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…


Little studies of pink on board, oil/cold wax


Little study on wood panel, oil/cold wax


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


Growing as an artist

The Art Heals

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.



Painting: An act of surrender

The Art Heals

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…

The Art Heals

Hello! It's me! been a while since my last post... thought 
I'd share some new works with you...
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?

The Art Heals

Every Artist has a creative process that is unique to them. I personally fill in the “creative” tank during my travels overseas for the most part. For me it’s the history, the energy that old stones hold, an old barn wood, an old door, anything that has a story to tell, it’s mysterious … below are just a few pictures and samples of the things that stimulate my creative senses… these were taken in Italy just recently, a castle dated of the twelve century, I just couldn’t resist its historical energy!!

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What drives the creative process…?