Friday, May 8, 2015

Meat Eaters Unite


In case you haven't heard, I am making plans to return to Haiti. THIS time it will be to help distribute water filtration units to individual homes.
In many Haitian villages, the main source of water comes from a community well. Some folks live close to the well - some have a long trek to haul water. Rain water is also a source, as is water from streams. None are free from contamination, and some sources are worse than others.
We take our clean, safe water for granted - in Haiti, it is a luxury.
So I'm going to join a group that will help change the lives of hundreds, possibly thousands of people.
And that takes money.
So I'm going to be offering a variety of T-Shirts through an organization called "Tee-Spring". Placing an order through them is simple and relatively inexpensive. And all profit from this venture will go toward the purchase of water filtration units for my trip.
Click on the following link to order...and thank you in advance! ALSO - even if you don't order a shirt, would you consider sharing the link on your Facebook page (there is a spot to click-on on the ordering site). It will help spread the word and help me a lot!


Matthew 25:40  “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these, brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bad Mood - oil painting of a grackle by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 10 Oil on Panel $150
Shipping included U.S.
You have all seen these birds. They are in every WalMart and McDonald's parking lot in the world - opportunists looking for food bits and anything useful for nest building. The males are a sleek blue/black/violet, and the females are a boring brown. This one was in an eating area at the Zoo and was waiting for us to toss him our scraps. Addison attempted to feed him some bird seed we had left over from the parakeet aviary, but he wanted something more substantial, and the displeasure on his face shows it! Despite his apparent sour attitude, I couldn't help but admire his plumage and confidence.
Perhaps what I see as a bad mood, is in reality intense concentration...
Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gorilla My Dreams - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

12 X 12 Oil on MDF board 
$125 includes shipping in U.S.
We are experiencing a wet Spring here in this little corner of Texas and it's keeping me inside to paint. I am, however, a little tired of cows at the moment, so I searched my photo files and found this charming gorilla image that I took at the zoo recently.
My grandchildren visited over Spring Break and we took advantage of one day without rain to visit the zoo - it was wonderful and kept both girls entranced and enthused for 4 hours. I could have spent the whole day there, and I vowed to come back on a warmer day, and slowly take it all in by myself. I love exploring the opportunity to paint other animals, and the zoo provided ample opportunity to acquire hundreds of images - like this gorilla lady. She was evidently not impressed by my effort to get her attention however!
Luke 6:41  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Family Portrait - bison family group by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 14 Oil on Panel
SOLD
Spring has brought quite a bit of work with it this year - along with some much needed and appreciated rain. In between "moisture events", we have managed to get 95% of the garden plowed and planted. Warm weather seeds like corn and beans are already up and reaching for the sky. If we get half the sweet corn as we harvested last year, I will be very happy (and so will the cows).
Speaking of cows, both Abbey and Sophie have been more than earning their keep supplying us with milk and feeding 4 calves. Three of the 4 are already 5 1/2 months old and ready to wean. Today is their first day separated, and the bawling and hollering through the fences is deafening.
We have already purchased 2 additional calves (from my favorite local dairy and cheese shop Veldhuizen) to put on Abbey, so she can raise 2 more before I dry her up in September. She bred back in February so is expecting a November calf. The circle of life continues.
We had the nicest visit from Beth and Casey Willis last weekend, and I kept them busy with farm chores, riding lessons and eating barbeque. They promised a return visit, so I guess I didn't work them too hard!  The above painting was inspired by Beth and is her birthday present for this year...
Revelation 14:16  So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pretty in Pink


