Sunset Villa Contemporary Landscape Painting Laurie Pace

Sunset Villa   5 x 7 Oil on Panel

When I paint these small landscapes I have this urge to escape to where the water is as vivid as the sky at sunset.  This is one of my favorite tiny landscape paintings

They always tell you when you are stressed to try and envision some place in your head and mind where it is all good...all peace and beauty.  It is like a focus point to escape whatever is stressing you.  

I find that prayer helps me be calm.  Sometimes it really takes its toll before I realize I do not need to feed into the chaos around me or the entanglements.  I have that choice.  Prayer will channel thoughts to be positive and it allow me to affirm that God is my full support.  I not only pray for myself but for others as well. Affirming your trust and love of our Father shows him you trust his answers will come at the right time in perfect ways. 

Pray with assurance. God is your help in every need no matter how great or small. With Him all things are possible. 

Be assured this day by God's presence and plans for your life.


 "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul." 3 John 1:3