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Through the Mist Equine Horse Western Art Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 36 x 2 inches Contact me for information and mention the title of the painting: Laurie Leg cramps are driving me crazy at night again. I need to increase my potassium and I need to figure out what it is I am doing that is setting it up. The entire time we were in NY I never had one leg do I stop painting? Either has to be the expensive ergonomic chair I sit in or the standing the rest of the day on the brick floors. If you have a clue, let me know! I told Terry that this was my quest over the next few days to solve this mystery so I could sleep through the night with out the sudden cramping pain. On another level I know God is trying to tell me something and if I don't figure it out something worse will happen. So this is my quest. Being spiritual aware of His presence in my life, I know there are things before me I simply do not see. Transformations take place and we stay ignorant o
Power of Red Horse Art Abstract Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 27 inches Available at Patina of Marble Falls Contact: John or Marnie Waking up with a massive sinus headache is not my favorite. Unfortunately for many of us living in the DFW area this is common for this time of the year. The ozone levels are level RED which is really really bad. Terry and I were out in it yesterday. We went to Cavanaugh's Flight Museum in Addison. (north Dallas) Sun and wind proved to leave me in bad shape so today will be a dull ache day. Before the Museum we had lunch at Margiano's where Morgan works. The Halibut was fabulous and something I wish they would carry on the main menu. WOW! I have been working on small pieces for the Dutch Art Gallery Show. Several small 8 x 10's and a 9 x 12. Today I will do a larger piece and they we may print some giclees. I had hopes of a few days off, but with all the shows I do not think this is going to happen. Terry mentioned helping me w
Power of Blue Horse Art Abstract Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 27 inches Available at Patina of Marble Falls Contact: John or Marnie We are home, and it is early. I am going to blog and the work on pieces for my show here in Dallas at the DUTCH ART GALLERY. I am hoping all of you that live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area will come and see me at the show. It is Sept 12th. More info to follow. Terry and I have been in pretty deep prayer over two major things in our life. We are either not quiet enough and listening, or we are overlooking something God has left for us to discover. Terry has one day left to decide if he is going to take a retirement offer of early retirement from American Airlines or gamble on continuing to work for the company. Of course in his heart he wants to keep working. We do not have enough set back to actually retire right now. Please continue to stand with us on prayer right now. One day we will look back at this time and will know how things played ou
Hidden in the Light Deer Wildlife Buck Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 inches oil on canvas Contact: Laurie We are in Marble Falls Texas. We drove down yesterday to Blanco Texas to the Rain Bird Gallery that has some of my work. I picked up a few pieces from there to bring to Patina here in Marble Falls. John and Marnie Stange are UNBELIEVABLE folks. If you live in the Austin or San Antonio area, or even Waco, Temple, Dallas or is worth the drive to see this fabulous shop. I thought no gallery could top the incredible feeling of creativity, beauty and fullness of Earth Works in New York, but Patina does this. I have a show here at Patina October 10-11th and will be returning home with many ideas on what to paint. The following weekend is The Rain Bird Gallery's Anniversary Show of the opening of the gallery. I will do a special painting for them as well. I need to update my website because there is a show in Dallas on September 12th at the Dutch Art Gal

'Free Run" equine art horse oil painting by Laurie Pace

FREE RUN Abstract Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 18 x 27 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me for pricing: Laurie As an artist sometimes I can get really frustrated. Every artist wants to paint that WOW picture that signals achievement, growth and reward; to find they have arrived. My frustration is not painting that picture but on occasion refocusing my moment to be exactly that, IN THE MOMENT. Painting is an exploration of color, design, balance, composition form, shape etc. so it is a new adventure with every canvas. There are days you do not want to paint. There are days that you have so much to do around they house and you want to paint. Each day the importance right now is to focus on Him first. I take the time to center myself before starting my day in the studio. Often doing this blog will begin this process. Dreams and goals are good for everyone. We would lose hope with out dreams and goals and life would be endless pain with out them. The point I
