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28 June 2017

Be Careful what you pretend to be .... Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be" Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mother Night

pre-tend

Verb 1. speak and act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not.

We seem to learn this early in life.  As a teacher, I remember instructing children to go into pretend mode to do creative writing.  Somewhere this seems to go wrong in our lives and pretense and pretend creep into our lives as adults. 

We can pretend to be anything we want to be, but we can't be anyone we want to be. You can only be yourself. At least that is the wise choice; if you try to be someone you are not, you will ultimately fail. 

Celebrate the traits you have and the gifts God has blessed you with. 

Why I chose this painting was it was a 'pretender'.  I was forcing a composition and color with it. Now I look at it four years later and there are thing I love and things I still know are not right. Next blog you get to see the evolution. 

Proverbs 12:9  "Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food." 



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25 June 2017

No one can tame a wolf. Wolf Painting in progress with Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Wolf painting nearly done!  Oil on Canvas.
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"A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf."  George R R Martin, A Dance with Dragons

NOT DONE... but the last time I post until it is done unless I take a left turn somewhere in the process!  I cannot believe that June is nearly over as I sit here blogging.   So can you tell me which is the leader of this small pack?  There is not a right or wrong answer. For me right now it is the wolf on the far right.  I thought it would be the one on the left...but I am still debating. What are your thoughts?

Isaiah 33:15-16  "He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the height; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure."


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24 June 2017

Are you the wolf or the sheep? Wolf painting in progress with Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Wolf painting in progress  Oil on Canvas.
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"Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?"  R. L. Lafevers, Grave Mercy

I actually did a few videos at this point but having to deal with music in the background have to be careful what I post online. Copyright is not a laughing matter!  More rising personalities as the wolf on the left begins to solidly establish who he is. I am going to have to stop posting so many images now as this has stretched out over more than two weeks.  Will try and wrap it up, but I have a long way to go on the painting!.

Acts 6:3 "Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty."

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23 June 2017

If Only, If Only . . . Wolf Painting in progress with Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Wolf Painting in Progress  Oil on Canvas.
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"if only, if only, " the woodpecker sighs, "the bark on the tree was a soft as the skies."  While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, crying to the moo-oo-on, "If only, If only."   Louis Sachar, Holes

Here they come!  Not much to say as I am just getting started this morning. This is how it was left last night.  I am really needing to work out the back legs on the wolf on the left and still feel like the center wolf is squeezed in a bit.  Also still debating on the sway and set of the back on the right wolf. Progress is slow but exciting for me.

Proverbs 16:9 "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." 
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JUNE 23, 2017



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22 June 2017

Resolutions in the favor of Vegetarianism Wolf Painting in Progress by Laurie Pace




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 Size: 8 x 8  Oil on Canvas.
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"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion." William Ralph Inge 

I am really excited at this point as I feel the personality of each of the wolves in the painting.  I am still glazing on layers of subdued colors creating the wolf in their environment.  You can still see a lot of the markings from the very first on the surface as the wolves build outward with their definitions and personalities. 

Romans 12:9-13  "Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." 

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21 June 2017

The Wolf merely Slept . . Wolf Painting in Progress by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Wolf Painting in Progress  Oil on Canvas.
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"The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept." Jack London, White Fang

Still watching the battle in the surface of the leader as I slowly form the wolves.  Seems like the largest wolf is on the left and I am not there yet... and you will see once he is in, he will be the one I begin with. 

Jeremiah 23:1 "Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!" declares the Lord." 

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20 June 2017

Yellow Rose of Texas Photography by Laurie Pace, Texas Artist, Writer and Photographer



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"But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose." Anne Bronte

Found this beauty outside this morning. I live in Texas and there is a wonderful song we learned in elementary school called The Yellow Rose of Texas.  Terry makes sure I have roses of all colors so I can keep my vases full inside.  I tend to leave most of them on the vine so they last longer!

Song of Solomon 2:12  The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. 


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