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26 July 2010

Morning's Journey Contemporary Equine Art Horse Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

'Morning's Journey'
18 x 24  Oil on Canvas

This is painted similar to a piece I did back in 2004.  It is for a bride to give to her groom for their new home.  The couple lives in Colorado and will be married in early fall.

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When I was teaching art classes several years ago in Justin, Texas, I had a student that was very gifted.  She wasn't necessarily the best drawing student I ever had, but the child/young adult was gifted with color.  She saw and felt color in every thing and every one.   I did not realize until today there was a name for this,  Synesthesia.   

She would win our student competition almost every year for best painting because she worked with color so naturally without anything being forced.  She saw people as colors, things as colors and associated most everything in life with a color.  Kandinsky, the great abstract painter had Synesthesia along with many composers and poets.  What is interesting is the list of past people with this was a list of men.  BUT women normally have it much more often than men.  There is a test for this. Click here.

Some artists are natural drawers with charcoal or pencil rendering exquisite sketches. Some artists have an eye for composition and balance, so why would you not have an artist that was blessed with the natural ability to see color in everything?  I know color.  I know color inside out. I can mix things and match them up pretty quick...but I can't say that I see color in numbers, or places, or people.    

God gifts us with so many things. Some seem odd to other people but are natural to us.  Do what is natural for you and develop those gifts.  If it is effortless and you feel the Spirit working through you, you are following Him. Relax and be guided by God's love and you will find a higher spiritual understanding.  When you force things that are not natural, the end result is compromised quality.  


Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.--Proverbs 4:23

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