Blue Desert Horse Abstract Horse by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 27 inches Acrylic on Canvas Contact: Laurie Yesterday I wrote about Liddle, the Scottish runner from the Paris Olympics years ago...After the Olympics were over he followed his Christian background and retraced his parents journey becoming a missionary in China. At that time WW II was in full force and he ended up in a concentration camp in China with a large number of children from the school and teachers. Thankfully he had sent his wife and children home to Canada just before he was imprisoned. He and the other teachers kept the children in the camp focused and busy. It was reported that the children knew no harm or depression from this incarceration because of Liddle and the other teachers. They continued to teach and guide the children through well planned days including worship, song and pray. He had them praying for the Japanese every morning quoting the bible that we must pray for our enemies and we must forgive th
White Ahead Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas contact: Laurie Lord, give me the strength and the wisdom to walk through this day; to go where you will lead me; to embrace it and give it my all. The birthday party for Jon was yesterday, but my camera was here. I am waiting for pictures from Jan and Justin to use on the blog. In the past NO ONE has ever remembered to send me pictures so I am not confident on this at all. Mom and Dad traveled out to Roanoke with Terry and I. It was a fast afternoon; the food was great (Justin grilled) and the company of family quite enjoyable! Stacey and Larry have one of those great big media rooms. We really need to start having family Sunday at the movies. I tried to get her to do that when we lived out there...but things get in the way. We really have to watch that in our lives. I fully believe we are missing some of the journey the Lord has for us because things get in the way. We have such will and power that we ba
HORSE WHISPERER Custom Framed Hand Embellished and signed Giclee Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace Size: 8 x 10 painting inserted in frame. Not sure of total size, but guessing 12 x 16 total size. Price: $279.00 Shipping in US $25.00 with insurance. Located at Earth Works Art Gallery in New York. contact me: Laurie I hope to paint today as I have not painted yet. Yesterday was filled with laundry and grocery shopping. We got mom settled back in her house too with her chores. I hope she is taking it slow! Today we will travel out to Stacey's house to celebrate Jon's birthday. Terry and I made the cake last night. TRIPLE LAYER home made Chocolate with THICK chocolate frosting and dark cherries between the layers and on top. Sprinkled then with powdered sugar and edged with fresh organic strawberries. Of course no calories. I need to remember to take my camera with me. On vacation the second night we were there, I woke early in the morning about five and stretched laz
FAST EDDIE Dog Portrait Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 36 inches SOLD Commission Painting Contact: Laurie Yes, I painted in New York. I painted Billie's Dog, Fast Eddie. My laptop has the pictures of Fast Eddie on it, but I have not in my bleary state of mind, transfered the pictures from the laptop to the Big Mac. These were still in the camera from our Wednesday Night Barbecue and Fire at Billie's home on Lake Juanita. Slightly tempered in paint choices, I used her oils and canvas to capture the look of her "child" Fast Eddie. He is quite a character. He does not like ANY men. He took exception to Terry once they got level on the floor and played. Terry is like the dog whisperer, he had Eddie totally in love before ten minutes passed. I painted out on Billie's deck, where deer run through the yards as well as bunnies and stray kitty cats. Mom snapped this picture of Billie and I as I finished Fast Eddies portrait. Terry is in the background m
Paint Ponies Three Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 27 inches Oil on Canvas SOLD Contact Laurie Once again from the Daily Word : Grace I meet each day knowing that good awaits me. Grace is the outpouring of God's good. Because God is, goodness exists. I cannot earn it. I cannot make it happen. I cannot escape it. Because I am one with God, my life is filled with blessings. However, if ever I'm having difficulty seeing good in my life, I turn to favorite scriptures such as "All things work together for good for those who love God" or "My grace is sufficient for you." The assurance that God is always with me and that God is all good, all the time, is the comfort I need to keep my faith strong so that I meet each day with courage. I give thanks for my good. And with each word of thanksgiving, my faith grows. As my faith grows, troubles shrink to unimportance, and I look on the bright side of life where even greater good awaits me. "You
