Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stick With Me

6 X 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD to a Florida Collector

Momma cows are attentive most of the time - especially when their calves are still small. They do let them out of their sight as they get larger - much like us human mommas. But it's always hard to let them go.
My littlest is about to have a little 'un of her own, and I feel like this momma cow - not wanting to let her out of my sight as her due date sweeps down upon us. My goodness, nine months has passed quickly!
She has her own life now and that, of course, is about to be drastically changed (I can only pray that she has a little girl as much fun and as intelligent and bright and "chipper" as she was!). I will now be a grandma, too! A FUN grandma. A grandma who lets her grandbaby plant seeds and learn to paint and dig for worms and chase the chickens and pick beans and RIDE DANDY! Thank you, Lord, for letting me live this long to enjoy this pleasure....amen.
Genesis 18:12
So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hurry Home

5 X 7 Oil on linen panel $75 Includes shipping and insurance
This horse knows that the day's roping has ended and he's stretched out to get home as quickly as possible. When YOU turn and head for home, you know the feeling...
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Proverbs 15:31
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Chicken Gourmet - Texas Coyote

5 X 7 Oil on Linen Panel $95
Includes shipping and insurance
If you follow this blog, you know we have chickens. You also know that while we were gone this summer, the "Great Chicken Massacre of 2010" occurred, wiping out 16 of my 22 hens and roosters. We are 99% sure it was coyotes and not stray dogs. Normally the coyotes are very shy and cautious, and we rarely see them during the day (they know we are gunning for them). I saw one 2 days ago, though, just down the road. I actually admire them for their cunning and beauty and only reluctantly approve shooting them when they come into our yard. This fellow was fat and healthy and appeared just as surprised as we were to see him.
I am going to continue new techniques and color palettes for the rest of the year. I have been partially inspired by an artist who was recently introduced to me. Her name is Susan Smolensky and you can find her HERE. Watch her work for a while and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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1 John 3:13
Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Upsee Daysee

8 X 8 Oil on Canvas Panel Check with Artist for Availability
My adorable friend, Trista, has begun training Miss Dandy and I am so excited! Not only is Trista a terrific farrier, but she is an incredibly gifted rider and trainer as well. I have watched her ride her mare, Giza, without a bridle or saddle and get her to perform a number of maneuvers. This image is her jumping Tarragon, an Appaloosa gelding she trained - using only a halter.
I am going to trade her a painting for her work with Miss Dandy and this is just a preliminary color test. I have a feeling she will prefer her mare in the picture, but we haven't worked out the details yet.
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Acts 3:8
He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


8 X 6 Oil on Board $95
Includes shipping and insurance
An image of an old time cowboy on a bareback bronc - before they wore the fancy colored chaps, flack vest and helmets! He has already lost his hat and about to eat some dirt!
To all my followers: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be safe if you are traveling! And remember where we owe our gratitude...
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Psalm 78:25
Human beings ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bull Fight - continuous line drawing

5 X 10 image area ink on index $20
Two separate photos of bucking bulls - combined to make a fighting scenario. I think I'll paint it with a lot of hot colors....
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Proverbs 6:28
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

If Everyone Jumped Off A Cliff...appaloosa horse painting

12 X 24 Oil on Stretched Canvas
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I am willing to bet that at least once in your life, one of your parents said to you. "Well, if everyone jumped off a cliff, would you?" Of course this query came on the tail of a demand from you that ended with the phrase"....and EVERYONE ELSE is doing it!!!"
This painting depicts a horse of a different color unwilling to follow his herd mates over the cliff, despite the fact that they appear to know exactly what they are doing. There are so many parallels here to our own lives, and they are ALL too obvious to mention.
Suffice it to say that I have occasionally been reluctant to follow the crowd and I am becoming even more so the older I get.
Acts 3:8
He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
Media: oil

Size: 24 in X 12 in (61 cm X 30.5 cm)

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Cowboy Guitar Player - continuous line drawing

Image 5 X 8 ink on index $20
I have another image I want to use with this one - a young girl gazing lovingly up into his eyes....
So many ideas, so little time.
Genesis 6:8
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Arabian Mare - continuous line drawing

8 X 10 Continuous line drawing of Arabian mare
ink on index $20
Trying to keep in tune with drawing. This is another one of Tessa's mares - they supply me with endless images.
I have been celebrating the seeming re-awakening of the voting populace, although I fear the Left Coast and Nevada are doomed (sorry if you live there!) I am still stocking up on food supplies in anticipation of rising inflation. Gas has already started.
Our illustrious president thinks he can charm the rest of the world into continuing to support our spending habits - I think that ship has sailed and he forgot to buy a ticket.
Meantime, back at the ranch...we are planning a larger garden, possibly purchasing a milk cow (yep, I know how to milk a cow - and even make cheese and butter), and starting Dandy's training as a saddle horse. The chickens are doing well, the bees are winterized, the wood pile is huge and the kitties are learning how to hunt mice and other varmints. We are planning for the worse, praying for the best and will be thrilled if all this preparation is for naught.
Psalm 93:5
Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Free Ride

20 X 20 Oil
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Tough old mountain man and even tougher mule. He takes a moment to appreciate the beautiful butterfly hitching a free ride on the mule's halter. There is a little art lover in all of us...
This painting can be viewed at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. The show opens November 1 and runs through December 31, with the artist reception Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Come see me!
Psalm 45:4
In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
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