Monday, March 13, 2006

show and tell monday- Balance...


I did this painting today as my baby happened to take a 2 hour nap while big brother was at preschool. I entitled it balance (acrylic on canvas 20"x20" with aluminum leaf) I know a lot of people are struggling right now with perspective, with personal issues, with decisions. I just thought of how precarious is the balance of our lives?- we seem or feel so tenuous at times ready to tip- but the key is to keep the balance even when forced are exerted on us-- things don't hit us in the center-- as i said to someone today life (marriage- a lots of other things) isn't always 50/50- sometimes we give 60 and get 40- sometimes we give 10 and get 90 and sometimes we give 100 and get 0- but that is what commitment, compromise and life is all about.Life isn't always fair, life is always easy, but it's perfect balance makes it beautiful.

so that inspired the composition- nothing intersecting at the center, tenuous weighted strands against a rich shining leafed background

11 comments:

emlouisa said...

Love that, Les! You are so talented.

Lei said...

Wow, Les. It's beautiful! And meaningful... hope you're keeping it. :)

Steph said...

You rock! That painting is amazing!!!

QueenMeadow said...

I love it!! seriously, it rocks :)

Lee said...

That is awesome! Great job!

Ramaja5 said...

I love it! And thank you for the meaningful!
V.V.

Rachelle said...

You are so talented! I love that painting!

Amy said...

That is awesome. And I can so relate to the meaning :)

owlhaven said...

How lovely!

Mary, mom to many

Misty said...

Dang, I love that! SO cool.

bon said...

Suh-weeeet!
question... do you use just acrylic gel or whatnot to adhere the leaf or are you using an actual sizing? I've used a composition "gold" before in oil painting and thought about experimenting, but I was up against a deadline and never DID experiment around.