“Balance and Reflection” an oil painting on canvas by UK artist Julie Edwards
Julie Edwards, on this oil painting: “Here I am trying to capture an emotional response and creating a balance with a visual language of recording light, space. I love to balance sways of colour with rhythmic elements, especially when using line. Imaginings of a floating world with hidden depths, reflections, and shadows of things; half revealed and suggested. Washes of colour are balanced against gently moving and playful leaves on fragile whispering branches in response to a gentle breeze. This painting doesn’t necessarily look to describe what it sees directly, although it does have a source, a starting point. Rather, it hopes to emanate mystery, otherness; a picture of a world that is both real and of the imagination.”
This oil painting is part of Julie’s new “Balance” series. Finding a balance between contrast, layers, random and controlled line. Softness and dynamism, realism and abstraction, memory or stories.
Meeting the artist
For our Meeting the Artist blog series, we met Julie Edwards in her studio in Wolverhampton, UK. We talked about what inspires her as an artist, her background, and brought her story home to you. You can read all about this visit in our “Meeting the Artist” Blog. Perhaps you are also interested in reading about other artists. For example the German expressionist artist Bea Garding Schubert, or Colombia-based UK painter Charley Jones.