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02 June 2009

Daily Painting ~ In Search of the Bow ~ Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Pace
18 x 27 inches
Oil on Canvas

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“"The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength. ” 1 Samuel 2:4

A Painting A Day: Contemporary thrown in with a twist of abstract. Named In Search of the Bow... as the horses are running as if to find the source of the rainbow. The earth is very green after the rain. Thick areas of paint are layered and pulled across the surface. Painted with Holbein Duo Oils, this piece is pre-varnished with several coats of protection before it is shipped to you.

My thoughts for the day:

Have you ever run in a race before? If you were in grade school, every one lined up on a drawn mark on the ground and some one "adult-like" said "READY? Set. GO." and you ran with all your heart to the finish line. In high school and college, runners take their mark and you hear the crack of a gun as they take off on their run. Often the lead runner is a beginner who does not know how to pace themselves. They run out of steam half way through the race. The steady runner has the best chance of pacing themselves through the course to have the opportunity to stay vigilant and cross the finish line first.

Is your life a race? Are you giving your "All" every single day and wearing yourself out along the way? Will you be able to finish the race? How does God fit into all of this?

God has provided you with all you need in this lifetime. For some reason, me included, we seem to believe we want so many things that we work ourselves till there is not much life or time to live as we should be. We are running that race as fast as our legs will carry us. Terry and I made a commitment last night to stop our day sooner. I committed to try and be done in the studio by four every day ( after all I start at 5:30 am) and we will go walk together. When we get home we will share "tea-time" and bible time and then straight from heart talk time. We did it last night and shared things intimate to our hearts. We stopped "running" and spent time together with Him. Our goal will be to have less computers "running", less humans running, and less television. Our goal is more time in the bible, studying and spending time enjoying each other.

Are you giving only "token" time to God? Are you a Sunday church person and then running that race all week not spending time with Him? Does He give you your gifts as a token one day a week?

Let's pace ourselves today and rest up in Him.


I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:2-4

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Representing Galleries:
The Rare Gallery Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Earthworks Art Gallery, New York
Patina of Marble Falls, Texas
The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
The Gordon Phillips Gallery, Texas
The Red Tree Gallery, Atascadero, California
Our House Gallery, El Dorado Hills, California
SR Gallery, Hong Kong
Shooting Stars Gallery, Glenrock, Wyoming


Susan D said...

Hey Laurie, Sweet pics of you and Lauren. Wow! She's growing and changing so fast. I've enjoyed your floral paintings very much. They're beautiful. -- Congrats on the WAOW membership. -- I love the sharing time you and Terry have started in the will be great when hubby and I can do that. Working different shifts and having different days off makes it difficult. We're thankful for the precious face time we get. Blessings, SusanD

Kay Wyne said...

Looks like a fun time with the baby....she is a cutie! She is beautiful. I don't know who looks happier-you or the baby. The abstract horse is very interesting....I keep looking and see different images moving on the canvas. Great!

Candy Barr said...

What a cutie you are holding! Love the flower painting and the energy working in all the recent paintings! Tally HO!

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