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26 June 2016

Loving the Mountain Top Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace



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 Size: 30 x 40     Descent from the Mesa   Oil on Canvas.
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“He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Wouldn't it be something to live on the mountain top... above all the sea of humanity and the drama of mankind?  We cannot live isolated on a mountain top.  We were created to be part of a greater existence.  
Some days this 'greater existence' begins to wear on you and you long for that isolated Mountain.  We have to choose what is important in our lives.  We left the beauty and serenity of Lake Cypress Springs to live in a huge city crowded with cars, homes and really not nice people.  I look back to the beauty and am so thankful for that time, but the beauty that calls me here from that 'mountain' is the beauty of our grandchildren.
For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. Galatians 5:5
Laurie
This painting is available at The La Jolla Gallery in California. Beautiful Contemporary Abstract Horse Painting


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24 June 2016

From Sea to Shining Sea Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace



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The Majesty Size: 24 x 30  Oil on Canvas.
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“Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain. America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.” ― George Carlin
The Majesty.  A beautifully touched up with a slight facelift painting that is now at The La Jolla Gallery in California. Hopefully this beautiful horse remains untouched by change. 
I hesitated to use this quote... but dang... the truth hurts doesn't it?  This is not the America I was born and raised in. Times change, years tick by... money is important... like Monsanto... who genetically modifies our foods and creates sprays to kill our world.  They are killing us.  It is simple crowd control that our government approves of.   And most of you seem to be eating right along and spraying for weeds, ants and other things in the yard. 
Terry and I fear for our grandchildren and possible great grandchildren.  We are the results of the cold war... and we were taught to fear from a young age.  Current generations being born have no clue about Polio, The Cold War, Bombs threatening the USA.   The mighty dollar did not control the country quite a badly after the Great Depression. People did not have the wants and desires they have today.  Back then you were lucky to have TWO Sunday dresses for church, unlike current closets, my own  as well, that provide almost endless choices.  We lived on less, and we did not expect things to be given to us. We had to work for things and earn them. Money was not our lives.  We did not work endless hours to make money to have more things.  We were more content with family and the simple joys of life, laughter and love. 
It is not just Billboards enticing us today, sadly it is constant connection to the world through the internet, bombarded by ads, enticing things that are must haves, keeping up with friends, eating out all the time.  What is family time? What is devotional time?  What is clean living? 
Yep... I was in a mood after discovering this quote... look for better choices.  No comment on contacting your local congressman or even the upcoming elections. TOO SCARY. '
“See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness —Habakkuk 2:4
Laurie


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21 June 2016

Learning to Dance Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2016

 Size: 18 x 27  Facing the Storm   Oil on Canvas.
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“Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron
Terry and I are doing a Bible Study called The Armor of God.  We are but a few days into it and amazed at the change in our thinking patterns.  Sometimes in life each day brings about storm after storm and challenges by the gizzilions.  How do you face them?
We are studying Ephesians and there is much there that we realized we have read a hundred times, but have not read it.  Learning to dance in the storm is part of it all.  Listing vulnerabilities you have had for a lifetime and realizing you do not have to have them. Fresh thoughts to pause and pray about for us both.
This painting had a facelift before flying to The La Jolla Gallery in California.  The colors are my favorite.  
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16  
Laurie


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19 June 2016

If I could Walk through my Garden forever... artist Laurie Pace, Flower paintings



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Steps to the Arboretum  Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson
FAVORITE PAINTING...but do not know where it is. Was gifted to a friend in Detroit who suddenly passed away a year ago... and absolutely no one there knows what happened to the contents of her home.  It was professionally framed and I would love to know where it is.  Guess it is a lost path I seek.
I love the palette knife work on this piece and the palette. The Texas sun always keeps the area hot and shade is always a deep respite.  
Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him. Psalm 32:10
Laurie


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18 June 2016

Amazed Complete Beauty is goodness! Laurie Pace Artist



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2016

Amazed Oil on Canvas.
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“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” ― Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata
Do not think I ever captured the true colors in this painting.  I believe this to be dark.  It is in fact much lighter. Happens in life all the time... our memory captures something and does not quite remember it as it truly was.  SO if I do not get a decent shot of a painting, the reality of what it was changes for me.  It is all an amazing process! See below is another version of it. Must be somewhere in the middle between the two. 


Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, Nehemiah 1:5
Laurie


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17 June 2016

Amazed... if you remember me! Laurie Pace Contemporary Equine Paintings



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2016

 Amazed   Available   Oil on Canvas.
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“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

I totally forgot that I was going to share the progress of Amazed, so here is a midway shot after the beginning shot from a few days ago.  

I am amazed how easily thoughts slip through my head.  I become focused on something and multi-tasking goes out the door.  Are you good at it? I use to be, but not any longer.

So on the painting I have begun to fill in color layers in oil on top of what was there. This will be  a process that went over about three weeks. For me it is finding the spirit in the work as I go and since I used music for the base, I am working along with that song.

He said: “LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. 2 Chronicles 6:14

Laurie



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15 June 2016

Silent Night with Artist Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2016

Silent Night    Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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“There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you. There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.”
― Jim Butcher, White Night
In the deep of night... when I wake suddenly, nothing is more comforting than reaching over for my husband's hand.  Yes, I know God is with me all the time, and my heart feels the comfort of the Lord... but that hand is the human side of me that needs the reassurance or security.  
When someone loses a spouse, it is one of the hardest emotions to deal with. It is the loss of human touch. No one to hug you, hold you or kiss you.  You suddenly have an emptiness where you once had warm human touch. When this has been part of your life for fifty plus years, it leaves a gaping hole as warmth seems to flood out of your body into the silence.  
God will sit with you in your silence and if you allow Him to enter, He will bring to you just what you need. 
"My eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you."  Psalm 88:9
Laurie


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