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Take Flight by Linda Richter

Take Flight

Take Flight
Serene and peacefully, the sun was raising beyond the low hills of Bonaire. Parent and child pairs of flamingos took flight at dawn from Slagbaai behind the plantation house. We had camped overnight in the Washington Slagbaai National park which gives an amazing opportunity to experience the daily life cycle in the salines.

24×48”
Oil painting on stretched canvas
Black Metal canvas floater frame
Gallery wrapped edges, painted light Naples yellow
Original $2304

Signed limited edition print available 6.532×13” on 13×19” paper Large $125

Keywords: bird, flamingo
Colors: orange, pink, grey, green, yellow

Take Flight

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

 

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

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

Richter Art 2010 Calendar
The 2010 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 2010 Calendar

Richter Art 2010 Calendar

Linda’s images include:
~ Pristine
~ Flamingo to the Right
~ The Great Blue
~ Grazing Donkeys
~ Purple Water Lily
~ Tiger Lily

Jake’s Images include:
~ Bonaire Sunset
~ Bromeliad Blossoms
~ Green Turtle
~ Brain Coral
~ Cloudy Moon
~ Boy Meets Fish

This year we have added two mini-calendars for January and February 2011 at the back of our calendar for future planning.

The 2010 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

Flamingo to the Right by Linda Richter

Flamingo to the Right

Flamingo to the Right
A set of two new flamingo paintings join the group. Originally intended as a set of three with Flamingo Hearts, the second and third painting came together in way that doesn’t quite fit with Flamingo Hearts. They all have a similar color scheme which means they would easily co-exist in the same space but not together.

I love working in squares since they can be displayed in vertical or horizontal alignments on a wall. In this case, if presented horizontally the eyes of the flamingos point in interesting directions. With faces together, the eyes point outward away from each other, looking at the watchers. Faces apart and they are contemplating each other. An interesting display decision, I haven’t hung them in my gallery space yet so I don’t know what feels right to me.

The expression of the flamingo’s body and neck is a little more coy with the soft fullness of the body behind the neck.

20×20″
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Original $800

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

Keywords: flamingo, bird, heart
Colors: coral, red, orange, brown

Flamingo to the Right

Flamingo to the Left

Flamingo to the Left

Flamingo to the Left
Is this flamingo coiled in watchful repose, or waiting to spring into movement? He seems less than restful but not particularly worried about my presence.

We’ve had some recent rains on Bonaire which should bring our local flamingos and egrets back to the salinas near town. Maybe some more chances for close-up photos of all the feathered ones although part of the road is closed off while construction is done on an intersection further on.

20×20″
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Original $800

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

Keywords: flamingo, bird, heart
Colors: coral, red, orange, brown

Flamingo to the Left

Flamingo Heart

Flamingo Heart

Flamingo Heart
The graceful curves of flamingo heads and necks seem to entwine in the shape of a heart. The fantastic coral oranges and reds add to the implied heart concept. The mottled brown and blue background allows the flamingos to pop to the foreground.

First in a series of three flamingo inspired paintings. The canvas sides are painted a solid deep coral red.

Our Greater flamingos have been a daily sight these past 6 months or so here on tropical Bonaire. Yet our wet season has ended and the salinas near town have dried up. Our flamingos have flown to the ends of the island in search of wet feeding grounds during our dry season. A great blue heron and a handful of egrets are still trying to feed in the few remaining water holes.

20×20″
Oil on stretched canvas
Black metal canvas floater frame
Original SOLD

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

Keywords: flamingo, bird, heart
Colors: coral, red, orange, brown

Flamingo Heart

Flamingo World

Flamingo World

Flamingo World
Why call this painting Flamingo World? While it could have been Flamingo Head or Flamingo Neck one of the most striking elements to this painting is the swirling water with the mix of greens, turquoise, white and beige. In many ways, it reminds me of the space photos of the Earth. It is also the world of the flamingo stalking the waters for food. So Flamingo World it is.

oil on stretched canvas
36×36″
Black metal canvas floater
Wrapped and painted edges for hanging without framing
Original $2592

Signed limited edition prints are available in Large size 11×11″ print area $125.

Keywords: flamingo, bird, water
Colors: blue, green, orange, pink

Flamingo World

Reflections Captured

Reflections Captured

Reflections Captured
Reflections tell more about the surroundings. Sun, sky, plants give color to the water. Movements of the water surface from feeding flamingos, legs in repose and possibly a gentle breeze break and flow the colors into streaks, pools and puffs.

oil on stretched canvas
20×44″
wide 4″ gold wood frame
Original SOLD

Giclee on canvas – US$280
Print area approx. 10×22″, series 50, canvas size 13×24″
Sold unstretched

Keywords: flamingos, birds, wildlife, water
Colors: pink, red, orange, green

Reflections Captured