Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spooky Spotted Cow - new angle

6 X 6 Oil on board  $100
Includes Shipping and insurance U.S.
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

12 X 12 oil on 3/4" birch panel - can be hung unframed - $250
Includes shipping and insurance U.S.
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 - framed or unframed
Contact Artist for Availability
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 $160 
includes shipping and insurance in U.S.
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 $200
Includes shipping and insurance U.S.
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 $150
Includes shipping and insurance
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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Monday, September 1, 2014

Mule - Creede, Colorado pack mule at Road Canyon Reservoir

5 X 7 Oil on Panel
Includes shipping and insurance in US
Here's a whimsical little mule painting - again from those handsome fellows I found near Creede, Colorado. The flies are vicious this summer and being at 10,000 feet doesn't exempt this fellow.
I will be attending a crafts's fair locally (in Morgan Mill) Saturday, September 13 and will have all my latest little paintings displayed. Come see me and them in person if you can!


Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not stay near you.



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aggravation - No Escape

6 X 8 oil on panel $125
Includes Shipping and Insurance US
I saw this mare in a pasture near Creede. She was being tormented by flies - which seem to be a huge issue everywhere this summer.
I am spraying my cows and horses every three days. There is just no escaping them...
This is an unusual palette for me, but somehow it seems to work.
Hosea 13:3
Therefore they will be like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears, like chaff swirling from a threshing floor, like smoke escaping through a window.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Goosey Goosey - Canadian goose at Road Canyon Reservoir

5 X 7 Oil on Panel $100
Includes Shipping and Insurance
I understand that the Canadian Goose population has exploded recently and I believe it. In the headwaters of the Rio Grande I personally saw thousands - all fat and healthy and happy - and fun to photograph. There is a hunting season for them, but I am unaware of the details. Wild goose is one bird I have not yet enjoyed eating...I doubt they would be interested in our meager little stock pond, so I am not counting on adding a wild goose to our menu any time soon...
Ecclesiastes 3:1
 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Mules Mules Mules - from Thirty Mile Campground in Colorado

5 X 7 Oil on Canvas mounted on Board $125
Includes Shipping and Insurance
We are back from our yearly trek to Colorado. We escaped the blazing Texas heat for 3 glorious weeks where the temperature was never over 78 and often down in the 30's at night. DEEEE-lightful! Many many thanks to my friends and neighbors for taking care of the cows and horses, etc. And, MOM...thanks for encouraging us to go - I am so grateful you are feeling so well!

At our first stop, near Road Canyon Reservoir on the way to Thirty Mile Campground near Creede, we passed a corral full of mules and horses. I LOVE mules and took many photos of them.
This first little painting is a composite of my 3 favorite, and I have included here the process of the painting's composition.

I would love to paint this in a large format using a different color palette...any takers?


Above are three original photo images that I took.

A quick sketch on notebook paper (I forgot my sketchbook) established the composition.

I decided to make the format slightly wider than square, re-drew the sketch onto the canvas and began painting.

Unlike many painters, I prefer to work "front to back", painting the negative space to make corrections in the outline, if needed.

This painting was completed in about 3 hours (not counting the photography, planning and final drawing). Painting on the "kitchen table" in the RV is not the best of circumstances - lighting is very bad and the space is cramped. I used to take boxes of supplies and canvases, but I have learned to take the barest minimum and make-do.

My fellow artist friend, Niki Gulley leads ART TREKS to Europe (France and Italy), and I marvel how artists can travel overseas and bring along enough of their stuff.  But I have learned to do the same when we set off in the RV.  Less really is more!

