Thursday, July 7, 2016

Shiner Shines - colorful abstract horse portrait

24 X 30 oil on stretched canvas
Check with artist for availability
Time to head off in more new directions....More to come!
Texas jumped from a wet, downpour, flooded Spring to a hot, windy tumultuous summer. Pockets of flash floods have plagued the state, but fortunately we have been spared.
The garden, again this year, was too wet to weed, and by the time we could get in to harrow, it was harvest time. The good news? We never had to get the sprinklers out. Bad news? The tractor harrow didn't get used either...our default weeding method was mowing between the rows, with the blackeyed peas becoming lost in the high grass. The corn, however, rose above the weeds, but the bugs have had a heyday. The cows have been fed most of it, and that has been a good thing, according to them! Potatoes somehow managed to survived the damp ground as did the green beans, so we actually had a decent crop of the basics.
I did manage to keep the tomatoes weeded and they are just now producing well, as are the butternut squash vines. If you haven't enjoyed Tomato basil soup with fresh cream, you just haven't lived yet.
All three cows successfully calved - 2 heifers and a bull. With two additional foster calves, the pastures are again full of life.
And our family has gown, with daughter, Merideth giving birth to a gorgeous baby boy who has been amazingly calm and easy going and healthy. His sisters seem to approve of him, as well.  Life is almost too good to be true and I seem to have way more blessings than I deserve.
Praise God!


Psalm 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

A Lesson in Values - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


6 X 8 Oil on Panel 
$100 includes shipping and insurance US
I have been playing around with color lately and I have been trying to concentrate on values without being concerned with color. I have a number of artist friends who are experts at this and can render images in assorted hues and always get the value correct - and it appears effortless. Carol Marine is one of those artists. This is something I struggle with, however, as I am a very literal artist. Deviating from the "real" color is very hard for me. But you know something, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks and the old dog can learn to love the learning!
One way to tell if I have gotten the color values correct is to reduce the image, via a photo manipulation program, to a simple black and white image. If the subject is still identifiable and appears shaded correctly, then I know I accomplished my goal.
Life on the farm this past week has been trying. Not only have we experienced more rainfall than I have ever seen, anywhere, any time, but several of our roads in and out are impassable, and we now have to go 9 miles out of our way to avoid the washouts and a bridge condemnation.
On the positive side, the wild flowers abound, the tanks are all full, and the calves and their moms will have grass through the summer! How can I complain about such a small inconvenience of a bridge being out?



2 Corithians 9:8.    "And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need you will abound in every good work."

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Watery Grazing - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 8 Oil on panel
$135 includes shipping and insurance U.S.
With two cows that have recently calved and 2 additional foster calves, it is a muddy chore to get them all fed and the cows milked. We have had constant rain for nearly a month now. We're not in Texas anymore! The good news, I'm getting loads of water reflections images.
The GREAT news is my daughter recently gave birth to my 3rd grandchild, Coleman, and both of them are thriving. I returned home from that exciting event to find Abbey with her brand new heifer baby. The following day, however, she came down with milk fever and had it not been for the swift treatment by my vet, who loves cows as much as I do, we would have lost her. Sophie quickly followed, giving birth to a bull calf. With 2 foster calves added to the herd, it's a sight to see the two cows caring for the 4 babies. AND we still have Elvira, Abbeys heifer, due to calve any day. Babies abound and all are thriving.
AND I have milk and cream and butter beyond measure!

Proverbs 30:33  "For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

White Horse Loosey Goosey - Palette knife painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 8 oil on linen panel
$150 includes shipping and insurance US
No, my eyesight isn't deteriorating, although that is the reason given to explain why Monet's paintings, in his later years, became so loose and colorful. I am in no way comparing myself to that great Impressionist, but I am continuing to explore using globs of paint to suggest an image rather than define it. This forces me to not only work quickly, but also to not linger over the details, which has always been difficult for me. Limiting my palette also forces me to simplify, simplify, which is something I need to do in all aspects of my life....
The garden has not washed away as it did last year, despite torential rains and threats of tornados. Spuds are doing well, ahead of everything else, and corn, beans and peas are all searching for the sun, which is abundant today.
All three cows are getting larger daily and I believe Abbey will lead the pack  and calve first. It can't be too soon, either. I did freeze a half dozen gallons of milk before we dried off the cows, but there is nothing like fresh, and although it's nice to take a break from milking, too, I will be happy to resume that chore and fill the frig with cheese and yoghurt and milk again.
Genesis 2:8  Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Buckskin Beauty - oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


11 X 14 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 
$300 includes shipping and insurance US
I have frequently expressed how grateful I am to be living in an area of Texas chock full of gorgeous horses. I find amazing models everywhere I turn, and I have always had a special admiration of buckskins. Marshal Dillon rode one and so did Ben Cartwright - two admirable TV Cowboys of my youth.
The inspiration of this painting, Smoky, was bred and owned by Kelly Crawford, a long time friend and fellow horse and cow lover. Kelly and her husband, Steven, also lead elk hunts into New Mexico using horses they have bred and trained. Accompanying them on a hunt is on my very long bucket list...
Psalm 71:17  "Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds!"