Ponies on the Hill Top Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD Contact: Laurie Good Morning everyone - Scratch what I said yesterday - Mom called and I believe that they are not coming home until Saturday now. I will again use the Daily Word to make the blog complete today. Blessings - Stacey Protected I am confident and resilient, for I am always in the presence of God. I take in words of inspiration as if they were food for my soul, for indeed they are. Whether a favorite prayer, a Bible quotation, or a stirring poem, messages of inspiration strengthen my faith and renew my energy. Places I go and conditions I meet do not have to be familiar. My confidence grows as I move into new territory, for I know that I am always in the presence of God and God's presence is within me. I may be taking a trip, praying for new insight, or leading others to new findings. I am secure in the knowledge and faith that I am resilient and successful in my pursuits and dreams. All is well
Trigger Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 36 x 2 inches Available through The Red Tree Gallery I am going to use the Daily Word posting again today. I think that Mom is coming home tomorrow. Blessings - Stacey Energetic Divine life energizes and strengthens me. Throughout the day, I need nourishment in order to continue to focus my mind and energize my body. This physical nourishment enables me to carry out all that needs to be done by me. I need spiritual nourishment also. Turning within in moments of prayer, I connect with the God-life flowing throughout my body, energizing and strengthening me. At any time thereafter, I can pause, take a deep breath, and realize the energizing effect of affirming the life of God that is my true nature. While I may feel the effects of the day's activities in my muscles or realize that I am becoming tired, I know that divine life is unlimited. I am strong, vigorous, vibrant, and healthy through the activity of the life of God wi
Tomas 2Horse abstract Art by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 36 x 2 Oil on Canvas, Commission SOLD Contact: Laurie Here is today's reading from the Daily Word - everyone have a blessed day - Stacey Comfort Divine love comforts me and inspires me to be a compassionate friend to others. When something happens that leaves me feeling down and ready to run away from life as it seems in the moment, I take an inward journey. This is a journey to the love of God at the core of my being. As the one source of all true compassion that has ever been or ever will be expressed, the love of God strengthens and reassures me. Uplifted by my prayer experience, I am both filled with strength and blessed with peace. Because I have had the personal experience of being comforted by the love of God, I am able to comfort those around me who need to be consoled. I give from a compassion that arises from within me. Through God's guiding love, I am truly empathetic, finding words that speak to others of t
Bauman Horse Horse Art by Laurie Justus Pace 30 x 30 inches Oil on Canvas SOLD This is me at the Bluff home, relaxed and enjoying 68 degree weather. This is Mom on the Deck outside the Bluff House over looking Lake Keuka, one of the Finger Lakes in Upper State NY This is the view from our Lake House on the Bluff of Keuka Lake. The home is three stories and Lake view and surrounded by gardens. It is probably five acres of gorgeous gardens on the bluff overlooking the lake. This is Terry with the Red Anniversary Corvettes outside McGregor Winery. Wishful thinking. I am on borrowed internet this morning and told Stacey I would blog. Our trip has been incredible in so many ways. The weather is unbelievable here.... cool nights in the low fifties and days in the mid seventies. No rain yet, but Morgan (who is staying at our house) said it has been raining. He reports both dogs are doing well and are spoiled. I just hope he is not allowing them to sleep in our beds! Yesterday morning I
Stallion Spirit Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 inches oil on Canvas Contact: Laurie Sorry that I am a little late posting for Mom today. I have not been feeling very well and am sleeping as much as possible. I spoke to Mom this morning in between naps and she said that they are having a blast. Yesterday was filled with family fun at the McGreggor (possibly misspelled) Picnic. Mom learned how to roast corn with the husks on and nothing else. While waiting in line to receive the roasted corn (along with 500 other people) Mom finally made her way up to the front of the line and all that was left was corn where the husk was completely black. Much to her disappointment and not wanting to hurt anyones feelings Mom took the corn and started to peel back the husk and found some of the kernels were a brown color and looked toasted. Being adventurous while on vacation Mom took a bite of the toasted kernels and found that they tasted better than the roasted ones. So l
Preparing for the Ride Horse and Child Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 8 X 10 Oil on Linen Panel Contact me: Laurie Here it is early Saturday morning (about the time Mom would normally post) and I find myself thinking about the unexpected and how we react to it. I spoke with Mom around 5:30 pm Central time last night and they had gotten lost and then stuck on Hwy 81 (I think) and were scheduled to be somewhere in 30 minutes and they still had an hour and a half to go. Do you get angry, frustrated or just say "God you are in control and there is not one thing that I can do about it". I have learned that I need to embrace all challenges (expected and unexpected) with a positive outlook and know that with everything that happens always give thanks. I know that Mom always shares a bible verse so I have decided to share mine and Larry's (my husbands) favorite. It has always gotten us through the unexpected, even in our darkest hour. Blessings - Stacey 1 Thessalonians
