BLAST OF BLUE... and it was not a Kerry Blue! Painting in the Studio with ELLE (Laurie Pace Texas Artist)

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"Blast of Blue" in Progress
8 x 10 Mounted Panel Mixed Media
 In Studio - ELLE 

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Letting Go

Our summer finally ended. Yesterday morning the winds switched from the south (we have been at 80 degrees for a week, down from 90-95 the week before) and with the north wind zooming in, Fall officially arrived with a cold freeze last night. It was 31 this morning but felt like mid twenties.  BLAST OF BLUE!

I am working on a large canvas and this small one today. I have written often about 'getting in the way of the painting' and over controlling the paint itself. It works rarely when you do this. When you tightly paint or over compensate for what the subject is, you tend to lose the freshness of painting and the joy of the journey.  I am feeling that way with the larger painting... so I picked up a cradled Panel board and slung the paint above and already I see what I need to see and will finish it tomorrow. 

God is so much like this... He waits for us to listen and wait for Him and we blunder forward with OUR WILL in action, not waiting for HIS WILL to be.  Wish I could have learned this at an earlier age.  Total difference when you are over controlling your life and decisions to be careful, or not let go when you need to. Do you realize how many blessings you have missed that he had for you? We have to empty our thoughts and not seek our ways but wait for His to fall into play. 

I have always tried to paint with the SPIRIT of the paint in control.. aka the Holy Spirit inside of me. That is what God placed in each of us, an extension of HIM in us. Our 7 yr old grandson thought the Holy Spirit was in his tummy when he was 2 years old, but now he knows it is in his heart! 

We will see what happens tomorrow.  It is going to freeze tonight again. Our peppers, sweet potatoes and beans are all in. That is what was left in the garden. Stay warm!!

From deep in the heart of Texas. 

Follow the Spirit of the Paint... IN STUDIO with ELLE

“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." Jeremiah 32:17

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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