ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
Charles Relyea c.1925
Curious to see other paddle themed artwork, I came across another print of his entitled "INDIAN MAIDEN BY MOONLIGHT". It shows another similar shaped, pointed tip paddle with a diagonal slash decoration. In this one, the grip is also just visible and seems to have matching paint.
INDIAN MAIDEN BY MOONLIGHT
Later I also found a similar looking painting from a now expired EBay ad. Don't know if it is the same artist as no details were provided but the style looks the same. This paddle is painted blue with horizontal black and gold bands. The grip looks like an elongated tripper style.