Marshall Shaker the Tiny Ship Maker


Marshall Shaker the Tiny Ship Maker, Enamel on Canvas, 16″x20″

I wanted to paint a ship in a bottle. I was intrigued by the Lilliputian endeavor of it all. I usually have the name of my paintings in my head before I ever put paint to canvas, and the name of this piece, well the name is just fun to say.  (Go ahead, say it aloud.) There is a tiny poem scribed onto the painting, to the right of the uppermost bottle…which came to me almost instantly, and from there I knew a new painting was born.

Marshall Shaker was a
tiny ship maker,
He made them all by hand,
The ships were small,
but be no doubt,
They were all indeed quite grand.

Their hulls were blue
and red and black,
The sails were all bright white,
But the surest thing
sure of all,
Was that they all fit just right!

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C.S.Fifer Paintings come in 3 options:

  • Original: You can purchase the original if it is still available.
  • Gallery Wrapped Print on Canvas: You can purchase a true-to-life giclée print that arrives stretched, gallery wrapped (1.5″) and ready for hanging. Perfect for gift giving.
  • Rolled Canvas Print in Tube: You can purchase a true-to-life giclée print that arrives rolled in a mailing tube ready for stretching and framing.

Additional information

Printing Options

Original, Gallery Wrapped Print on Canvas, Rolled Canvas Print in Tube


16×20, 14×17.5


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