Saturday, February 17, 2018


After seeing the reception of my pronghorn painting Track Team at my last show (it sold), I thought about how much I really enjoyed painting these stunning animals. In this piece, I am saturating the color more than I usually would to create the vibrancy I feel when seeing them in the the field.

Usually, I would paint each animal in its entirety before moving on to the next. This time I am taking a different approach by painting each color group on the herd before mixing the next. I'd like to give you a logical explanation why I have varied the approach but all I can say is that it felt right.


Peter Brown said...

I love my own Australian wildlife, but I'm rarely inspired to paint it! These pronghorn are fabulous, as are many of your other native species.

Linda Besse said...

Thanks Peter. For a 9" X 12" it would have been easier to paint only one animal, but pronghorn are rarely seen alone. Your love of your own native wildlife makes you uniquely qualified to portray them in your paintings.