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Leader of the Pack - horse oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

18 X 24 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Contact Artist for availability
March entered like a lion and went out like a lamb, with April already a balmy 80 degrees. The garden is nearly all planted, and now we wait for May's gulley washers. And babies.
May is not only about thunderstorms this year. We are also waiting for babies - lots of them. In the merry month of May, Sophie, Abbey and Elvira are all due to calve, and my adorable daughter is due to have her third baby, a boy already named and loved and dreamed about. We are all eagerly awaiting Coleman's arrival with the kind of anticipation that only a new grandchild can cause.
This painting is a slight deviation from my normal offering, and I plan to continue with more "experiments". I have been painting a number of commissions lately as well as working on some mosaics, with little time left over to paint for ME!

Mark 5:34   He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thirsty Work - cowboy oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

11 X 14 oil on guessed panel
$250 includes shipping and insurance US
It looks like February has returned to Central Texas with cold blustery wet weather, and I must say I am glad. We really needed the moisture for the wild flowers, which aren't looking too happy yet. The Texas drought map has grown again, although it's not nearly as bad as last winter.
Life on the farm has been busy with getting the large garden and the raised beds prepped and planted. So far just cool weather veggies are in (potatoes, onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, beets, radishes and English peas).  The rye grass we planted last Fall is getting a welcome wetting, too, so I expect some early green Spring grazing for Sophie and Abbey, who, along with Abbey's heifer, Elvira, are expecting calves mid-May. It's going to be a busy Spring! In addition to calves, my daughter is expecting her third baby, and our first grand-son mid-May, also!
I first painted this image as a smaller warm-up painting. It sold recently, however, which inspired me to render a slightly larger version with a few changes. The desert background came from an image I took in the Nevada desert when Mike and I journeyed to Parumph to participate in a week-long hand gun course. The cowboy comes from a calf-working at a local rancher's. I am so lucky to get invited to the few ranches where they still work cattle on horseback. It's a way of life that is soon to be seen no more, I fear.

Daniel 2:21. He changes times and seasons: he deposed kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

NODP

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cows, Cows, wonderful Cows


It's been a long time since last posting, and I am happy to report that there is no problem - just a busy life keeping me away from this blog (and a third grandchild on the way!) I have been painting, however. In fact, my latest efforts have been mostly cow portraits for fellow cow owning friends of mine.
I have mentioned before that I am a member of a forum that holds on-line conversations regarding the care and feeding of family milk cows (as well as other farm-related critters). We are a diverse, world-wide group that harbors one common trait - we love cows. Like me, there are also many horse lovers and chicken lovers and...you get the idea.
When a member's animal gets hurt or suffers from a cow-related problem, we join forces to help. Member looking for a specific cow to add to their herd?  We help. Got a sick calf?  We help. Topics of interest range from how to help a cow with milk-fever to when is the best age to butcher a steer (and how to do it yourself) to guessing how close a cow is to calving based upon photos of her rear end.
We all also possess the common desire to know where our food comes from and provide the best nutrients possible to our families - by both raising it ourselves or harvesting local wildlife. I have already put a deer into the freezer this year and have several neighbors promising us another pig (the feral pigs around here are multiplying exponentially).
The garden was a rained-out and then a burned-up disappointment this year, but we still harvested sweet potatoes and green beans. Hey, it's boring, but nutritious! There is always next year...
Daily my cows manage to keep me centered and help me remember that our Lord was born in the humblest  of circumstances, yet brought hope and meaning to millions.
May the coming season be blessed for you and bring you joy everlasting.

nodp


Friday, October 2, 2015

Aspen Maximum Color - colorful Colorado landscape by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

16 X 20 Oil on Canvas 
Contact Artist for Availability
I follow a blog from a fellow that lives in Cuchara, Colorado, and he has informed his readers that NOW is maximum color viewing for the area. It's an obsession for those who love the mountains to plan a visit during "Maximum Color" time. I have never been there then, but I can imagine it...perhaps it's not accurate, but, hey...it's called "artistic license"!