Morning in Sangre De Cristo Abstract Horse Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 24 x 36 Oil on Canvas Contact me for Commission Work. Laurie Good morning from Woodbridge VA. I have arrived with Terry and my mom at Mama Nik's house. We flew into Dulles arrived around nine thirty. Got to Niki's about ten thirty. Stacey will be posting my photos during most of the trip. So if you are tuning in for pictures, tune in later today. She said she would try and post before she left for work, but with her being pregnant, sometimes she sleeps in! We leave to drive from here up to upper state New York where we will be staying in the care of Billie Bauman the Gallery owner of Earth Works Art Gallery. We will be guesting in a lovely home on the Bluff of Lake Keuka. THERE IS NO INTERNET WHERE WE ARE GOING! I will take pictures. Today I have to stop somewhere and buy the card reader I left at home. We left in a haste trying to make the plane we caught. We travel on passes with American and i
Midnight Blues Horse Acrylic Painting by Laurie Justus Pace Acrylic Overlays 24 x 30 x 2 inches For information, please email me and include the title of the painting: Laurie Not sure about much this morning. We travel on employee passes and the flights continue to book beyond us getting on. We were suppose to fly to Rochester tonight, but that flight filled with other non-revs. We are traveling with my mom so we have the disadvantage of her on a family pass that falls behind all employee passes. Makes us last on the plane. SOOO, it will either be Buffalo today or Toronto today or tomorrow. While I am gone, I have learned that there is not internet service where we are going. I am going to provide my daughter with a photo to use and a small SMALL thought. I am hoping she expands on it a bit. She is a pretty good writer. I just didn't think I had it in me to do 7-10 blogs in one sitting... so I may just give her a painting and a bible verse and she can throw in updates on th
DOG AND BOY IN PARK Figurative Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 8 x 10 inches Oil on Linen Panel Inquiries: Laurie Lazy dazy moment in the park. Beautiful golden Retriever and his master, a boy of about 10...collapsed in the shade of a tree. The boy appeared to be watching the clouds scooting across the sky. We haven't had many clouds lately! Preparations are underway for the trip late today. I will work this morning. Yesterday I picked up some framed pieces I commissioned from a fellow Daily Painter. Micah Condon has such a unique style that absolutely flows in my home! I had him do two pieces, one with a guitar and one with a piano. I had them matted and framed and wasn't sure where they were going, I thought behind the piano but once they were home it was a no brainer: Micah's work are the two pastels on each side of my abstract, the only painting I have in my house! GUITAR FINGERS Piano Fingers I have had worked framed at The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas since I was
Boy and Pig Oil on Canvas by Laurie Justus Pace 8 x 10 Linen Panel Contact me: Laurie This weekend I began a few more small oil studies for the My Buddy and Me Series that I started this year. This captures a little boy in his cowboy boots feeding a baby pig with a bottle. This reminds me of feeling of childhood. When you are a child you have such basic needs. As an infant you are held, fed, changed, talked to, played with and rocked. You know not the full implications of what lies ahead in life and if you did, you would have voted to stay in the warm womb floating around. Growing up is filled with responsibilities, disappointments, joys, self destruction, (Like others don't do it to us enough, we have to do it to ourselves.) relationships, and life in general both good and bad. (again according to your perception.) Sometimes I just get weary. Weary of taking care of so much in my life that I brought into it. I can only blame myself and no one else, but I am weary. Four times
HORIZON SPIRIT Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 27 inches To inquire: Laurie This painting was done following an early morning walk when the sun was just coming up. It is that moment that the gorgeous pinks are in the sky....Simplicity and color, thick paint and lots of JOY!!! Is there conflict in your life? Is it inner conflict or conflict with others? If you reduce it down even conflict with others starts with inner conflict. Each of us is battling something in side right now. It could be an unwanted habit, mine is eating too much sugar; an undesirable behavior or an old pattern in our lives? I know in my life there have been times that I felt detached and alone from my childhood family. The inner conflict of wanting to be apart of what you once knew as a family and the reality of them not wanting you to be apart is very painful. Blame in my mind flew both directions. It was a journey I had to take because it really boiled down to self acceptance for me. God mad
