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White Knight Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist, Laurie Pace, The Painted Ponies 2011, TIME

White Knight available email me: Laurie 5 x 7 inches   Oil on 300 lb Watercolor Paper   ©Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 1998-2011   Contact Me: Laurie      TIME Okay Lady L is back and she brought her parents this time. SO I seriously will be doing shortly blogs. Time is only what we make of it and I intend to make the best of each moment they are here. I blocked out three days from painting in the studio and blogs will be short! Make the best of your time and your day spending it with someone you love. If you cannot be there in person, then call them. Share the day, share the night and share your time. Laurie         “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” - 2 Corinthians 5:21 My Blog    My Website     Giclees on Canvas, Prints and Cards      The Five Graces     The Artists of Texas      Daily Painters      Contemporary Fine Art International    Artists of Texas Blo

Texas Spring Time Abstract Horse Painting Finished. Signature Painted Pony Pulls by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Inner Peace

Texas Spring Time 3 ft by 4 ft  Oil on Canvas SOLD Commissioned Painting © Laurie Pace     Graphics One Design 1998-2011  Contact me: Laurie        Inner Peace Have you ever been hiking and discovered a waterfall?  The water is literally tumbling down the side of a hill or mountain and splashing wildly in a pool below. There is constant motion with a busy current of energy as the water moves. In the pond or lake where the water falls...really deep beneath the surface, the water is undisturbed by the chaos above.  Also true if you find a path in the side of the hill that leads behind the curtain of the waterfall... there too under the noise of the falling water is a safe place of respite. Within you is always a calm place you can retreat to, a place filled with peace and quiet strength.  This restful place energizes and send out raw power to you to go and achieve those things important to you. You can draw on the peaceful center whenever you need to. God offers this peac

Racing the Fence Abstract Horse Painting, The Painted Ponies 2011 by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Salvation

Racing the Fence 30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas AVAILABLE  Abstract Horse Painting with my latest approach to the canvas. I revisited this piece and finished it up.  I will sell it to you from me, or it will be at one of my galleries in the next six weeks.   © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011 Contact me: Laurie  Salvation   <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="salvation pronunciation" />   / sælˈveɪ ʃən / Show Spel 1. the act   of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc. 2. the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc. 3. a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc. 4. Theology . deliverance from the   power and penalty of sin;

Texas Spring Time in Progress Abstract Horse Painting, The Painted Ponies 2011 by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Progression on Texas Spring Time  Commission Painting SOLD 3 ft by 4 ft  Oil on Canvas This painting is one of my highly collected Painted Pony Pulls. These gorgeous abstract horse paintings are thick with buttery Holbein Duo Oil Paints on Canvas. The collector that requested it liked a prior painting entitled Spring Showers and  wanted this to have the same flavor.  They also requested brilliant colors as well. Painted so far to Guns and Roses, Shania Twain and the Dave Matthews Band... today I shall do more and continue to layer. Right now there are about 20 layers of paint and about 10 more to go.        © Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011 Contact me: Laurie Sacrifice What does this word mean?  Wikipedia:" In Christian teaching, God became incarnate in Jesus Christ ( trinitarian view) or sacrificed his first-born son (divine yet distinct from God for non-trinitarians) to accomplish the reconciliation of God and humanity, which had separated it

Sudden Light Abstract Horse Painting by Texas artist Laurie Pace

Sudden Light 5 x 7 inches  Oil on Canvas     BID HERE   © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011 Contact me: Laurie PRAYER This is another one of my miniatures that I am preparing for larger paintings for my upcoming Denver Show in July at Mirada Fine art.   I am hoping to do a painting on site at the gallery if we are able to arrange it. The base was a rusty orange coating of acrylic with heavy overlays of oil paint. Yesterday we began working on clearing the banks of the pond some more. We are under a burn ban so we will continue to clear and then have to pay to have someone come clear the trash of trees and limbs from our lot.  We desperately need rain. My prayers this next week are focused on just that. Make a list of things to pray about this week and keep up with it... even if you do not make another ...keep up with this first one. Pray daily about the things on your list...and when you find answers for those prayers, date the list next to that ite

Horse 2 Spring Race Abstract Horse Painting, Painted Ponies 2011 by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, If there is doubt, do not do it.

