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SUNRISE Contemporary Art Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 36 inches Oil on Canvas SOLD Contact me for Commission Work. Laurie "When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remian faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion." Acts 11:23 This is one of my favorite horses that lives in Illinois. The power of the sun rising and the power of the horse as it rises to great the sun. During the most trying times in our life, God rises before us. We may have our eyes shut, but He is there. Divine grace reveals itself unfailing as the Spirit that fills your life. The sunrise is a building of this divine inspiration as the strong colors ignite across the sky wakening the world with its vivid colors. Let the sunrise banish your anxiety. Allow the grace of God to move you beyond the self-doubt and fear that fills you today. The light will fill your darkness and give you hope even in the most desperate times. Let the power set you free
Lake Ontario Girl on Beach Contemporary Modern Art Child Beach Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 5 x 7 inches Oil on W/C Paper Contact me to purchase: Laurie "And God, who searches the heart, know what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God." Romans 8:27 This was an oil I did from some photos when we were in the Finger Lake Region for a gallery show opening at Earth Works Art Gallery. We flew in and out of Rochester. We spent an afternoon at the beach on the shores of Lake Ontario. It was beautiful. It was one of those moments of such sheer beauty of the day, relaxation and good company that you just sighed in contentment. God was there that moment, just as He is there this moment today. Are you contemplating a change in your life right now? Are you burdened by something that seems to pull you down daily? I will reaffirm to you right now that God knows and He will show you the way. Paul Fletcher, the newly elec
IN THE PASTURE revisited Contemporary Abstract Art Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 x 2 inches TRIPLE THICK PALETTE KNIFE PAINT Contact me to purchase...on special this week: Laurie SOLD "Let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill, to understand a proverb and a figure ." Proverbs 1:5-6 Oh my what a fabulous day with the baby. We met Larry early yesterday in a huge thunderstorm to get Lauren. She came back to the house cooing and grinning. We played almost two hours and she went down for a nap oh so quickly...she is growing so fast. I can't wait to see her again today! She slept well in the afternoon too as our power was out and the rain was coming down. Terry and I enjoy napping at the same time. Dreams of past moments shot through me holding her soft downy head under my chin. The soft smell of baby waffling up to fill my breath as I inhaled her gentle fragrance...BABY. Dreams and memories seem to cross in my hea
FLOWER SPRAYS Contemporary Palette Knife Flower Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 20 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas...THICK OIL! Contact me to Purchase: Laurie SOLD " Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground. " Exodus 3:5 "Uncreated One" by Chris Tomlin is playing on my itunes right now. "There is none like you." Some mornings have to start with celebration of music and praise. Today the Tink (Our granddaughter, Lauren, is coming. Actually today and tomorrow. So much for working... we will be otherwise busy. When Chris Tomlin sings, he truly is passionate...there is none like you God...none like you. This is true for us in His eyes. There is none like you in His eyes either as He created each of us in a unique way; each here on this earth to be in a great relationship with Him; each of us giving our gifts to other; each of us coming together to celebrate His greatness. When Lauren is here, Te
BLUE HORSE Contemporary Art Horse Equine Art by Laurie Justus Pace 20 x 24 inches THICK palette knife oils! Contact me for additional information or to buy: Laurie SOLD "You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by." Job 11:16 Ask any mother with grown children to talk about when they were in labor giving birth to their children and they will remember all the funny unique things, including the joy of the baby's arrival, but not very many will remember the vivid pain of labor and delivery. The growing years of that child will produce many painful situations as they struggle toward independence. I think of what Job went through in the bible and know that there was a time after it all happened, that he would remember it without hurt, pain and loss. The devil caused Job's issues, but Job did not know that and wondered why God was doing it all to him. Job's friends did not believe God would do these things either unless Job was a bad pe
Early Spring Pears Contemporary Art Pears Fruit Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 inches of THICK Palette Knife Oil Painting SOLD "I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever." Psalm 45:17 Yesterday Uncle John worked all day prepping walls in my studio. I have been out painting in the garden room discovering that painting while standing on concrete is NOT my favorite thing. Today he will return and begin putting the color on the walls. It is a simple light grey tone that is in the house everywhere else but our room and one bathroom. With this house being a contemporary, but a Frank Lloyd Wright type, we went with calm grey through out allowing the decor to bring in the color. Most of his architecture was designed around nature and the home fitting into the environment. In all my other homes I have splashed color everywhere. Color is contemporary, but this home is a healing calm home. I need to
