Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cowboy Up - cowboy oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


8 X 10 Oil on Canvas mounted on MDF board - $150
Includes Shipping and Insurance in US
Our recent unusually cold weather has afforded me the opportunity to learn a few new skills - including figuring out how to manipulate, edit and produce little time lapse videos.
In the past, when I filmed a time lapse painting, I had to do it in one take (usually 2 to 3 hours long), because I had no software to both convert my cameras video to a format I could work with nor did I have the software to edit said video. I do now! See it here:

This painting was completed in one afternoon over about a 4 hour time span. Actually painting was less than 2 hours, though. I figured out how I could paint for 30 minutes, stop the camera, stir the cheese, and start painting again. My main concern was keeping the camera and the easel in the exact same locations between "takes", which I think I did rather successfully. Over all, there were 7 different video sections that I merged into one single video. AND I shortened it somewhat to make it fit the music. Whew - that was a LOT for this old dog to learn in one day!
The background of this image comes from a trip Mike and took several years ago to Parumph, Nevada. The cowboy is a neighbor who gladly lets me photograph him whenever I catch him on a horse!
Jeremiah 5:26
Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.


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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Frozen in Texas

This is what I viewed as I stepped outside this morning to do my chores.

And when I got to the barn, everyone was patiently waiting for me to enlarge their hay piles and dump warm beet pulp/barley/whey into their pans. To say they were grateful would be an understatement! Sheltered from the wind under the loafing shed, I broke the ice on the water tanks and topped them off from the hydrant. As I checked Sophie's udder, I loved on her heifer and reassured them both I would be back mid-afternoon to get my share of milk. Abbey and Penny got fed separately, and I do believe they appreciated it.
The horses were across the pasture commiserating with the ponies next door. Their winter coats have sprouted overnight, and the cold has little affect on them. They did not bother to race to the barn, knowing that the cows come first. I am always thrilled to see them run, but I was rather glad they did not this morning as I have seen them misjudge their footing on frozen ground before and turn a joyful show of energy into disaster.
I skated back to the house and retrieved the pan of warm clabber and bread I had prepared for the hens and grabbed the jug of warm water for them, too. After chipping the door free of ice, I got into the coop. No one seemed eager to leave, so I left the door closed. We saw a bobcat lurking in the woods last week, and I am certain he would take a hen if given only half a chance. I opted for security today, as it is obvious we won't be spending any extra time outdoors - and neither will the dogs.
Outside chores takes me less than 45 minutes in the morning, but I did find myself lingering despite frozen toes and fingers. There is something almost heavenly about a world frozen silent. Our road is a sheet of ice with no traffic, and for once the gas well next door was silent, too.
Thank you, Lord, for the life You have given me and the joy I find in every moment in it....
nodp


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bluebonnet Roller - GIANT SIZED

24 X 30 Commission
 SOLD and headed for El Paso, Texas
This is Miss Dandy at about 12 months of age enjoying one of her favorite activities - getting a good roll in the spring grass.
I have been very busy lately - with the farm AND painting. And all of it is good. I have painted this image several times - always small, but a collector recently contacted me expressing a desire for this image in a large format, and I was more than happy to comply, as it is one of my favorites! After it dries another 3 weeks, it will be sent to El Paso to brighten a home and warm some hearts!
Psalm 22:26
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Left Out - cow painting

12 X 20 Oil on stretched linen
Can be seen & purchased at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX
One of my "cow friends" requested a painting using our favored bovines as a part of this series. Again, we find the lone animal is not a part of the crowd, but one of the "girls" seem to be offering an invitation, and she is leaning in their direction as if to answer positively.
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 10, 2013

Purple Cow - experiment on un-primed linen

5 X 7 on unprimed, sized mounted linen
SOLD
Every now and then I try new grounds to paint on and this is sized, but unprimed linen. It has a very nice texture but was the devil to paint on. Since it was not primed, it absorbed paint like a sponge. I think a palette knife would have been a more appropriate way to spread paint around. I have a whole tablet of the stuff so I WILL try again - maybe using Liquin as a clear primer first so the natural color of the linen with show through.
Jude 1:19
These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Supper's Ready - cow running for supper

