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.


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