First Love by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, The Sounds of Music via brushwork and canvas.

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First Love
18 x 27 Oil on Canvas
 by Laurie Pace  

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"The painting is the daughter of a friend I have known all of her life.  Soft and precious and real in so many ways.  A young girl lost in the music of her instrument.  Reminds me of how easily I get lost in playing my piano or one of my guitars. 

If you look closely you see the triangle that is the main part of the composition rising from the bottom of the painting.  The eye actually enters at the top left of the canvas and you come straight down the instrument to the beautiful hair and face of the young girl. The concentration is only broken by her arm parallel to the bottom edge of the painting. The arm stops you from leaving the painting. You are to stay, study and enjoy the story unfolding before you.

Have you played an instrument in life?  What did you play and what type of music?  Have you ever written music? I fondly remember writing songs with my best friend in Jr High and High School. I have always enjoyed poetry and writing as well. 

Laurie loves to capture children in her work when she has a chance. Their expressions are not tainted by the world... innocence is usually there.  Children are rushed to grow up in this world today, and it is refreshing to paint something so simple and full of love. It still allows the ability to explore in the painting process and challenges the viewer to read the story.  Continuing to tell the story... an artist always does, God's story.


Music is a large part of the creative process for many Artists. Laurie paints to music in the studio daily. If on a commission it is the music of the family commissioning the painting.  If not, Laurie's favorite pieces are from the Folk era of the 60's as well as the popular music of that time.  She skipped through the seventies loving it more...but the eighties, not so much!  Today she listens to almost everything. Music is the heartbeat of creation. If you been on this blog before, you know that Laurie plays piano, guitar and harp. At one time she played the organ in the church where she grew up. Music carries a rhythm into her art and sets the pace for the paint.  

Follow the Music and the Spirit of the Paint... with Laurie Pace

Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones." Isaiah 49:13

Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 


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Laurie is an international artist, her paintings are collected in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, DuBai, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St Thomas, Romania, Greece, Croatia, and Ecuador.  


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