Here's another painting by Frederick A Verner (1836 – 1928), a painter who's work has previously shown some sort of paddle decoration in his native art scenes. This piece entitled "Two Indians in Canoe" shows the bow paddler with a red chevron themed paddle decoration.
I'm an avid canoeist and general "outdoorsy type" guy with a bit of an artistic side. Recently started this hobby of making custom canoe paddles after my disappointing experience with most commercial brands. This site documents various styles of single blade canoe paddles I've made or researched as well as other canoe related info I've stumbled across on my internet wanderings. Hope you enjoy your visit.