Today was the celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham, the patronal feast of my parish. (the actual date's Tuesday, but because she's our patron we get to celebrate it on Sunday.) The Knights of Columbus, to celebrate, wanted to set up an English pub behind the parish hall. And every English pub needs a painted sign. So I was commissioned to paint one, like Gabriel Gale from The Poet and the Lunatics!
The three ships refer both to the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria (since they're the Knights of Columbus) and to the ships from the Christmas carol, "I saw three ships come sailing in" so the Virgin Mary and Christ are there.
Here it is in action:
I'm noticing a nautical theme in my art lately.