Horse Race 2 Spring   Abstract Horse Painting, thick palette knife Holbein Duo Oils on Canvas. Sold  These small abstract horse Oils are highly popular and an easy way to pick up something small but special and easy to hang and enjoy. 8 x 10 inches  Oil on Canvas       © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011   Contact me: Laurie IF There is Doubt, Don't do it. Terry and I were collapsed on the couch yesterday around four and Oprah was on when we switched on the tv to veg out to fresh baked Tilapia, summer squash, sweet potato fries, and a big salad. (Oh also a bowl of fresh cut up strawberries, apples and grapes)  We both worked hard all day... up till eight last night. I was washing sheets and preparing the guest room for the RETURN OF LADY L and her parents.  How cool is that? She is a right handed painter and loves painting with me in the studio. It was a rerun on Oprah from her trip down under to Australia and we enjoyed everything we saw on the journe

Horse 1 Spring Race Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Going my way?

Spring Race Horse 1 8 x 10 inches  SOLD   Oil on Canvas      © Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 1998-2011    A thickly painted horse abstract painting created with Holbein Duo Oils and a palette knife.  Learn more about using the knife in your art  by attending my workshop this May. Contact Me: Laurie  Going My Way? I am  not even sure there are many hitchhikers left on the roads today. The few I have seen truly look like they are traveling cross country. As a child when we traveled from Dallas to St Louis, I remember often seeing hitch hikers with their thumb in the air and that "Going my way?" expression.  Of course my dad never stopped. We didn't have room in the car with three kids even if it had been in his heart. Pondering thoughts bring visions of God waving His hands in front of me trying to get me to STOP... and then asking 'Going my way?'.   I am always too distracted to pay attention and that is where things begin to break down. I am probabl

The Only One I Dream Of Abstract Horse Painting by Texas EQuine Artist Laurie Pace, What Dreams are Made of...

The Only One I Dream Of SOLD 3 ft by 3 ft  Oil on Canvas      © Laurie Justus Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011   Contact me: Laurie What Dreams Are Made Of What are in your dreams? What do you think in your heart is missing from your life?   Often it is for things we think we need and God has better things in mind for us. We limit so many things by our own thought process and often do not truly believe that there are no limitations to what joys He has for us. I get to see my Dad today and I am bursting with excitement.  With Alzheimers he does not know who I am, but those same brown eyes embrace me with his warm smile and for that split second I can believe 100 percent this is my DAD. Whenever some one asks me who I would love to have dinner with in an interview... it is with my dad before the disease hit him.  I am so grateful my Mom is healthy and still the wonderful person she has been my whole life. She brings joy to every day. Dreams are made of ...what?  Sounds l

PlayTime Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, A MOMENT OF JOY

PlayTime SOLD 8 x 10 Inches  Oil on Canvas   © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011    contact me: Laurie  A MOMENT OF JOY As an adult I find life gets pretty darn intense.  Of course most of that intensity is self-induced.  What does it take for an adult to live like a child? To live knowing the Father will take care of everything? Trusting in the plans of the Father? After 5 days with Lady L at the house,  Terry and I both have new sight on learning AGAIN to let go of so much and try to learn to "play" again. We need to find JOY in every moment.  Lady L sure did. She set a great example...well most of the time, except when she did not get her way and she ducked her chin and pushed out her bottom lip.  I don't believe we are as cute as adults when we pout.  God probably is not laughing like Terry and I did trying hard not to cry and let her see us laughing. Take a look at your life today.  Are you having fun? Is there joy?  Time to climb out of the bo

Max and Lucky Commissioned Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace,

