Are you Hard Wired? Life in the Seventies with Texas Artist Laurie Pace
©Laurie Pace Graphics One Design 2023
24 x 36 Oils on Canvas
by Laurie Pace
"Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few." Ecclesiastes 5:2
Are you Hard Wired?
The year was 2008
I do remember painting this beauty above- the horse. A one and only. One of my favorite collectors bought it even before I put it online in my store. She always checked my blog as I would post in process pictures of what I was working on! Not sure what took me this direction, but that was the joy of painting back in that day. Posting work in an auction situation. The work always calls to a heart or two or three and it allowed the paintings to sell and me to paint more. Yes not everything sold at a high price, but most of my horses did.
I am remembering that I had painted a painting called The Conductor.
I fell in love with the colors directly on the black paint and it inspired me to paint Hard Wired. This one was for a client... I did have fun painting it! I have been praying for direction because the joy of painting is not present right now. I think you may say... feeling off centered and too blocked into trying to paint to sell and not finding freedom in that. Selling by auction was putting it out there and people finding it. Wish it was still possible.
When you do not paint daily, you begin to loose skills. I probably am painting more in sections than daily. Perhaps I should pick up the watercolors and start there... or pen and ink. Creativity is a gift from the Lord and I think I am stuck in front of a wall and I simply need to turn around. We all reach this point in life and have to recharge and be open to growth in another direction.
I love the Bible verse above... "LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW" Do not be hasty in your heart or your actions without consulting Him. You do not need to be wordy... HE already knows when you get to cross roads. Wait and he will provide. He may not keep you where you are, he probably has something better for you, and you are clinging to the old and the familiar. We go into a type of mourning as we let go of things we hold dearly close to us.
Whatever you face this day and in what you offer up prayers... "Let your words be few..." Our Father already knows. Don't be Hard Wired
Trust in Him.
Follow the Spirit of the Paint... with Laurie Pace
Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist
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.
© Graphics One Design 2023