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06 October 2009

'Catching the Colors' SailBoat Lake Waterscape Sunset Art Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Catching the Colors'
5 x 7 inches Oil on Board

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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2009
No 344 Catching the Colors
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Oil on Panel
$100 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US
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The Painting: With Fall here and sailing days limited, I desperately try and capture the feeling on canvas to have the moment frozen in memory.  Our sails are vivid with colors but when the sun is setting and the sky is alive with those colors, they seem to weave through the sails capturing all the different hues in the sky.

The ThoughtMy mom sends out forwards and some are good enough I hang on to them. The one thing I do not do is chain mails...remember as a kid getting a "chain letter"?  GROAN.  After I did my second one where I painstakingly copied the letter over six times and found envelopes and addresses them and used my allowance to pay for postage, I declared at the ripe age of twelve, I would never participate in them again, and I do not, not even for email. Not even for email that tries to attach itself to God.  I have forwarded a good prayer or message but NOT with the issue of "You must email this in the next hour to at least 10 people for some miracle to happen tomorrow at 1pm."  I am out on that stuff. 

Here is part of what Mom sent to me recently:

Look back and thank God.

Look forward and trust God.

Look around and serve God.

Look within and find God!"

God closes doors no man can open and
God opens doors no man can close.
If you need God to open some doors for you...

I think the first four sentences spoke volumes and it is a given that God can do things Man can only dream of.  So as these new week has gotten underway, watch for some of those new doors to open and don't be afraid to walk through them.  Another daily email I received said, " Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."   That I do believe.

Time to start living and serving God.


Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6   


Melissa said...

Hi Laurie,
I love your art! I'm an aspiring artist and am wondering how you decide what to paint. Do you paint from photographs? Or do the paintings come from your head? I'm specifically thinking of your sailboat and architecture pieces.



I don't know how much you have been sailing, but your brushstrokes match the the heel of the boat. At that angle of sail, you would be flyin' along..and that's exactly how you painted it. bless you!

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