Yellow Orioles at Slagbaai

Yellow Orioles at Slagbaai

Yellow Orioles at Slagbaai
Less common than the similarly colored trupials, the yellow orioles (Icterus nigrogularis) can be differentiated by their yellow heads. Our little charmers are considered the sub-specie curasoensis restricted to the southern Caribbean Dutch islands.

I have never seen one on the southern end of Bonaire where I now live. We occasionally got them in Hato, about mid-island, but these particular birds were seen during a camp out in the Washington Slagbaai National Park which takes up the northern third of our island. They perched on the patio walls, or hopped along the tiles looking for crumbs, I imagine.

18×44”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges, painted solid warm neutral
Original $1584

Signed limited edition print available in 5.3×13″ Large $125

Keywords: bird, oriole
Colors: yellow, black, turquoise, blue

Yellow Orioles at Slagbaai

Attention

Attention

Attention
A red macaw has ruffled up his neck feathers and pulled his head back. His full attention is dead center and right on you. “Well?” he seems to ask, “What do you want?” He has not quite decided if you are bothering him yet.

The red macaw is a Red-and-green Macaw, also known as the Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus).

20×28″
Oil on stretched canvas
Black Metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – scene painted around
(leaves, sky, feathers)
Original $1120

Signed limited edition print available in 11×8″ Large $125

Keywords: bird, macaw, parrot
Colors: green, red

Attention

Divi Exposed

Divi Exposed

Divi Exposed
The gnarled skeleton of a divi divi tree is dramatically lit by the sun breaking through the clouds. Young Divi Divi trees grow bent from the almost constant wind here on Bonaire. Yet the wind does not defeat them and they grow strong and thick with the years. The stormy sky is reflected in the deep color of the ocean.

28×42”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted solid warm deep grey
Original SOLD

Signed limited edition print available
Printed area 7.965×12” on 13×19” paper Large print $125

Keywords: tree, landscape
Colors: grey, gray, orange, blue, green

 

Divi Exposed

Due to the passing of my husband, Jake Richter, from cancer in June of this year, I did not have the time and energy to do much painting and therefore do not have any new artworks to share. I contemplated creating a 2013 calendar using oldies-but-goodies, but time literally got away from me and I find it is mid-November with nothing to show for it. Those on my Christmas card list will find one small creation using four of Jake’s food images – no more hints than that, although I will post the image when Christmas is nigh.

I have started painting again with my return to our home on Bonaire. I have four canvases in the works – yellow orioles, a gnarled Divi Divi tree, a beach vista and red macaw portrait. I hope to reopen my in-home art gallery by the beginning of December. I’ve got another two on the drawing board, but not quite started with flying flamingos and some luscious purple calla lilies.

Richter Art 2012 Calendar
The 2012 Richter Art Calendar is an art wall calendar featuring 12 images of Linda Richter’s oil paintings and Jake Richter’s digital paintings. Each month’s image is protected by a gloss varnish.

Jake’s Images include:
~ Flamingo Parade
~ Lost Gentoo
~ Eagle in Flight
~ Tender Moment

Linda’s images include:
~ Contemplation
~ Walking Flamingos
~ Trupial Brunch
~ Reflections Captured
~ Macaws, Interrupted
~ Flamingo Sunset
~ Fishing Lessons
~ Who’s There?

This year we have added two mini-calendars for January and February 2013 at the back of our calendar for future planning.

The 2012 Richter Art Calendar sells for US$6.95 and is available now at the Richter Art Gallery on Bonaire. The calendar is available via the on-line shopping site atwww.CaribbeanArt.com for those in North America and Holland.

Calendar details:
~ Saddle Stitched binding
~ Full Brilliant Color
~ Gloss Varnish to all the artwork
~ Handy 6×6″ folded for easy mailing
~ Full 12×6″ when open, vertical

Richter Art 2012 Calendar

Richter Art 2011 Calendar
The 2011 Richter Art Calendar is an art wall calendar featuring 12 images of Linda Richter’s oil paintings and Jake Richter’s digital paintings. Each month’s image is protected by a gloss varnish.

Richter Art 2011 Calendar

Richter Art 2011 Calendar

Jake’s Images include:
~ Pelicans on Pilings
~ Glowing Orchid
~ Rincon Woman
~ Bonairean House
~ Spirit of Bonaire
~ Bee Getting Dusted

Linda’s images include:
~ Prismatic Layers
~ Sunset Brandaris
~ Swept Along
~ Keel-billed Toucan
~ Macaws, Interrupted
~ Chogogo

This year we have added two mini-calendars for January and February 2012 at the back of our calendar for future planning.

The 2011 Richter Art Calendar sells for US$6.95 and is available now at the Richter Art Gallery on Bonaire. The calendar is available via the on-line shopping site at www.CaribbeanArt.com for those in North America and Holland.

Calendar details:
~ Saddle Stitched binding
~ Full Brilliant Color
~ Gloss Varnish to all the artwork
~ Handy 6×6″ folded for easy mailing
~ Full 12×6″ when open, vertical

Richter Art 2011 Calendar

 

Prismatic Layers

Prismatic Layers

Prismatic Layers

In a quest for the perfect name, I did some research about conch and sea shells in general. One phrase struck a cord – prismatic layers. Basically a shell is calcium carbonate which brings to mind a white gray chalky looking mineral supplement, or maybe the white skeletons of long dead corals washed up on the beach. “Prismatic layers” aptly describes the hues of my Queen Conch shells.

42×30″
Oil on stretched canvas
Black Metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted solid gray
Original SOLD

Signed limited edition print available in 8.5×11.9″ Large $125

Keywords: conch, shell, snail
Colors: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, multicolor

Prismatic Layers

 

Macaws, Interrupted

Macaws, Interrupted
Two macaws sit close together on branch with their backs turned as if they had been conversing privately. Something drew their attention; they paused to look over their shoulders to see what it was. It is hard to believe the chatty parrots stopped for even a moment.

The red macaw is a Red-and-green Macaw, also known as the Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus). The blue macaw is a Blue-and-yellow Macaw, also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw (Ara ararauna).

44×22”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black Metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted turquoise
Original $1936

Signed limited edition print available in 6.5×13” Large $125

Keywords: bird, avian, parrot, macaw
Colors: blue, turquoise, red, green

Macaws, Interrupted

 

Swept Along

Swept Along
Deep in the heart of the mundi, a flash of blue and green sweeps regally by. Is that a peacock on Bonaire? Strutting about with the goats and cruising past the giant cactus on a Bonairean kunuku (ranch) are these birds which I have generally associated with tropical lush greenness. Unlike the stereotypical peacock pose, this guy has his tail feathers down and trailing behind – soft and flowing. An almost monochromatic, simple background accentuates the long line of the tail feathers with the horizontal lines of the building, walkway and strip of rocky ground.

48×30”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black Metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted turquoise
Original $2880

Signed limited edition print available in 8×13” Large $125

Keywords: bird, avian, peacock
Colors: blue, turquoise, green, gray

Swept Along