Exodus 13:21
By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Milk Face - colorful calf portrait by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 6 Oil on canvas panel $125
Includes Shipping and Insurance

Has it REALLY been over 2 months since my last post - oh my, we have had a busy summer! This unusually cool and wet Spring made gardening a challenge. We planted late and then re-planted following the late frosts. Only one peach tree produced fruit - all the rest lost their fruit with frosts.
On the plus side, the corn was bumper as were the potatoes and peas.
We are still harvesting squash, cantaloupes, and tomatoes with assorted beans on the way.
We are still in drought - and way behind in rainfall. We are still hopeful, however, that this past Spring moisture is a portent of good weather to come.
On the plus side, both cows are well and pregnant. Sophie's HUGE heifer calf, Puddin', is fat and sassy. Abbey's foster steer calf is the same - in fact he obligingly posed for this portrait about 5 months ago when he first arrived.

Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Karla's "Tank" - Boston Terrier portrait - Debbie Grayson Lincoln

9 X 12 Oil on mounted canvas panel
SOLD
I have been commissioned to paint a number of pet portraits over the years - some from living animals and some from those who are no longer here to bring us joy. This handsome fellow, Tank, unfortunately is no longer here, but his owner, Karla, did have several good photos for me to work with. The position of his body in the photo we chose begged me place him standing on an edge looking up. I changed the perspective only slightly to reduce the foreshortening a bit, did a quick sketch for Karla's approval and the rest was easy. This adorable pooch was a joy to paint.

Luke 7:3-5

New Living Translation (NLT)
When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elders to ask him to come and heal his slave. So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. “If anyone deserves your help, he does,” they said, “for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us.”


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

In a Hurry - colorful cow painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 8 Oil on MDF Panel
$110 includes Shipping and Insurance
Cows don't like to run. They just aren't built for it. But sometimes they can be "inspired" to move a little faster than their regular pokey amble. In the past week I have seem my cows run (and leap) several times. The first time was when they discovered every afternoon lately has been banana treat time, and me showing up with a bucket mid-afternoon is reason for haste. The second time was when hail preceded this last round of wonderful rain. Cows AND horses made a bee-line for the barn. And the third running observation of running (and leaping) was of both cows and their calves evacuating our white kitty from the pasture. For some reason they just don't like that cat - and for once I didn't have my camera on me...
I have enjoyed the presence of cows for 35 years and I doubt I'll ever tire of them.
The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded amid the hail and burning coals.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Following Their Lead - South African lion painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

5" X 12.5" Oil on MDF panel
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I have made a number of on-line acquaintances through a shared love of cows, and the images that inspired this painting came from a friend who farms in South Africa. I can't imagine living close to lions and the concerns they must bring to those living with them. But then people in the US live near bears and mountain lions and coyotes. I guess predatory teeth are similar everywhere and we all must face them!
This painting is leaving for the Dutch Art Gallery in a few days. Since it is an odd size, I already have it in a custom frame and it will be available for purchase, too.
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey— whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tongue Lashing - colorful little cow painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


6 X 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
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Sometimes all I need to do to change my mood for the better is paint a cow... a cow with a LOT of personality, like this one. Actually ALL cows have personality, some just more than others.
My cows do this "tongue thing" when they come up to me - anticipating their treats. Lately I have discovered that they LOVE bananas - WHOLE bananas, peels and all.
I work for our church's food pantry occasionally, and recently we were gifted with several cases of very-ripe-eat-today bananas. We just couldn't get rid of all of them, and there is just so much banana bread needed in the world, so I took home half a case and froze them whole (after feeding a bunch each to Sophie and Abbey). They would have gorged on the entire lot, had I allowed it, but fear of bovine tummy aches kept me from indulging them. Now I am thawing out several bananas each for them daily. I don't have to call them from the pasture. As soon as they see me in the barn yard with my bucket of thawed bananas, they come running, drooling with the tongue action in full force.
Have you hugged a cow lately? I can guarantee it'll put you in a hood mood...
Isaiah 40:15
No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand.



If you are interested in this painting, click here to send me an email. I accept checks and Paypal. I can also arrange LAYAWAY. To view my latest paintings on Daily Painters go HERE. To view larger paintings, go to my Website HERE. To view a wealth of OTHER Texas Artists, enjoy THIS site!