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31 October 2014

Pumpkins on a Vine by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 9 x 12  Oil on Canvas.
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Pumpkins on a Vine

9 x 12 Oil

Is it black or white? No.. not really. This pumpkin painting started in shades of black and white...and slowly color was added to the painting.  
No situation in life is simple as black and white.  We are fast to judge and look at others in judgement when we do not know the entire story or the entire person.  How can you ever really know?  Slowly as you get to know a person, the "colors" or experiences begin to stand out and become real.  People are not who you see on the outside, but rather the lifetime of experiences that bring them to life...or as an artist would say, to living color.  

Pumpkins on a vine...People on the street....?

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes just like people...thankfully people have a heart and life force pulsating through them.  Take the time to get to know people. Invest in listening more and talking less.  

Enjoy your Pumpkin pie...I know we will!
Laurie 




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30 October 2014

Running Beyond, Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


Running Beyond

  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 30 x 30  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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Did you ever notice how you 'run out of gas' during the day or early evening? Seems like you have spent every spark of energy at work, shuffling kids, cooking, doing PTA or anything but spending time on God or on yourself?  The demands of every day life keep us running beyond the day and well into the night. 

Joy is found in experiencing the moment. Begin sharing it with God and then finding God and joy in your everyday activities. An uplifting sense will begin to emerge as you do and every day your life will seem lighter and brighter.  NO more running beyond your energy. 

This horse painting is a mixed media from an experimental time in 2010.  There is a lot of strength needed to run beyond.
"Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice." 1 Chronicles 16:10
Be joyful this day...
Laurie



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29 October 2014

Full Circle Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Full Circle © Laurie Pace 2010

    Full Circle Sold


  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 24 x 36  Oil on Canvas.
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Growing up I heard the saying "What goes around comes around full circle".  My parents of course were teaching us that what we say and do always circles back around to us in life. My other favorite was not the 'air the family laundry'.  As kids, we certainly listened to what was taught to us...or else....  

Not sure that happens so much today. We have to look at ourselves as grandparents, parents, siblings etc...and decide how the younger ones in our family look at what we do and model themselves closely after us.  What you do and say totally reflects and mirrors back in those around you. 

In this colorful horse painting it blends in all the colors of the rainbow...full circle.  The horses are content in their positions, the paint is piled high and the composition keeps the mind balanced. Your thoughts come full circle as your eye travels the line of horses on the horizon. 
The wind blows to the south, and goes round to the north; round and round goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.  Ecclesiastes 1:6
Simple Abundance to you this week.
Laurie



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28 October 2014

The Race is On, contemporary horse painting by Texas artist Laurie Pace



         The Race is On SOLD

  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 20 x 30  Oil on Canvas.
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The race is on every day here at Casa Pace aka Golden Pond Studio.  Waking up every morning is such a joy... starting the day and looking forward to painting, spending time teaching my granddaughter and painting with her and enjoying all the positive things I can find in the day.

Painting offers up a new 'canvas' each day to begin again.  Life gives us a new day each morning to begin again.  Choose wisely and remember that you have control of how you react to situations. 

Be renewed each day and ready to take the needed steps for the day.  Time to take off in the right direction.  

"but those who wait for the lord shall renew their strength...they shall run and not be weary." Isaiah 40:31

Blessings,
Laurie
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27 October 2014

Knifing the Flowers... The Fair Flowers by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 24 x 30  Oil on Canvas.
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Change is inevitable with seasons; when a painting hangs around the studio it is leaving itself WIDE open to me picking on it.  Yes it happened to these 'Fair Flowers'.  They became "Knifed". 

I am not sure what bugged me but I began reworking the painting and piling on literally layers and layers of oil. The original painting was with brush.  I just could not stand it. I love the simplicity and weave of textures, but piled paint is my expertise.  



You can see as I worked the flowers took a dramatic change as did the vase. I added two loose flowers on the table top next to the vase. The story was not complete. Now it is.

The changes took place over a two day period as I would work on it awhile and then walk away for awhile to get a new perspective. 

See it on my website.


How glorious he was, surrounded by the people, as he came out of the house of the curtain. Like the morning star among the clouds, like the full moon at the festal season; like the sun shining on the temple of the Most High, like the rainbow gleaming in splendid clouds; like roses in the days of first fruits,  like lilies by a spring of water, like a green shoot on Lebanon on a summer day;  like fire and incense in the censer, like a vessel of hammered gold studded with all kinds of precious stones; Sirach 50:5-9

Blessings, Laurie

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 Post note: Sirach is accepted as part of the Christian biblical canons by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and most of Oriental Orthodox. The Anglican Church do not accept Sirach as canonical but only should be read, "for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth not apply them to establish any doctrine."[5] 

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26 October 2014

Making AMAZING Changes... Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace


Amazed

  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 36 x 40  Oil on Canvas.
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There were changes in this painting. It hung around in the studio for me to study it and decide if it was working or not working. Not working was the red mane.   Here was the before:

I came back to the canvas and began lightening the background in the upper left corner and reworking the manes on the horses.  I did some additional touch ups here and there as well.  The mood of the painting soared forward with those simple changes. It amazes me to see what coming back to the canvas really can do to finish off a painting.



Every painting has a story and a journey. This one began with sheet music and moved forward. You can still catch glimpses of the music in the background and I purposely left the word from the title of the music, AMAZED showing through in the mane of the horse on the right. 

May your day be AMAZING!   

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.” 
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Blessings, Laurie

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and sustain in me a willing spirit.  Psalm 51:12

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25 October 2014

Horse 78 Blue Mist Rising - Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

Horse 78 Blue Mist Rising

10 x 8 Oil on Panel
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One of my signature pulled painted Ponies is just going to the drying rack.  Strong blues created the back ground as the other colors begin to layer on top bringing the power of the paint and the spirit of the knife. 

The palette reminds me of the dark clear blue sky outside...deeper with each cold front that pushes through the border from Oklahoma. The colors are the leaves on the trees outside my windows... some still green, others slightly brown and many with shades of red and orange. I wish the first freeze was soon but that is usually in late November, two months away.

Some of you know that my daughter is expecting a second little girl in February.  We are all pretty excited. I have finally settled on a nickname that feels good. Our first granddaughter was Tinkerbelle aka TINK, and this one is Cutie Patootie aka Tootie.   Now Tink, also referred to as Lady L, is not really excited about the name Tootie. She continues to petition me to consider WINK  for Periwinkle or PERI...but I am pretty set on Tootie. We have about three more months until we meet this new granddaughter. Such a wonderful gift from God...and a total surprise at that.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.  Psalm 29:3-4
Blessings, Laurie 
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” 
― Humbert Wolfe



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