Abstract painting by Cheryl O

The Unexpected Joy of Losing Your Balance

There are times when it seems there is an abstract painting calling out to me to give birth to it. Often I am too busy with course planning or other things in life to pay attention. This time I listened. I have for quite awhile noticed my dislike of the word “balance”. It seems to me that balance in life fights against a passionate immersion into creativity. This painting is a celebration of the idea of leaving balance behind. Can you sense that in the painting? What do you think of this concept? “The Unexpected Joy of Losing Your Balance” acrylic by Cheryl O – 24″ x 30″ – $612. + HST available from the artist 


Just got back from 2 amazing weeks in Italy. Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Como – and the wonderful Italian countryside dotted with charming medieval towns. So many delightful photo references – expect I will be painting every moment possible! The watercolour below was done during the trip on watercolour paper. Door – Venice, 8″ x 11″.