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05 June 2009

A Painting a Day ~ River Crossing ~ Abstract Horse Painting by Laurie Pace

20 x 24 x 2 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

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"We are people of flesh and blood. That is why Jesus became one of us." Hebrews 2:14

A Painting A Day: Contemporary Abstract Art, this painting embraces the contrast of color. Cool layers of blues were laid out on the canvas first, followed by the yellows. I knew the greens would emerge as the overlays began. The small accents of red and orange are like "spices" in your food. They bring out the movement of the composition accenting it just in balance to treat the eye and keep it exploring the painting. Golden Acrylics were used as paint; there was no impasto used...just thick paint.

My Daily Thought:
I know I have written before about my favorite phrase. "If People would just do their jobs...." That is my cry of frustration I can't seem to replace. I need to stop and put myself in the place of the person that is NOT doing their job and start praying for them. Obviously if they do their job like this all the time, they do nothing. Who could possibly understand that?

Only God.

Many of us feel unappreciated every day with pressures that surround us. Frowns and short tempers flare and we feel even worse knowing it is our inadequacies that are fueling this. We ALL have inadequacies. We ALL have issues. No one is exempt. The secrets we hide in our hearts are known by ourselves and by God. God understands. He understands everything about your circumstance from an all encompassing view.

One thing Terry and I have shared through out our marriage is our inadequacies and our shortcomings and weaknesses. These are our vulnerabilities. We hide them from the world. To be able to reveal to another human your inner fears and issues puts you out there for hurt and the chance of ridicule. In a marriage, or a really close friendship... your spouse or friend protects your inadequacies just as if they were their own. The love that binds you together is all encompassing and it is unconditional. They accept you with those issues and they nurture you to grow stronger to deal with them.

God loves you unconditionally and He will guard your secrets of the heart, and even help you learn to challenge yourself to overcome some of them. His wish is for you to be happy and to have all you need. The limits you have are imposed by your fears, but He understands those vulnerabilities.

Take heart today and trust in Him as He will strengthen you.


"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." Romans 8:26

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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

1 comment:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I never encountered such a gift given talent artist as you are. I adore every lines you did & right, every painting have their own spirit,

Loving ém... JOB VERY WELL DONE---

Happy week-end!

Laurie Justus Pace Contemporary Texas Artist


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