Acrylic on Archival Gessobord with 3/4" Birch Sides, 12 x 12". Ready to hang!
I've been thinking about balance lately. My husband and I have been talking about the balance of work and leisure; work life and play life. It's not easy to get there, when your work life requires more than will allow you the space to rejuvenate. We don't feel right or good without that space. Some of us are made for work and have to work at leisure time. Others of us were made for leisure and have to work at working. Balance. Last week's paintings were very chiseled, geometric and hard-edged. To balance this I went for an experience of soft edges and organic shapes. I loved it! What a pleasure this painting was. I consider myself lucky that my work is play. I've been studying the paintings that really grab me and what it is that pulls me in. Today I came down our hallways and looked up at the painting on our piano. My great-grandfather painted it in 1880. He was a young boy when his family came from Norway; he painted this as an adult. I looked at his painting of fjords and mountain and thought, it's the light! It is the surprise of beautiful light up against darkness that draws me into a painting. With that in mind, today's painting.
Robyn Sand Anderson