Friday, May 20, 2011

BIg Wolf Wildlife Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

Big Wolf
30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas

 Available: Laurie

        ©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011

He Follows You

I finished up this wolf painting yesterday and enjoyed the results of my labor. Terry complained that the eyes of the wolf followed him around the room. The best part was when Paddy came in and lowered himself in a stance and began growling at it.  I knew I was done then.  Those brilliant eyes... they seem to capture you and follow you where ever you go.

God follows you where ever you go as well.  His essence or spirit is with in you, abiding with in to empower you for God's good.  God knows what you will think before the thought even blooms in your head.  He knows what you need before you even realize it.  He does not really just follow you...rather He is leading you. You must be ready to follow Him.

This weekend is the wine festival and Mayfair Art show here in Mt Vernon.  I am suppose to be in town but waiting to see how Terry is feeling. He has a touch of bronchitis we think he caught from Lady L.  I wish I could share on my blog the video Stacey sent yesterday of Lady L. She was painting and she kept saying OMA PAINTS.... how can I love a grandchild so deeply?  Stacey says she is a pawprint of me... which makes me giggle because NONE of my three children are like me with art or music.  Morgan comes close, but not in the sense of the essence of I am art, Art I am....but Lady L does.  She loves piano, guitar and harp and painting and drawing.... Made me want to get in the car and drive two hours to paint with her.

May your weekend be filled with His abundant grace.


“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Romans 15:5-6

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Return of the Wolf Pack Abstract Wildlife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Return of the Wolf Pack
24 x 36 inches Oil on Canvas

Available through The Rare Gallery.
Email them here to purchase.
©Laurie Pace     Graphics One Design 1998-2011



A Friend Smiles

I was working hard in the studio yesterday finishing up this piece and working on the bear I began at the workshop.  The doorbell rang and it was Ann Morgan, one of the workshop attendees and now a new friend from across the lake.

We were instantly talking about the workshop and about Jane, the wonderful artist from New Zealand.  Jane is an artist that is so respectful of mother-earth and all God has created.  The land is apart of Jane.  Her work celebrates the beauty and bounty of the Earth.

When a friend smiles they share the bounty of life and love. Life is fuller with our friends. God give us boundless moments to enjoy our lives and everything surrounding us.  We are often too busy to even realize what is there for us and who is there for us.

The next time a friend smiles, know the light that comes from that smile is from Him.  As you give to others, you open the way for them to be blessed with greater blessings through God.


"This grace was given to me to bring...the news of the boundless riches of Christ."  Ephesians 3:8


Monday, May 9, 2011

Two Pear Palette Knife Abstract Fruit Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Two Pear
Palette Knife Exercise for Discovery Artist Workshop
5.5 x 5.5 Acrylic on W/C Paper me to purchase: Laurie

      ©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011


One of the things I will cover in my upcoming workshop is SPACE.  Sometimes when drawing or sketching the use of negative space brings things into alignment on your paper.  Sketching space instead of the object itself.  The space gives order to the object.

In your life there is what is called Spiritual Vision. With this vision to are open in heart and soul to the divine order or space God has placed around you and in you.  You are part of His plan and His order in this world.  From tiny atoms and molecules come large mountains and wide seas. God supports all of the earth through the seasons, the ebbing tides and rotation of the planets. He provides shelter for us and food for our hunger.  He blesses us with beauty.

Divine order is present in nature as well as in you.  There are constantly opportunities for you to begin new things and rework older projects.  There is constant renewal and growth, new ideas and continual heavenly inspiration.  His divine order blesses all of our lives and provide everything we need.  (note need and not want.)

Time to not only open your eyes but your heart and soul to use your vision to see the Divine Order He has prepared for you.  His Spirit guides you through each day.

More Mothers Day images:

Leslie and Kirk that hosted us all for brunch.

 A gorgeous table set for 8 of us.

This was an Asparagus Frittata.


"In Him was life, and the life was the light of all people." John 1:4


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