10 X 10 Oil on board
Check with artist for availability
I frequently spot photographs with images I would love to paint, but I have a commitment to paint from my own photos 99% of the time so I rarely paint other's (unless it is a commission). This is not easy for me, because I am NOT a good photographer.
I spotted this photo of a Facebook friend a couple years ago, though, and immediately thought I would like to paint it...with no changes, only more closely cropped.  Judy graciously granted permission, and I took advantage of a rainy day and worked all day yesterday.
Judy competes in competitive trail rides on her gorgeous paint horse, Picasso and does quite well; in fact earning ACTHA's first ever Ambassador award. She has my admiration!
Today we had a brief break in the cold, rainy weather, and despite the fact that I have a dreadful head cold, I got into the barn to straighten up a bit...chickens in tow and cows gazing longingly at the hay stacks inside. As I pulled down a bale of hay on top of the stack, a cascade of eggs plummeted to the ground. Yesterday the same thing happened, and I thought that was the only nest. I was wrong. All total, there were over 2 dozen eggs stashed in the hay. I had been wondering why the chicken coop was yielding a sorry return. Now I know.
I gathered the unbroken eggs and returned to the house with the intention of giving the dogs a treat for the next couple days. The farm shares its bounty even in the harshest of weather. Back down to the low 20's tomorrow.
Matthew 16:2   He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Buckaroo Cowboy

9 X 12 Oil on canvas panel
$100 includes shipping and insurance U.S.
Did you know that the I-Phone 6 will make time-lapse movies? Three years ago I looked high and low for a camera that would do that, and I found my little Canon G9 on Ebay for $100. Best buy I ever made - the camera is indestructible, has a bunch of features and is small enough to tote without getting in the way. And now the I-Phone 6 does the same AND MORE! And the image quality is not-to-believe. Sigh.
This is my first, very amateurish attempt using the phone. I didn't paint the background on camera, but I filmed enough of it for you to get the idea. This is only 23 seconds long - the actual painting took about 30 minutes - a REAL quickie. I used a lot of paint, too. Fun fun fun!



Ezra 5:11  This is the answer they gave us: “We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, one that a great king of Israel built and finished."

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Haitian Man of Steel - Haiti Portrait by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


9 X 12 Oil on gessoed board $125
Includes shipping and insurance U.S.
Mike came into the studio this afternoon, viewed this painting and commented, "You're thinking about Haiti again." He is right. I am.
Haiti not only needs me, I feel the need to see it again. A number of things have changed since I was there last -  most notably a new administration - and I am curious if the promises have been kept and progress has been made. I do know I have seen more evidence of Haitian exports - especially art. Haiti is poor geologically speaking, but very rich in "people resources". Not only are Haitians hard working and crazily optimistic, but they also possess phenomenal artistic souls. Additionally they are spectacularly beautiful and healthy people, and the children are delights. What's not to love?
This gentleman worked tirelessly laying brick on the first project I attended, with very few breaks and in sun that would scorch a horned lizard. He also took communion with us the last day and gave himself to Christ. It was awesome.
And, yes, I want to go back.
2 Corithians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Quaking Child of Haiti


12 X 16 oil on canvas board 
$150 includes shipping U.S.
I have been to Haiti twice, post earthquake, on mission trips to rebuild churches. It's been two years since my last effort, and I am feeling the tugs on my heart to hug the children again.
My own grandchildren are brilliant and beautiful and cared for and loved and SAFE. They have every chance for educated, enlightened and productive lives.  Not so the children of Haiti, and it hurts my heart to know that. Especially when they desire so much and are so willing to work for for it. I must go back.
Matthew 19:14   Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Bison Stroll - colorful little buffalo painting

5 X 7 oil on canvas panel $50
Includes shipping and insurance U.S.
Today the thermometer climbed to over 70 degrees F. At the same time the North East part of the U.S. is getting covered in a huge blanket of snow - possibly a record breaker. Our warm weather is following 2 straight weeks of colder-than-average temperatures: unusual for Texas during any winter.  We had been keeping both wood stoves burning non-stop during that time. If I didn't have 2 momma cows and 4 calves to tend to twice a day, I wouldn't have stepped a foot outside.
Sophie is producing quite a bit of milk, but I cannot seem to convince her to willingly accept either one of the 2 foster calves. Abbey continues to care for all three, and I retrieve all the extra milk from Sophie to drink and make butter and yoghurt. I also give some of it back to the smaller of the 2 fosters - the one that Abbey doesn't like.

