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09 November 2009

'White Arabian' Modern Equine Art Large Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

'White Arabian'

30 x 30  Oil on Canvas

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The Painting:  I tried hard to paint something quiet and still like with this one and I just could not do it. The softness is here but it is in living color.  Edward Gordon told me once to paint what is in my soul and he was right... it is color and the everlasting color that pulls me through the composition. I cannot and will not paint things that are not 'of me'.  I will never be the typical daily painter of fruit and candy and cupcakes. I could probably tweak my love back to people as Edward paints, but right now I will celebrate the painted ponies every day.

The Thought I love selling pieces off the blog.  The November Ponies are going to Colorado to live and I am so jealous.  Although I am not sure I would survive the cold of their winters, I love and appreciate the beauty of that state when ever I visit.  Even Wyoming...the southern part of Wyoming must be the armpit of the state.  It seems endless and barren, much like the panhandle of Texas. BUT then the rest of Wymoing is dripping in gorgeous.  This past summer we drove through the Red Desert and I would return there just to explore that region.

No matter where we are every day, there is beauty to be found in His grace and the beauty that exists in that day.  Many times we are stuck in a situation of pain and depression and it is so hard to find that ray of sun that breaks into a rainbow.  If you are there in the darkness right now...I am praying for you. I am praying His Grace wraps you in His care and somewhere today you find that beacon of light to guide you from the darkness that holds you back.  Look around and find something that pulls at a positive memory from a moment from your past.  Could be that small scar on your leg you got when you were riding like the wind on your bicycle, remember how glorious that felt? Or how about that photo on the table of your parents. They may not be near by to help you but there love always surrounds you. 

Reach out to someone today.  Reach out to God.  I am praying for you.


"The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life."--Job 33:4

1 comment:

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Thank you Laurie, for your thought of the day, every day! Always so encouraging.

I LOVE this painting -- you're right, it is a little softer, but still so full of life! I think Edward was right, too ... paint what's in your soul. God has given you your vision ... It's awesome to see you celebrate it every day!

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