Max and Lucky, Abstract Horse Painting   FINISHED! Commissioned Painting SOLD 4 ft by 4 ft  Oil on Canvas    ©Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 1998-2011 Contact me for work: Laurie   A SENSE OF HUMOR I know I have talked about God's sense of humor in the past.  Make a plan and He is chuckling in heaven. With Lady L here we have to maintain a sense of humor.  I laughed till I cried when I walked out to find her doing her Oreo Cookie dippings and decorating her Miss Piggy book with her new Cinnamon Cheerios .  Catch the cheerio on the eye!  This precious two year old keeps us hopping.  Terry ask me last night, "How many grandparents does it take to change the diaper on a two year old?"  We both sat and figured out probably three to four.  That little miss has strong legs and if you just pull her out of warm bath that she does NOT want to be out of, she throws a royal fit. Other than that she is pretty good about eating and sleeping. I remarked to my musi

Movement of the Spirit Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Where does the Wind end?

Movement of the Spirit 30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas        © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011 SOLD Contact me for Commission Work: Laurie   MOVEMENT OF THE SPIRIT In church yesterday Pete spoke about many things in his message; one particular statement caught my attention.  Where does the wind end?  He told us in the bible translations the word for spirit and wind are often interchanged.  Reflecting on this when I chose a painting for my quick mini'blog... I chose Movement of the Spirit.  The constant motion of the Holy Spirit in our lives is never ending.  That is something you can COUNT on all the time, the consistency of the Spirit in your life if your heart and mind are open to receive from God. (note about this painting from Spring 2006: It began as a painting of my Taylor 914E... and it became horses....look closely and you can find my guitar.) On the side of counting...endlessly with an abacus built by Lady L's (aka Tinkerbell) great great gran

Horsing Around Painted Pony Pull Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Horsing Around 20 x 20 inches Acrylic on Canvas    © Laurie Pace      Graphics One Design 1998-2011 BID HERE    Contact: Laurie  FINGER PAINTING We are still alive and well into our Day Three with Lady L. The first night her little classical music CD did not stop playing for four or five hours. I went to sleep around one a.m.   Still trying to figure out what Terry pushed. Of course we have discovered that EVERYTHING her mom said she ate, she truly does not, and everything her mom said she does not eat, she eats.  I think that should not be named Murphy's law, but maybe Shortcake law. I had bought those new dipping things...Oreo type chocolate sticks and white creamy icing.  She loves them.  The hard part was cleaning all the hardened creamy white icing off the windows she painted them with. I guess it was a type of mixed media with chocolate Oreo and white sticky icing. She used her fingers for the icing and then drug the chocolate cookie through it. This occu

Head Strong Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, The Texas Twister

Head Strong 9 x 12 inches  Expressionistic Horse in Vivid Colors  Oil on Canvas    SOLD This morning! Thank you. © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011 THE TEXAS TWISTER By most standards the Texas Twister would be one of those huge tornadoes bearing down from west Texas into Central Texas....OR it could be Lady L in her "twister" mode.  That can be defined two ways... one by the disaster left as she plays from room to room... to that tiny twist of hair on her fingers when she is so tired she cannot see straight. We have put a few miles on the little red wagon already and her favorite thing in the house is the baby grand piano.  She stays "STUCK" to that most of the day.  "STUCK" is her favorite word, no wait, second favorite. Her favorite is NO NO NO. When she is in her car seat or you are holding her and do not want to put her down she is decisively STUCK and lets you know it.   She had forgotten we had birds.. Max and Gracie... and she

Spring Dusk Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Spring Dusk 9 x 12 inches  Oil on Canvas Board     © Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011    BID HERE LADY L IS TO ARRIVE After today I am not sure if I will be blogging much. I promise to TRY to get posts up and a few lines, but Lady L is coming to visit.  Jonathan is almost 14 so it has been 12 years since I dealt with a two year old. Terry and I were discussing rules at the breakfast table. After visiting with Sheriff Paul and hearing about his 11 year old grand-daughter that watches TV and dances in the early 1 am hours we are making plans.  So Lady L will have limited TV here as we do not want her to start bad habits early at age two. Paul was giving us his agenda with his grand-daughter for the day.  They are digging a post hole for his new flag; burning trash logs and roasting marshmallows; feeding the cows and horses and riding the four wheeler over two hundred acres.   TP and I looked at each other and decided NONE of the above were things to do with a tw