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13 January 2009

Tentative
Contemporary Art Daily Painting Horse by Laurie Justus Pace

18 x 24 inches Mixed Medium, Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
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I was not sure what appealed to me here to define it....but this painting makes you take several looks at it...you can't just look once. The rhythm of the brushstrokes and the evolving colors seem to bring you back for more. If a painting is too perfect or too"comfortable".... you get bored easily and you don't look back. An artist strives to capture an emotion or feeling in their work that pulls the viewer into the painting.

I firmly believe that happens in our lives every day. Seems like our society today pulls us many directions with enticements of color and excitement. Small example: Terry and I were walking out of the local Sherman Williams store and he goes "CHICKEN, I Smell fried Chicken." Of course this is after our one hour walk that morning when we both pledged to watch the intake and monitor our exercise this year. Yes, he bought the darn chicken. I nibbled on a wing and declared it was not worth the calories or heart attack as the chicken tasted old to me. I opted for yogart and a few french fries slathered in catsup.

We seem to get comfortable with doing it wrong, be it our diet, our spending, our party time out at night, too much drinking, doing drugs, tv watching, etc. There is sooo much to do and choose from that it is easy to sit back and live life in the zone of entertainment. Such was true with the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

"So the Lord told Abraham "I have heard that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are extremely evil , and that everything they do is wicked. I am going down to see whether or not these reports are true. Then I will know." Genesis 18:20-21

Abraham was concerned that innocent people would die and ask the Lord to spare those that were good. The Lord sent angels down to destroy the city that was filled with people that had lost their focus and were mired in sin. They found Lot and his family that were the exception and God provided a way for them to leave safely. Although, Lot's wife did not follow the angel's directions (that came from God) and she took that one last look back.... and was turned to a pillar of salt.

As we are all God's children, we do have needs and we really enjoy the tantalizing excitement of life. A selfish life of convenience is not always a good thing as it slowly deadens us to the sensitivity of the needs of others around us and we forget. We forget about them, we forget about God and we forget about living in the light.

With this new day go forward into the light and do not be tempted to look back.


Joy and Abundance,

Laurie

"Do you have any other relatives here in the city?" the angels asked. "Get them out of this place, sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone else. For we will destroy the city complete. The stench of the place has reached the Lord and He has sent us to destroy it." Genesis 19:12-13

2 comments:

Rose said...

Laurie, this is gorgeous. Being a Christian myself, I have really come to love your daily writings... it's so inspiring to know that the love of God is in your work. Keep painting, your work is a joy to look at! Use God's talent to the utmost and spread the love!

The best, Rose Herczeg

Rose said...

Laurie, this is gorgeous. Being a Christian myself, I have really come to love your daily writings... it's so inspiring to know that the love of God is in your work. Keep painting, your work is a joy to look at! Use God's talent to the utmost and spread the love!

The best, Rose Herczeg

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