DESERT RUN Contemporary Abstract Horse Equine Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD<> 18 x 24 x 2 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me for pricing if you are interested: Laurie "The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert ." Leviticus 16:22 The word 'Scapegoat' generally refers to an innocent person who is blamed and punished for the sins and crimes of others. This is often used to sway attention away from the truth in a situation. In Leviticus, Aaron brings into the temple a bull for the offering to atone for his sin and the sins of his household. He also had two goats with him. One he slaughtered for the sin offering of the people. The second goat was brought forward and he laid his hands on the head of the live goat and confessed over it the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites. These sins rested on the goat as Aaron sent the goat away into the desert carrying all of their sins to a solit
DAY BREAK EARTH DAY Contemporary Landscape Art Palette Knife Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 20 x 24 x 2 inches THICK palette knife oils! Contact me to purchase: Laurie "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 I can't help but wonder what the first sunrise was like. Did God stop in His tracks as He painted pinks, purples, and soft azure blues into that first sunrise? Or did He press on to creating and allowed nature as He set it up to take its course? Yesterday was Earth Day and I painted this painting in celebration of the wondrous earth. I watched the sunrise outside the studio windows overlooking the backyard and used those same colors in my sky. Look around you today... creation... the earth and everything we from Him. Celebrate the earth this week and celebrate giving thanks to God. Laurie "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed." Romans 8:19 Dad and me on Tuesday. and Lauren from
HE WHO RULES Contemporary Horse Art Equine Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 27 inches OIL THICK Contact me to purchase and mention the title: Laurie "I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand." Psalm 40:1-2 Monday when Terry and were walking in the evening, the last quarter mile we walked through the playground at the school where soccer practice was going on. All over the play ground were end nets set up and tiny legs running after soccer balls. If there was one practice group there were at least 10 or more practice groups...we laughed watching them. As we walked we spotted a group of younger brothers and sisters behind the last goal net. There in the midst of them was a huge mud puddle. You could see the glee in their eyes as they were dancing around it, several poking into the mud with a stick. They shrieks and laughter
INQUISITIVE BOXER Contemporary Art DOG BOXER Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 6 x 6 inches oil on watercolor paper. Needs no glass, just slip it into a frame! Contact me to purchase. $65 includes shipping. Mention the name Boxer of course! Laurie "At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask! What shall I give you?" 1 Kings 3:5 Remember that child-like wonderment as you thought things over, or if you just saw something you have never seen before? Total inquisitive power pumping through your body and brain. Are you inquisitive of God? Do you ask Him for things that you need and want? Personally I do not believe there is anything wrong with asking God for things needed or wanted. The actual results are already known by Him as He knows what lurks in your mind and dwells in your heart before you even begin to know. The important thing before you is the asking; the coming to God in the relationship you have with Him and trusting Him
STORM COMING IN Contemporary Art Horse Oil Equine Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 x 2 Inches of THICK pulls of buttery oils! Contact me to purchase; Laurie "But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating." Isaiah 65:18 Nothing is the same every day. Nothing ever remains static as change is constant. With change is transition. Often with both of these may come fear or trepidation. It starts out with that funny uneasy feeling either generally flowing through out your body, or just upsetting your stomach. I think we have to be prepared for change in the way you have to be open and accepting that it is happening all the time. Refocus yourself to a larger picture and take every new change as it comes, learning from it and welcoming it. God is apart of it, you can count on it. With every change and transition comes deeper knowledge from experience. Believe always in the best outcome and know that God is your guide. Lauren was baptized yesterday. Here is a pictu
No 149 Painted Ponies Contemporary Horse Equine Art by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 30 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me for more information or to purchase. Include the title of the painting. Laurie "People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Luke 18: 15-17 Today is Lauren's christening. Tomorrow I will have pictures of course! She will be christened by a minister our family dearly loves. He married Stacey and Larry; he and his wife, who is also a minister, prayed and stayed with the family through Grant's death (Grant died two years ago at age 11.); and now he will christen Lauren, their daughter. Pastor Keith is one of kind in y
Baby Beagle is an Oil on W/C paper and is 6 x 6 inches. Contemporary Dog Painting Contact me to purchase: Laurie SOLD OFF MY BLOG! THANK YOU!!! "And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." Matthew 15:27 There is a terrific new set of artists that invited me to be apart of their postings for Dog paintings. The blog is . I was thrilled to be included in this group and "wowed" by the artists participating. When you have time, visit and see some new teriffic dog art. George Eliot wrote: "We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment." One thing about dogs is how they love us unconditionally. Those big eyes staring at you when you are sitting there watching TV, or when you are eating and they are parked next to the chair watching your hand move from the plate on the table to your mout