8 X 8 Oil on panel
SOLD
Cows CAN hurry. In fact, I have seen Heifer Sophie move at a respectable gallop when motivated by food - and right now her favorite is watermelon rinds.
The garden has produced melons very well this year (all irrigated of course). Both cantaloupe and watermelons are ripening now, and our assorted farm critters gets the rinds. Cows and horses love the watermelons and chickens love cantaloupes - seeds included.
Isaiah 61:11
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Freckles - holstein heifer portrait


6 X 8 Oil on panel $125
Includes shipping and insurance
Holsteins actually come in a variety of degrees of black and white. This pretty heifer is mostly white and I have seen some almost solid black ones. I doubt their production value varies with their coat pattern - most are genetically equipped to produced a LOT of milk regardless. When this heifer calves, I would have plenty hungry mouths lined up!
Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Proud Gracie - Jersey Cow Portrait

8 X 8 oil on panel $125
Includes shipping and insurance U.S.
In case you hadn't noticed, there are a lot of us folks out here enjoying a self-sufficient lifestyle - raising our own vegetables and meat. And many of us have even ventured into keeping a family milk cow. The Jersey breed enjoys great popularity - I have a Jersey cross myself - but they can be a problem if you don't have a need for 5 to 10 gallons of milk a day! I feed "extra" milk to my dogs and chickens, but they can only eat so much. The perfect solution for us is to let Aunt Abbey raise extra calves. It takes a while, though, for the calves to get big enough to consume all she is producing. So I have been giving away milk (up to three gallons a day) to friends and family.
Today, however, I am grateful to announce that both calves are happily chugging down all of Abbey's bounty and we are no longer milking twice a day. Now I only get enough for our family - every 3 days or so - and the calves take care of the milk the rest of the time.  A perfect compromise.
For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.”

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Left Out - completed

12 X 24 Oil on stretched linen
Available through the Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
I am continuing to enjoy painting this series of animals (mostly horses) where one unique (and sometimes not so unique) animal is apart from the rest. Several viewers have felt compelled to write to me about these images, with each individual interpreting the paintings dramatically different.
Few people have not experienced the feeling of being alone in the middle of a crowd - for a variety of reasons. Teenagers are especially vulnerable and often give into peer pressure in order to remain a welcomed part of the gang. 
I like to think that the single animal has CHOSEN to be left out and strike out on his own, despite the whisperings and finger pointing. The crowd doesn't always know where they are going...or why.
Exodus 23:2
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd" 

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Left out - WIP part of series

12 X 24 Work In Progress
I haven't had much time to paint lately, but today I scheduled a date with my easel and it was lovely. This is not finished, but I think my momma needed to see that I had a good day!
Aunt Abbey had her calf a month ago, and we have had one problem after another with her. The calf was born unassisted and started out fabulously. Abbey had a ton of milk, too, so I quickly got another calf for her. Even with 2 babies, I was still having to milk her twice a day - and I was getting 2 gallons of milk daily with her feeding the two calves. Ten days after giving birth, her natural calf up an died without warning. The foster calf was doing great, but again we were swimming in milk with only one baby to feed. I hate buying baby calves in the heat of summer, but I gave in and bought another. She started out doing well, but has gone downhill AND the now other calf is floundering as well.
I think the antibiotics and electrolytes I am giving them are working, but now we are getting over three gallons of milk a day AND we can't go anywhere since we have to milk twice a day.
This was NOT in the game plan!
To my family: Mom is doing very well post colon resection. We are now focusing on a lung lesion that may be cancer as well - we should know shortly. We did find out that the suspicious lymph nodes in her chest are all clear so we can now proceed with possible radiology treatment of the lung, and then close this door and step into a new day!
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NODP

