8 X 8 on Gallery Wrapped Canvas - ready to hang$150 includes shipping and insurance US This is my first effort "post first lesson with Nancy Medina". Here is the way I painted this mule the first time. I liked this one, but I REALLY like this second ...

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  1. Mule Buddy 2 - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln
  2. Tiptoe Through the Tulips - still life by Debbie Grayson Lincoln
  3. Shiner Shines - colorful abstract horse portrait
  4. A Lesson in Values - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln
  5. Watery Grazing - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln
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Mule Buddy 2 - by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

8 X 8 on Gallery Wrapped Canvas - ready to hang
$150 includes shipping and insurance US

This is my first effort "post first lesson with Nancy Medina".  Here is the way I painted this mule the first time.
I liked this one, but I REALLY like this second effort.  I have several other paintings I plan to "re-paint" using Nancy's paint palette and techniques. The challenge to teach this old dog some new tricks is on...
Rain is in the forecast this week...fingers crossed. I will be painting either way. It will be too hot or wet. Both conditions will be adequate excuses to keep me in the studio!
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.








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Tiptoe Through the Tulips - still life by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

16 X 16 Oil on Canvas
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I don't attend many painting workshops, and when I do, it's usually with artists that like to paint the same subject matter that I enjoy painting. I have known Nancy Medina since we both started painting daily nearly 10 years ago. She paints floral sill lifes that fairly explode off the canvas with color. She recently offered an on-line painting workshop to share her "secrets" and skills. The advantage of this is that I can "paint with Nancy" any time I wish, since all the lessons are pre-recorded and available at any time over the course of the next 12 months.
This painting is the result of "Lesson 1" and I learned quite a lot - and all of it I can apply to my western paintings!  Tomorrow I will post two little paintings of a mule - one that I painted last year and one that I just completed after my first lesson. I can tell a difference...see if you can, too!
This has been an excellent time for me to be staying in the studio. It is beastly hot in Texas, the cows and their calves are grazing at night and staying in the shade during the day, and most of Texas is in the old familiar "praying for rain survival" mode.  It was 104 today. The only veggies left to pick in the garden are some unhappy, split tomatoes, bushels of butternut squash, and soy beans (edamame). One lone late blooming peach tree that escaped the last spring frost is delighting me every morning with a half dozen peaches which I eat right off the tree while watching the horses and cows. There are a few pleasures reserved for July in Texas....
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.





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 a wealth of OTHER Texas Artists, enjoy THIS site!
    

Shiner Shines - colorful abstract horse portrait

24 X 30 oil on stretched canvas
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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.

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!


    

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."

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! 
    

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."

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! 

    

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