Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Art and Beauty Tuesday--Laurie Justus Pace

In keeping with our Carousel theme for this week, I wanted to feature a painting by Laurie Justus Pace, Escape of the Carousel.

 I don't usually feature abstract paintings, but I thought the technique lent itself well to the intensity of the carousel. The imagination of the rider, the unusual music, continuous, circular movement, not to mention the shouting people and sugary snacks, make for a very surreal experience which is captured in this piece.

Update:  We have been blessed with a comment from the artist!  Laurie Pace has pointed out that she has painted a series of carousel horses which you can see by clicking here.  Scroll down to see her various interpretations of the carousel horse.

2 comments:

Laurie Pace Texas Contemporary Artist ~ International Equine Artist said...

Thank you for including my work in your blog. You might google Carousal Ponies with my name and see the Original one in Abstract. It is my favorite. Thanks again, Laurie

Dymphna said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Laurie! I'm glad you don't mind me featuring your painting in Art and Beauty Tuesday.

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