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03 August 2008


Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

30 x 30 inches
Private Collector AUSTRALIA

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I am posting some extra paintings which is NOT NORMAL. Usually you see one painting a day, but with this article coming out, I wanted new visitors to see some extra work. Scroll down to my thoughts for the day below the paintings.
This is the link to the Dallas Morning News Article about my Summer in Todays Sunday Edition!

In the Dark of Night $1800
Available here at my Studio

Commissioned for Collector through Patina of Marble Falls.
Similar piece: $2500

It is an eager race today to the canvas. I have four canvas sketched out to paint... no I won't paint four paintings today...but I will literally work on three at a time on two easels and a work table in my studio. That is a way to keep the approach to each lighter and fresher. As I work from Canvas to Canvas it allows me a "break in between" so I see each work from a new view point as I come back to it. Most of today will be with a big brush. I am working on piece for the Red Tree Gallery in Atascadero. This afternoon I will be layering music on canvas to begin a few more pieces of my music series.

"Go out on the limb, that is where the fruit is." Mark Twain

Do you ever get comfortable in life with the way things are? It might be where you live, your church, your grocery stores, and even your patterns of doing things? You know that in your life some people come and go for a season. This we have spoken of before as all part of God's plan for our life. We give of ourselves and we plant seeds along the way that bring changes in their lives ( and I am hoping they plant some in yours as well.) This "life giving" is a shared thing and multiplies on it's own as we move in different directions. You can sort of compare it to perennial plants the come back each year and most multiply in the process. We have to prune through the thickening maze and it is a joy to share with our neighbors and friends. The beauty of your garden is being transplanted into gardens of your friends around town. (Why I even have wild violets from a friend in Sacramento!) I believe God means us to share our family relationships and friendships with others. Relationships with firm foundations from the Lord will grow deeper with each passing year.

In the same sense in your garden, things have to be pruned and cut back to produce more life For a plant to thrive and put on healthy new growth, the caretaker has to prune away. God's timing is always perfect for the changes in our lives. His pruning has a direction for us as things begin to change around us. When you work in the garden the left over parts are reworked into the soil to give back to the earth. So with every change there is growth. God does not want us to stay stagnant where we are. He wants our life to be a journey filled with new things. He wants our life to be life giving to those around us.

Plant a seed today! Beware of changes that create growth and know change will happen. Change is not good nor is it bad, it is but change. How you view it, react to it and move forward is the key.

Happy Gardening!


“But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

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