Friday, July 12, 2013

Moonlight Stroll - longhorn oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6X6 Oil on Canvas $125
Includes Shipping and Insurance in US
By this time last year I had completed one new painting...2012 was not productive for me at all. I guess every artist encounters a block occasionally, and last year I hit mine. This year I have more on my plate than ever, but I have still managed to paint nearly every day. Not all of the results have pleased me, but the efforts have, and I have benefitted greatly. Sometimes the best way to get past a block is to simply chip away at it a tiny bit at a time.
This longhorn cow is a member of a herd of assorted cattle that I pass on the way to Stephenville. Her physique is not much to brag about, but her horns are really impressive. Every time I drive by this ranch, I look for the herd, and if they are near the road I stop to get images. I think most of Erath County has honked at me at one time or another while I wade through the chigger-infested right-of-way to get my pictures!
Mimi report for my family: Mom is still in re-hab, and looking good! She has lost weight, but no longer looks pinched, and her appetite has returned (along with complaints about the food!). All pain is gone and she gets a good 2 hour workout daily. The Occupational Therapist says she can go home in 2 weeks and the Physical Therapist seems ready to agree to the same schedule. We have a consult with the oncologist next Tuesday to decide on what to do about the lung lesion. Your continued prayers are certainly welcome!
Psalm 84:3
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Over the Top - bison buffalo and calf oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln


10 X 10 Oil on mounted canvas
Check with Artist for Availability
I was rummaging through some old images from our trip to Wyoming 5 summers ago and found my file of bison photos. Just outside of Jackson, Wyoming we found an enormous herd of cows and their calves - I was in heaven. We hung around the Jackson Hole area for a couple weeks, camping in various places, including all the way up to Yellowstone. I acquired some of the best pictures I have ever taken on that adventure....
On this one, I limited my palette to just five tubes of paint: black (which I RARELY use), cad yellow light, Indian red, ultramarine and white. Way out of my comfort zone, but fairly harmonious nevertheless....
Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bluebonnet Mama 7.1.13 - very LARGE oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

30 X 36 Oil on Canvas
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This is my favorite cow that belongs to my neighbor, Ron. He no longer has her or her calf, but I still have a million photos of them!
Have a WONDERFUL 4th of July celebration, dear family, friend and collectors. I will be spending it with my daughter's family - eating fried chicken and other assorted forbidden goodies and playing with my grandchildren.
Colossians 2:16
Freedom From Human Rules ] Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Twisted - longhorn cow oil painting

12 X 12 oil on gessoed panel
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I never run out of models. My neighborhood is full of horses and cattle. By "neighborhood" I mean within 100 miles of my house.
I was talking to my Connecticut cousin, Nancy, the other day and she commented about how Texans think nothing of driving a ways for a day trip. I agreed. Dallas is 2 hours NE of me and Marble Falls is a little farther in the opposite direction and neither place is anywhere NEAR the border, but I go there and back in a day regularly! Heck, San Antonio is a straight 220 miles due south of us and that's an EASY trip! And you'd still be 200 miles from the border. It's all relative....
Ezekiel 16:34
So in your prostitution you are the opposite of others; no one runs after you for your favors. You are the very opposite, for you give payment and none is given to you.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Shore Bird - tribute to Rick - not a horse or a cow oil painting

9X12 Oil on canvas $150
Includes shipping and insurance
My fellow artist friend, Rick Nilson, lives in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and paints beach scenes and beach critters and boats like I paint horses and cows - only better! Every now and then he paints a horse, and I feel compelled to paint a shore bird. So this is my tribute to Rick.
My daughter moved to Bay City, Texas last summer and I have only seen her twice since then. I miss her and her family terribly, but I know she is happy in that hot, sticky coastal climate, where she can garden year round, fish in Matagorda Bay and actually play in the rain. They are coming to visit Wednesday, and I do not know if I am more excited about the sea trout they promised to bring or seeing my granddaughters!!!
Leviticus 26:4
I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Downhill Cattle Drive 3 - Longhorns headed downhill oil painting

10 X 20 Oil on mounted canvas
Check with artist for availability
Every animal in this herd has a set of trophy-worthy horns and the cowboy remains a respectful distance from them!
Texas is experiencing a "cold spell" today. It's nearly 4:00 pm and it's only 86 degrees - delightful! I don't know what we did to deserve it, but I have never been one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so I am enjoying...
The corn was ripe and harvested last week within two days. It was so hot that anything left longer was already too starchy to eat, BUT the cows love it! I am stripping several rows every morning and picking the remaining little ears to give to Abbey and Sophie . The "welfare cows" are waiting for me as I head to the garden with my Homer bucket. I don't need to call them up. Cows are so easy to teach new routines.
Next on the harvest block are the black eyed peas...eating is never boring at our house...
Revelation 14:15
Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Violet Donkey Morning

