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29 July 2016

Close to the End of the Journey Progress Horse Painting by Laurie Pace



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Painting in Progress  JOURNEY  28 x 42 Sold .  Oil Painting
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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
I have dug this progress painting out of my 2012 work... again for a collector in Australia. This is near the end but not the finished painting.  I had to bring up the intensity of the background to match the strength of the horse.   Remember this is a large painting... 42 inches tall... about 28 wide.  Nearing the end of this journey the last paint strokes are the most important. ... Sort of the salt and pepper to bring out the flavor.
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure." 1 John 3:1-3
Laurie

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26 July 2016

Are you Packed for the Journey? Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2016

Progress Painting. Journey 28 x 42  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.” ― Carlos Castaneda
Wow, a lot happened in the next day... the horse is coming to life and really stands out against the background. I am working with colors requested by the collector and loving how it is weaving together. Everything is here at my touch... on my palette, from my spirit, from the Holy Spirit to finish this painting. The journey continues.
 "Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
Laurie 


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24 July 2016

A Ten Thousand Stroke Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace... Contemporary Horse Paintings.



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2016

Painting in Progress Journey 28 x 42  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

Every painting starts the journey and the strokes bring me closer to the end of that expressive journey.  I never know when I begin exactly where the painting will go as I am guided by spirit and intuition and knowledge of paint and color and composition.  My personality plays into it, God is a major faction in the process, and then all the days of my life are vested into the painting.

Do you use all of this in your work?  You are everything you have done in your life... the good, the bad and the ugly.  But God makes beautiful things of us if we give Him the opportunity to work every day.

This is the second day of this paint back in 2012.  The background colors begin to layer on and it is by the eye I decide the breaks in the background and the color changes. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. " Romans 8: 38-39

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23 July 2016

Are you wandering lost? Painting in Progress, Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2012

Journey   Size: 28 x 42  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“Not all those who wander are lost.”   J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
A trip back to my studio at the lake.  I am filling some of this in for me to have images of the current things I am painting right now.  This is the beginning stages of a commission painting that was for a collector in Australia. The canvas is painted with Blue Acrylic and then White chalk to sketch off the horse.
When you are planning something how do you begin your planning? In the studio my work always begins with prayer for the Holy Spirit to guide me in my work.  If I forget, I usually get tangled in a mess of a painting that gets scraped until I hit it just right.   You will watch this painting progress from this beginning idea in the sketch book to the canvas before you.
Meanwhile remember to talk to God and allow the Holy Spirit to work with you this day... all day if you can. Let go and let God do it.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Laurie 


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22 July 2016

Noise Outside the Bridal Chamber... Figurative Pop Art by Laurie Pace



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Aunt Mary at Cousin Anne's Wedding. Sold to a collector in NY.
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“I heard of a tradition," said Thorne, "where the guests are supposed to make a bunch of raucous noise outside of the bridal chambers on the wedding night, until you give us candy and send us away."   Scarlet glared at him. "Yeah, please don't do that.” ― Marissa Meyer, Stars Above
Yep, it is a strange one.... but sometimes an artist has to do what an artist has to do! This was way way back in 2005... 11 years ago.  Part of a pop art series.  I am heading into exploring another area with figurative and I am not sure how to get there and believe it may take a year to even scratch the surface.  That will be a lot of painting time ahead.
Sometimes we often feel that process is the same with praying and God, but it truly is not. God knows what we are thinking before we hear it in our own brain... that little voice that talks up there.  We believe we have to earn the way with God... when in fact we only have to believe and truly believe in our heart and it all happens right then.  But staying connected is the hardest thing for each of us to do... staying connected with God throughout our waking hours.
One of the verses from the Bible Study that touched my heart is in Deuteronomy. Please read it through and listen to the words. 
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children.Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the roadwhen you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Love the Lord with all your heart and soul and strength
  • Let this be on your heart all the time
  • Impress this on your children
  • Talk about this when you are at home
  • Talk about this when you are on the road
  • Talk about this when you lie down at night
  • Talk about this when you get up in the morning
  • Keep the words tied to your hands (In what you do)
  • Bind them on your forehead so you do not forget them
  • Write them on the doorframes of your house
  • Write them on your gate.
Sadly when I look back to the raising of the kids time... we did attend church and we prayed at meals and we thought we were walking the walk, but reading this passage I feel like I failed somewhere.  He has to be woven into your life, your words, your actions, your deeds, your children, your family, your home and in your thoughts.
Laurie



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21 July 2016

A Red Red Rose.... Laurie Pace



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 Red Red Rose. Sold Photography
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A Red, Red Rose

BY ROBERT BURNS
O my Luve is like a red, red rose 
   That’s newly sprung in June; 
O my Luve is like the melody 
   That’s sweetly played in tune. 

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, 
   So deep in luve am I; 
And I will luve thee still, my dear, 
   Till a’ the seas gang dry. 

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, 
   And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; 
I will love thee still, my dear, 
   While the sands o’ life shall run. 

And fare thee weel, my only luve! 
   And fare thee weel awhile! 
And I will come again, my luve, 
   Though it were ten thousand mile.

The red roses carry well into July.  One of my favorite poems, though a bit sad, it is beautiful.  

It has been a busy weekend last weekend. We had company from Florida, Birthdays to celebrate and lots of catching up to do. In the midst of it all a calm reigned, and I know it was due to the Bible Study I have been doing. I have two more weeks and it will be through. I do know I will go back and do it over several times as it was rich with passion and wisdom.

This week in studio I am working on quite a few gifts.  Two music pieces will be first, a tiny one and a mid sized one.  Then canvas will be arriving and more gifts to paint, wolves on the prowl, buffalos on the plains, and a flower painting maybe waterlilies... still debating.  Quite a diversity. While all of this is happening, I will be doing another practice paint of Lady L and some flowers, and a gift portrait for my cousin in Florida of her brother and grand-daughter AND one more painting for her of some horses. Whew... quite a bit on the list taking place.  

AND I am taking an online course with Nancy Medina, who always inspires me. I do not seek to copy her work but to learn from her. She is a great teacher.  What I learn technique wise will apply to my horses and my portraits and my flowers!

My heart is full with all the love and gifts God provides for us each day. We all get so busy we forgot the importance of what we do have and seem to focus more on what we do not have. My prayer for you my friend, is to slow down and count those blessings.

"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him". Psalm 34:8

Laurie



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19 July 2016

We Have the Power Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace, A Texas Artist



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Power of Three   Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A hit from the past and a favorite at that. The Power of Three was a triptych I did years ago.  Think it is on the east Coast with a collector up there who has three of my pieces... on top of these three in a row.
I love this quote... we always have the power of choice. God gave us free will with the power of choice. Not all of us constantly make the right choice but at any given time we can change our minds and go a different direction.  Imagine that... you have the power to change.
Let me know if you are on the brink of feeling change in your life. Make a comment, or drop me a note through the website. I want to know what to pray for you.  This is a summer of change. Make it count. 
"I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good." Psalm 54:6
Laurie


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