This picture was done for a story I wrote that didn't get done for all sorts of reasons. The story is based on the story of Sheila Nagira, which is a story from Newfoundland that may or may not be true. Sheila Nagira was an Irish princess living around the 16Th century. Ireland was at war so her family shipped her off to France for her education. On the way her ship was attacked by pirates or privateers, led by the well known captain Peter Easton. On the ship she fell in love with a young pirate named Gilbert Pike. They were married on board the boat and settled in a settlement in Newfoundland called Mosquito ( now called Bristol's Hope ) . I did a number of pictures for this book but ended up doing another pirate story instead. These are done in watercolour, pen and ink, and gouache.