8X8 oil on mounted canvas
SOLD
New take on donkey image - again limiting the palette and staying with the violets with a touch of cad yellow for the light. And for those who love turquoise, a bit of that, too!
I am spending time between painting, farm chores and trips to Dallas.
My mom has been in and out of the hospital following colon resection surgery to remove a tumor. After 3 weeks and 3 days, she is finally out of pain and beginning to eat and regain her strength. She is still in the  nursing re-hab facility, but I expect her to go home shortly where we will set up some kind of care-giving and day-to-day help for her. Right now our goal is to simplify her life and make her home easy to get around in. AND get her doggie back to her!
Kaydee is a Maltese/Poodle and weighs about 3 pounds. However, she has become queen of my house and has soundly told Trudy-the-German-Shepherd where to go and how long to stay there.
2 Samuel 7:10
And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Left Out 5 - series by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

6 X 12 oil on mounted canvas
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Most artists are accustomed to being viewed as a bit different, abnormal or even weird. I don't consider myself weird or abnormal, but I'll admit to being different and at times a loner. Most of the time I am happy with just myself for company. It's not that I don't like people, it's more that I have found ways to entertain myself that don't require companionship.
Both my children were like that when they were small. I could put them in their playpen with a few blocks or puzzles or toy cars and they could entertain themselves for hours.
This series of paintings that I have titled "Left Out" are reflections on the reasons for the horse being separated from the group...is it forced or by choice?
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Duckin' the Loop - calf roping painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 10 Oil on Canvas
$150 includes shipping and insurance in US
Painting with a palette knife is a real challenge - and for someone who USED to love detail, it can also be frustrating. But the textures I can get make the whole process fun and spontaneous.
I always write my blog with my family members in mind - this is how many of them find out what's new here on the farm.
The four turkeys chicks are down to three (I suspect 2 toms and a hen), thanks to Trudy "helping" to catch one last week. Oops.
Bugs are eating nearly everything in the garden - but the onions are spectacular.
Abbey is gestating nicely, with her calf due July 19.
Trudy, the German Shepherd, is now a year old and no longer confined to her crate when we leave for a few hours. So far she hasn't eaten the couch.
The biggest news is my mom is recovering from colon resection surgery and is slowing regaining her appetite and her strength. We are keeping her little teeny dog, Kaydee, and she has assumed role of boss dog. So far the disputes have been minimal with Kaydee always getting in the last word. Most of these past several weeks have been spent caring for Mom and her house. She is at a re-hab nursing home right now, and we are hopeful she will return to her own home soon.
Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

#46 How Now Green Cow

6 X 8 Oil on MDF Panel
$125 includes shipping and insurance US
Had to do one with weird color. The others are surreal enough, but this one is truly odd! And since I was so inspired, I set up the time lapse camera, too. I love/hate filming timelapses. Love them because I am committed to finishing a painting within 2 hours. Period. Hate them because I HAVE to finish a painting in two hours. No doggie interruptions, no phone calls, no potty breaks. The program I use is in the camera and I cannot stop and re-start it without ANOTHER program to splice the individual segments together. I do not have that program. I think it is expensive. I enjoy making do.



Luke 7:25
If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wearexpensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces.


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

#45 Cow Times 3

6 X 8 Oil on board
$125 includes shipping and insurance
Weather remains interesting in my little corner of the world. More tornadoes and threatening weather all around us, yet we remain dry. I am heartened by the knowledge that much of Texas HAS received rain and therefor I should be able to buy hay this summer.
I am nearly ready to quit milking Miss Abbey in preparation of her expected calf in July. I did find a source of raw milk to fill in the nearly 2 month lapse. The Veldhuizen Farm of Dublin, Texas milks a select herd of mostly Jersey cows and sells milk, cheese and yoghurt from a store at the dairy. Mike and I went there today and got our "fix" for a week. My tummy need not be disappointed while we wait for Abbey's calf!
Be sure and tune in tomorrow - I have another time-lapse video of painting one of these cows in the series.
Isaiah 49:23
Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#44 Cow Color Study 2

8 X 6 Oil on board
$125 includes shipping and insurance
Same cow, different verse. This one has a lot of paint, and I used a palette knife on most of it. I think I will do 4 totally different palettes and maybe mount them all together on one panel - unless they sell separately.
The cow that I am using as a model is owned by Tamara and she lives halfway around the world in Queensland, Australia. The cow's name is rather dramatic - Tallulah - but I understand her to be sweet and kind.
Thanks, Tamara~
2 Timothy 2:24
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.



