23 April 2014

It is not working... an unwasted Day in the studio with Laurie Pace


  
  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Not working for me...
32 x 48 inches Oil on Canvas.
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

At a standstill last night and not liking where this is going. You will have to visit back tomorrow or the next day to see what happens... I just do not like things with so much control, I like accidental creations allowing the spirit of the paint to surface. This is too forced.  It is never a waste of time because the process of painting and layering things builds strength in a painting.


If we could only embrace the fact that trusting God as a child trusts us is where we all need to be.  Letting go of control and giving it back to Him enables us to let go of so many things that are weighing us down.  Listen for Him in your heart. If you turn off all the brain drain going on and push back from your computer, TV and work... just sit in the quiet and listen for Him.  

"I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways." Psalm 85:8

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22 April 2014

Horse 33 White Escape Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  
  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 33 White Escape 
8 x 10 inches Oil on Canvas.
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

If you visit the site above showing the details you will see the pages pasted on the surface creating the foundation of this small painting.  The horse definitely looks like it is playing around.  I almost scrapped it but there is something about this guy that really tugs at me.

Here is one of the close ups and I think you will know what I mean.

 

Look close and you can see the foundational pages.

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We made the weekend with Easter and the personal celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus.  We had family on Sunday for Brunch and then went to Terry's family's Easter lunch gathering and then to my mom's after that.  It was a long day but a wonderful day and Monday morning Terry and I both felt the peace that seemed to fill both of us.


We have been reading a book together comparing the Contract Marriage and the true Covenant Marriage.  Each night before bed, we read a bit more and we are learning to much more how to enhance our marriage. After all these years I think we settled in to a comfortable existence, but reading the suggestions on how to open our hearts to a wonderful celebration each day of our marriage, has opened our minds and our hearts.  I do not have the book here at the computer but will try to remember the author... here it is... http://www.amazon.com/Covenant-Marriage-Building-Communication-Intimacy/dp/0805425764

We highly recommend it. 

Here is an Easter Morning Picture Stacey took of us.



I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:28-30


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20 April 2014

The Painted Ponies Gathering One 2014 Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

The Painted Ponies Gathering One
32 x 48 inches Oil on Canvas.
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

I really sweated and work through this one. Totally different palette, out of the box AND the studio for me.  I would think I had it complete, take images and look at them in reverse in Photoshop and race back into the studio, moving around the thick layers of paint, adjusting here and there and back up to photoshop... I must have been up and down the stairs 15 trips as this one came to it's finish.  I sent photos of it off to Steve at Mirada for first 'look' and it shall indeed be heading to Mirada Fine Art in Denver and will be available soon. If you find yourself in love...with the painting, please email ME or email STEVE.

Close ups:





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If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10

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19 April 2014

Horse 32 Circus Horse 2 by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 32 Circus Pony 2
8 x 8 inches Oil on Canvas.
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

The texture in this painting is quite evident. The foundation again was paper from books and then paint. Please visit my website to see close up images of each of my paintings.

 Here are pictures of the garden as I promised. Terry is working on it still today so I will post more.  Lady L comes to help daily and she gets 25 cents for watering every day.  She posed as a scarecrow in the last picture.

This weekend is Easter weekend so I am off the computer for the next 48 hours. I will prepost a painting for tomorrow. 

Blessings for Abundance, of love and joy.






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17 April 2014

Horse 27... oops was missed! Four in a Row, Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  
  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 27 Four in a Row
9 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas. SOLD
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

Well, I was working on a large 32 x 48 inch painting and I had some leftover paint.  I was brought up not to waste things so of course I had some prepared boards, this one had pages from my old Bible on it along with four pages from a western novel and it was all just 'sitting' there waiting for paint—patiently I might add.

So I brought this one over and began to work the paint, spinning the canvas and rotating it as I applied the paint.  Think it went well. As I posted on my website last night, it was only up about 30 seconds and someone bought it. BUT the good news is ... I listed several new pieces so go check them out.

Terry has been so busy building things in the backyard and I need to go out and take pictures to share.  I worked painting until near nine last night and had to prepare everything in photoshop so it was a late night for me working. Terry is creating such a gorgeous haven for us to relax in and I did spend an hour sitting outside with him as he worked building a picket fence.  He wins my heart over and over every day. 


Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8


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A Texas Artist 


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16 April 2014

Exhausted Artist... Laurie Pace A Texas Artist


Between Painting and Planting I am torn! So please enjoy this one from earlier times.

  
  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Exhausted
24 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas.SOLD
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

This painting lives on the East Coast with one of my favorite collectors.  They have horses, mixed media piano pieces, this one and more.  This best describes me at the moment.  Gardening, planting, teaching Lady L with homeschool each day, cooking, cleaning and still managing to keep up with Visual Language Magazine and Artists of Texas.

God has slowed me down a bit with some mitral valve issues, but I know I am doing wrong when I do it. Drinking more coconut water for the potassium.  Did you realize MOST of you do not have enough potassium in your body?  You might read up on it.  I add the coconut water or carrot juice to my day every day on top of a supplement of potassium/magnesium.  Terry and I both take it.  

Yesterday, Tuesday... was a beautiful day. Started out really cold but by noon we were outside working on the roses, pruning and spraying them. Terry started building a picket fence around the garden. Lady L came over for two hours of math and then we left for home depot. More plants came home with the wood to finish the picket fence.  Yes today is another day.


I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,  and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:16-19


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A Texas Artist 


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14 April 2014

Orange Tennis Shoes by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2014

Orange Tennis Shoes
8 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas.
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace 

It had something to do with a wedding. I think the groom is wearing orange tennis shoes.  A small commission duplicating the Pink Tennis shoes I painted back in 2008 that were Lady L's shoes.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8


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