No Winter Lasts Forever

 Wolf Dawn Rising  SOLD © Laurie Justus Pace 2013

Wolf Dawn Rising  SOLD © Laurie Justus Pace 2013

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland

This was the 'second' paint of this wolf in this position but definitely with a change in colors and feeling.  When I saw this one, I was thinking, WOW...and yes I love the freedom in the paint.  

Somewhere in my journey the last two years, the joy has slowly left in painting for galleries. Every gallery wants something different.  Just like no winter lasts forever, creativity cannot just stop. What has been churning in my mind is: 

  • Acrylic vs Oil
  • Large vs Small
  • Canvas vs Trying out new Surfaces
  • Horses vs Mixing things up a bit (Pure Justus Collection) 

 My commissions are filled with life and color and the feeling of happiness and joy.  So while I debate my future and studio activities, I am just thankful to be past the horrid Flu Strain B.  It was not easy. I lost most of the month of February.   I vaguely remember calling my daughter and walking her through turning off my weekly feed to you, because there was nothing there to send out.  I stopped blogging more than a few days in advance so once I fell ill, things literally stopped. 

So this being Wednesday and the last day of February... and looking at the wet world outside one more time... it could be a painting day.  I want to return to my knife and my thick oils. I had thoughts of glazing my way through some pieces, and I probably will, but glazing paintings take weeks longer than my knife paintings. 

"Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done." Matthew 21:21