Linda Briesacher

Supporting Wild Horses Through Art

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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Gros Ventre Road by Linda Briesacher
16 x 20
 
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Anita Jesse 1 month ago
wow! What a gorgeous piece!
Linda Briesacher 1 month ago
Thanks so much Anita!!

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
The Island by Linda Briesacher
12 x 16
 
 

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Ty Having Fun by Linda Briesacher
Oil 12 x 16
 
This beautiful boy is named Ty. He lives in Pennsylvania. His owner, Tom Grett, started following my art page on FB a while back. One thing led to another and I found myself looking at jaw dropping photographs of his beloved Ty. I found myself smiling pretty much the entire time I painted this because, well, look at him!!! This is what Tom had to say about the photos of Ty running that I used as reference for this painting."Many of the running pics are from a game Ty likes to play. When he is in the mood to run, he will trot up to me, shaking his head and nostrils flared. He wants to run. So what I have to do is send him off by waving my hands and taking a few steps to chase him off. Ty will then full gallop a big circle around me. He comes back to me and I send him off again. He normally does it 3 times. Watching him run takes my breathe away!"
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Anita Jesse 2 months ago
I remember playing that game with a horse I had years ago.This is a gorgeous piece, Linda. Wow!
Linda Briesacher 2 months ago
It sounds like so much fun!! Thanks Anita!!
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Rumble by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 20
 
These are band stallion Rocket (the gray) and bachelor stallion Lakota (the bay). On this day in 2016 Chris Beaumont was able to capture several images of these two having words. Thanks Chris for allowing me to use your wonderful photo as reference. The link below is to a video of these two having at it. You can find it on Nadja Rider's page, Wild Horses of the Sand Wash Basin.https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=627578597389299
 
Anita Jesse 3 months ago
Oh, Wow! What a terrific piece--love the energy in this.
Linda Briesacher 2 months ago
Thanks so much Anita!! Sorry it took so long to respond. I didn't see your comment until now.
Anita Jesse 2 months ago
Linda, Since I am always late responding, I feel a little better knowing that others occasionally are late. Linda, I would be thrilled to have you sign up for my newsletter. Because, of course, I know that you don''t have much on your plate. Hah! You amaze me with your energy. Stay well, my friend.

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
The Explorers by Linda Briesacher
Oil 18 x 14
 
These intrepid twins were intent on exploring the creek on their own. The leader, Santino was feeling no fear. His brother, Angelo, might have been feeling the fear but he was doing it anyway. Brave young boys on an adventure under bright sunshine and a glorious blue sky.
 

 
Linda Briesacher Shared a Photo 
5 months ago 
I am absolutely THRILLED!! This painting has been accepted into the American Academy of Equine Art Juried Exhibition. It will be held at the Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC, March 24, 2020 - May 1, 2020.
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Vic Mastis, APS 5 months ago
Congratulations!!! What a great painting!! Love the colors!!
Joanne Mehl  likes this
Len Jagoda 3 months ago
Congratulations - getting accepted to that exhibition was no small feat - competition was fierce!
Len Jagoda  likes this
Linda Briesacher 3 months ago
Thanks Len Jagoda! I was over the moon thrilled to have this painting accepted!
Randy Burke  likes this
Anita Jesse 2 months ago
Well deserved, Linda. Congratulations!

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
All The Things I Cannot See by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 12
 
Maybe half way through this. Trying some new things. This is Adam Newman, a great model who was at the American Frontier Productions photo shoot May 2019.
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Anita Jesse 2 months ago
Linda, Wow! Is there anything that you aren''t good at? This is so expressive.

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Cool Waters by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 20
 
The light is very bright in the tiny studio right now, so this isn't the greatest photo. It makes parts of it look washed out. I will get a better photo in the morning. And, like always, I'm sure I will end up making some more tweaks as I sit with this for a couple of days. But I think it is mainly finished. These are Hope and her son Teddy enjoying an afternoon drink in what looks to me like an oh so perfect spot. This is 16x20 oil on linen. I haven't figured out a title yet, if something sounds good to you, lemme know. Huge thanks to June Fox for allowing me to paint from her fabulous photo. June told me that it doesn't matter to her if the proceeds from the sale of this painting are donated to the Wild Horse Warriors or the Alberta Society for Wild Horses. Or, if you have another wild horse organization in need right now, we can look at that too. There is a lot of bad stuff going on with a number of the herds right now.
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Anita Jesse 5 months ago
It's gorgeous, Linda.
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Is He Cheatin'? by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 12
 
Though he is keeping a poker face, this cowboy is suspicious. Is he cheatin' me? What's the next move? Does he call him out? This is still a work in progress, but it's nearly there ...
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Anita Jesse 6 months ago
So much going on! Delightful.
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Linda Briesacher 6 months ago
Thanks Anita!! I'm having fun with it. It's not a great photo. I'll get a better one when it's finished.
Geri Dunn  likes this
Michael Forbes 6 months ago
Very Nice Linda ! A change up for you , Im used to seeing horses!!!
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
High Trail by Linda Briesacher
Oil 24 x 20
 
