Passenger Pigeon


These are digital paintings of the extinct Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes Migratorious) based on photos from the Whitman collection and specimens from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. 

These studies are for a future painting I am currently working on.  Only 150 years ago the Passenger Pigeon was the most numerous bird on earth, numbering in the billions. During their migrations the flocks were so massive that they could block the light of the sun for days at a time. In only 50 years they were gone forever. 

In 1914 Martha, the last Passenger pigeon on earth, died in a Cincinnati zoo.
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This image is part of a long term project I have been working on of a large flock of pigeons in Southern Ontario circa 1800's. This is a work in progress.















I have prints available for $100 each, plus shipping. They are on 14" x 14" matte photo paper.
Passenger Pigeon, 14" X 14" digital painting $100

Blue Meteor, Passenger Pigeon, 14" x 14" on archival paper $100

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 Flock, digital painting. This painting depicts a massive flock of migrating pigeons, and was used in the documentary "From Billions to None".

 Martha, digital painting. 14" x 14" on archival paper $100

Passenger Pigeon Pair, digital painting14" x 14" on archival paper $100
Passenger Pigeon in Flight, digital painting14" x 14" on archival paper $100

6 comments :

  1. How do I order Passenger Pigeon in Flight?

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    1. They are $100 plus shipping. You can send me a cheque or money order and shipping information, name address etc.

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  2. How do I order Passenger Pigeon in Flight?

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  3. My book about ducks and passenger pigeons is being published in 2017. I am considering seeking your permission to use your "Passenger Pigeon in Flight" as a model. I do not exactly agree with the full color scheme (I like to see a slight bit of green at the top edge of the burgundy throat). Your name would appear as a credit below the picture. Please advise me, and thank you for reading this memo.

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    1. I don't allow my images to be used for any purpose without permission and financial compensation. I hope this answers your question.

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  4. Vos Tourtes voyageuses sont d'un réalisme étonnant. Elles sont tout simplement superbes. Excellent travail !

    Alain Guimond, Montréal, QC

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