Coen and Riekie by Arie van der Wijst

Two Kakarikees, man and woman……they were so much in love that when the man died, she never was really happy again and died as well after a while. Sad maybe, but they were really happy for a while and they had a nest with young ones together.

Acrylics on board, 30×40 cm

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birds, kakarikees, love


  • lianne
    lianneover 6 years ago

    I should think my dear friend that your work would be in every gallery in the art world! It’s totally brilliant every single time! Just so marvelous Arie!

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    absolutely fantastic artwork, Arie, glorious imagery and colours, beautiful birds and so very well executed. Perfect picture. hugsxxx

  • Romo
    Romoover 6 years ago

    Wow…great painting….lovely:)

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 6 years ago

    We can always learn from nature, can’t we. A true couple. Beautiful Arie.

  • artbyakiko
    artbyakikoover 6 years ago

    So colorful and so cute!

  • saleire
    saleireover 6 years ago

    A beautiful tribute to love ……and we have the cheek use (bird brain) as a derogatory way of saying that someone is not that clever…….and then you hear this story and know that we are the one’s who should learn from them and their ability to love each other till death…..Aw… have done them proud. I love it hon….as always it’s perfection. And as Lianne says…you should be in every gallery in the world!!!!!

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 6 years ago

    the detail in the feathers is fabulous :)

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 6 years ago

    A sad story but they look so beautiful and happy here. The perfect couple x

  • LisArt
    LisArtalmost 6 years ago

    Sad story but beautiful just the same. Love transcends all plains. This is another beautiful painting of Kakariki’s, I love the detail in the feathers in this one, so well done. I’m so glad I discovered your work, someone painting Kakariki’s, it’s great to see.

  • Starz
    Starzover 5 years ago

    what a beautiful painting
    i love the colours, textures and details of the feathers.
    Endearing and beautiful love story, touches my heart

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