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Spring 2022


Spring is my favorite season. The flowers start blooming, the hummingbirds return, and it is green again. We’ve had a wet and cold spring so the season has unfolded slowly like a concerto’s adagio movement.

The end of February gave me a chance to see the beginning of the sandhill crane migration along the Platte River in Nebraska (35,000 cranes.) If you have not seen the sandhill crane migration, it is one of the earth’s great migrations. This year the March 21 sandhill crane count was 625,900 birds in the Central Platte River Valley.

Pronghorn,
Photo by Linda.
Wyoming,
March 2022

900 Paintings!
My painting
Joy Ride is my
900th painting.
And, this is a
joyous ride!

Exciting News!
Linda has been juried in
and elected to
Signature Member status in the
American Society of Marine Artists!

www.americansocietyofmarineartists.com

NEW ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS


Joy Ride   17" X 24"    $4000.


Up Island Pastoral    13" X 22"    $2800.


Waiting   24" X 32.5"    $7500.


Caruso    12" X 22"    $2700.

 
Wave Length    10" X 36"    $3600.


Savanna   18" X 27"    $4800.
 
UPCOMING SHOWS    
April 30- June 20 Wildlife Art of Linda Besse, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA www.louisagould.com
May 3 - June 26 Society of Animal Artists: The Animals of North America, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
Accepted piece: Sandhill Spring Migration www.customshousemuseum.org
June 3 - August 27 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
Accepted piece: Stealth - Amur Tiger www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
June 10 - July 24 International Guild of Realism 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD Accepted piece: Spooked www.realismguild.com
Summer 2022  Sea, Sand, & Shore, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA www.louisagould.com
Sept 24 - Jan 1, 2023  Society of Animal Artists 62nd Annual Exhibition, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Accepted piece: Razor’s Edge www.turtlebay.org

15908 E. Cooper Rd., Mead, WA 99021     (509) 238-9129    Website www.BesseArt.com     Linda@BesseArt.com

 

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Winter 2022



Photo by Linda Besse
February 2022

If I thought this winter would just be a short break between fall and the onset of spring, I was quite mistaken. All I have to do is look out my kitchen window to see our table and chairs full of the “fluffy” stuff. Any day I expected a call from the Olympic luge team asking to use our steep mountain driveway for the U.S. trials. I guess they found another location.

The studio is in full swing. My first show in Las Vegas was quite a success and I am creating more paintings for the upcoming NatureWorks show in Tulsa. As I write this, the groundhog has not made his decision, but I would not be surprised if it takes quite a while for the end of winter here.

While winter was on my mind, I decided it was time to paint some northern lights. And, why not “take” the painting to the far north in to polar bear country?

Below are some of the in-progress photos of my oil painting, Arctic Fire.

To create the luminous northern lights I painted the brightest sections yellow and then glazed over them with blues and greens.



NEWS
Linda’s painting Ice Bear won 3rd place in the Challenges of Climate Change presented by Science Art-Nature. Awarded December 2021

NEWS
Linda’s painting Crab Dinner received a Merit Award at the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Fall Online Show. There were over 1600 entries with only 200 paintings accepted.


Warrior King
22" X 16"    $3850.

NEW ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS


Arctic Fire    16" X 24"    $3900.

 


Shiras' Suitor    24" X 48"    $11,500.

 
UPCOMING SHOWS    
Feb 5 - May 5 Art That Matters to the Planet, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, KS
February 26 - 27 NatureWorks Art Show & Sale, Marriott Southern Hills, Tulsa, OK www.natureworks.org
April 30- June 20 Wildlife Art of Linda Besse, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA www.louisagould.com
Summer 2022 Sea, Sand, & Shore, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA www.louisagould.com

15908 E. Cooper Rd., Mead, WA 99021     (509) 238-9129    Website www.BesseArt.com     Linda@BesseArt.com

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