Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rollover Red Horse Oil Painting by Texas Contemporary Equine Artist Laurie Pace

Rollover Red
30 x 30 inches  Oil on Canvas


I painted this horse painting in March of 2007 just a week after we buried our oldest grandson, Grant.  I cannot look at this image without smiling because the measured strokes, the chosen palette and the movement in the composition all reflect his dynamic personality.   He was blessed with Autism and we were blessed with him in our lives.  He painted with me just a few weeks before his death and his last precious work hangs in Stacey and Larry's home.

This roll over Horse Painting is painted with Holbein Duo oils on canvas. It lends itself to expressionism with the coloration of favisum along the way.



Actions always speak louder than words. I do not believe any child hits the age of 18 without that phrase drilled into their head.  One's behavior is testimony to who they are, reflecting how they think by how they act.

Holy thoughts cannot exist with corrupt behavior. How many times have you seen someone profess to be a believer and see their actions as they ignore the needy or turn a deaf ear to cries of hunger?

If we are of Christ, God's Holy Spirit lives in us guiding us to live right.  If you are reaching out to the world serving those in need, you are living a Godly life and setting a remarkable example.  Others will be drawn to your kindness and your gracious loving ways. His life shines from you.

I have shared this before... but when we took Grant to church he love it. He sang along in his sweet singsong voice and he stayed peacefully quiet as we prayed.  He loved going to church. At the end of the service there was always a hearty AMEN from his lips and a big smile as he half walked and half hopped out the door.  His simple childlike love and God's grace beamed down on all of us.

What kind of example do you set for others? How bright is your light?

James 2:17  "It isn't enough just to have faith. Faith that doesn't show itself by good deeds is not faith at all, it is dead and useless."


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