Numbers 14:8  If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spooky Spotted Cow - new angle

6 X 6 Oil on board  
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas
My neighbors next door have had the worst luck these past few months. Phyllis hurt herself stepping off a ladder while decorating their Christmas tree, and Ron slipped and fell on his shoulder outside the Post Office. They also have cows, and this time of year, they must be fed daily. So Mike (and sometimes I) have helped out by feeding the cows for them.
I never go anywhere without my camera, and a couple days ago I had a chance to get some more images of the Spooky Spotted Cow that I love to paint. Her horns are getting quite impressive - I always marvel at how they can manage with such ornaments on their noggins.

Jeremiah 2:32  Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Tomorrow is my Momma's 86th birthday, and she is AMAZING!!!! 
The summer of 2013 was not fun. She and I spent most of it in Doctor's offices, examining rooms and hospitals. She was diagnosed with both colon and lung cancer and has been totally cured with surgery and gamma radiation. To see her now you would never suspect the trauma she endured. And her latest checkup revealed everything in perfect order...the Energizer Bunny keeps on running!
When I talked to her today she told me about her morning spent visiting the "old" folks in a local nursing home! Faces light up when she appears, simply because she does not allow sadness or despair to follow her. Instead she brings hope and a positive attitude and the pure and simple joy of living. This has been her mission in life (that, and COOKING for EVERYONE!)  
Mom, I hope to continue following in your footsteps - thank you for paving the way (and sharing your recipes!)
On to farm news...
This evening Miss Sophie is 3 days post-calving which means THE MILK IS MINE! Some people drink colostrum, and there's really no reason not to consume it. It is, however, a bit thicker than regular milk and has quite a bit of cream in it, too. I also suspect that it has a bit of a laxative effect, which I would rather avoid!
Therefor, for the first three days after my cows give birth, all the extra milk (and there is GALLONS) goes to animals - the dogs and cats and chickens and foster calves all get a huge treat.  At that 72 hour mark, though, the milk comes into the house for ME...to make cheese or yoghurt or ice cream - whatever - until the calves all get big enough to consume what the lovely Miss Sophie produces.
Fuzzy Kitty is my milking companion. Any time I head for the barn, she is right on my heels - even if I'm not carrying my milk bucket. She is absolutely fearless around the cows, and she knows she gets to lick the milk cup when I'm done.

Proverbs 13:20   Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We Have a baby! Sophie had her calf.


Welcome to the world, Bronco Billy!
Yesterday evening around 9:45, Mike returned from watching the Ohio State game with a friend, and he commented to me, "What's the calf?" I thought he was teasing me, as I had just checked Sophie a couple hours earlier, so I scoffed at him. "No, really, you haven't seen it?"  I can get into my cold-weather-coveralls pretty fast, and I did it in record time last night. As I approached Sophie in her pen, I could see a wet, red glob next to her and I realized she had fooled me again and I had missed the birth by minutes. 
A quick check revealed it's a HE, and within 15 minutes he was up and finding supper. I spent another 30 minutes just reveling in the miracle of yet another healthy calf and then returned inside.
I named him Bronco Billy because he was the buckingest calf inside a cow and again this morning on the outside. I was rather hoping for a heifer baby, but I'll take unassisted birthed baby bull calves all day long if they turn out like this one.
Sister Puddin' stood watching on the outside, hoping for a quick snack herself, no doubt!
 
