|© "Native Rain Flyer"|
Monday, March 31, 2014
Horse 25 Sunrise Graze, Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace aka Everything's Coming up Roses
In my heart I am singing that old song, 'Everything's coming up Roses.'
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 1 Timothy 1:18-19
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Abstract Horse Art by Oklahoma Contemporary Equine Artist Jonelle T. McCoy "Turning Green into Gold"
|© "Turning Green into Gold"|
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace
What do you have in life that is a contrast for you? I really tend to be conservative and live my life without gambling or taking many chances. Strange though, this does not apply in my artwork. My artwork is the contrast in my life as well as one of the greatest gifts I have, the ability to create. Terry laughs at me. I love to go into Lowe's or Home Depot and walk through the wood aisles. I love the smell of wood. I believe in another life I would have been a carpenter as it is as much a part of me as my art. So yes, my life is a contrast. How is yours?
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:12-14
|© "Brand New H'art"|
A little while ago I started these little heart shaped paintings, they are no more than 5 1/2" at any part, canvas on heavy cardboard both sides, but I only paint one side. I've called these my H'art Series. This one is called "Brand New H'art" featuring a new born long legged pinto foal navigating his beginnings of the world he's found himself in. Painted with acrylic. $25 + shipping.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The inspiration was the green of spring. The unique part of this horse is the unique blending of paint through the face of the horse around the right eye. I love the accidental flow of paint creating both energy with blends and excitement with lines. Have already had several spring horses so I gave this one a 'white blaze'.
In life do you 'blaze' through things? Are you known for a particular gift or talent? If you are, I give thanks that you recognize the bounty of what you have and that you will share it with others in service to others.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11
|© "Heart of the Matter"|
Though this painting was completed on February 15th, this is the first it's been publicly featured. It will be in an ad with the Visual Language online publication in the coming month of May. For equine artists this May issue will be a real treat since it's an equine theme, plus I'll have an equine painting featured in the winning line up of the AOT (Artists of Texas) Rites of Spring online art show, and there will be a studio article about me and my art. http://www.visuallanguagemagazine.com/
Also of note with this painting is the quite visible heart on her cheek, the heart is where the soul connects the ethereal to the physical in my opinion- so in one way or another my paintings will have a heart in them somewhere- whether obvious as this one, or small and hidden, and to those who are adept at seeing more than just the paint, but the soul of the image I've created. "Heart of the Matter" has been painted with acrylics on a 20" x 16"x 1.5" gallery wrap canvas and is available through my home studio for $450.00 + shipping.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Available Paintings Here
Finally the trees are budding out with green leaves. It is officially spring by the calendar. I noted on the weather news last night the record high for a date last week was 100 degrees. ??? (this is March?) We were at a high that day of 54 and a low that night around freezing. It happened in 1916. Ninety-eight years ago. I actually remember in 2007, seven years ago, we had the wettest spring and summer I had seen in my life time. We never topped 99 degrees and it rained constantly. I long for a spring summer more like that as we are falling further into a horrible drought in Texas. Some lakes are close to 25 ft below, and some are only 6 ft below normal. Is there a normal any more?
Terry and I have a private joke when we are watching TV and it shows lush green lawns, flowers and beautiful thick trees...
"It Rains There."
When you see content people, families and friends, not swayed by the negativity around them, or the chaos threatening them, remember our phrase from above and say "God's There".
Peace to the brothers and sisters,and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. Ephesians 6:23-24
|© "I AM, are You?"|
Here's an older painting I did that was a proclamation of BEING- being present, being aware, being confident and being sure of one's self. To give it some humility I painted it in blue to soften and bring some temperance, but purple to give once again that expression of self worth. I have a road ahead of me I've not traveled so need to be sure of my journey, so I need to tell myself that I am ready. "I AM, are You?" was painted with acrylics. Sold.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
|© "To Greener Pasture"|
This is what I am waiting for, what's on the other side, in this case this painting was commissioned as a memorial for a beloved equine partner and friend, for me personally it's for what lies just ahead, that I'm crossing over from one fulfilling career to what I truly believe will be the best yet for me. "To Greener Pasture" is acrylic and sold.
I filled two palettes with colors... warm colors on one and cool colors on the other and I began to work. It was so much easier with the colors laid out before me and not reaching for tubes every time I wanted a new color. It was easy. It was fun.
Paddy remains with fuzzy hairy ears and his look of big head dog. Not sure when we will have time to finish him but at least he is manageable on his body right now. Terry got a haircut last week too, so that leaves me to be next, just not sure when. I definitely do not need big hair, big head!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV
"Glee"- could there be a better description for what I feel about moving forward with my new chapter? I am sure there is, but this happy, leaping, jumping for joy rich saturated colored horse could just as easily be me out in the field just happy to be alive and not afraid to show it. Yes indeed, I could do that. "Glee" is acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, and is sold. For prints of this painting: http://jonelle-t-mccoy.artistwebsites.com/featured/glee-jonelle-t-mccoy.html
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
“The Horse; Spirit, Art, and Soul” The International Equine Artists, Signature Member 2014 Exhibit, at The International Museum of Art of El Paso, By The IEA.
Invitational IEA Signature Member Exhibit at the International Museum of Art of El Paso.
International Equine Artists Signature Member Exhibit!
