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'
‘Reflections - Juvenile Black Swan’

‘Reflections - Juvenile Black Swan’

Painting description

A juvenile black swan drinking while drifting on a lake in the afternoon sunlight.

Mediuim

Acrylic on stretched canvas gallery wrapped over a pine frame.

About the animal

Black swans were self-introduced in New Zealand from Australia but populations were deliberately bolstered in the 1860s. In adult birds the eyes are red and the bill is likewise bright red with a terminal white band, while the legs are dark grey. The cygnets of these large birds are a downy grey with a black bill but newly fledged young change to dull greyish-brown with a brown eye. Their call is a musical bugling.

Artist statement

Awarded ‘Best Natural Fauna’ judged by leading Australian pastel artist Lyn Diefenbach in the Kapiti Observer Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show 2014.

SOLD

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