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 [Full Chapter]
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.


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Friday, September 25, 2015

Kaydee - Mom's Maltese Poodle doggie portrait

6 X 6 Oil on panel
Not For Sale

My Mom has an adorable little dog that is half Maltese and half Poodle. Yes, Kaydee is a "designer dog" and a model that has been ideal for my mom.  I doubt she weighs 3 pounds, but she truly rules the roost at Mom's house. She briefly came to stay with us on the farm while mom was recuperating from surgery 2 years ago, and she convinced our big German Shepherd that she was in charge. Little dogs rarely know they are little.
Here is a very quick time lapse of the completion of this little painting.


I have come to enjoy painting animal portraits, and many folks think they make the perfect gift for the person who has everything!

2 Corinthians 9:15 
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Barnyard Buddies 2 - oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 8 Oil on Gessoed MDF Board
$125 includes shipping in U.S.
We are rich in cattle right now - at least by this small farm's standards. Both cows have 2 LARGE calves they are feeding, and it's time for a couple of them to go to other pastures. This is always a difficult time for me. I cannot help but get attached to these animals entrusted to my care. But I am a meat eater, and I raise meat. Therefore I HAVE to look at them in that light. I can, however, give them the best life possible while they are in my care.
This calf came from a local dairy and was reluctantly nursed
by Abbey and Sophie. Neither one liked him much, so he only got to sneak in and nurse when one of the more favored calves were nursing. I consoled him with scratches and attention when I could (and extra feed in the corral), but he has always been the outcast...the one left out for no apparent reason. He has no name. He's just one of the "Jersey Boys". To name them is to make it even harder to send them on to other pastures.  I know there is a sermon in there somewhere.

Luke 1:28  The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fly Season - colorful Colorado horse painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


6 X 8 Oil on gessoed MDF board
$100 includes shipping U.S.
I took a number of photos of horses while in Colorado this summer - and we all were constantly assaulted by flies, which seem to be worse than ever this year. Perhaps it's the increased rainfall. With every blessing, I supposed there must be a sacrifice of some kind. With rainfall and lush pastures come increased fly populations...nature continues it's balancing act.

GENESIS 22:2  Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Barnyard Buddies 1

6 X 8 Oil on gessoed MDF Board
$125 includes shipping U.S
Rain was promised today, so Mike and I rushed to get 200 pounds of Rye Grass seed scattered in the pasture. This required changing out tractor implements: removing the plow and attaching the seed spreader. One healthy, young person can accomplish this chore, and so can two old, achy people...usually. We were successful getting the implements changed, but one of the sway bar lift arms broke as I was taking the tractor to the garage to grease the PTO. Mike thinks the pressure from the plow going through our sticky, hard soil weakened it, and it chose to break at that moment.  Of course the John Deer dealer doesn't keep those replacement parts in stock, so we put the pasture seeding chore on hold. I don't remember starting many activities needing the tractor that didn't begin with a repair or delay due to something being broken, dead or missing. Life on the farm...Oh, and it only rained 1/10".
The day wasn't a total loss - I did get to be in the studio all afternoon which resulted in this little painting of a horse and a hen with her chicks.  I am thinking I might enjoy painting a series of "barnyard buddies"...
I have both gold and black frames available for an additional $30 (shipping included). Black really seems to make the colors "pop"!


Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.



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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Old Split Ear's Challenge - Mule deer buck painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

12 X 12 Oil on MDF Board
SOLD to a Texas Collector
On our way back to the Thirty Mile Campground, we were surprised by an enormous Mule Deer that made his appearance as we rounded a blind turn. Mike braked the truck, knowing I would attempt a photo, and the buck hid behind a scrubby patch of firs as I fumbled for my camera. I was very lucky to get several terrific images. The White Tail deer in Texas is no match for the Mulies in Colorado size-wise (although I'm assuming the meat from both is quite tasty). It's like comparing a donkey to a draft horse. And in Texas we are overrun with does, because so many hunters want trophy bucks. Since we hunt strictly for the freezer, we prefer the does and usually leave the bucks alone (unless they are eating the peas. Then it's every man for himself...). This fellow had a notch in his ear, and I have no idea if he lost an earring or damaged it in a fight. I have a feeling he was tagged sometime in the past, though, and I do hope it means he'll be spared during hunting season. His spread was impressive, to be sure.

He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to
patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and
the patch from the new will not match the old.