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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

#43 Milk Maids

6 X 8 Oil on Board
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Hard to resist a cute child with a calf, isn't it? This is a fellow milk lover's daughter and heifer calf, Hazel.
Kids learn a lot, growing up on a farm, with the circle of life being one of the most important. A difficult experience to share with a child is the death of a beloved pet. On a farm, death is inevitable, but then again, so is life, and the promises it implies. Hazel's life is a promising one, for sure.
Psalm 85:8
I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

#42 Cow Color Study 1


8 X 6 Oil on Panel  
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I am going to paint this cow a number of different ways using various techniques and colors. This one is fairly conventional. I am hoping to deviate from the norm and force myself into a new dimension.
My mother is going to have surgery next week and I will go stay with her for a bit. She suggested I bring my paints to her house - her porch has great light and I think I will take her up on it. I cannot remember the last time she saw me paint - certainly not recently. Maybe a different environment will send my right brain into new directions as well....
Exodus 20:12“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

For the Love of a Cow

Image about 5 X 7   Sharpie on drawing paper
$25 includes shipping
I am evolving into a huge admirer of cows.
We have had cows for over 30 years - from half breed mutt cows of undetermined ancestry to noble, long-pedigreed heritage Simmentals. Right now we have 4 bovines. One is a cow that came to me as a black Jersey. I suspect she is part Angus, however, but it doesn't really matter - her milk is good regardless of the label. Her name is Abbey and she is our family milk cow. I have done a bit of studying lately on the history of cows and the best description I have read declared them to be the greatest solar energy users out there. Think about it. They turn sun-grown-grass which is pretty much unusable by us folks with a single stomach into milk, meat, and fertilizer. How efficient is that?
I have truly grown to love my little Abbey cow. It has taken over a year, but we have such a nice relationship now - I no longer have to argue with her when I want milk - she willingly shares it twice a week. And the rest of the time she feeds 2 adopted calves.
Abbey is due to have another calf in 2 months, so we have started the process of drying her up. The calves have been removed and I am milking her less and less to encourage her to stop producing milk. It's a sad time for me - I will miss our milking sessions together. But I am looking forward to her next calf and hoping it will be a heifer this time, that I can raise to be possibly another family milk cow.
And then there's Miss Sophie - another post, another time....
Matthew 26:22
They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

#41 - You Are NOT the Boss of ME! - pouting calf portrait

6 X 6 Oil on Board
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This is "Sushi-Moo" showing her classic pouting calf face. Hard to not smile at that face...
We had bad storms through this little part of Texas yesterday with a number of tornadoes instantly changing the direction of a number of people's lives. Six people are confirmed dead with as many still missing. Please continue to pray for the folks in Granbury and Cleburne as we begin to clean up and put lives back together.
Psalm 5:2
Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

#40 Over There - longhorn cow and calf in bluebonnets


8 X 6 Oil on board
This painting is SOLD
The bluebonnets have been less than spectacular this year. I did find some good stands on the way to West last week, but since much of Texas was in the grips of drought last August, the thick, lush patches of Texas' state flower are difficult to find. We irrigate our pecan trees on our long driveway,  so those that grow there did make a nice show, but it was the only patch in our entire neighborhood.
The English peas are beginning to fill out and we ate a pot full last night, and then I picked a bucket for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.
The baby turkeys are also getting bigger by the day. Right now they are in a box in the studio bathroom. Trudy thinks they are her responsibility and checks on them regularly. She is a true shepherd in every definition of the word.
Remember to hug your Momma, if you can, today, remember the Angel Mommas,  and thank all those who have mothered you!

Psalm 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

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