Psalm 105:5  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Dave's Place - landscape commission of home

16 X 32 Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD
My friend Dave is the historian/archivist of his family, and his home is a veritable museum devoted to the preservation of his family's colorful and proud history. Dave saves everything, and everything he has saved has a story to tell, and he remembers them all. Dave appreciates art and the people who make it. Dave appreciates me.
I began this project with a trip to Dave's farm, camera ready. It was late Spring and already hot - even for Texas. The earliest wildflowers (like bluebonnets) were gone and the warmer season ones (like the Mexican Hats) were in full show. The Zinnias were yet to show. But Dave said it would be OK to paint them all together. I also was given permission to use "artistic license" and place architecture and yard ornaments anywhere I wanted - with the object being to please the eye, rather than reproduce reality. Dave let me know which images needed to be included and which to eliminate, and turned me lose.
The painting is nearly complete, with one more approval from its designer. Then on to new projects!
In the meantime, we are still on "Sophie Watch" with a still swelling udder, but no sign of labor yet. Yesterday was her due date, but the weather was not dreadful enough yet...we are expecting worse within a few days. Meantime, she happily munches hay and treats and enjoys the brushes and scratches she is getting from me. I will be setting my clock (again) for a 2:00 a.m. check....

Hebrews 13:8  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spooky Cow - from a new angle

12 X 12 oil on 3/4" birch panel - can be hung unframed 
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas
Winter is on its way - SERIOUS winter for us thin blooded Texans.  The forecast for Wednesday night's low is in the teens. And of course, I have chicks about to hatch and "teen aged chicks" ready to move out of the brooder into the coop, where they will be forced to fend for themselves and get along with the older biddies.  I have spent the day cleaning, rearranging and hanging heat lamps and creating "safe areas" for the half-grown chickens, moving firewood closer to the house, getting a stall ready for still-gestating-Sophie and preparing for the COLD.
Mike got another doe last night, and since I knew today was already full, I encouraged him to take it to the processor. It was an extravagance (especially since I know they can't possibly get as much meat off the bones as I do!), but it's nice to have neatly wrapped little packages of tenderized steaks and ground meat (that I will turn into summer sausage). Plus they gave us a large bag of bones for the dogs, and said I could come back for more while it was still hunting season. I am tempted to freeze some; the dogs love them so much.
Sophie had an enormous glob of goo suspended from her girlie parts this morning, but her udder is still not expanded like it was just prior to calving last year, so I think we still have a few days to go. She will be locked up tonight, however, just in case. Another nagging worry is the cougar that has been sighted  just a mile from our farm. There are plenty feral pigs for it to survive on, but I assume that the domestic calves would be easier prey. I find myself counting noses (and beaks) hourly.

Jeremiah 31:2  This is what the Lord says: “The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.”

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunset in Morgan Mill - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 10 oil on panel
$100 includes shipping and insurance U.S.
I have a fun commission that I am starting this week - and the background needs a fairly dramatic sky. I have been sorting through my huge inventory of magnificent sky photos and I keep coming back to this one - seen right outside my studio door one evening recently.  It needs to be a bit stormier, though, so I plan to make the clouds in the lower left more ominous - I want to get the feeling of "coming safely through the storm and seeing the light of safe passage shining through".  I will share the other elements in the painting as I get to them.
The news from Morgan Mill is pretty unexciting - over an inch of rain (praise God!), some very cold weather that froze the mud (low 20's), baby chicks need to get out of the brooder (but it's too cold), and Miss Sophie continues to gestate. Her udder is expanding finally. Stay tuned...

Psalm 119:117   Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wild Ride - Abstract Horse painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


24 X 30 Oil on Stretched Canvas
Contact Artist for Availability
I had to escape the realistic paintings today - something wild in me just had to get out, and this is the result.
We woke this morning to drizzly, icy conditions and it has been the same all day. Cold and miserable. Feeding this morning was not fun, and I am immensely grateful for my warm house to return to. After making sure the animals were all dry and fed, I came inside, stoked both stoves full of wood, and settled in before the easel. I have been in Heaven.
Sophie update: no changes in physical appearance or demeanor, which is good. Today is NOT a good day to give birth.
Luke 1:14   And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Kiss My A** - logo for website by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


