Splendor in the Grass
ORIGINAL OIL by Linda Besse - 13.5" X 23"
Available at Southwind Art Gallery, 3074 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 273-5994

Of all the game birds, the Ring-necked pheasant is clearly the most beautiful in North America. This Asian species was first introduced to California in 1857 and its popularity encouraged larger introductions elsewhere. The pheasant is also one of the trickiest birds to paint. Capturing the iridescent colors of the head is particularly important to the accurate rendering of this striking bird.