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27 January 2010

'Mountain Pony' Colorful Abstract Equine Horse Art Oil Daily Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Mountain Pony'
10" x 10" (25.4cm x 25.4cm)
Oil on Canvas

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The Painting:  Mountain Pony named for the deep caramel browns washing through the background and the horse.  Holbein Duo Oils are so buttery that painting is a joy. Added colors of Indian Yellow, Cream, Madder and touches of blues, which are hard to see in this photo... finish it off as a thickly painted oil with ridges of dimension and color.

The Thought:  I was back out to Mt Vernon with Deborah Whitington my Realtor.  We visited back at the property we found last Friday to explore the boundary lines of the two lots.  Found out the property owns a large section of the pond and a tiny bit of property across the pond.  The pond is spring fed and feeds down into the lake so there are never flooding issues with the house.  We of course met Sheriff Paul and Vicki for lunch at the infamous Mexican Restaurant right off Hwy Interstate 30.  I made it home just in time to pick Crystal up from school.

This morning when I took Crystal to school at eight, it was cold. We both had our seat heaters on and were shivering as the little diesel began to warm up. Driving down a nearby street, we spotted one lone peacock that seems to love living there. He was on the sidewalk almost in front of the house I grew up  and he was dancing...back and forth in a fast darting manner, barely shuffling his feet. There was a black car parked on the street in front of him on the curb and we quickly realized he was dancing trying to attract the peacock he saw in the reflection of the car.  We both broke out laughing.  It was priceless. Of course I never have the camera with me or we are late and I cannot stop. PLUS if we did, he would have immediately stopped dancing, flirting and preening in front of the car reflection. He had found a right handsome partner he was trying to lure.

How often do we do that in life?  We dance and show off in front of a reflective place in mind as we are 'putting on a show' for something that is truly worthy of nothing, including our stopping to notice and 'dance' along with it.  We often pour energy into emptiness or reflections of something that does not truly nourish our soul or bring real happiness to us.

The sight of the majestic bird in those beautiful rich jewel tone colors dancing and showing off before nothing but a reflection will be something etched in my mind a long time.

Who are you 'dancing' for today?   I will be dancing for the Lord and  praising His name as I move about my day.


"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."--Matthew 6:21


Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

I love all of your horses,now a days whereever i saw a horse my eyes look in the way you depicted.
colors are vibrant and cool.
very nice.

Arti said...

Brilliant painting and equally interesting story about the dancing peacock, Laurie!Can't stop thinking about it.Have a great day :)

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