Amazed Mixed Media, Oil, © Laurie Pace 2014

Amazed Mixed Media, Oil, © Laurie Pace 2014

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”― Anna Quindlen

Each process of painting is a new amazement when I am working.  This week I will share the painting "Amazed". This view is pretty far into it. I have taken the music from a country song named "Amazed' and applied it to the canvas. Then I sketched on the horses and began layering in some acrylic to find the beginning heartbeat or spirit of this painting.

I have written endless times of how we are nothing but layers of experience in life...the same is true of my artwork.  Trial and error, wiping and building layering on the mistakes and continuing to follow the spirit through. You have watched me work over paintings a year later and turn them into something 180 degrees from where they were.   Watch me proceed with Amazed this week.

"The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Matthew 8:27