Night Crossing Contemporary Horse Art Equine Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 30 inches Acrylic and Oil on Canvas SOLD COMMISSIONED PAINTING Contact me for your own special painting. Laurie "Strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way." 1 Corinthians 12:31 The horse above stands out really well in my studio, despite all the bright contemporary pieces... there is just something about her that makes her different. I believe it is the contract of both colors and mediums. This is a commissioned painting for a collector in California. She has been a joy to work with simply telling me direction and allowing me to paint. She loved the black and red I did in an earlier series and wanted something similar, but in this specific size. I believe my art makes a difference in people's lives. I believe God's spirit is in every painting, and every painting is painted for a specific person before it is even created. My thanks for making a
IN FLIGHT Contemporary Greyhound Dog Art Oil Painting SOLD Commission 15 x 30 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me for Commission work: Laurie "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17 In the spirit of the painting I wanted to stir my thoughts to the absolute freedom that you felt the day school let out for the summer. Do you remember back then? Three months off of no homework, tests, getting up at 7 am to be a school by 8 am. I do not imagine you look forward to prayer that way do you? Maybe we should... I don't but these thoughts are making me climb out of my box again. Our minds are such powerful tools. We can accomplish so much active imagination...and are free to express ourselves in so many ways through our gifts. Now think about the freedom to pray... to honor Him as the Father of all creation and mankind, and then to be excited to share with Him your day. Just as you do your spouse, your best friend, y
I am blogging for Mom - her i nternet will be down until around lunch time (it has been down for 24 hours now). She will post as soon as it is back up. Please check back this afternoon. Blessings-Stacey
WILD HORSE Contemporary Horse Equine Oil Daily Art Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 5 x 7 inches of Oil Commissioned SOLD Contact me for your own collectible! Laurie "Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.: Philippians 4:9 Wednesday, but I am not clear on where all the time went on Monday and Tuesday as we had Tink here. I did get 10350 steps on my new meter! FOR TUESDAY, not for both days. Below is a slide show of the two days... we took Lauren on a LONG walk yesterday. That is why I had over 10,000 steps. Finding peace when there is a tiny one in the house is challenging. She is not quite into a schedule of eating and sleeping but she is only 7 weeks old now. I am thinking soon she will settle in and life will be more balanced for Larry and Stacey. Inner peace can encompass your entire life. I find it only possible through the presence of God in my life. It is easy to think of the joine
THEY HEARD THE CRY Contemporary Art Horse Equine Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 24 x 30 x 2 Oil on Canvas Contact me to purchase. Laurie "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." John 15:7 Tuesday...this morning marks the attitude of Faith. Faith to believe in the limitless and in abundance provided by God. So often we are drug down by fear or doubt in our lives as our faith is nudged and knocked about. Accept that these times will happen. Accept that we are to be tested and accept that bad things happen to good people. Well, they are bad things to us, but to Him they are good as what happens brings us closer to Him. So when adversity surrounds you, know this is time for you to renew your faith and confirm your belief in our Father. Begin to learn how to tune out the pull of the adversity and turn from the fear and believe in abundance... He will provide. Jesus showed us over and over again in His te
FOUR BLACK HORSES Contemporary Modern Art Horse Equine Daily Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 24 x 36 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me to purchase: Laurie "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God." Colossians 3:16 What is your attitude today? Let start this week with a positive attitude of gratitude. Affirming gratitude brings greater good into your own life. Proven fact. Gratitude is more than thankfulness; it is true awareness of God's presence in every person and every situation in life. Remember you are in Him now and He is good. He has your ultimate needs in mind as this day unfolds. Be grateful for such a loving Father and give thanks! Our Tink is coming today... her daddy has more medical tests...and we are ready to get in some more quality hugs and loves! We are full of joy! Keep the attitude of gratitude... Laurie "
FOLLOW THE LEADER Contemporary Equine Art Horse Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 24 x 36 Private Collection Colorado Springs, CO. Contact me for Commission Work: Laurie "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live."--John 11:25 Rain greets the Easter Morning here in Dallas. Much needed rain, but not exactly the ideal thought of a brilliant sunrise on Easter, where you go to early sunrise service and watch or celebrate the SON risen in the sky... So much is deeper than that and I am only just beginning to grasp it at my age. A sudden light bulb turned on in my head this weekend. Always, ALWAYS, I have shared a testimonial of when I heard God speak to me and the situation I was in and He most clearly said, "I will be there with you, you will not be alone. I will be walking next to you." For my entire life I have believed that He walks with me and He is with me always. I have written in this blog many t
