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30 July 2015

The Trust of Animals, Figurative Fun Paintings by Laurie Pace

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Girl and Goat 2  2006  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“From sunrise to sunset, I was in the forest, sometimes far from the house, with my goat who watched me as a mother does a child. All the animals in the forest became my friends, even dangerous and poisonous ones. Thanks to my goat-mother and my Indian nurse, I have always enjoyed the trust of animals--a precious gift. I still love animals infinitely more than human beings.” ― Diego Rivera

I cannot ever say I have been up close and personal with a goat.  I have with dogs, cats, horses, cows, donkeys, etc... but not a goat. I did a series of girl and goat paintings years and years ago. You can tell by the free paint and less worry that it was an earlier time in my career. 

My art is my precious gift and for that I am thankful and blessed. As mentioned often with every blessing come lessons to learn and every day I paint, I discover more.  I discover more about life, about people and about myself.

"Jesus said to him, "if you are able! All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

Shalom, 
Laurie 


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27 July 2015

Keep Truth in your Sight... Landscape Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Reflections 15 x 30  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.” ― C. JoyBell 

Do you ever sit and reflect on things in life?  An artist often uses a mirror reflection of a painting to see where the composition may be off or need work. A reflection is more honest to the artist than looking directly at the painting. Seeing things in reverse always show up every imperfection.

So are reflections on life good or bad?

"We all know that all things work together for good to those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Working with you...
Laurie 


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26 July 2015

I am Becoming Part of the Past... Contemporary Western Horse paintings by Laurie Pace



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 Horse 31 . The Moment  Size: 8 x 10  Oil on Canvas.
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“With each passing moment I'm becoming part of the past. There is no future for me, just the past steadily accumulating.” ― Haruki Murakami

I was grazing Google for a quote on Moments because of the title of the painting. There were so many good ones, but this one struck a chord immediately. With each passing moment we are becoming the past.  What we do each moment today is quickly building the past. 

I am not sure about the negative idea of no future because of my religious beliefs I do believe in life everlasting and this journey is an earthly journey. I do believe in future. I believe in miracles, good deeds, love and life. I believe in God. 

Still each day I build more of the past.  From words spoken to actions taken... they are piling up behind me.  

"When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth." John 16:13

Shalom,
Laurie

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25 July 2015

Inside a Barn is a whole Universe... Landscape Paintings by Laurie Pace




  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2015

 Size: 8 x 8  Oil on Panel. Sold
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"Inside a barn is a whole universe, with its own time zone and climate and ecosystem, a shadowy world of swirling dust illuminated in tiger stripes by light shining through the cracks between the boards. Old leather tack, lengths of chain, rope, and baling twine dangled from nails and rafters and draped over stall railings. Generations of pocket knives lay lost in the layers of detritus on the floor.” ― Carolyn Jourdan

My grandparents had a farm in St Louis.  I know there must have been a barn but I mainly remember the main farmhouse, the 'outhouse' and the planted area where they grew things. Wait, I do remember the chickens.  I feel like the entire farm was a Universe filled with summer discoveries each year I was there. 

What a delightful memory for any child to have that summer opportunity to spend a few weeks at a grandparent's farm.  I laugh because Lady L, who is six now, affectionately calls our home at the lake, our cottage by the lake.  I am not sure what memories she has of it, but dad gum, I do miss the lake.  If it were not for family here and the grands...I would have never left that alternate Universe "the Cottage". 

"You are our glory and joy!" 1 Thessalonians 2:20

Joy to you this day...
Laurie


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24 July 2015

Pigs treat us as equals.... Cat Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Who Me?  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ― Winston S. Churchill

Ever notice how our cats and dogs and other pets never seem to worry about what they need in life? They do not worry about shelter, or food or making money at their job... they just live.  

We are suppose to be the same way... trusting in God to provide for us.  He gives us exactly what we need, so why do we always want more? New shoes, a new phone or a new television... we are constantly 'wanting' something.

What we truly only need is food, shelter and clothing. Everything else we think about simply stirs up fears and worry and I know I certainly do not need that.  I challenge myself and you to let go of any fear this weekend coming up.  Not to have anxiety about what is in the future and enjoy today. Be at Peace.

"Do not worry saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?" or "What will we wear?"  Matthew 6:31

Laurie

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23 July 2015

The Twilight and the Morning, Contemporary Horse Painting by Laurie Pace




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 Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.” ― Roman Payne

What adventure lie before you this day? What lessons will you learn as you rise from your bed? There are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered. You have the freedom to explore these and learn from them. Unlimited good lies ahead.

When I face a new canvas I often have sketches in one of my 200 sketchbooks.   Sometimes I am brave and just walk up to begin a painting with no concept... only the freedom of color and movement. Those are always my favorites.  My heart is free to take an adventure on the surface and to challenge my mind to discover things I would never take the chance on.

It is your life...Be alive... be free and walk with God.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

Abundance and Blessings,
Laurie


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20 July 2015

A Portion of your Soul Entwined with Mine... Tree Paintings, Abstract Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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“Two Trees
A portion of your soul has been entwined with mine
A gentle kind of togetherness, while separately we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in separate plots of ground,
While their topmost branches come together,
Forming a miracle of lace against the heavens.” 
― Janet Mills

This beautiful tree was first layer on a painting that evolved into another painting....  My hands want to paint other things but then when I stand back... I see new things and it changes. 


Color pushes sensations throughout me when I paint. It is a pulsing of energy that I cannot turn away from.  Perhaps it is a kind of addiction.  

In other words, color is also a spirit that spreads through me when I paint pulling the piece back and forth as it ebbs and tides into the final composition. The spirit of life, love and light weave through. The potential stayed alive through the transition of what was to what is. They are one in the same.  Together and yet apart.

"You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters." Galatians 5:13

Simple Abundance...Laurie


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Laurie Justus Pace Contemporary Texas Artist

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