"The Horse; Spirit, Art and Soul"
This is the 1st "Signature Member" Exhibit held at:
The International Museum of Art of El Paso
El Paso, Texas, USA.
August 3 -September 28, 2014
Opening Reception August 3,2014 2PM - 4:30PM
International Museum of Art of El Paso
1211 Montana Av.,
El Paso, Texas 79902
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/556867014411070/
~Deborah Flood, IEA Founder & Administrator. http://www.debfloodart.com
My Linocut-Block Print, Forward Motion, will be exhibiting in the Waterfall Arts Center "Print, Open Call Exhibit", Belfast Maine. This piece, along with other Artist's hand created Prints will be on display and offered for sale through the Art Center. Info as follows:
Event Dates: 4/4/2014 - 5/30/2014
Reception: 4/4/2014 5PM - 7PM (I plan on attending).
Location: Waterfall Arts Center
256 High Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
Monday, March 24, 2014
|© "Awake in a Dream"|
So now that I've made my intention to give my heart and soul to my art in honor of this great gift I was given from above official, it's going to be somewhat surreal to adjust to the scope of this change. I will be making a transition from being someone's employee to being my own boss and employee. It's like a dream! So for today's painting I've chosen "Awake in a Dream", this 16"x 20" was done in acrylics using the wonderful and completely fun and versatile Golden's High Flow acrylics. If you haven't tried them- you might find them to be an excellent new avenue for your creations. I am wide awake yet I feel like I'm in a dream, a GOOD dream. Have you followed your heart? This painting is sold.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
|© "BHound to Get There"|
Tomorrow's the day I announce a major life change. It's exciting but I still want it to be over so I can breath knowing it's done, it's set, the course has been chosen. I feel really good about my decision, I believe- that's just it- I believe I'm "BHound to Get There". BHound was my first large sized painting attempted, a 24" tall x 48" wide acrylic. It was shown and got a first placement and a purple rosette Superintendents award which is basically a Best of Show award. I was so thrilled! This NFS painting in it's gorgeous custom frame hangs over my headboard so every night I go to sleep knowing whether in life or in my dreams, I have a direction to go. Prints can be ordered here: http://jonelle-t-mccoy.artistwebsites.com/featured/bhound-to-get-there-jonelle-t-mccoy.html
It started with an acrylic base and then the layering of the oils with my palette knife. I love the tiny woven in bits or orange. I make it with Quinacridone Scarlet and Cad Yellow Light. It is a yummy color for me.
I am doing different sizes with some of the paintings... some are larger and some are the 8 x 8 gems. I love those the most. I hope you are enjoying the explosion of color from my studio.
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
This painting reflects how my mood was today, when wanting something badly the term having an itch to scratch seems appropriate. It can't be satisfied until attention is given and the itch is quieted. I am itching to get started on a new chapter in my life. "Itch" has been painted with very rich bright acrylic colors on a 12"x 12"x 1.5" gallery wrap canvas. It is now available through me at my home studio for $150.00 plus s&h.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
|© "Herd Dynamics"|
Something I enjoy about horses that seems relevant to any social creatures is the relationship they have with each other individually and as a herd. What is it that makes some leaders, some followers, some aggressive and some meek? And as a group they are strong feeding off of the security of each other, but individually they are more easily controlled. I would place myself as the quiet one that finds the middle ground, but the other day I wanted to put on my mare ears when pushed against in a social situation. So this brought to mind my painting "Herd Dynamics", they each have distinct personalities. Which one do you relate to? This is an acrylic. Sold. Prints can be purchased here: http://jonelle-t-mccoy.artistwebsites.com/featured/herd-dynamics-jonelle-t-mccoy.html
Friday, March 21, 2014
Available Paintings by Laurie Pace
|© "Break Free"|
First day of Spring, I think we are all happy to soon know the grip of cold will be gone- for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere that is. There are other things brewing in my life that have me longing to "Break Free", and not later, not in a bit, but now, but good things come to those who wait. The time is coming, what will be will be. I hope you find the wherewithal to break free of whatever oppresses you. "Break Free" is acrylic with texture medium on an 18"x 24"x 1.5" gallery wrap canvas. I've yet to determine what this one's availability status is, but will accept inquires.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
|© "Look Around"|
This is something we all sometimes fail to do- "Look Around", and at what you ask- start by just what's nearby, don't just look, but really see what's there. Open your eyes to the world around you and take the time to stop, breathe deeply, fill your eyes, heart and soul with the colors, sights, sounds, and why not smell and touch those things taken for granted. When I do that, mostly when I go walk, I come back refreshed. "Look Around", done with acrylics on an 8"x 8"x 1/12" gallery wrap canvas. Available through my home studio for $80.00 + s&h.
I chose this quiet color palette of blues, purples and violets to be in contrast of my normally wild colors that seem to cover the spectrum. When Stacey, my daughter, said it was a thumbs up, I knew it was good as gold! So I sent the image up the Rare and they loved it.
I have my work cut out for me. Been busy with Visual Language Magazine. Our largest issue ever is due out the first week of April. We are at over 200 pages with this issue and I am NOT sure how it will load to Magcloud for printing this large.
Sometimes it is best not to waste time worrying until the job is at hand and you tackle. Even then worry has no positive energy to add to completing the job.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.