Category: At the Sea

Turtle Ballet by Linda Richter

Turtle Ballet

Turtle Ballet
Graceful underwater, the Green sea turtles of Bonaire seem to glide with gentle motions of their flippers. A subtle twist and they soar away into the depths. If a snorkeler or scuba diver comes to a stop, a curious sea turtle has been known to approach, maybe trying to figure out what oddity has entered the ocean.

30×40”
Oil painting on stretched canvas
Black Metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges, painted solid medium grey-green
Original $2400

Signed limited edition print available 8.5×11.325” on 13×19” paper Large $125

Keywords: turtle, sea turtle, seaturtle
Colors: blue, brown, orange

Turtle Ballet

North from Aquarius by Linda Richter

North from Aquarius

North from Aquarius
My family and I had just come up from a dive at a site called Aquarius. Underwater is beautiful but above can’t be beat either. Underwater the shallow sandy shelf extends out many feet; this gives the water an incredible turquoise color with shades of emerald and cobalt. Past the shelf, it drops off into the depths and the deep blue takes over.

The first panel is just the beach and sea. Far in the distance, the highest point on Bonaire, Mt Branderis, can be seen in the middle panel. In the third panel, the land curves around with a narrow belt of sand and coral rock. The panels are individually framed in a black metal. Only sold as together.

Three 20×40” panels for a total size of 60”x40”
Oil painting on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas frame
(frame adds to overall size – about 1 inch vertically and 3 inches horizontally, plus any desired width between the panels)
Original $4800

Signed limited edition prints available in two sizes:
10×16.6″ Special $155,
and 5.25×8.75″ Medium $75

Keywords: beach, ocean, sea, seascape, landscape
Colors: white, grey, turquoise, blue, green

 

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

Chogogo

Chogogo

Chogogo
Chogogo is the local name for flamingo. This flamingo searches the water’s surface in the dimming light of evening. The heat of the day is over and the turquoise waters have darkened.

26×36”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted solid color
Original $1872

Signed limited edition print available in 8.3×11.5” Large $125

Keywords: flamingo, bird, seabird
Colors: pink, orange, turquoise, blue

Chogogo

Sunset Brandaris

Sunset Brandaris

Sunset Brandaris
Boats gently rock in the calm ocean as the sun sets beyond the tip of Bonaire. The outline of Brandaris in the north of the island can still be seen in the distance. The sun sets in the clouds gathered at the horizon with a fire like glow but the sea has already cooled to dusk.

24×40”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted
Original $1920

Signed limited edition print available in 7.9×13” Large $125

Keywords: sunset, ocean, sky, dusk, boats
Colors: yellow, orange, red, purple

Sunset Brandaris

Pristine

Pristine

Pristine
The crash of the waves, the turquoise of the ocean, and the white of the coral beach make it Pristine. Standing at the long abandoned slave hut, a reminder of a cruel past, and yet the scene is almost idyllic. No sounds of people or traffic mar the feeling. Take a deep breath, and breathe…

The simple design and contrasting colors which make up a slave hut has always attracted my eye. Visitors to Bonaire oooh and aaah when they see them. It is hard to imagine how harsh life must have been for workers in the solar salt pans.

24×48”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater
Gallery wrapped – solid blue-gray edges
Original SOLD

Signed limited edition print available in 6.6×13″ Large $125

Keywords: hut, building, beach, ocean
Colors: white, blue, turquoise, green

Pristine

Fishing Lessons

Fishing Lessons

Fishing Lessons
The adult Brown pelican glides across the ocean in search of fish schools. Once found he sharply dives, plummeting into the water to scoop up a beak full of water and hopefully a fish dinner. An adolescent pelican flounders in the surf after an unsuccessful dive.

oil on stretched canvas
30×42
Framed silver wood frame
Original SOLD

The original has already been sold but signed limited edition prints are available on-line in size Large $125.

Keywords: pelicans, birds, wildlife, flying
Colors: blue, grey, gray

Fishing Lessons

Windjammer

Windjammer

Windjammer
Sails catch the wind against blue sky – shadows of lines fall across the weather streaked cloth. Aboard the windjammer S/V Polynesia, sailing is truly part of the experience as you travel between the beautiful islands of the Caribbean.

oil on stretched canvas
three panels 36×18″ each
Framed gray metal
Original SOLD

Signed Limited Edition prints available in two sizes: Special $155 and Medium $75

Keywords: windjammer, tall ship, sailing, sails, boat, sky
Colors: neutral, cream, blue

Windjammer

O Sunset

O Sunset

O Sunset
Oh to catch the sunset through the rigging of a sailing ship, aboard the windjammer S/V Polynesia.

oil on stretched canvas, 28×44″
Black metal canvas floater frame
Original $2464

Signed Limited Edition prints available in two sizes: Large $125 and Medium $75

Keywords: sunset, ship, sailing, landscape, rigging, sky, dusk, clouds
Colors: orange, yellow, red, brown

O Sunset

Nooks and Crannies

Nooks and Crannies

Nooks and Crannies
A large square piece these shells truly have presence. Close up the forms are abstract, yet from further back the lights and darks become the nooks and crannies in a pile of conch shells.

oil on stretched canvas
34×34″
Mottled silver wooden frame
Original SOLD

Signed Limited Edition prints available in two sizes: Large $125 and Standard $95

Keywords: conch, shells, seashells, mollusk, snail
Colors: grey, gray, white, pink, purple, yellow

Nooks and Crannies