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

 

Wading Flamingo

Wading Flamingo
This is a very tall, narrow panel like a window into the flamingo’s world. A single flamingo is ankle deep in the shallow tidal pools along the shore. The high noon sun has eliminated most of the shadows but that cast by the flamingo’s neck on its back. The flamingo’s bright plumage glows with color in the strong sunlight.

This painting depicts a flamingo at life size, up close and personal, but unafraid.

18×46″
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges – painted solid light blue
Original $1656

Signed limited edition print available in 16×6.3″ Special $155

Keywords: flamingo, bird, avian, beach
Colors: orange, beige, blue, gray

Wading Flamingo

Back and painting, painting, painting…
Traditional oil paintings are painted in layers, as such; I usually have several paintings in various stages from blank canvas to the finishing touch. In the studio now I have a glorious peacock, a pair of macaws, a flamingo in a tide pool, a pile of conch shells, and even a triptych view from the beach.
-Linda

Back and painting, painting, painting…

  • August 4th, 2010
  • Posted in Other

Traveling in July
Our gallery on Bonaire will be closed starting July 4th and reopening August 3rd. Off to exotic  and not so exotic lands for new subjects and visiting with family.
Linda

Traveling in July

Keel-billed Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan
The Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, also known as Sulfur-breasted Toucan, or the Rainbow-billed Toucan) is a colorful Latin American Bird with a large bill. Bright, lively, and very colorful, this toucan evokes childhood memories – a bowl of colorful cereal and a fast talking cartoon bird.

18×18”
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater
Gallery wrapped edges  painted a solid yellow
Original SOLD

Signed limited edition prints are available in standard size 8×8″” print area $95.

Keywords: toucan, bird
Colors: yellow, orange, green, black

Keel-billed Toucan