Gallery

  • ‘Sumatran Tiger - Intensity’
  • 'Africa Dozing - White Rhino'
  • 'Africa Dozing - Lion'
  • 'Hastening - Paradise Shelduck Ducklings'
  • ‘Intimate - Pīwakawaka’
  • ‘Morning Light - Fantail’
  • ‘Reflections - Red-billed Gull’
  • ‘Intimate - Akiaki’
  • ‘Reflections - Juvenile Black Swan’
  • 'Intimate – Tūturiwhatu’
  • ‘North Island Brown Kiwi – In the Burrow’
  • 'North Island Brown Kiwi – New Arrival’
  • 'Reflections - Australasian Crested Grebes'
  • ‘Intimate - Pukeko’
  • ‘Black Vignette – Kingfisher 1’
  • ‘Black Vignette – Goldfinch 1’
  • ‘Intimate - Kereru’
  • 'Intimate - Tui'
  • 'Fantail Study 1'
  • 'Fantail Studies 2' (detail)
  • 'Short clawed Asian Otter Study 1'
  • 'Short clawed Asian Otter Study 1-1' (detail)
  • 'Ferns on Black - Moko 1'
  • 'Ferns on Black - Moko 2'
  • 'Rocks - Stratification'
  • 'Camelia'
  • 'Taranaki Footfills'
  • 'Brown Kiwi - Dusk'
  • 'Fantail Study 1' (detail)
  • 'Superb Fairy Wren - Wine Larking'
'Hastening - Paradise Shelduck Ducklings'

'Hastening - Paradise Shelduck Ducklings'

Painting description

Two downy four-day old Paradise Shelduck ducklings hastening across the surface of a lake.

Mediuim

Acrylic painting on professional panel, framed in Marie-Claire’s signature frame

Artist Statement

'These are my favourite ducklings due to the patchwork stripes. They are painted from a small brood that waddled daily across my driveway to the lake opposite.'

SOLD – Private Collection

About the animal

The Paradise Shelduck is native to New Zealand with males being predominantly black and females chestnut with a white neck and head. Down- covered ducklings are striped brown and white.

Hastening – Paradise Shelduck Ducklings painting by Marie-Claire Colyer in her signature frame

Marie-Claire's signature frame used on paintings on panel

Marie-Claire's signature frame


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