Romance with Roses

Garden Spring Red 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas © Laurie Pace 2016

Garden Spring Red 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas © Laurie Pace 2016

“Roses! I swear you men have all your romance from the same worn book. Flowers are a good thing, a sweet thing to give a lady. But it is always roses, always red, and always perfect hothouse blooms when they can come by them.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

This painting along with three others, should be arriving in Watkins Glen, New York for a Flower Gallery Show at Quintus Gallery.  For some odd reason, I fell in love with this piece as I worked on it and it was processed through three different paintings before it arrived here.  The energy of roses in the Texas wind is captured with the azure blue of Texas skies.  All of this headed to NY with energy in rare form! So if you live in the Finger Lake Region of New York, please visit Quintus Gallery and see the show. With the move I will not make it up but I will be there in spirit.

Meanwhile... we are still on hands and knees working on the Bamboo floors Terry is putting in the two front bedrooms at the new house.  It is OUR HOUSE now... loud and clear... LAZY OURS... all ours. My next blog will tell why is is loud and clear ours.  We truly questioned our own sanity buying this house with the problems it had on top of being so small. 1900 sq feet after 3100, but hey, better than the lake house with 1750 but that did NOT include my studio space of 160 sq feet AND Terry's storage building of 9 x 12. Well almost ...but truly is because the grandchildren are all nearby.  

We have to build a portable building here. Terry's lawn stuff and all our equipment is residing on our covered closed in back porch.  The HOA (don't have me explain that acronym because it might be hateful...)  They have continued to turn down our request for building one BELOW the fence line. It is driving me crazy at this time because it takes two hours to fill out all their forms and redo all the plans and make changes trying to meet the standards they want. Yet, we look outside our home and see all sorts of them here and there that definitely do not meet the standards... yep, they were put up without HOA approval. Following rules that many seem to ignore.   

I am beginning to see light for my studio.  I will include a shot next blog about it. I am only blogging twice a week right now because everything is still blocked and boxed. 

This was the last painting at the old house before we moved. I had been outside taking pictures of all my roses. The new owners are allowing me to take cuttings and root some for our new gardens Terry will build in the backyard over the next two to three years. It goes with all my love.

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.  1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV

Be Back in a few Days!  Laurie