In Her Easter Bonnet Contemporary Figurative Art Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 5 x 7 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me to Purchase. Laurie SOLD THE DAY POSTED> THANK YOU! "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began," Timothy 2 1:9 When I was sitting in church last week there she was down the pew in her beautiful hat touched by the light from the stain glass window. I sat in awe at the simple beauty and asked her after church if I could snap some pictures... and as you can see she agreed. You will probably see it again as I had her do several poses. I have not painted like this in a while. Figurative painting is what I mainly did until five years ago when I left the world of fragile realism and stepped out into impressionism and abstract. Every artist grows with their changes and I think every path leads to another challenge an
In the Pasture Contemporary Art Horse Equine Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 x 2 inches OIL on Canvas Not Available as I added more paint! "On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul." Psalm 138:3 Through out our daily life, we encounter trials and stresses that begin to drain us of both patience and peace. It is at that moment we need to train ourselves to stop... STOP. Begin to breathe and count and as you do you allow the strength of the Spirit to fill your body with loads of new oxygen. This improves you physically, emotionally and mentally as you face what is there. I can only begin to scratch the fullness of what Jesus faced... I would be terrified to the point of fainting or having a heart attack I am sure. His Father gave him the strength of soul to carry that cross and finish what was left for Him to do. Today affirm God within the strength of Spirit that is yours, no different than what was there for Jesus. Our sm
HORSE PLAY Contemporary Art Horse Equine Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 18 x 24 x 2 inches oil on canvas Contact me to purchase and mention name of painting: Laurie "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 With this season we have had days of reflection of what Jesus was experiencing. With the knowledge of His ascent into Heaven following His resurrection, we are left with a renewing spirit of new birth, or renewal of our spirits. I pray this will be a new beginning of a journey of discovery in Him as you uncover new skills and talents to share with the world. Let go of the old habits and welcome in the life of today. Heal what is hurting, forgive and move on to joy. Reunite with people and places that are dear to you while you enjoy the new acquaintances. Every person in our lives has a reason to be apart of this season in your life. Grow with it all. Below fi
PINK POPPIES in the Wind Contemporary Floral Flowers Art Oil Painting SOLD Contact me for commission work: Laurie "Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged." Matthew 7:1-2 I truly dislike can's of worms. Worms are really creepy to me. Seems like "The Shack" started up some grumbles with some folks and others sing praises of the book. I did finish it early yesterday morning and it was good to the last page. GOOD AS IN FICTIONAL READING GOOD. I do not want to misrepresent anything when I have suggested you read the book. IT IS NOT meant to be read for teaching of the Word. It is a good fictional story of how one man deals with tragedy in his mind. Did any of you all see Gone with the Wind? I am a history teacher...certified history teacher in the state of Texas to teach any flavor of history from American, to Texas to
Afternoon Run Contemporary Art Horse Equine Daily Painting 12 x 12 inches Acrylic on Canvas Contact Kevin at Gordon Phillips Gallery . Mention the title of the painting. "Seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:31-32 Yesterday was our trip up to Bonham. We drove Terry's dad up to the VA for some lab work and a quick Doctor visit. We were truly impressed again with the care at this location and the folks that work there. Everyone helpful and friendly. We were in and out pretty darn quick as well. We were able to pick my dad up and all four of us went to lunch. When we dropped Ben back off at the doctor's office, we took dad back to the VA home where he is living with his Alzheimers. We played two games of pool with Dad. Terry played the first one and I played the second one. It was my first game of pool. I guess we all have to
WILD FOUR HORSES Contemporary Western Horse Art Daily Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 48.. HUGE in size.. and all oils! Wide brush and lots of contrast Contact me to purchase and mention title of Painting: Laurie SOLD THANK YOU! "Christ Himself is the Creator who made everything in heaven and earth, the things we can see and the things we can't; the spirit world with its kings and kingdoms, its rulers and authorities; all were made by Christ for His own use and glory. " Colossians 1:16 Jonathan was over yesterday to visit. Mom and I went to church and after church met my eldest son Justin and my grandson, Jonathan for lunch. Then it was a quick trip to Barnes and Noble for THE SHACK for mom to start reading hers. I can't say enough about this book, except GO BUY A COPY of it. Home we came. Jonathan wanted to make Chocolate Chip Cookies, so we used Aunt Stacey's favorite recipe and that was my downfall as I ate two cookies and they were good! Terry