Balance - Floating Petals - Oil on Panel, 6 X 6 Inches
Oil on Panel 6 x 6 inches
This painting is on a hardboard panel - acid free and archival.
Since I’ve begun working full time as a painter and teacher this year, it’s come home to me how difficult it can be to find balance.
There are lots of new things I’m having to try to find balance with. I’m trying to balance my love of painting with the need to produce and sell enough work to survive. When your next painting is your kids’ meals for the next week, your perspective has to change a little.
At the same time, producing work regularly has allowed me to start working through some ideas I’ve had in my head for some time, but haven’t been able to follow.
This painting took me three days, which is too long for one of these little paintings. But at the same time, I was exploring some ideas - about focus and edges, colour and the balance between low and high chroma and design. I used to do a lot of “top-down” viewpoints like this, and I seem to be returning to them - I think partly because of the opportunities for picture design they afford.
So for me this painting, my last of 2016, has been associated with ideas about balance from a few different perspectives. This year, I’ve been trying to find a balance between producing teaching videos and painting, between family life and work, and between work and rest. Although I’m mostly recovered from the illness I had at the beginning of the year, I still have to limit the hours I work to make sure it doesn’t return.
So I suppose it’s fitting that my last painting for this year has been associated with so many things that I need to try and find a balance in next year - like the way these tulip petals naturally found their own balance when they were dropped into the bowl of water.
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