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10 July 2009

'Sunflower Fusion' Abstract Sunflower Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

'Sunflower Fusion'

15 x 30 inches
Oil on Canvas

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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2005


"The Lord God made clothes from animal skins for the man and his wife and dressed them." Genesis 3:21

The Painting: Another archival piece from 2005. I did paint yesterday, but I did not take pictures yet. I am about a half a day behind. This is an abstract oil which to me was a sunflower bursting out in rays.

The Thought: I am back to tough love and the things we face in life. Tough love for ourselves and our sins as well as for those we love. When you read the verse above it seems simple enough. This is after Adam and Eve had an afternoon break of sharing an apple in the garden. They know they are naked and they are ashamed so their Father takes care of them out of love and provides clothes....

ahah but wait, clothes? From where? Animals skins? That means the first animal gave it's life for man and man's stupidity of not listening to the rules. Someone/something else suffers because of our choices. The fresh dirt of earth is now newly blood stained with innocent blood. The animal committed no sin and did not deserve to die.

God took the skins of the animals and fashioned clothes for Adam and Eve. So woman was not the first fashion designer. ...Then God dressed them. Just as a mother would dress a child before sending them to school, God protectively dressed Adam and Eve, and sent them out into the world, forever banished from the garden.

God's love protects us despite our inappropriate daily choices. Even when we seem to mean well, we step off the path and often struggle to find our way back. God's Love protects us.


Laurie

"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us," Ephesians 3:14-20



Website, Laurie Justus Pace
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Blog, A Texas Contemporary Artist
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Galleries:
Jackson, Wyoming – The Rare Gallery
Penn Yan, New York—Earthworks Art Gallery
The Village of Granville, Ohio—The Gillian Jones Gallery
Marble Falls, Texas – Patina of Marble Falls
Dallas, Texas—The Dutch Art Gallery
Atascadero, California – The Red Tree Gallery
El Dorado Hills, California—Our House Gallery
Hong Kong – SR Gallery
Erie, Colorado – The Daily Painters
Dallas,Texas – The Daily Painters of Texas
Centennial, Colorado—The Daily Painters Abstract

Organizations:
WAOW, Associate Member Women Artist Out West
OPA, Associate Member Oil Painters of America
AWS, American Watercolor Society
The Five Graces, 5Graces
Ask Art, Blue Book of Artists

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