ORIGINAL OIL by Linda Besse - 16.75" X 30"

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Limited Edition 50 s/n 9" X 16" $120.
Limited Edition 20 s/n 16.75" X 30" $330.
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Our largest North American cat has many names. Cougar, Mountain lion, puma. A name used less often is Cat-a-mount. It is an abbreviation of the Middle English cat of the mountaine, which refers to a wild cat. In this painting I wanted to break one of the cardinal rules of painting. Never lead a viewer's eyes out of the painting. By balancing his glance to the lower left with background landscape in the upper right, I think a more interesting composition was created.