Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Finding Balance

Diane McGregor, Meditation 4, oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches © 2015

Everyone knows what a hassle it is to move.  I moved to the other side of Santa Fe last month, and my life has been understandably chaotic for several weeks.  But my painting practice has helped me through it. Every day, the deliberate act of focusing on painting one tiny rectangle at a time helps me find my center. Calming energies emerge from the process of creating a grid painting, healing me from anxiety and stress. The repetitive and meditative engagement with the canvas is so beneficial to me -- I wonder if the same peaceful effect is transferred to the viewer?

Meditation 4, detail

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