I have always been an artist, and before I concentrated my efforts on fine art, I was a graphic artist.  This drawing was requested by a customer who breeds white, blue-eyed donkeys and wanted an image to use on her website. No job too small...
Today on the farm was quiet as we continue to twiddle our thumbs while Sophie gestates. Sophie has no fancy pedigree - in fact she most likely carries the genetics of at least 2 breeds of dairy cows, and I suspect that it's Holstein and Jersey. However, she has been artificially inseminated with the genetics of a fancy dandy Guernsey bull named "Grumpy".  Guernsey milk tends to be yellower in color and contains more beta carotene than other breeds of dairy cattle. In addition, the butterfat content is often higher. Obviously, we are hoping the calf is a heifer that we can ultimately milk, but experience has taught me to be happy with a calf of any gender so long as it's alive and healthy. This birth will be no different. The good news is her due date is less than 2 weeks away. The bad news is the weather forecasts for her due date are not good. Looks like I may be spending time in the barn cleaning the horse stalls. The farm chores never end.
Genesis 30:27  And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that theLord hath blessed me for thy sake.
May God find you in this New Year appreciative of His blessings and resolved to share them with those you love and those you don't yet know you love!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Predator Queen - African Lion painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

5 X 7 oil on Panel $75
Includes shipping and insurance in U.S.
Speaking of predators...I lost another chicken this evening - to an owl, I suspect. I went out at dusk to close the coop (chickens are free all afternoon), and there was one of the younger laying Production Reds - head missing, neck feathers everywhere - and still warm. The deed must have happened as they were headed for the coop for the night.
I gathered up the body and trooped to the house, resigned not to let a perfectly good hen go to waste. After gutting and skinning, I popped her into the stew pot. The dogs will eat well tomorrow. This is the 5th chicken we have lost this year to accident and predators. Three of them were this Spring's young pullets. This particular hen was 2 years old, but she was full of yolks, so she was still laying well. I think Trudy needs to be left outside and be on guard more - especially as the sun goes down, as that seems to be a vulnerable time of day. Time to have a human to dog talk...
The image for today's painting came via friends who recently journeyed to Africa, and they generously shared some of their wildlife photos. Thanks, Ken and Diane!

James 1:5   If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Justin's Doggie 1  8 X 10
Commission - SOLD
I have been exercising 3 times a week with a group of friends for nearly 4 years, and I hate it, but I also hate to miss a session. Our ages range from 60 to 85. We meet at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and have hired a young man as our "personal trainer".  He varies our workouts and continues to challenge us and keep us on our toes - literally. As a Christmas gift for his adorable (new) wife, he commissioned me to paint portraits of their two little dogs. This is one of them. Since I was once owned by a Pomeranian, I really enjoyed doing this one for him.
Tomorrow, the other cute doggie.
Today was beautiful and I spent part of it getting ready for some extended cold, wet weather. We moved a large round bale of hay to the cows, bedded down the calf pen with dry hay, filled all the water tanks and made sure the chickens were dry. Bring it on, Old Man Winter - we are ready!
Sophie report: No signs of impending birth, but her udder did appear a bit larger today. I may post photos of "cow porn" later for those interested in such things....
Genesis 8:22  As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

White Can Be Colorful, Too - White Longhorn Bull painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


8 X 16 Oil on Panel -
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas
All of the Christmas hullabaloo is over, and the farm is settling back into a normal routine.
Georgia has returned to her routine of carefully guarding the property. Such hard work for a brave little dog...
Miss Sophie is gestating her half-Guernsey calf that is due in 2 weeks. I don't think she can get much bigger before she pops. Standing beside her, I can see the calf-alien inside her moving and kicking and doing back flips. If the movement of her tummy is any indication, I expect a very lively little calf.
Aunt Abbey is raising her own little heifer that was born in October, along with 2 Jersey bull calves that I picked up at the sale barn. They are getting to the age where they are demanding more groceries, and I am hoping that Miss Sophie can provide the additional calories. One of them will probably be going to freezer camp, so I am attempting to not get too attached to them, but it's next to impossible.
I have managed to paint a bit lately since I don't have yard and garden demands...several commissions have made some happy recipients (I will post them later), and I have sold a number of small paintings both through Daily Painters and the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. I also have a number of paintings for sale in Bluff Dale at The Front Porch - a wonderful little gift shop that carries oodles of unique gifts and antiques. Hopefully I will find time to teach a class there this summer.
I pray you all had a joyous Christmas, and 2015 will find you healthy and prosperous!

