4.5.20

Taste of Summer

A fun little painting about carefree times. Who wants an ice cream?
11" x 14" acrylic on masonite

25.4.20

Open Water - Red-breasted Mergansers

12" x 24" acrylic on canvas
On a drive out to Oak Point one spring day, I was taking in the view and the colours of late afternoon when this pair swam through the scene. Red-breasted Mergansers are ducks that dive for fish and clasp them with the serrated edges of their bills, giving them the nickname of "sawbill". They are often found in coastal waters (from Cornell). I first saw them on a field trip along the coast with Nature Miramichi years ago. They were an inspiring subject for a painting.

14.4.20

Incoming

14" x 18" acrylic on canvas

(detail)

This is a scene I witnessed numerous times along Shepody Bay at Johnson's Mills. Every year in August, shorebirds stop to feast on mud shrimp before migrating to South America. Sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere, a Peregrine Falcon will swoop in and try to claim a feast of its own. According to Cornell, they can reach speeds of 112 km/h when in pursuit of prey and 320 km/h in a dive. The title, Incoming, refers to the missile-like Peregrine but it also applies to the powerful Fundy tides.

25.2.20

Grandpa Richard Maloney

16" x 20" acrylic on canvas - Private Collection
My grandfather, Richard Maloney. He's in his characteristic pose of lying back on the lounge at the end of the day, putting his hands behind his head and smoking his pipe. 
This is based on a photo taken by my uncle Wayne. 
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