Who and where are you?
I am Debbie Grayson Lincoln and I live in the unincorporated community of Morgan Mill, Texas – about 45 miles South West of Ft Worth – “Cow Town”! I am surrounded by incredible horse breeders and real cowboys – many who still make their living ONLY from working with horses and/or cattle. There are a bunch of wannabe cowboys, too, but I get my best images from the real ones – those with the scruffy boots, the un-clipped horses wearing saddles that haven’t squeaked in years and tack softened from hard use, not oil. My neighbors know to call me when a calf working is scheduled – my track and camera are ready at a moment’s notice.
I really, really wanted to get into the DailyPainters.com website/art sales site, and to do so an artist first had to show a commitment to, first, painting every day; second, FINISHING a painting every day; and third showing consistent quality of work. EEK! My husband and I sold our business in 2006 and I knew I finally had my chance to paint full time – it was now or never – so I jumped and never looked back.
Blogging not only attracts attention (we artists HAVE to learn how to blow our own horns) but it also lets your potential buyers/collectors into your world. They can see why you create what you create and get a chance to make a connection with you. That is an essential element in sharing your art. We have to get connected. Blogging is risky, though – it can make you vulnerable, and often my husband chastises me for things I include in my blog (political rants, for instance). But it’s ME! You don’t have to read about me – close the blog. I will still be me, though.
Music in the studio is hard to listen to, because I love to dance and that’s hard to do with a paintbrush in your hand! I love rock and roll from the 60’s, but in the studio my radio is tuned to an XM station that pays old time radio story classics from the 40’s and 50’s – like “Lights Out”, “Gunsmoke”, “The Whistler”, “The Jack Benny Show”, etc. I already know many by heart now, but I still enjoy listening to them.
Horses in motion are getting my attention right now. Bucking ones with and without cowboys, running, jumping, fighting – both realistic and impressionistic. It’s hard for me to stay in one particular style – some days I want to finish a painting and walk away; others I enjoy carefully plotting, crafting layers, making plans and taking weeks to finish. Must be a hormonal thing!
Thank you Debbie for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!
If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?