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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
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

Octopus Blooming

Octopus Blooming

Octopus Blooming
Sinuous and amorphous the octopus slips over the ocean bottom. Sometimes smooth and pale almost transparent, it can suddenly switch to roughly textured, deep red color and opaque. This one curls in a shape like the blossoming of a flower – the trumpet of an underwater lily.

oil on stretched canvas
36×20″
Smokey bronze metal canvas floater frame
Original SOLD

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

Keywords: octopus, fish, underwater, wildlife, seascape
Colors: cream, red, brown

Octopus Blooming

Grunt School

Grunt School

Grunt School
Smallmouth grunts school in the shallows around Bonaire. In the rubble and coral lining the shore, the little grunts sway in the ebb and flow of the waves.

Oil on stretched canvas
12×18″
Original SOLD

Signed limited edition prints available in Standard $95 and Large $125

Keywords: fish, underwater, ocean, seascape, school
Colors: blue, yellow, green

Grunt School

Creole Cleaning

Creole Cleaning

Creole Cleaning
The deep facial mark matched with the pinkish purple scales of the Creole Wrasse is a very distinctive fish on the reef. Schools will migrate pass the reef slope in an endless train of fish. These fish have stopped at a cleaning station to allow a juvenile Spanish Hogfish the opportunity to pick out the parasites from inside their gills.

Oil on stretched canvas
22×30″
Original SOLD

Signed limited edition prints in Standard $95 and Large $125

Keywords: fish, underwater, seascape, ocean
Colors: blue, purple, pink

Creole Cleaning