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01 April 2011

Sunset River Crossing Abstract Horse Painting, The Painted Ponies 2011 by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Sunset River Crossing
28 x 42 inches Oil on Canvas  
©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011
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(This is a repaint combination of two paintings I did back in 2004... horses from one and color palette from another.) 

 The Sun Setting Last night... look at the deep
reds below contrasting with the black of night.


Are there times in life that you feel like everything is in such vivid color that you blink your eyes in disbelief?  Terry thinks it is because we are so busy in our lives we do not stop to 'drink' in the beauty that truly explodes around us.

Right now Spring is budding out in full force with trees adorned with bright green leaves; dogwood trees laden with white and pink dogwood flowers, Tulip trees thick with brilliant blooms... and the blue of the sky brings a stark contract to the vivid display before us.

God's palette is gentle and soft on those gray rainy days; but the grays are deeply influenced by reds, blues and greens.  Look closer next time.

During the sunset when the storms break over the horizon and heat lightning highlights the edges of dark deep blues and rich grays, there it lies in contrast with the vivid torrent of red and oranges in the setting sun.

Isn't that how life is?  The deep contrast between love and hate, joy and sorrow, laughter and tears...without the opposites we would be stuck in dull.  You cannot fully appreciate one with out the other. Life is not meant to be a stark black and white.  It is meant to be a bounty of color and beauty.

May you find that in your weekend.

When you read the bible verse below.. thick of how Christ died... the ultimate in pain just to bring us peace...and by those wounds he suffered and died... we are healed and saved by His actions. Opposites...

Post note: Lady L is still here visiting with her parents.  They will be leaving today to head back to the city.  Terry and I have cherished each of the days they have spent with us.  Lady L got her first bicycle and she has been wearing her bike helmet none stop since we left the Evil Empire. Some pictures will come!


“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” - Isaiah 53:5-6

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