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Monday, September 14, 2015

Kiss My...mule painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 8 oil on MDF Board
SOLD


Mules are interesting to me from all angles, and for some reason I really like their rumps. The mules we encountered in Colorado recently were more than willing to show me theirs once they realized I was not bringing them goodies.
Mike has gotten used to me saying "PULL OVER!" when I spot a pasture full of potential subjects for my paintings. Both horses and mules frequently come over to the fence to check us out but quickly return to grazing when they discover I have nothing more to offer them than my admiration of their backsides, which they gladly show me...

I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their
 grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they
will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.



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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Calf With an Attitude

5 X 7 oil on MDF board
$125 includes shipping U.S.
This is one of the foster calves (we call them the "Jersey Boys") that Miss Sophie raised this summer. He came from a local dairy that markets fresh milk and the best cheese in the world! Veldhuizen is their name, and quality dairy products is their game. I get my milk from them when I can't get it from one of my own cows. Their cows are all top notch producers, and I am tempted to keep this little fellow intact so he can breed my cows next year...but then I have to care for (and watch out for) a bull for the next 12 months...albeit a "little" bull right now, but not for long.
A couple weeks before we left for Colorado last month, I froze several gallons of milk from Abbey to take on our trip with us. I managed to ration 4 gallons of milk over 3 weeks. Fresh milk is not available to purchase in Colorado, so one of the good things about being back in Texas is my personal supply right outside the front door.  Milk - it does this body good...

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us 
may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether 
good or bad.




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Friday, September 11, 2015

Loading up the Pack Mule

6 X 8 Oil on MDF Board
$125 includes shipping in US

We have just returned from out annual Colorado trip and despite going later than usual, the timing was still good. We missed three weeks of typical August Texas heat that extended into September. In addition, we caught the beginning of school, so the campgrounds were relatively empty toward the end of our trip. AND THE FISHING WAS GREAT!
Our first two weeks were at Thirty Mile near Creede. Hunting season was fixin' to begin, and nearly every day hunting guides were hauling camping equipment up the mountain - setting up campsites for the hunters.
The first guide I watched pack up was Greg Pearson of Lost Ute Outfitters, and I truly appreciated the opportunity to get some great images of him and his animals.
He was readying 3 mules and an Arabian gelding to haul camp equipment up the Weminuche Trail. This painting is of "Ace", one of the pack mules.
Greg had a set of scales in his trailer that he used to weigh the packs before he balanced them on the pack saddles. I was impressed by how well the load was distributed on the mules as I know what can happen when weight shifts on the back of an animal. It can be scary - especially on the narrow trail up the mountain.
Exodus 23:5  If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Adjusted Attitudes - 4 part calf painting(s) by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

4 paintings 12X12 each
Contact Artist for Availability
It has been a long time since my last post. A number of things have kept us busy, the least of which was all the storms that have kept much of the US wet and stirred up. 
The big garden was prepped in February, and when March presented us early with some mild weather, I took a chance and planted everything. March left us like a freezing lion and April blew in with floods and cold weather and more floods. Everything ended up either washed away or rotting in the cold earth. We managed to roto-till everything up again and re-planted while dodging tornadoes. The little plants did come up and struggled valiantly despite repeated beating by hail and wind gusts throughout all of May. I just about gave up on getting a crop big enough to put up - maybe a few pickings of green beans and an errant ear of corn?
Mother Nature surprised us again - and this time with good news. The rains finally quit, and in the 50% of the garden that didn't wash away, the corn stood up and produced a lovely crop, the green beans are on their second round of flowering and are STILL without spidermites, and I did manage to dig a respectable potato crop out of the mud. With warm weather finally here, the black eyed peas are reaching for the sky as well.  I know there's a sermon in this story...
Throughout all this turmoil, we managed to escape with only a few trees blown over - and they will provide us with wood for the fireplace. The cows are raising healthy calves, and are on their second set of foster calves. All the hay farmers are delighted with the prospect of three hay cuttings this year, and we have already got our order in and filled for the winter.
These paintings are "exercises". Two of them are oil and 2 are magazine mosaic collages. I am considering adhering them all to a 24 X 24 panel for one large display. The model was Sophie's calf, Bille, who fast became a favored fellow soon after he was born. He's curious and friendly and forever poking his nose into stuff. He's over 6 months old, though, and getting a little big for his britches now.
Mike's folks and my Mom are doing well - just a bit soggier than usual - and none of us have grown gills yet.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, everyone!!!
Ecclesiastes 11:4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
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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
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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.”

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!