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24 October 2014

Horse 77 Throwing Caution to the Wind, Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Horse 77  Throwing Caution to the Wind

8 x 8 Oil painting on Panel
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When I was working on this painting I had Fox News on in the studio and was listening to theCongressional hearing while they drilled the CDC for the screw up here in Dallas. I guess that is where the name of the painting came from.  There are times in life we simply just do things with no regards to consequences for ourselves or others nearby. 
Freedom with paint always leads to fun and exploration and this tiny painting is exploding with power and strength. 


Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 NRSVA

Blessings, Laurie

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
―   Lauren DeStefanoWither

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21 October 2014

Bullish on TDA Top half of Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Partial view of Bullish on TDA  Gift © Laurie Pace 2014

Bullish on TDA  
         24 x 24 Oil  Gift SOLD

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This is another look at the bull painting I just finished up for Morgan.  Bosses Day was October 16th... and I did not want to show the entire piece because it is a gift and not something I paint every day. I used the pulled effects in the background but I went wilder with the palette knife cutting up the paint layers on the bull itself.  If you know anything about stock you know there is a bull market and a bear market. The bull is what you want.

Most of us want a balance in life for peace and maybe some order. I crave completion on top of that. Just having time to finish something makes me smile.  To keep your life balanced and in order you must have a give and take... an ebb and tide.  There will be storms in life and waves will crash into you. The storms are temporary and they will pass.  Serenity will follow. Gentle tides washing slowly in and out lulling you to  a peaceful existence once again.  

The stock market is not any different at all. Everything I wrote above applies to it as well. Bear markets and bull markets and days of peace and no movement at all. In the grand scheme of things does it really matter? We each have a purpose for our lives and allow God to be our guide we will reach our greater good.   

    "The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces gold." Luke 6:45

Wishing you peace and abundance.

Laurie

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20 October 2014

Horse 75 Leaves of Gold Sky of Blue Fauvist Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


Horse 75 Leaves of Gold Sky of Blue

8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas Panel

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It is a toss up right now whether to be in the studio painting or enjoying the beautiful fall seasoning opening up around us right now.  Temps still are climbing into the low 80's but the nights are in the fifties making the mornings just perfect.  No time like the present to appreciate the beauty of God and the changing seasons.

I did two contemporary horses paintings in the studio yesterday afternoon both went on panels primed with soft sherbet orange.   My color addiction always erupts.  I really had fun painting in acrylic for this painting session. Horse Paintings are always open to energy and expression.  A bit fauvist in flavor but happy paintings. Bob Ross is smiling. 


“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2 NRSVA

Blessings, 
Laurie 




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19 October 2014

Horse 76 Golden Morning Fauvist Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


Horse 76 Golden Morning 

8 x 10 acrylic on panel

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This is the second of the two horse paintings done with the orange sherbet laid in background. I love the rusty red that flowed through this painting. All the colors of what I see outside appearing in brilliance on the surface.  Every now and then I have to do an acrylic painting. It will be back to Oils tomorrow.

Long walks in the morning have been delicious.  Cool enough to wear a jacket but then by mid morning... getting warm again. This has to be my favorite time of the year. 

“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honey sweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, 
something of the grave almost.” 

Laurie

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour  Romans 12: 9-10

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18 October 2014

Horse 74 Pair of Appaloosa Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Horse 74 Pair of Appaloosa  ©Laurie Pace 2014

Horse 74 Pair of Appaloosa 

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 Size: 8 x 10  Oil on Canvas.
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Finding peace was the mission in this 'repaint'.  I took a quiet horse painting and began the added layers of paint.  This particular piece had mixed media beneath with acrylics and now I have introduced oils over the top of the painting. Using the pulled paint method, the colors pulled together two visible horses in the painting. I decided to keep it simple and not pull so many bright colors into it. Not everyone loves a rainbow painting.  The mission in the studio is to enjoy my journey working with my oils and my horse paintings, or longhorn paintings or florals. 

It is often a surprise to discover images in the surface. No it is not always horses... it can be anything. That is why I refer to it as the Spirit of the Paint.  

Right now in the world there is quite a bit of violence and upheaval. That is accompanied by Ebola and the Enterovirus.  Through this all it is important to remain at peace and not sucked down the media dark hole. 

 We cannot dwell on the negative things in the world, but we can hold a vision of peace and pray for resolution to the situations. Visualize the world at peace... held by God's love.  How you view the world is not much different than me viewing my canvas with paint on it.  We all have a choice on how to see things and react to them.  

"May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus." Romans 15:5

Peace be with you... Laurie




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17 October 2014

Horse 73 Bad Moon Arising Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


Horse 73 Bad Moon Arising  
 8 x 8 Oil on Board

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Most of my small horse paintings have sold right away. A few of them get shuffled back to the easel and are restructured and repainted.  Usually those are the absolute best as they have building blocks of creativity over the surface making it all come together.   This is one of those.

I was resurfacing the top with blues, mauves and saw a bit of brown pink coming through making a greenish tint with the blues... and from that was immediately born the Moon.  Then placing the painted ponies on the surface...behind them.  We have the Bad Moon Arising.  Love playing on my guitar. Now it is in a painting. Change is neither good nor bad... change is something that fills every moment of our lives.  It is how we react to it that counts.

Surprisingly enough many of us anticipate what our lives will be like in the future. Will things stay the same? Not really. Every day is filled with change. Some change is major, some change is small. We can waste a lot of time worrying about what may happen in the days ahead.  The best choice is to remain calm and confident knowing God is present and with his presence comes good. Can you embrace change? Can you welcome it into your life each day? If you can you will find new opportunities to experience good things.

"Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is not variation or shadow to change us." James 1:17

Wishing you positive change in your day.

Laurie


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16 October 2014

FINAL Shades Advancing Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Shades Advancing ©Laurie Pace 2014

Shades Advancing   
24 x 48 inches Oil  
Palette Knife on Canvas

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Each day you spend time building this day in your life.  You make choices throughout the day; decisions that affect you and affect others. If your life is built on God's unconditional love, you have a wonderful foundation to work with.  We all make good and bad decisions. We cannot grow without the bad ones and the good ones leave us feeling reinforced knowing it flows from God through us.   

As I worked on this painting I was stepping out of my comfort zone of explosive color. Color is the source of my energy.  Restricting myself to black, white and shades in between was really different.  As you watched the phases of this painting, you saw the ebb and tide of the work as it spanned the two weeks.  The surface of the canvas was defined by the daily layering of paint making this piece dimensional.  The palette knife sliced and layered buttery oils in syncopation to the music in the studio. An artist has the ability to correct mistakes and work around errors or uncomfortable places in the painting.  Hopefully the artist learns that their work is unique and strong in it's own expression and sometimes errors make it even more powerful. Some of my best paintings are ones that are do-overs.  God calls for us to do our best in life and for me that is the best in my paintings guided by His spirit. 

My touch is the strip of blue... almost a blue with a hint of red in it.  Periwinkle is my favorite color and I chose to work with it as my one color. 

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NRSVA

One building block at a time...

Laurie

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