Appaloosa Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 24 x 2 inches To purchase please email me: Laurie Shalom Aleichem What is peace to you? If you sit and meditate, what do you conjure up in your eye's mind as peace? One of my favorites was the first time Terry took me sailing on the catamaran, (DART Catamaran) Morgan was with us. We were up on Lake Skytook in Oklahoma. Has to be one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever been on. At one point, Morgan being the precocious child he was, had Terry pull him by rope behind the boat. Yes he had on a life jacket. We were in a quiet cove with no one else around and we were gently moving. I laid down flat on the trampoline of the boat and closed my eyes. I felt then like I was in the hand of God. Weightless and floating with the sounds of the water and Morgan's laughter echoing in my ears. That was a peace moment that took me through some of the most difficult times of my life raising three children. "I lay down and
DETERMINED SPIRIT Horse Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 24 x 2 inches Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas. Inquiries: Laurie I am awake and in the studio! Ready to paint in fact! Yesterday I painted and Mom was helping out here in the studio with edges and today I will be varnishing. We ran a few errands yesterday and are preparing to prepare. We are heading to Canada in about a week. My son will be moving in to care for animals and the house. He is off most of the time we are gone so it works out well for both of us! Billie and Stephanie have found us a place to stay on the BLUFF of Lake Keuka. It is a three story lake house. Geez I wish we could bring our sailboat... Need to ask Terry about that one. Might drive and take it! Right now we fly into Toronto and will drive to Penn Yan. We are flying on passes and that seems to be the only city we can get through to. I will check more out today though. Paddy Dog is missing Annie Dog. She went to stay with Morgan this week follo
ALMOST BEDTIME by Laurie Justus Pace 20 x 20 inches Oil on Canvas Inquiries: Laurie It is morning and I have managed to make Terry late for work. I took his truck over and left it at Mom's yesterday so we could get her SUV for running around in. It is difficult for her to manage climbing in and out of the truck... so we swapped vehicles. She wanted to keep her car here for today's Doc visit etc... and of course I forgot Terry needed the Truck to pick up boxing material for me. SO he is going to be late for work. He had to drive over there to get the truck before he could leave. This schedule has been rough on him and on me. Double Shifts six times in less than a 10 day period is too many. Consequences. As my grandson would say, YUCKY. Everything has consequences. Remember this? "If you do that again, you will have to sit in time out." My kids always laughed once I was out of hearing range, or so they thought that I was. But true to my work, they would be in Ti
Morning Tea Pot Still Life Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 8 x 10 inch on Linen Panel Inquiries: Laurie It is time for some new mental skills in life. Are you ready for this one? I am not, but I am praying that God leads these fingers across the keyboard in front of me. I just got notice that my blog has been 'hit' or read over 30,000 times. Can I say WOW? Praise to God! I am inserting this note after finishing the blog below. After I complete my blog daily I usually go to either or to for my bible verse. At Biblegateway I look up passages and at Daily Word I stop to read their message for the day, something I have been doing for over 40 years. I am always surprised when I do how often what I write ties so closely into their lesson for the day. I never go there first, I always write first. I went back into this blog and inserted some of the phrases from today's thought infused with in my thoughts. As a baby you learned thousands of thi
NIGHT WIND 2008 Horse Oil Painting By Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 24 x 2 inches Hangs without a Frame Inquiries: Laurie Well, I had an email about my Sovn bed. I still have to stand by my testimony that I have not slept this well EVER that I can remember. The bed puts us both in a very deep sleep and we both wake up refreshed, rested and no aches or pains. I have to adjust that this morning as I grabbed the wrong pillow last night and my neck is not the best it could be this morning. But No More BackAches... no more snoring from Terry...yeah... and he has no more pain in his shoulders and back at all. As far as the look of the flat tire bed in our huge four poster bed, the Sovn representative came out and is getting us a deeper base for the bed to set inside our four poster bed. This will not affect anything but the look. The cost of these beds is a bit heavy on the pocket book but when we weigh the rest and better health and happier body and moods, you cannot place a price