Friday, February 23, 2024


Sea Lyin'
Original Oil by Linda Besse
14" X 11" 




Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Starting the Stellar sea lions

 The sea lions on all sides of the buoy enhance the three dimensional feeling of the painting.

Monday, February 19, 2024

The Buoy


The greens on this buoy seemed particularly bright on this gray day. Some areas were more turquoise, some emerald green, and some a warm green. And, when rust came in to play, there were a lot of colors involved.



 In addition to completing the buoy, I have also added some blue to the foreground water.




Friday, February 16, 2024

Stellar sea lions

 While on whale watching trips out of Juneau and Icy Strait Point we spotted Stellar sea lions. I was fascinated by the interaction of the sea lions permitted to take their respite on a buoy and those who had to wait their turn. 

The trip out of Juneau on a small guided boat in rough water with just six passengers was the more exciting of the trips for the camera. I wedged myself in to one corner of the open air stern so I could hold on to my camera with both hands. Often it was too rough to photograph so I lowered the camera and watched the sea lions, memorizing the colors and feel of the scene.

I started the painting with the sky and mountains then worked my way down through the water. The foreground water is just roughed in at this point.