 Psalm 25:4  Make me to know your ways, O Lordteach me your paths.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Changed My Mind - Cow painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


8 X 10 oil on panel
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas
The lovely Miss Sophie is quite pregnant at the moment. Her second calf is due January 11, and we are waiting on pins and needles. The calf's sire is a Guernsey bull named "Grumpy" and of course we are hoping for a heifer.
I remember being pregnant with my first child and thinking toward the end "Sure wish I could change my mind about this!" Of course everything worked out fine, but we all have those panicky feelings when in the middle of something and have those nagging second thoughts. What WAS I thinking!!!??
Like the nearly 3 dozen baby chicks that we hatched over Thanksgiving - what WAS I thinking??? Now that they are getting big and outgrowing the brooder, it is still cold outside and they don't have enough feathers yet to keep themselves warm....oh dear. Time to make more plans.

Philemon 1:22   "One thing more - prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping through your prayers to be restored to you."

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Joke's On You! - laughing donkey painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

10 X 10 oil on panel
SOLD to a Florida Collector
Donkeys definitely have a sense of humor - no doubt about it. And the one down the road that brays every morning at 4:00 a.m. must really be laughing a lot!
We got through Thanksgiving here with a house full of family and laughter and good food and sharing of memories. My adorable brother and his even more adorable wife came all the way from North Carolina with their exquisitely adorable Labrador puppy. Daughter, Merideth,
and her family (and dog) joined the fun. Add my mother and her cute pooch - it was doggie Heaven - and they all got along with our two.
After a week of eating and playing I have to admit that I enjoyed the peace when they left...but missed them within an hour. I have just so much to be thankful for!
Granddaughter, Addison, took her turn at the easel, too, and displayed an aptitude to paint boldly and follow directions well. I can't wait until next summer when she visits again!

the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.




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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Coming At Ya - colorful cow portrait by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

12 X 12 on gessoed 1" ash panel ready to hang 
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas
I HATE scraping my paint palette and throwing away all that delicious color. But I need to start with a clean slate, so to speak, when I start a new project - and there are several waiting in line. So instead of throwing out the paint, I smeared it around on this panel and a cow emerged...how strange!
Psalm 81:9  There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014


6 X 6 Oil on Canvas  
SOLD to a collector in Rhode Island
I have been too busy to paint lately, but found myself with a free afternoon yesterday and wondering if I still remembered how to paint!
As a warm-up, I selected an image from my hoard of cow faces shared by my many "cow friends". This is Darcy and she lives in Rhode Island.  Completed in 30 minutes, it re-inforced my confidence, and I happily worked on 2 other commissions after this one. And when I showed it to Darcy's owner, they had to have it - all in all a productive day!

Job 4:5-6

But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;
    it touches you, and you are dismayed.
Is not your fear of God your confidence,
    and the integrity of your ways your hope?
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Monday, September 8, 2014

A Zorse is a Zorse, Of Course, Of Course

12 X 12 on Panel  $200
Includes shipping and insurance
My friend, Janet Vance, is a well known horse trainer and breeder - possibly more known for her "long ears" than her horses. However, she does own Dandy's sire, Banjo - an fabulously paint stallion who is not only gorgeous, but who also possesses and passes on a superb temperament and attitude to please. All his babies are painted and owners report that they "train themselves". But I digress.
Right now Janet is training a "zorse" - a hybrid that resulted in a zebra breeding a horse. Janet reports that it took a while to get him to trust her, but he's a really good boy and has not a mean bone in his body. I look forward to following her results with him.
Hebrews 6:1
Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,


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