Skip to main content


Showing posts from July, 2020

A Bridge into the Unknown - Familiarity

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Hydrangea Block Up  by Laurie Pace - Sold.  Visit to see available artwork.   “I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”   ― Edna St. Vincent Millay A "block up" in a painting is no different than an outline for a paper you are writing. It is learning the territory as you approach it and wanting to have a familiarity to it before you begin.  Familiarity  gets us through life in the tough times. We tend to draw from our experiences when faced with new challenges. It is a bridge into the new unknown in our lives. Just knowing you have survived something in the past, makes it easier to face it in the future. You know how to cope.  It is the same on a canvas for an artist... getting to know the space and the feel as it is different with every painting.  In our lives today... the Pandemic continues... and none of us have any pas

Sunflowers, Texas, Facebook and Social Media... God has got this all.

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Early Sunflowers  by Laurie Pace - Sold.  Visit to see available artwork.   “Then one by one they raised their faces to the sky. 'Like a field of sunflowers'.” ― Fiona Valpy .”  Summer and Sun seem to be knitted together and the beauty of Sunflowers floods the streets and byways in the state of Texas. We have tall ones, short ones, skinny ones, fat ones.... lots of Sunflowers statewide.  As we get into August you begin to see the stress on these one happy stable flowers that have taken root and bloomed through the months...but August temps suck it all out of everything.  This upcoming election is doing a nice job of that as well. Media is sucking the life out of everything.  I do not want to hear or read about it or Covid 19.   Instead I am called to take my life far away from the worldly mess that keeps pulling us in emotionally. How many times a day are you on Facebook? How

By Dawn's Early Light... Texas Artist Laurie Pace

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 By Dawn's Early Light  by Laurie Pace - Sold.  Visit to see available artwork.   This was back a few years... like 11 years maybe.  The colors are mesmerizing to me with the contrast of of night and day as the colors of cool are replaced with the warmth of light. There is something here to build on in this painting and it may trigger a new piece this next week.  “When she returned, he would take great delight in showing her how much he loved the morning, when the air held a tang of freshness and the early light dispelled all shadows.” Karen Hawkins Isn't that amazing... 'the air held a tang of freshness'.  I can imagine that in every season as the sun wakes the day and the night is pushed away.  This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! What is ahead on your day?  Find something joyful if you can. Stop worrying about what you cannot cha

Two of Color - Painted Ponies by Laurie Pace

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Two of Color - Painted Ponies  by Laurie Pace - Sold.  Visit to see available artwork.   This painting was created in spring of 2010. Stop by my website and check in at least once a week. I am currently doing a commission but will be posting some new pieces that are available soon .  “I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. ” Anne Frank I was just passing through the den where Hubby was watching a news report. We had some down news last night that one of our trees in the back yard is diseased and we may lose it and the other two large Red Oaks as well.  Might as well blow up the back yard loosing the three huge trees that shade the house.  He looked up at me and said, "Go wash your face using hot water".  I am looking at him funny. It is 10 a.m.  and I cannot imagine how my face was dirty since I have only been up three hours and have not be

Sunning on the side of Despair... where do you lose your happiness?

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Sunning  by Laurie Pace - Available Visit to see available artwork.   This is a beautiful painting on birch wood with layers of acrylic glazing! It is ready to hang and does not need to be framed. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson My father-in-law had a saying.. "You can get glad just like you get mad."  We find ourselves quoting him often. Between the headlines or...wait, the SCARELINES and the current pandemic, who really knows how to react or what to believe.  1. Where did it all start to unravel for many of us?  When did so many stop believing in God?  We like to claim credit for everything we do. "I" is a large part of our outlay to others. God works in all of us, and for 'I' to take credit for it all really is not going the right direction. Now sometimes "I" choses to do something we

The Last of the GOOD PEOPLE by artist Laurie Pace

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 All Together - The Good People Series  Last in a five year series of 10 paintings  by Laurie Pace - Purchase Here Visit to see available artwork.   “ Yeah, it's always better when we're together -  We're somewhere in between together .” Jack Johnson This song by Jack Johnson was playing when I painted my first GOOD PEOPLE painting back in about 2012. Since then I have limited them to about 10 of these large paintings and this is the last one I will paint.  It is entitled ALL TOGETHER and it is the last in this series.  The size is 60 x 90 inches. It has thick thick ... did I mention thick?  Thick paint.  It is knifed on and colors run and blend and bring energy to the surface and pull this directly into your home and your life.   Did you catch the 60 x 90 inches?  Yes... that is very large. Three panels knitted together on the surface by palette knife work.  You can purcha

Being a Princess with Texas Artist Laurie Pace

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Being a Princess  by Laurie Pace - Sold.  Visit to see available artwork.   “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess It was 11 years ago that I painted this young princess. My own granddaughter was a tiny baby at this time.  This princess lived in a nearby town in a castle with her family. Notice her ONE SINGLE RED ROSE.  I treasure fun small paintings like this.  I hope to embark on new color in the studio in the next month. The older you become, the more you realize it is the small special things in life that stick with you in your memories.  When you are in prayer with the Lord, remember he places multitudes of small simple things in your life all throughout your days.  What have you found or noticed? This

Hints of Picasso Flower Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

   © Laurie Pace        Graphics One Design 2020 Hints of Picasso 18 x 24  by Laurie Pace - Sold.  Visit to see available artwork.   “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”   ― Alfred Tennyson Summer is in full swing here in Texas.  Hubby rearranged and rebuilt my area in the studio. He is working on building better ventilation next and painting is happening.  I am currently in the midst of a commission of three panels on birch.  Hubby aka Terry, is helping with the sanding today of the clear gesso on the panels. I am preparing to clean out the room of anything unneeded or not used.  There is a lot here!   My next dream is to hang Christmas lights. I LOVE them year round in my studio... always makes me smile. Who do you think of all the time?  I think of my Dad, who died in 2012. If I had a flower for every time I thought of him... it would be...  OH wait... I surround myself wit