FINAL Shades Advancing is finally done! Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace
Shades Advancing 24 x 48 inches Oil Palette Knife on Canvas
Each day you spend time building this day in your life. You make choices throughout the day; decisions that affect you and affect others. If your life is built on God's unconditional love, you have a wonderful foundation to work with. We all make good and bad decisions. We cannot grow without the bad ones and the good ones leave us feeling reinforced knowing it flows from God through us.
As I worked on this painting I was stepping out of my comfort zone of explosive color. Color is the source of my energy. Restricting myself to black, white and shades in between was really different. As you watched the phases of this painting, you saw the ebb and tide of the work as it spanned the two weeks. The surface of the canvas was defined by the daily layering of paint making this piece dimensional. The palette knife sliced and layered buttery oils in syncopation to the music in the studio. An artist has the ability to correct mistakes and work around errors or uncomfortable places in the painting. Hopefully the artist learns that their work is unique and strong in it's own expression and sometimes errors make it even more powerful. Some of my best paintings are ones that are do-overs. God calls for us to do our best in life and for me that is the best in my paintings guided by His spirit.
My touch is the strip of blue... almost a blue with a hint of red in it. Periwinkle is my favorite color and I chose to work with it as my one color.
One building block at a time...