Order and Balance

Watercolor Painting, The Corner on Cole

Brian Bailey, The Corner on Cole, Watercolor, 4″ x 4″, © 2015

It seems that when I look upon a building, landscape, or any other thing I see and want record with a drawing or painting, I am feeling some relation to the order and balance of it.  It comes to life in the process of reordering the elements on paper and trying regain the memory of the thing, even as it’s right in front of me.  The process and the memory of that moment when all that was in front of me was in perfect order, combine and have personal meaning.  The crucial part in drawing and painting seems to be in the beginning.  If the objects are out of alignment from the start, the rest of the work can feel like a chase for something just out of reach.  Some works become truly special and others are abandoned.  I like the process of keeping this blog as a journal of each day’s small success or failure.  I don’t hold back works and some are better than others but it feels good to see them all together.

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One thought on “Order and Balance

  1. I can really share in and relate to the sentiments and thoughts you are sharing here. It’s good to hear what you have to say as well as see what you are doing. Love your works.

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