The Art Heals

Like many artists, I am in the habit of cultivating and curating thoughts. These thoughts are really a form of reflection, meditation and personal growth that is an integral part of my artistic and life journey. I generally don’t get to share these considering the bulk of an artist time is spent alone in the studio. So I had a thought! … yes another one, and have decided to begin sharing some of these in the form of either quotes or just thoughts as I believe they can benefit others in times of need. My quote of the day is this:

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Quote of the Day!

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The Art Heals

Since my last blog post, quite a bit of time has elapsed, I have to admit that I am not the greatest at keeping up with my writing, so mea culpa. Life, my studio practice that keeps me going 9 hours a day, travels, family all of which can make it really challenging to carve time for a blog. That being said, I wanted to share with you what I have been up to these last few months. As of my last post, the direction of my work has become clearer. I continue to be deeply influenced by my European origins and yearly travels, and as I continue to develop my oil and cold wax technique, I am gradually getting happier with the quality of the work. To sustain my progress and continue to further my art education, I am continuously on the look out for ways to learn. To that end, I have recently joined the Creative Visual program created by Nicholas Wilton at Art 2 Life. It is a 12 weeks program that encompasses many aspects of  the artist’s life, from creative vision, personal voice to technical skills. I am about mid way through, and I have to say that it is life transforming in so many ways. As many of my fellow artists already know, life and art are intricately connected. The principles that Nicholas teach are incredibly transformative and I will try my best to share some of his blog posts with you on here so that you too can benefit from his vast knowledge.

For those of you that are connected with me on social media you probably have been able to follow my art progress and get some sneak peeks into works in progress. Here’s a few of the studies I have either completed or am currently working on…

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Little studies of pink on board, oil/cold wax

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Little study on wood panel, oil/cold wax

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Two of the 30 color studies I have on going in the studio at this time, oil/cold wax

Growing as an artist

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As a painter, my job is to learn surrendering. I am finally, slowly figuring it all out. There is no shortcut! Painting isn’t simply an act of surrender, but an act of FAITH. As I build a painting layer upon layer, month after month, not knowing whether the whole thing is ever going to amount to anything visually pleasing to me, I have no choice but to trust the process. With all the peeks and lows along the way, FAITH is what keeps me going.

Below some new work using cold wax medium, oils and various mixed media. I’ve always been all about texture, this technique allows me to create works that are heavily textured, tactile and intriguing.

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Painting: An act of surrender

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It’s been a long while since my last post… Time to share my thoughts again. Today I was reflecting on what it is like to be a painter and how truly humbling it is as each day is a new learning experience. I will never be done learning how to paint no matter how old I get and/or how much technique I manage to muster! Today is all about studying rocks and water, letting go..and having FUN!!!!! One of the toughest lesson for me to learn is to be myself, let go of preconceived ideas, to NOT judge what comes out of the creative process and to NOT fear judgement from others. Wow, that is a lot! It is so easy to fall into a “rut” simply because you’re allowing yourself to be labeled. I feel that it is my duty as an artist to continuously seek growth and to embrace change.

#rockywater #oilpaint #brigittebalbinotfineart #rockandwaterstudy #stressfree #notthinkingaboutit

Reflection on the journey…

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Hello! It's me! been a while since my last post... thought 
I'd share some new works with you...
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oil on canvas, 36x36"


This piece is named Ancient China because Gold or yellow was the color of
Imperial China. Also, as some of you may already know, the tibetan Buddhist
believes that GOLD symbolizes the golden ray of the sun. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those 
gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success!

What’s New in The Studio?

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