The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Capt. Stede Bonnet's journal account of his sighting a mermaid

Stede Bonnet was a wealthy plantation owner in Barbados. 
Apparently got tired of that, he bought himself a ship
 and became a pirate. 
Albeit for a short time, He and his ship were captured by Blackbeard. 
A few moths later Bonnet was taken prisoner and hung in
Charlestown, in the Carolinas.
This painting depicts his sailing out of Bridgetown in Barbados, going around the island into the Atlantic where he spotted a mermaid near Bathsheba, on the eastern side of the island.
Ink Watercolor & graphite on the
inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

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