six inches of water under our keel as we backed in over the straps waiting to lift Virtue out of the water.  At that point, we realized that we needed to release our back-stays in order to allow the TraveLift crane to lift Virtue up and onto the hard.  That was not something the Skipper was willing to take on in a hurry.  It would mean dismounting out radar, which is attached to the stays, and compromising the ability to keep the mast standing throughout this procedure.  A decision was made to return to our mooring once again.


So Virtue is still afloat on her mooring in Norton’s Cove, and we got to enjoy twice the time in our lovely boat.


The weather stayed incredible throughout the day, and we picked up our mooring just after sunset (I think I’ll look into glow-in-the-dark bobbers for next year to mark the mooring) and we even got to pull out a sail on the way home.

Virtue will have to wait to start hibernation until another day.



I have plenty to be thankful for this year, including an amazing group of people that I get to work with every day. To all my gorgeous Norton’s Cove staff, thank you! I feel that we are all a part of a wonderful thing happening in our little community, and I couldn’t make it happen without your tireless efforts.

And I’m grateful for the summery weather we’re enjoying. Duke and I didn’t get much time for sailing this year, and this feels like a gift from Mother Nature.  Sun and warm wind made a perfect little jaunt around Flower’s Island.

Bonavista Bay by Virtue

Bonavista Bay by Virtue
Lino-cut relief print | 100% cotton Canson 250g paper |  Janet Davis 2014 | $130 matted* or $216 framed as shown | Image size is approximately 14″ wide x  8″ high | Variable Edition of 50 + 6 other proofs
This print is brand new and now available matted or framed at Norton’s Cove Studio and online (see the online shop to the right of this screen).
The inspiration for this piece is a photograph taken while sailing towards the Fair Islands, on our way to Sydney Cove on Pork Island for a night aboard our Beneteau 400 sailing vessel named Virtue.

Entering Greenspond

 We sailed away for a year and a day, to the land where the bong trees grow…  Well, not really.  We sailed into Greenspond, cooked our supper, took Jack for a little walk, and sailed home again.  Thank you to K & J for your company and a wonderful evening.  These are the benefits of living out around the bay!