20 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
READ BELOW about my the Feature Article and Picture of
my artwork in Cowboys and Indians January 2010, an exclusive Southwest Magazine.
Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie
© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: Not sure what the feeling was as I sketched this one out and then the horse became blue...It was not out of sadness, more out of peace... like you would be in meditation as the day begins. As always thick paint adorns the surface in my signature style.
The Thought: I knew a few months ago a reporter phoned me about my artwork saying she was writing an article for Cowboys and Indians. We visited on and off for a week and I sent images to her. Well last night I was speaking with a collector from Wimberly Texas and she mentioned seeing my work in the newest edition of C&I. Mind you it was already 9 pm...but I started up my little diesel Passat (She was not happy about starting up and driving out into the cold either) and ran up to the local market, found the magazine and thumbed through it to find on page 68 a full page article about my work and a picture of my Carousel Horses, which lives with a collector in Austin. I bought the five copies they had and headed home. The feature writing was really very very good. The negative was they left out many of my larger galleries that represent my work. Jackson Hole Wyoming, Atascadera California, Hong Kong and Dallas. I didn't "Give" her a list of my galleries, they are on ALL of my emails that leave here as well as on my website. Believe me, the Jackson Gallery is ALWAYS listed number one or number two.
This magazine would like me to advertise with them. I have been advertising with Western Art Collector and American Art Collector and in the past Southwest Art. When I compared the rate sheets I almost cried. (I was head artist at an ad agency for 10 years) They truly value their magazine as their rates were 2 1/2 times what I pay at WAC and AAC. I would really have to pull some new clientele from the ads to make it worth while. I sent an email to them last night asking why I should advertise when the editorial was not even correct. I cannot use this to market with when it leaves out four of my major galleries. My left brain and right brain continued the debate as I climbed into bed... and promptly fell asleep. I hope to hear from them this morning. I have to face the music with my four left out galleries...and I truly am speechless. Do you read C&I?
I know God has His hand in this, He always does. Sometimes His sense of humor is amazing and this might be one of those times. I am grateful for the honor of being featured in C&I and if you have the chance pick up a copy and take a peak on page 68. It is one of my favorite magazines and total posh in its look and presentation. My ponies are smiling this morning and I know when my Austin collector opens her email this morning she will be grinning!
WATCH for a special tomorrow...I promise you will smile...