Friday, July 4, 2014

By the Dawn's Early Light, Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

The Dawn's Early Light  © Laurie Pace

By The Dawn's Early Light 
  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2014

 Size: 30 x 40  Oil on Canvas.

The painting was in my mind a few weeks ago and looking through my painting archives I came across a single horse with a sun rising entitled Dawn's Early Light.  I thought it would be appropriate to do a contemporary horse painting for the 4th of July and name it By Dawn's Early Light.

Today is Independence Day in the United States. This is a holiday we all look forward from the time we are little bitty until we are old and in our rocking chairs.  In the old days when I was young....we had sparklers, small firecrackers and simple things to light off with our families.  I loved the holiday at my grandmother's farm. It was always darker in the country and the fireworks seem brighter.   

When I had children, two of the three were boys that played baseball so we were always at the baseball field for Little League fireworks in Nacogdoches. Most of the community was there and all of our friends. 

When I moved to Kentucky, we went to the fireworks in Cincinnati on the river. We sat high on the banks and literally laid on a blanket looking up watching the beautiful lights over the river with a power reflection from the water. 

Freedom is a powerful thing. But more powerful is God.

 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. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 
Ephesians 6:10-17

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Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


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