A cowboy and his trusted bay gelding make their way through the high country. This is a work in progress, but it's getting close.
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
6 months ago 
Almost Heaven by Linda Briesacher
Oil 12 x 24
 
While vacationing in South Dakota, these horses were our nearest neighbors. After each day of exploring the Black Hills, it was "Almost Heaven" coming home and watching these beauties until the sun set.
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Anita Jesse 6 months ago
What a wonderfully peaceful moment well captured, Linda
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Vic Mastis, APS 6 months ago
Beautiful!! Love the colors and composition!
Linda Briesacher 6 months ago
Thank you Anita!!
Linda Briesacher 6 months ago
Thanks Vic!!
Svetlana Howe  likes this
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Len Jagoda 6 months ago
Very nicely done
Linda Briesacher 6 months ago
Thanks very much Len Jagoda! I am following you now. Your work is wonderful!
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
The Black at Sunset by Linda Briesacher
16 x 16
 
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
The Black in Springtime by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 20
 
This is another view of "The Black" from our time in South Dakota. We saw him nearly every evening we were there, and sometimes in the mornings. He grazed peacefully and didn't mind us watching him. A few times he even put his beautiful head over the fence for a good rub. I think I was smitten with him now that I see how many photos I took of him. Kind of a "tank" but a big, beautiful boy.
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Shandy Staab 6 months ago
so peaceful

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Besties by Linda Briesacher
16 x 20
 
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Assateague Tranquility by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 20
 
I think I am calling this done now. Need to get a photo when it isn't so bright out there, but this will do for now. "Assateague Tranquility" 14x18 oil on board. From my reference.
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Vic Mastis, APS 8 months ago
Great painting!! and competition!!
Linda Briesacher 8 months ago
Thanks Vic!!

 
Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Defiant by Linda Briesacher
Oil 18 x 24
 
This is the initial block in of a Sand Wash Basin stallion called Dasher. There is more to be done on him yet. These wild stallions of the Basin are just so thrilling!!
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Hawk by Linda Briesacher
16 x 16
 
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
If Wishes Were Horses by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 20
 
I had so much fun painting these two. Micah and Andy. Oh my. So many different story lines ran through my head as I was painting. They brought many smiles to my face. So I decided to leave the title ambiguous and let the viewer decide what the story line is. Have at it. I plan to put this painting in The Heartland Art Club Members' Show later this month.
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Vic Mastis 8 months ago
Looks great!! And I can think of a few titles myself!!
Linda Briesacher 8 months ago
Thanks Vic!
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Cole by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 12
 
This is Cole Brings Plenty. I found him to have a gentleness and a spirituality that I just had to paint. On this day the weather was awful, cloudy and raining buckets. But the light inside was soft, diffused, and perfect for trying to capture what I wanted in this portrait. Special thanks to American Frontier Productions for providing such a great opportunity for reference material, and to Cole Brings Plenty for being such a great model.
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Vic Mastis, APS 9 months ago
Great painting! He looks like he is really concentrating!!
Linda Briesacher 9 months ago
Thanks bunches Vic!!
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Meteor Shower by Linda Briesacher
14 x 18
 
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Linda Briesacher Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Tailgating by Linda Briesacher
Oil 16 x 16
 
My entry in the Paard Verzameld Collective Art Challenge 8. Thank you Stiina Hovi of Tulikavio for the wonderful reference photo of the Finnish stallions.
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Vic Mastis 9 months ago
Wow!! Love the movement!!
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Biography
Thanks so much for visiting my page.  I am glad you are here.  Since you've stopped by I am guessing that you are a fan of horse art, or wild horses, or both!  The first thing you should know is that I am passionate about wild horses.  They are beautiful, majestic, fierce, gentle, family oriented, and in danger of vanishing forever.   That is a thought I find completely unacceptable.  And, that's why I paint wild horses and donate the proceeds from the sales of my paintings to support the groups who work to protect and keep them safe.  Simple as that.
 
I'd like to be able to tell you about my extensive art career, but I can't.  I started painting at the age of 60, when I retired.  I started by taking lessons at a local gallery.  Most of the rest of what I have learned has been through, well, just painting.  I have loads of books and I follow many, many artists whose work I admire.  I try to learn through seeing and reading, but honestly, I think I have learned the most through just painting.  I paint a lot -- most days, and sometimes many hours a day.  Retirement is nice in that it gives me the freedom to do this.  I paint mainly in oils now, though I have painted in acrylics.  I attempt to capture the essence of these majestic wild creatures in my work, and hopefully, create awareness about their plight. 
I have recently created a new folder of paintings called American Frontier.  I love western art and have collected it for years.  I thought it was high time I tried my hand at producing some of my own.  I will still donate a significant portion of the sales proceeds from these paintings to support the horses.  The paintings [...]

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